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Roundup : Newport Harbor Rallies for 19-13 Win


Jarrett Huntress returned a blocked punt 15 yards for a touchdown with 10 seconds left to give Newport Harbor High School a 19-13 victory over La Habra Saturday at Newport Harbor.

Huntress' touchdown came after Jason Johnson charged through the La Habra line to block a punt by Al Razo at the 15-yard line. Huntress then picked up the ball and raced to the end zone uncontested.

La Habra (2-2), which trailed at halftime, 12-7, took a 13-12 lead with 7:10 left in the fourth quarter on a five-yard run by quarterback Matt Shackelford.

Shackelford's run was set up two plays earlier when defensive back Tim Moore recovered a fumble by Newport Harbor's Robbie Power at the Sailor 15. Newport Harbor (4-0), which took the lead with four minutes left in the first period on an 18-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Summers to Tyler Parks, fell behind two minutes later when Kevin Capps returned a fumble by Summers 69 yards for a touchdown.

The Sailors, who were slowed offensively by a first-quarter foot injury to running back Scot Morency, came back to take a 12-7 halftime lead on second-quarter field goals of 40 and 36 yards by Jeff Jacobs. Newport Harbor Coach Jeff Brinkley said Morency, who was sidelined for the rest of the game, is expected to play next week.

In other games:

Bolsa Grande 41, Garden Grove 0--Quarterback Damon Fisher scored four touchdowns to lead the Matadors at Garden Grove. Fisher scored on runs of 44 and 6 yards and returned an interception 69 yards for another score to give the Matadors (4-0, 1-0) a 21-0 halftime lead.

Bolsa Grande kept the ball on the ground, attempting only six passes and gaining 363 yards rushing. Shannon Valdez led all rushers with 138 yards in 10 carries including a six-yard run for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Fisher, who scored three touchdowns last week, gained 111 yards in 13 carries and scored the final Matador touchdown on a one-yard plunge in the fourth quarter.

Travin Lui added a six-yard run in third quarter for another touchdown.

Garden Grove (1-3, 0-1) was led by Bryan McGinley, who had 98 yards in 23 carries. The Argonaut offense was limited to 18 plays in the second half.

Buena Park 27, Savanna 0--Dan Dennerberg scored on runs of 24 and 2 yards as Buena Park emerged from a scoreless first quarter to shut out Savanna at Buena Park.

Orange Lutheran 48, Capistrano Valley Christian 14--Junior quarterback Jason Neben scored three touchdowns and gained 139 yards in 11 carries in the victory at Orange Lutheran.

Led by an offense that finished with 399 of its 431 yards on the ground, Lutheran (3-1) led 14-0 after the first quarter.

Gil Greene gained 106 yards in 7 carries including the game's final touchdown as time ran out.

Valley Christian's Tye Carney completed 16 of 29 passes for 150 yards.

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