Santa Barbara 7, Rio Mesa 6
Matt Zarit's conversion attempt was wide following a 3-yard touchdown run by Rio Mesa's John Crouse 2:17 before halftime. The score came 5 plays after Rio Mesa's Lance Northcutt recovered Jose Guerra's fumble at Santa Barbara's 25-yard line. . . . Greg Howe's 8-yard touchdown pass to Bobby Bisquera in the first period gave Santa Barbara a 7-0 lead. . . . Rio Mesa's best second-half scoring chance came in the fourth quarter when the Spartans drove to Santa Barbara's 21-yard line before Zarit's 47-yard field-goal attempt with 9:03 to play was short. . . . Santa Barbara then ran out the clock, driving to Rio Mesa's 16-yard line as time expired. . . . Santa Barbara committed 6 turnovers, 5 in the first half.