Beverly Hills High (6-5), the only Westside survivor in the CIF-Southern Section football playoffs, will meet Mission League champion St. Paul (5-3-2) in a Division III second-round game at 7:30 p.m. Friday at El Segundo High.
Last week the Normans, who finished fourth in the Bay League, upset Foothill League champion Montebello Schurr, 29-28, on quarterback Ziv Gottlieb's 18-yard run and a two-point conversion. St. Paul, unbeaten in league play this season but tied by Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, is coming off a 21-8 first-round playoff victory over Orange.
Beverly Hills trailed Schurr, 28-21, with less than 30 seconds remaining in the game. Gottlieb was supposed to have passed on the game-winning play, but he saw an opening to the outside and sprinted for the touchdown that made the score 28-27. Wide receiver Darren Smith then ran in the two-point conversion that won the game.
Gottlieb completed 21 of 33 passes for 341 yards and a touchdown, a 63-yarder to Smith. Smith had five catches for 175 yards and teammate David Saraf had 10 receptions for 124 yards.