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September 26, 1993

El Modena 34, Ocean View 11--Matt Mitchell threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as host El Modena scored 20 fourth-quarter points.

The game was delayed for 30 minutes at the end of the third quarter, when El Modena's Mike Morris suffered a neck injury. Morris had movement in his arms and legs, but was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange as a precaution.

"I think Michael's OK," El Modena Coach Steve Howard said. "It was a matter of making sure. It's a lot better to be safe in these situations."

On the first play after the delay, Mitchell hit Brian Hanson on a 59-yard scoring strike to give El Modena (3-0) a 21-11 lead.

Two plays later, Bret Bandel intercepted a Geoff Hanson pass and returned it 30 yards to the Ocean View seven. On third and goal, Mitchell dived over from the one, giving El Modena a 27-11 lead with 9 minutes 58 seconds remaining.

After Ocean View fumbled a punt, Mitchell hooked up with tight end Dustin Williams on an eight-yard scoring play to cap the scoring.

Ocean View (0-3) took its first lead of the season in the first quarter on a 29-yard field goal by Kurt Mascio.

But El Modena scored 14 points in the last 2:36 of the first quarter. Hanson caught a 47-yard touchdown pass from Mitchell, then Brandon Ogden scored on a 26-yard run to put El Modena up, 14-3.

Ocean View had five turnovers.

Norwalk Glenn 20, Whittier Christian 14--A fumbled punt return by Whittier Christian's Carlos Estrada midway through the fourth quarter set up Daniel Labadie's 10-yard touchdown run that gave Glenn (1-2) the victory at Whittier College.

The Heralds (0-2-1) jumped to a 7-0 lead on a one-yard touchdown run on the opening drive by Lance Jordan.

After Graham McCulloch recovered a fumbled snap deep in Eagle (1-2) territory, running back Bobby Duran appeared to score a touchdown. But the play was called back on a holding penalty, and Eagle Rommel Jimenez intercepted a Paul Villa pass.

The interception set up an Eagle scoring drive that ended on a 40-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Labadie from Ramiro Quintero with 2:22 left in the third quarter.

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