Edison Coach Dave White was reduced to sitting in the stands for a half Friday at San Clemente. White, who coaches from upstairs using a headset, was going to be in the special lift Edison had rented. But the lift didn't show until the second quarter. The Chargers beat San Clemente, 14-7, but San Clemente had a 7-0 first-quarter lead. It was tied at halftime.
Three dots and a cloud of dust: Savanna averaged 35.7 points last year. Through three games this year, the Rebels are averaging 49, though they averaged only 30 last year against the same three opponents, Garden Grove, Katella and Cypress. . . . Sonora tight end Mark Gonzalez caught two passes for 126 yards in his first two games; Friday, he caught nine for 171 in a 28-24 loss to Garden Grove. . . . Consistency counts at Newport Harbor. The Sailors have beaten Orange, 28-10, Ocean View, 28-0, and Foothill, 28-7. . . . The city of Whittier has been tough on Bolsa Grande. Whittier La Serna beat the Matadors, 35-13, and before that, Whittier Christian pummeled them, 44-0. . . . Saddleback's only penalty in its 28-0 victory over Santa Ana was for a kickoff that went out of bounds. Coach Jerry Witte said he could not remember the last time his team went an entire game without a penalty--and that's a lot of games: 216 in 22 years. . . . Brea-Olinda Coach John Looney directed his team to a 28-7 victory over Troy on Friday. Looney's father, H.L. Looney, was the principal at Troy during the mid-'70s.
Tony Altobelli, Dan Arritt, Martin Beck, Tim Burt, Michael Casey, Andy Eisner, Chris Foster, Steve Kresal, Gabe Lacques, Melanie Neff, Mike Terry and Mike Wojciechowski contributed to this story.