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Prep Extra / Saturday Football Pullout : Scorecard: County Highlights From Week 10 : Lost In A Crowd

November 12, 1994

Leading 21-7 over Costa Mesa Friday night, Laguna Hills had hoped to run out the final 5:16 of its game when officials stopped the clock. That action infuriated Hawk Coach Steve Bresnahan, who was told by referee Bill Hudson that the crowd near the end zone on the Laguna Hills' sideline was too close to the field and if it didn't stay back, Laguna Hills would be penalized.

"I don't know any of those people," Bresnahan explained forcefully.

The "fans" he didn't know? The Laguna Hills' freshman football team.

EYE OF BEHOLDER

After Century won a share of the Empire League championship Thursday with its victory over Kennedy, during which the Centurions nearly gave the game away via fumbles in the fourth quarter, Coach Bill Brown received congratulations and hugs from many of his players.

As one player embraced Brown, he said, "It's beautiful coach."

Brown replied, "No, it wasn't beautiful, but it was a win."

A PLAYOFF GLIMPSE

Orange County teams that have qualified for the Southern Section playoffs, by division:

Division I--Edison, Esperanza, Los Alamitos, Mater Dei, Mission Viejo, Trabuco Hills.

Division V--Brea-Olinda, Canyon, Century, Corona del Mar, El Dorado, Foothill, Newport Harbor, Saddleback, Savanna, Servite, Valencia, Villa Park, Westminster.

Division VII--Buena Park, Fullerton, Los Amigos, Rancho Alamitos, Sunny Hills.

Division VIII--Costa Mesa, Laguna Hills, University.

Division X--Orange Lutheran.

SCENE OF THE CRIME

Brett Paton's football career ended at Newport Harbor in 1982, when he broke his leg while playing for El Toro against the host Sailors. The injury left him with a permanent limp.

Paton was on the sidelines Thursday in the first game between the two teams on that field since that night 12 years ago. He's the coach of the Chargers' linebackers.

ON THE RECORD

"It's tough. A little bit of me is always going to be on the other sideline, but all of my heart is here with this Dolphin team."

--Mark Miller, Dana Hills' first-year defensive line coach and a 1991 graduate of Mater Dei about facing his alma mater for the first time Friday night.

HOW TOP 10 FARED

Results of games involving teams in the Orange County Sportswriters' Poll:

1. Los Alamitos (10-0)

beat Huntington Beach (1-9), 53-7, Thursday.

2. Mater Dei (10-0)

beat Dana Hills (0-10), 42-13.

3. Esperanza (7-3)

beat Fountain Valley (4-6), 59-14, Thursday.

4. Newport Harbor (10-0)

beat El Toro (5-4-1), 35-14, Thursday.

5. Edison (8-2)

beat Marina (6-4), 26-16, Thursday.

6. Traubco Hills (8-2)

beat Capistrano Valley (5-5), 21-14, Thursday.

7. Brea-Olinda (7-2-1)

lost to Valencia (4-5-1), 10-7.

8. Los Amigos (9-1)

beat Pacifica (5-5), 35-19.

9. Villa Park (8-1)

vs. Santa Ana Valley (3-6), tonight.

10. Rancho Alamitos (7-2-1)

beat Bolsa Grande (2-8), 50-0, Thursday.

Friday's Best

RUSHING

1. Reuben Droughns

Anaheim vs. Magnolia

182 yards in 15 carries

2. Todd Fielding

Mission Viejo vs. San Clemente

141 yards in 21 carries

3. Daven King

Savanna vs. Western

138 yards in 13 carries

4. Brendan McGraw

Laguna Hills vs. Costa Mesa

136 yards in 30 carries

5. Dewayne Crenshaw

Costa Mesa vs. Laguna Hills

125 yards in 20 carries

SEASON'S BEST:

Charles Chatman, Oct. 21 Costa Mesa vs. Aliso Niguel

414 yards in 43 carries

PASSING

1. John Flynn

Mater Dei vs. Dana Hills

11 of 12, 256 yards

2. Ryan Johansen

Pacifica vs. Los Amigos

18 of 36, 249 yards

3. Ape Tuato

Los Amigos vs. Pacifica

12 of 21, 240 yards

4. Jeremy Klemp

Savanna vs. Western

11 of 20, 214 yards

5. Ryan Babcock

Brethren Christian vs. Calvary Chapel

19 of 32, 210 yards

SEASON'S BEST:

Kevin Feterik, Nov. 3

Los Alamitos vs. Fountain Valley

18 of 26, 402 yards

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