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SOUTHERN SECTION FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

September 13, 1997|MIKE JOHNSON

Santa Paula 21, Village Christian 20--A two-point conversion pass by Village Christian quarterback Jeff Johnstone intended for Mike Santiago sailed high and incomplete to enable host Santa Paula to hold on.

Santa Paula jumped out to a 14-0 lead on touchdown receptions by Frank Perez and Jorge Torres.

Village Christian narrowed the deficit to a touchdown at the half on an eight-yard pass play from Johnstone to Anthony Loy.

Santa Paula struck back on a 25-yard pass from Willie Zavala to Torres with 10 seconds left in the half.

In the first half, Village Christian running back David Romberger was held to 32 yards in eight carries. But in the second half Romberger exploded for 126 yards in 14 carries, including touchdown runs of one and 28 yards.

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