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High School Football Notebook

November 19, 1998

Kyle Boller of Hart has gained prominence as a quarterback, with several state and national passing records within reach. But in a 48-10 victory over Canyon on Friday, Boller had the first reception of his career--a 69-yard double reverse pass play from Jared Bazar that went for a touchdown.

Boller, who has college recruiters from Florida State, Tennessee, Colorado, Oregon and California after his services, is not entertaining any ideas of a position switch.

"No way," he said. "I like quarterback too much."

The nearest Canyon defender was about 30 yards from Boller when he caught the pass. Bazar, a receiver who is two for two for 104 yards and a touchdown as a quarterback, laughed after the game about the play.

"I thought it was going to be open, but not that open," he said. "I just chucked it and just watched him run. I saw his eyes open wide when the ball was coming down."

Asked if he was going to try to knock Boller out of the starting quarterback job, Bazar just smiled.

"Yeah, right," he said.

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Seth Santoro of Crescenta Valley had his first pass intercepted after 133 completions this season Friday night against Arcadia.

The next streak didn't last quite as long, as Santoro had a second pass intercepted 12 attempts later.

John Barbaro did not miss an extra point all season for the Falcons until his first kick against Arcadia, ending a streak of 33.

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Lancaster (8-2) and Canyon (6-4), located about 40 miles apart, combined to drive more than 275 miles round trip Sunday to learn their Division III playoff pairings and to trade game film with first-round opponents at the Southern Section office in Cerritos.

They will play each other Friday night at Lancaster.

Had they known ahead of time, they could have saved the trip and met halfway between the schools, somewhere near Acton.

"That would have been nice," Coach Ray DeShane of Lancaster said. "But that's not the way it works, I guess."

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Staff writer Peter Yoon and correspondent Dave Desmond contributed to this notebook.

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