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PLAYOFF ROUNDUP

Invitational

November 23, 2000|ADAM HOLT

Gardena 29, San Fernando 19--Top-seeded Gardena (8-4) advanced at home despite being out-gained, 280 yards to 251.

Trailing, 15-7, shortly before halftime, San Fernando (6-6) drove 60 yards in seven plays to the Mohican three. But quarterback Ruben Nevarez was stopped at the one on fourth and goal.

Nevarez completed 14 of 27 passes for 168 yards, including a 37-yard touchdown to William Lang that cut Gardena's lead to 22-19 with eight minutes remaining.

The Mohicans (8-4) answered with a six-play, 75-yard drive capped by Byron Green's five-yard touchdown run.

Ramon Perry caught six passes for 73 yards to finish the season with 1,003 yards, becoming the first 1,000-yard receiver in San Fernando history.

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