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Prep Football By The Numbers

October 28, 2002

0 League victory total after two weeks of Serra League play for Los Angeles Loyola and Santa Margarita, last week Nos. 13 and 14 in The Times' rankings.

7 Touchdowns scored by Alhambra's Freddie Colbert, who rushed 23 times for 308 yards in a 65-14 victory over Alhambra Keppel.

99 Distance in yards of Martin Mares' interception return in El Monte Arroyo's 48-7 victory over El Monte Mountain View.

285 Pounds, the weight of senior end Matt Fitu, who lined up at running back for the first time in his career and scored on fourth and one in the first quarter of Rialto Eisenhower's 16-0 victory over Rialto. Also in the backfield for the first time -- at the same time -- was Mark Fitu, Matt's 312-pound twin.

448 Yards gained -- all rushing -- by Santa Fe Springs St. Paul in its 37-7 Mission League victory over North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake.

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HEROICS

* Andrew Edwards rushed for his third touchdown, from 21 yards, as time expired in Covina Gladstone's 20-14 victory over Azusa.

* Juan Castro made a 30-yard field goal with 43 seconds left to give Anaheim its first victory, 17-14, over Anaheim Magnolia.

* Ryan Ritchea passed 16 yards to Esteban Griffin with 1:52 remaining to give Perris a 22-21 victory over Menifee Paloma Valley.

* Jeff Simmons, a 320-pound lineman, scored from 30 yards on a fourth-down, fourth-quarter fumblerooski to give Wildomar Elsinore a 14-7 victory over Moreno Valley Rancho Verde.

On fourth and two with 2:43 remaining, Huntington Beach Marina's Mark Spoolstra and Daniel Faulkenstein stopped Pat Harrigan, the Southland's leading rusher, to give Marina a 14-13 victory over Huntington Beach.

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WINNERS

* Redlands East Valley scored three times in overtime and made its final conversion attempt to defeat Fontana, 41-40, in a Citrus Belt League game. Nathan Johns passed for 224 yards and three touchdowns, rushed for 106 and also blocked a point-after in the second overtime that prevented a Fontana victory.

* Edwards AFB Desert held Mojave running back Ronald Downing to three points -- a 20-yard field goal -- though he had averaged more than 17 points per game, in a 14-3 victory.

* Terrell Jackson rushed for 297 yards and three touchdowns to give Corona Centennial a 34-18 victory over rival Corona.

* Sophomore Michael Coleman of Arroyo Valley passed for 240 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 254 and two touchdowns in a 48-0 victory over San Bernardino.

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