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FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

Fowle Lifts Santa Margarita

November 01, 2003|Paul McLeod, Peter Yoon, Rob Fernas, Mayar Zokaei

Mike Fowle connected on a 36-yard field goal as time ran out to give Santa Margarita a 20-17, come-from-behind victory over Anaheim Servite in a Serra League game Friday night at Saddleback College.

Linebacker Jeff Jones set up the winning kick three plays earlier, when he intercepted a pass and returned it 21 yards to the Servite 19-yard line with 29 seconds left to play.

The Eagles (7-1, 2-1 in league play) let the clock run down to three seconds before calling a timeout. Fowle made his game-winning kick with more than 10 yards to spare.

Servite (6-2, 1-2), which had taken a 17-0 lead, was hurt at the start of the fourth quarter by the loss of sophomore running back Ken Ashley, who hurt his ankle after gaining 122 yards in 18 carries.

The Friars, ranked No. 16 by The Times, were playing without quarterback Mike Lawrence, who is out for the season after breaking his thumb two weeks ago.

Michael Angelo ran for 137 yards and passed for 173, including a 67-yard touchdown pass to Mark Restelli that put No. 15 Santa Margarita on the scoreboard with 8 minutes 14 seconds left in the first half.

Paul McLeod

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Corona Centennial 33, Corona 14 -- For two weeks, all Centennial running back Terrell Jackson heard from cross-town rival Corona was how his team was overrated and that its string of three consecutive Mountain View League titles would end this year.

So after making mincemeat out of Corona's defense with a 227-yard, three-touchdown performance at Centennial, Jackson didn't mince words.

"Everybody kept saying we were overrated and they had a better record, but who did they play?" said Jackson, whose team was coming off a bye week. "We showed tonight who the toughest team is."

Jackson, who had 155 yards in the first half, scored on runs of four, 14 and two yards. He carried 34 times for the Huskies (5-2, 2-0), ranked No. 10 by The Times.

Corona (5-2, 1-1) trailed, 20-7, at halftime but drove to the Centennial nine-yard line on its opening possession of the second half. However, Donovan Brown intercepted a Brian Hildebrand pass and returned it 24 yards to the Corona 30.

The Huskies then took six plays to score and had a 27-7 lead with 5:54 left in the third quarter.

Peter Yoon

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Culver City 9, Inglewood Morningside 6 -- The Centaurs clinched at least a tie for the Pioneer League title by stopping two Monarch drives inside their 30-yard line in the last five minutes of a turnover-plagued game at Culver City.

The teams combined for six turnovers in the second half, when a steady rain made handling the ball treacherous. Each team finished with five turnovers.

Culver City (8-1, 5-0), ranked No. 1 in Southern Section Division X, avenged last year's 17-16 loss to Morningside.

Morningside (7-1, 3-1), ranked No. 2 in Division X, drove to the Culver City 15 with just over five minutes to play. But a sack by Brandon Patterson and an interception by lineman Jonathan Moore ended the threat. The Monarchs reached the Centaur 27 in the final minute before a high snap sailed over quarterback Funaki Mateaki for a big loss.

Culver City drove 91 yards on the game's first possession and took a 7-0 lead on a four-yard run by James Magee.

Morningside pulled to within 7-6 midway through the second quarter when Maurice Payne intercepted a pass by Kris Cueva and returned it 67 yards for a touchdown. Nehemiah Mundy blocked the extra-point attempt.

A high snap sailed over Morningside punter Moses Manu, who was lined up deep in his end zone, for a safety late in the third quarter.

Rob Fernas

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Compton Dominguez 27, Downey Warren 20 -- Sam Hopkins rushed 12 times for 175 yards and three touchdowns, including a 76-yard scoring run with 7:27 left to spark the host Dons to a San Gabriel Valley League victory.

Darryl Crummie broke a 6-6 tie with 1:05 left in the first half when he scored on a one-yard run to give the No. 18 Dons (8-0, 3-0) a 12-6 halftime lead.

Randy Park caught three passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns, including a 42-yard touchdown from Josh Williams with 3:15 left to play to pull the Bears (6-2, 1-1) to within 27-20.

Crummie rushed 15 times for 71 yards and quarterback Terry Mixon ran 11 times for 35 yards as Dominguez outgained Warren, 293-121, on the ground.

James Callier carried 15 times for 87 yards and one touchdown for Warren.

-- Mayar Zokaei

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