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SOUTHERN SECTION FOOTBALL FINALS

Canyon wins in last-minute comeback

December 10, 2006|Eric Sondheimer; Martin Henderson; Dan Arritt; Lauren Peterson;Mike Terry | From Times Staff Reports

Christopher Chapman's 18-yard field goal with 7.6 seconds left capped a wild final 90 seconds that gave Canyon Country Canyon a 24-22 victory over Moorpark in the Northern Division championship game Saturday at the Home Depot Center in Carson.

Moorpark's Nick Karam caught a 13-yard pass from Adam Barry with 1:15 left, and Arturo Tamayo's conversion kick gave Moorpark a 22-21 lead.

Starting on his 20, Canyon quarterback Ben Longshore completed a 36-yard pass to J.J. DiLuigi and a 37-yard pass to Anthony Arriaga, giving the Cowboys first and goal at the Musketeers' seven. Canyon (11-2) faced fourth and goal from the one with 9.8 seconds left when Chapman came in to deliver the winning kick.

Longshore passed for 302 yards and three touchdowns. Darrell Scott of Moorpark (11-3) was held to a season-low 118 yards rushing.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Norco 43, Temecula Chaparral 0 -- Joshua Nakamoto rushed 28 times for 209 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Cougars (12-2) to the Inland Division title, their second consecutive section championship, at the Home Depot Center.

Joshua Foley carried 13 times for 97 yards and one touchdown and completed a 62-yard scoring pass to Justin McWhirt.

Norco's defense, which had three interceptions and five sacks, held Talmadge Jackson, who had averaged 156.1 yards per game, to 52 yards in 14 carries. Chaparral finished 11-3.

-- Martin Henderson

Riverside North 26, La Quinta 10 -- Mike Clausen ran for three touchdowns and threw for another to lead the top-seeded Huskies to the Eastern Division championship, their first section title since 2003, at Perris Citrus Hill High.

Cedric Foster carried 28 times for 135 yards for North (14-0), which led at halftime, 20-3.

Third-seeded La Quinta (12-2) had won 12 in a row to advance to its third section title game in seven years.

-- Dan Arritt

Los Angeles Verbum Dei 32, Pasadena La Salle 10 -- Quarterback Curtis Wilson ran for three touchdowns and passed for another to lead the Eagles to the Mid-Valley Division title at Compton Centennial.

Verbum Dei (11-3), which saw its 20-0 halftime lead dwindle to 20-10 to start the fourth quarter, extracted a measure of revenge after losing to La Salle, 37-36, on Oct. 21, costing it the Camino Real League title.

La Salle finished 8-6.

-- Mike Terry

Big Bear 42, San Jacinto 21 -- Kriss Proctor completed 10 of 16 passes for 187 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 105 yards and one touchdown for host Big Bear (14-0), which won the East Valley Division title at Big Bear Middle School.

Kenny Shaw rushed for 85 yards and two touchdowns in six carries for San Jacinto (11-3).

San Juan Capistrano St. Margaret's 21, Pasadena Maranatha 20 -- Maranatha senior Chaz Fuery scored on a 15-yard run with 2:42 to play, but senior Kyle Delahooke missed the point-after kick, allowing the top-seeded Tartans (14-0) to win the Northeast Division championship at Pasadena City College.

Maranatha finished 11-3.

-- Lauren Peterson

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