September 1, 1991
Little went right for an inexperienced Monte Vista squad that opened its football season Saturday night at Hawaii's Aloha Stadium against Honolulu Punahou. Punahou emerged with a 28-9 victory. Monte Vista (0-1) trailed 16-0 before it found the end zone for the first time--in the fourth quarter. The touchdown came on a freak play after a Punahou safety. Monte Vista's John Anderson got to the ensuing kick before any Punahou players and ran it 30 yards for a touchdown.
September 27, 1998 |
George Garcia's three-yard touchdown run with 2:06 to play gave College of the Canyons a 50-46 victory Saturday night in its first home game in 17 years. Canyons (2-1), which trailed, 38-21, in the second quarter, scored 21 fourth-quarter points. Kevin Carrasco completed 18 of 31 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns for Canyons. Carrasco connected with Tim Feirfeil on a 50-yard touchdown pass play in the third quarter to cut Compton's lead to 38-29.
January 26, 1991 |
From the quality of defense that was being played, it was apparent that only a freak play was going to break the scoreless tie between Mission Viejo and El Toro high schools Friday. And, judging by Mission Viejo's persistence, it was inevitable that the fortunate bounce would come its way. The Diablos applied plenty of pressure in the second half and, in the end, it paid off. With six minutes left, George Larsen's deflection gave them a 1-0 South Coast League victory at El Toro.
March 14, 1999 |
Part of the battle against the Duke Blue Devils is believing it's possible to win. "As good as they are, they have been beaten this year--although it was on a freak play," said Tulsa Coach Bill Self, whose team faces top-seeded and No. 1-ranked Duke today in the second round of the NCAA East Regional at Charlotte, N.C. Duke's only loss was to Cincinnati, 77-75, in the Great Alaska Shootout in November.
October 5, 1997 |
Mt. San Jacinto 28, Antelope Valley 7--The Eagles overcame 14 penalties and several early mistakes to score four unanswered touchdowns in a Foothill Conference victory at Antelope Valley. Mt. San Jacinto (2-2, 1-1), which held Antelope Valley to 59 yards in the second half and forced six turnovers, won for only the fourth time in 22 meetings against the Marauders and for the first time at Antelope Valley.
October 25, 1987 |
Daniel Hunter still thinks about it. He was the only Charger to touch rookie Paul Palmer. He reached for him at the Kansas City 18-yard line, actually had his hand on the ball, then was shoved from behind. "I was clipped. I would have had him if I wasn't clipped," Hunter said. "It was freaky. It was one play that has stayed in the back of everyone's mind." Timmie Ware still thinks about it. He was the last Charger to have a shot at Palmer.