November 2, 1991 |
It wasn't a game for Savanna Coach Fred DiPalma to include in his scrapbook, but the Rebels' 25-13 Orange League victory over Western Friday night at Glover Stadium was enough to keep them in the hunt for the league title. Savanna (5-2-1, 2-0-1 in league) was able to hold off the Pioneers (1-7, 1-2) despite two blocked punts, three fumbles and a generally poor performance on special teams. "It wasn't pretty," DiPalma said. "But I'm happy we won.
September 19, 1998 |
Chris Hutton and Jason Brown combined for 295 yards in 31 carries and accounted for all of Savanna's points in a 31-3 victory over host Sonora in nonleague game at La Habra Stadium Friday night. Savanna took the opening kickoff and held the ball for almost half the first quarter, engineering a 73-yard touchdown drive. Brown accounted for 55 yards on the first drive and scored from seven yards, giving the Rebels a 6-0 lead.
November 23, 1991 |
Savanna stopped Sunny Hills on fourth down at the one-yard line, then marched 99 yards the other way for an insurance touchdown as the Rebels defeated the Lancers, 14-0, in the first round of the Southern Section Division VI playoffs at Glover Stadium. Sunny Hills (6-5) tried to score twice from one yard out with just more than four minutes left in the third quarter, but the Savanna defense, led by Phon Sundara and Willie Green, came up with two big plays.
October 2, 1992 |
Defensive linemen don't exactly shudder when they see Savanna High's Daven King running at them with the football. After all, the sophomore running back stands only 5 feet 8 and weighs 140 pounds. But catching him is a different story, as Buena Park discovered Thursday night. King rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns as Savanna beat Buena Park, 28-15, in a nonleague game at Glover Stadium.
February 28, 2001 |
Tim O'Hara, who has guided the Santa Margarita golf team to three CIF-SCGA championships and two Southern Section titles since 1993, is leaving the school and will become football coach at Savanna effective April 2, he said Tuesday. O'Hara replaces Fred Di Palma, who resigned in December after 12 years, during which his teams were 75-53-4 and made nine playoff appearances, winning the Southern Section Division VI title in 1993.
September 7, 1991
1990 RECORDS OVERALL LEAGUE 6-3-2 3-1-1 COACH RECORD AT SCHOOL Fred DiPalma 12-6-3 RETURNING STARTERS OFF DEF 4 4 TOP RETURNERS OFF DEF YR Brad Belanger, 5-9, 165 QB -- Sr. Scott Bird, 5-10, 170 WR -- Sr. Hieu Nguyen, 5-7, 160 RB DB Sr. Frank Paulino, 5-9, 180 -- DE Sr. Jeff Ragos, 5-8, 170 RB -- Sr. Phon Sundara, 5-10, 185 OG NG Sr. Nate Woolsey, 6-0, 190 -- DT Sr. Phil Zimolzak, 6-0, 195 -- LB Sr. TOP NEWCOMERS OFF DEF YR Eric Brown, 6-0, 165 RB -- Sr. Willie Green, 6-0, 260 OT -- Sr.
August 28, 1994
Arrowhead League--Southern California Christian (Bert Esposito). Century League--Canyon (Bob Hughes), El Modena (Steve Howard), Foothill (Tom Meiss), Orange (Dick Hill), Santa Ana Valley (Scott Orloff), Villa Park (Pat Mahoney). Empire League--Century (Bill Brown), Cypress (John Selbe), El Dorado (Rick Jones), Katella (Larry Anderson), Kennedy (Mitch Olson), Loara (John deFries).
November 7, 1997 |
Savanna, turning in its best defensive performance of the season, shut out Valencia, 21-0, in Orange League play Thursday at Glover Stadium. The Rebels limited the Tigers to 111 yards, 50 in the opening drive, in producing their first shutout. The victory coupled with Western's victory over Magnolia, gives Savanna (6-3, 3-1 in league) sole possession of second place. "I'm really pleased with our defense," Savanna Coach Fred Di Palma said.
November 27, 1993 |
Perhaps it comes from practicing against the top-rated quarterback in Orange County, but Savanna's defensive backs are showing they are secondary to none. Friday night they intercepted three crucial passes for the second game in a row as the Rebels defeated Covina, 21-17, in a Division VI quarterfinal game at Western High School.