Huntington Beach High went one-for-two in CIF battles on Saturday. The boys’ team lost 9-7 to Orange Lutheran in the Division 1 finals in Irvine. Quinten Osborne scored two goals for the Oilers (24-4) and Patrick Saunders had nine saves in goal for the orange-and-black.
The girls’ volleyball team, meanwhile, defeated Eastlake High of Chula Vista 3-1 in a CIF SoCal Regional Division 1 contest. The Oilers (30-4) will host Ventura High in a regional semifinal on Tuesday.
Sunset League rival Edison (33-8) also won its contest, defeating Clovis West 3-0
AN ALL-SUNSET FINAL?
Edison and Los Alamitos have recently dominated the Sunset League football campaigns, and as an example of how strong those programs are, the Chargers and Griffins are a good bet to face each other again in the CIF-SS Division 3 game.
Edison will visit Rancho Verde of Moreno Valley on Friday in a semifinal game, while Los Alamitos will meet top-ranked La Mirada at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach. If both locals win those games, we will see a rematch of the Oct. 14 contest at Vets won by the Chargers by a score of 17-9.
GOFF! GOFF! GOFF!
All the way through a frustrating “return” season for the Los Angeles Rams, Head Coach Jeff Fisher has stuck to his guns and refused to replace starting quarterback Case Keenum with their number one draft pick, rookie Jared Goff.
As the Rams struggled to a 4-5 record with no visible offense, fans at the Coliseum have resumed an old L.A. tradition – a quarterback controversy – by loudly demanding a change. Fisher kept saying that Keenum was not the problem and that, no, Goff was not going to replace him. But on Tuesday he turned 180 degrees and announced that the Cal QB would be taking snaps and be the starter at the position for the rest of the season.
The Rams will face the Dolphins (5-4) at the Coliseum Sunday (today) for a 1 p.m. contest.