High school sports

Chargers fall just short in SoCal title game

EDISON lost 38-35 to San Clemente Saturday night in the CIF SoCal 1-A regional title game.

EDISON lost 38-35 to San Clemente Saturday night in the CIF SoCal 1-A regional title game.

It was close, it was exciting but ultimately disappointing for fans of Edison High School’s football team. In the CIF SoCal regional 1-A championship game Saturday night at Huntington Beach High, the Chargers fell just short, losing 38-35 to San Clemente.

Brandon Rivers scored on a one-yard run with just 45 seconds to play to give the Tritons (11-3) the win. San Clemente will now advance to the state title game against Del Oro next Saturday at Sacramento State’s field.

The game went back and forth all night, with big plays and big emotions. Trailing 32-21 in the fourth quarter, Edison (12-2) scored on an 80-yard pass and run play from Griffin O’Connor to Shaun Delmonico and then took the lead at 35-32 on a 100-yard return of an intercepted pass for a touchdown by E.J. Ginnis.

Edison finished the season with the Sunset League title, the CIF-SS Division 3 crown and a memorable send-off for coach Dave White. He’s coached for 31 years at EHS, 14 of them as head of the football program.

O’Connor passed for 370 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for a fourth score.


Scores from Saturday hoop action for schools in the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster area.

Boys’ basketball

  • Westminster 54, Fullerton 50
  • Tustin 36, Marina 34

Girls’ basketball

  • Ocean View 50, Sam Juan Hills 33
  • Los Amigos 54, Newport Harbor 36
  • Sage Hill 51, Orange 31

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