Northview came to Monsoor Stadium Friday night for a CIF-SS Division 10 first round football game against Garden Grove looking perhaps like a bit of an underdog.
But that 4-6 record was deceiving as the visitors from Covina defeated the Argonauts 30-14.
The Knights took the opening kickoff and consumed nearly all of the first quarter with a long, time-consuming drive that was extended by numerous penalties against the visitors. They finally scored on a short lunge by Cheo Medina to go ahead 7-0.
But on the very next series, Grove got even when Isaac Barajas broke loose on a 76-yard scoring run at the 1:15 point of the first quarter.
The Vikings dominated much of the first half – despite more penalties – but failed to score when a fourth down play deep in Argo territory came up one yard short and Northview turned the ball over on downs.
The Argos grabbed the lead with a touchdown at 14-7 in the third quarter, but were outscored 23-0 the rest of the way.
Grove finished the season as co-champs of the Big 4 League and with an overall 7-4 record.
It was a rough night for most local teams, as only two –Edison and Western – of eight won and will go on the next round.
Edison High had to play without star quarterback Parker Awad who was sidelined because he had “close contact” with someone who had contracted the coronavirus.
However, the Chargers were just fine with backup Tyler Gioia, defeating Murrieta Valley 42-14 in their Division 2 first round game at Sheue Field. He passed for five touchdowns in the lopsided win.
Edison is now 8-3 overall and advances to the second round next Friday against Inglewood (10-0), which defeated St. Bonaventure 26-10.
Western is now 8-2 overall and will play in the Division 9 quarterfinal round against Colony (5-6), which defeated Portola 42-21.
FRIDAY CIF-SS FOOTBALL SCORES
(Scores are posted as they are received)
- Edison 42, Murrieta Valley 14
- La Serna 49, Orange 14
- Western 42, Lompoc 37
- Northview 30, Garden Grove 14
- Walnut 17, Santiago 0
- Pasadena Poly 20, Westminster 5
- Rosemead 28, Rancho Alamitos 7
- South Pasadena 21, Magnolia 14
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