The Loara High football team on Friday night completed a most unlikely journey in winning the CIF-SS Division 14 football title at Glover Field in Anaheim.
After building an early 14-0 lead, the Saxons (9-6) held on to defeat the Rialto Knights 14-12. Andre Sanchez threw two touchdown passes to lead the red-and-gold to the win.
The visitors answered with the rushing scores by Antoine Fowler, but the Knights failed on a pair of two-point conversion attempts.
Loara’s trip to the title was especially remarkable because the team finished fourth in the Garden Grove League but reeled off six wins in a row to finish as champions of the division.
In a game which will probably determine the mythical national high school championship, Mater Dei (10-0) is leading Servite 21-7 after three quarters. Officially, it’s the CIF-SS Division I finals.
The Monarchs, now the center of a controversy over allegations of hazing, are ranked number one in the nation and the Friars (10-2) are fourth.
FINAL SCORE: Mater Dei 27, Servite 7.
Categories: High school sports