High school sports

Saxons win CIF-SS football title

LOARA HIGH of Anaheim won the CIF-SS Division 14 football title Friday night (Shutterstock).

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.


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