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Edison's victory over Canyon has special feel
HUNTINGTON BEACH – Except for a few too many yellow flags in a physical game, Edison played about as sharp as possible Friday night in a 35-0 nonleague win over Canyon at Huntington Beach High.
The Chargers punished the Canyon punt game into a series of blocks and shanks, scored quick off good field position and posted their second consecutive shutout of the season. Edison (2-1) blanked Buena Park last week, 38-0.
“The blocks helped us a lot,’’ longtime Chargers coach Dave White said. “That was our problem in the opener (a loss to Tesoro), so we know what can come of it.
“We capitalized, had a lot of yards, just too many penalties. But it’s nice to get this kind of effort with Servite and Mater Dei our next two games.’’
Grant Lowary completed 14 of 23 passes for 173 yards and four touchdowns, Garrett White coming down with five catches for 66 yards and three scores.
“We’ve been working together since we were freshmen,’’ Lowary said of White. ``The chemistry has been there since late last season and all off-season.
“We can definitely do better than we did tonight. We made some mistakes and missed a few opportunities. We just have to keep getting better.’’
Jacob Marines had 73 yards rushing on nine carries, and Bowen Blake had a 33-yard interception return.
Canyon’s Jason Harmon completed 16 of 33 passes for 115 yards.
The Lowary-to-White show was assisted a great deal by the Chargers’ punt return team, which pressured kicker Noah Faryniarz every time.
Shaun Colamonico smothered a punt off Faryniarz’s foot at the end of Canyon’s first possession, giving Edison the ball at the Canyon 26. It took Edison two plays to score, Lowary completing an 11-yard pass to Marines and then a 15-yard scoring toss to White.
A shanked Canyon punt went for 9 yards to set Edison up at the Canyon 30, Lowary finding White from 25 yards.
In the second quarter, Tommy Mang’s pressure let to a partial block and 12 yard kick. Five plays later, Lowary found White on a 5-yard lob to make it 21-0.
Canyon put together its best drive at the end of the half, going from its 9 to the Edison 11, but E.J. Ginnis stepped in front of Harman’s slant pass and returned it 52 yards to end that scoring chance.
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