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Santa Ana needs overtime to top Ocean View

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

HUNTINGTON BEACH – Santa Ana edged Ocean View, 28-21, surviving an overtime thriller Friday night to remain unbeaten atop the Golden West League.

Santa Ana’s Ramiro Valdivias rushed in from 9 yards out in OT to give the Saints the 28-21 lead.

Ocean View was given its opportunity to score in overtime, starting from the Saints’ 25. The Seahawks drove to the 10 but fell short when Blake Meyer’s fourth-and-10 pass sailed through a receiver’s hands and out the back of the end zone.

Before the last play, Santa Ana had dropped three potential interceptions.

The Saints (7-0, 2-0) forced overtime when Pablo Aguirre caught a reverse pass from Anthony Arellano for a 25-yard score on fourth-and-10 with 2:15 left in regulation.

Santa Ana quarterback Jonathan Briseno hit Chris Nava on a 65-yard pass with 8:39 left to tie the score at 14, but Ocean View (3-4, 0-2) went back ahead on Chase Foreman’s 3-yard touchdown run with 3:18 left.

Briseno then connected with Nava on a 48-yard pass play to set up the tying reverse-pass touchdown.

Ocean View controlled the first three quarters, scoring first on Adel Holmes’ 1-yard run in the second quarter. Holmes finished with 67 rushing yards.


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