The Calhoun Wrap-Up for Week 9
You can always count on the Sunset League.
I will never forget 2008 and the famed Doomsday Scenario when the Sunset League finished with a five-way tie for first place.
This year, we will probably not have anything that dramatic, but we might have to settle for a three-way tie for second or even for first place.
Heading into the final week, Edison is in first at 4-0. Huntington Beach and Newport Harbor at 3-1 and Los Alamitos is 2-2.
If the Oilers defeat the Chargers and the Sailors take down Los Alamitos then that’s a three-way tie for first.
But, if the Oilers lose to Edison and Los Alamitos defeated Newport Harbor, then that’s a three-way tie for second. Which scenario is likely to happen?
This is the Sunset League … be prepared for anything.
Now, let’s take a look at Week 9.
Speaking of Sunset League drama
There is also a possibility of a three-way tie for second in girls volleyball between Newport Harbor, Huntington Beach and Edison. Sunset League is all drama. all the time.
Moving Day in the OC Top 10
Get ready for another interesting top 10. No. 6 (Tesoro), No. 7 (Orange Lutheran), No. 9 (Los Alamitos) and No. 10 (Servite) all lost this week. Both Tesoro, Orange Lutheran and Servite are 1-3 in their respective leagues. Like the old saying goes: you are what you are.
San Clemente and Huntington Beach show what’s right with sports
The coaching staffs of San Clemente and Huntington Beach should be proud of the team this morning (or whenever you read this).
San Clemente appeared headed to defeat Friday night against Tesoro, but rallied with 22 points in the fourth quarter to stay alive in the Great Playoff chase. If San Clemente can defeat Trabuco Hills next week, then the Tritons would finish the season 6-4 and be eligible for an at-large berth.
San Clemente trailed 21-7 with 3:18 remaining. Fight or Flight? The Tritons chose to fight. Sam Darnold with a 6-yard rushing touchdown and then hooked up with Christian Bailey on a 34-yard touchdown pass and followed with the two-point conversion for the game-winning scores.
Last week, Huntington Beach lost a game that it should have won, falling to Newport Harbor even though the Oilers led 17-7 in the second half.
Friday night, the Oilers showed everyone how tough they were by bouncing back for the 28-7 victory over Los Alamitos.
Congrats to both teams.
Stage is set for South Coast League Throwdown
Mission Viejo fought off Trabuco Hills Friday setting up next week’s epic showdown against El Toro. The Chargers had a bye week. The OCVarsity Hype Machine will be out this week getting you ready for this game. This is the for the league title.
These are two of the highest-scoring teams in the county. How many points will it take to win this one?
La Habra vs. Sonora
The city of La Habra will convene at La Habra HS Friday night as the Highlanders and Raiders meet in the City Championship. Are there any people in the city that will not be at the game?
Three-way tie in Trinity League?
Everything is right there for St. John Bosco to win the outright Trinity League title. The Braves are 4-0 heading into next week’s showdown with Santa Margarita. The Eagles are 3-1. Mater Dei is also 3-1. The Monarchs are facing Servite. Now we all know how things have gone for Servite this year, but it is still Mater Dei-Servite.
I still think St. John Bosco will take care of business against Santa Margarita, so that will give the Braves the outright league title and perfect run through the Trinity League. which is an accomplishment in itself.
Let’s all sit back and see how this final week shakes out. Should be fun.
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