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ROD VEAL, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Edison's Wade Houston can't get to this pass with Oaks Christian players surrounding him in the championship game of the Battle at the Beach Passing Tournament on Saturday.

Edison can't be beat this summer

Edison can't be beat this summer

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The Chargers again rule the Battle at the Beach passing tournament, beating Oaks Christian in the final.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - The first offensive possession in the finals of the Battle at the Beach Passing Tournament ended in an interception for the Edison offense.

Things didn't go any better in the opening defensive series as Oaks Christian scored touchdown for the early lead.

After the opening, Edison settled in, defeating Oaks Christian, 20-6 to win its passing tournament for the third consecutive season.

"We put in a lot of work and a lot of players came out and executed today," Edison wide receiver Wade Houston said. "

This was the third meeting between the two teams this summer. Edison defeated Oaks Christian, 38-14 and 26-0 in June at the Air Strike Passing Tournament hosted by June.

The Edison offense wasn't as sharp as it was against Oaks Christian last month, but thankfully for coach Dave White, the defense was.

"The offense has had a great summer, but we struggled in the finals," White said. "The defense made all of the plays … knocking down balls on third and fourth downs, goal-line stands."

"To win the Dana Hills tournament, which was 16 teams and to win our tournament, with some great teams … I'm really proud of the kids. We wanted to end it (the summer) on a bang and we did."

Edison took the lead on its second possession, when Viles connected with Jeff Trojan in the back of the end zone for a 7-6 lead.

Viles ended the day with two touchdown passes to Mike Rivera.

"We've worked real hard since December to get to this point and we're not done yet," White said. "We have talent and leadership. Now, we have to put it all together because in the fall it is 11-on-11."

Oaks Christian defeated South Hills of Covina in the semifinals. South Hills rallied with a late score to eliminate La Habra in the quarterfinals.

In the Silver Division

Mater Dei coach Bruce Rollinson said he wasn't too happy with the play of his team in the morning.

The afternoon, however, was a different story. Led by quarterbacks Jack Doll and Max Wittek, the Monarchs thrashed Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks, 33-6 to win the Silver Division Championship.

Mater Dei went 3-0 in the afternoon.

Junior-to-be wide receiver Victor Blackwell had a standout game against Notre Dame.

Contact the writer: dcalhoun@ocregister.com


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