Villa Park was pinned inside its own 10 late in the third quarter when Osborne dropped back to pass but was pressured. He eluded the oncoming rush of Baljeu but was met moments later by Aschoff and defensive end Garrett Garcia who smothered Osborne in the end zone for a safety with 3:46 left in the quarter.
The Spartans did draw to within 21-10 on a 34-yard field goal by Sanders just 18 seconds into the fourth quarter, but Edison put the game away three minutes later. The Chargers actually had to give up the ball on its next possession, but Kelley's punt downfield glanced off the leg of Villa Park linebacker James Stamos and the Chargers recovered the loose ball at the Villa Park 25.
Torgersen bulled his way into the end zone from 25 yards out three plays later, to make it 28-10 with 8:01 remaining. Edison was on its way to beating Villa Park for the second time this year. The Chargers scored a 27-7 nonleague victory over the Spartans on Sept. 6.
It's been a month of milestones for White. Earlier this month, Edison won an outright Sunset League championship for the second straight year and has won or shared six of the last seven league titles. Two weeks ago, White, a quarterback in the 1970s at Edison and the school's Male Athlete of the Year in 1974, registered his 200th career victory at his alma mater when the Chargers routed Valencia of Placentia, 52-14, in the quarterfinals.
Friday's triumph gave him victory No. 202, and placed him in the company of Bill Vail (1970), and Bill Workman (179, '80, '85), as the three coaches to guide the program to a Southern Section title.
After finishing runner-up to the title in each of three previous attempts, White said earlier in the week that he hoped the fourth trip to a Section final, would be the charm.
It turned out to be.
"This means so much to me, and to this team, but I'm really happy for Coach White," Aschoff said. "He's done so much for us and for this program, and it's just so great to see him get a title."
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