A dominant performance Saturday by the Huntington Beach Oilers paved the way to their fourth victory of the Junior All-American Football season.
The Oilers led the entire way against the Whittier Trojans Gold team at Huntington Beach High and registered a 52-6 win in a Clinic Division contest. Aden Eckenwiler started the scoring on a 25-yard touchdown run that got the Huntington crowd fired up. A strong offensive line of Joseph Vardaro, Halu Ikeda, Andrew Ancona, Riley Rosenkranz, and Nick Skorhiem, made it look easy for the Oilers. It paved the way for a big run by Jonah Del Rosario that put the ball at the Whittier 20 yard line, and set up a touchdown run on a quarterback keeper by Nate Skorheim.
Following the only touchdown scored by the Trojans, Lyrik Fata scored from 40 yards out for Huntington to complete the first-quarter scoring. Fata also scored on a 40-yard run in the second quarter.
Skorheim scored three touchdowns for the Oilers who won for the fourth time this season.
The Huntington defense was paced by Fata, Del Rosario, Blake Gilbert, Garrett Smith, Hudson Letterman, Jonathon Brown, Ethan Rumney and Jeffrey Lindquist.
Huntington travels Saturday to face the Inglewood Jets.
In other Jr. All-American Football action:
Jr. Pee Wee Division
Los Angeles 13, Huntington 0: The Oilers, who had only 12 healthy players available for the game, forced two turnovers on defense and moved the ball with consistency on offense, but were defeated by Los Angeles.
Jr. Future Division: Whittier 18, Huntington 12
Jr. Clinic Division: Corona 12, Huntington 2
Pee Wee Division: South Orange County 8, Huntington 6
Jr. Midget Division: Inglewood 24, Huntington 6
Jr. Future Division: Huntington at Cerritos, 9:30 a.m.
Jr. Clinic Division: Inglewood at Huntington, 9 a.m.
Clinic Division: Huntington at Inglewood
Jr. Pee Wee Division: South Bay at Huntington, 11 a.m.
Pee Wee Division: Bellflower at Huntington, 1 p.m.