Fri, Nov 30 2012 02:45 PM Posted By: Phillip Brents
Second-seeded Francis Parker will be led by a complement of South Bay players when the Lancers (8-4) take on the top-seeded Santa Fe Christian Eagles (9-3) in Friday’s San Diego Section Division V title game.
Kick-off for the Coastal League rematch is 3:35 p.m. at Escondido High School.
Parker quarterback Gabe Harrington, an Eastlake resident, tossed a pair of touchdowns to teammate Hank Childs in overtime as the host Lancers shaded third-seeded Christian, 27-24, in an exciting double-overtime contest played last Friday in dense fog.
Harrington completed 11 of 21 passing attempts for 150 yards and four touchdowns while Jesse Brookins, another South County resident, rushed 36 times for 146 yards.
Childs led the Lancers with four catches for 52 yards. He caught a 16-yard scoring pass in the first overtime and won the game on a 12-yard TD catch in the second overtime after Christian had booted a 43-yard field goal by Mason Powell to go ahead 24-21.
Harrington also tossed TD passes in the game to Nathaniel Abernethy (30 yards) and Jake Glasser (13 yards).
Harrington has passed for 1,922 yards and 22 touchdowns this season. He passed for 196 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-10 quarterfinal victory against Bishop’s on Nov. 16.
Brookins has rushed for 1,242 yards and scored 10 touchdowns.
Christian’s Paris Miller forced overtime on a 44-yard scoring run as both teams finished regulation tied 14-14.
Miller led the defending division champion Patriots (8-4) with two scores in the game while Rayvon Owens scored once.
Miller scored on an eight-yard run in the first overtime period. Trenton Sauls led the Pats in the game with 15 carries for 111 yards while quarterback Michael Carrillo completed eight of 12 attempts for 107 yards.
Brent Breslau led Parker with 14 tackles while Khaleel Jenkins and Antonio Mendez each made interceptions.
Childs leads the Lancers with 809 receiving yards and has scored a team-leading 11 TDs.
Ironically, Christian won last year’s Division V championship game in overtime.
SFC overpowered Horizon Christian, 49-35, in the other Division V semifinal as Tony Miro scored three rushing touchdowns and teammates Conor Keith and Hakon Bream each tacked on two scores.
The Eagles defeated the Lancers, 35-17, in a Coastal League game on Nov. 2.
In other division finals set for this weekend:
Top-seeded Oceanside (11-1) will face third-seeded Poway (10-2) for the Division II championship. Kick-off is Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:35 p.m.
Top-seeded St. Augustine (11-1) will face second-seeded Madison (11-1) in the Division IV title game. That game is set for an 10:35 a.m. kick-off on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Oceanside had to rally to avoid an upset loss to visiting Valhalla, winning 31-28, while Poway produced the shocker of the semifinals with its 21-7 victory against a powerhouse Helix squad playing on its home turf. The defending state bowl champion Highlanders, who picked up a forfeit win from Cathedral Catholic, entered Friday’s semifinal 10-0 on the season.
St. Augustine, coached by Sweetwater alum Richard Sanchez, eliminated fourth-seeded Valley Center, 38-21, while Madison crushed visiting Brawley, 35-18, in semifinal action on Friday.
Freshman Elijah Preston rushed for 203 yards on 13 carries and scored three times to lead the Saints, who tamed the Jaguars defensively with six sacks and one blocked punt.
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