Saturday, October 2, 2010
Inland Empire: No. 1 Servite 28, Chaparral 7
By Dan Arritt
SANTA ANA -- Temecula Chaparral took on Servite without its two best players Saturday night and the result wasn't as bad as expected.
Servite won, 28-7, at Santa Ana Stadium, but needed to scratch and claw the entire game.
The Friars, ranked No. 1 in the Southland by ESPNLA.com, held a 14-0 lead at the half, stretched the lead to 21 in the third quarter but couldn't shake the Pumas, who were playing without standout wide receiver Antoine Arnold (groin) and safety Darius Guillory (shoulder).
Chaparral (0-4) cut the lead back to 14 points on a 15-yard touchdown reception by Josh Harris midway through the third quarter, but that's as close as the Pumas would get.
The second touchdown for the Friars (5-0) was set up by this long run down the Chaparral sideline by quarterback Cody Pittman, eventually leading to their second touchdown, a 34-yard scamper by Sean DeRosa.