Los Angeles Preps: Andrew Rosales

Southeast Division: Bonita 21, La Serna 16

December, 4, 2010

LA VERNE -- The Bonita offense amassed only 30 yards and had the ball for less than three minutes in the first half, but managed to pull out a 21-16 win over La Serna in the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division playoffs on Saturday night.

Bonita’s Giomani Johnson and K.C. Huth teamed up on a pair of plays that resulted in one touchdown and a turnover to keep the game close.

Bonita coach Eric Podley said his team should have been down 40-0 the way it played in the first half. Big plays on special teams and defense kept the game tight. The first one came midway through the first quarter.

After a 17-play, seven-minute drive to open the game, La Serna set up for a 31-yard field-goal try. Huth blocked the attempt and Johnson scooped up the ball, taking it 60 yards for the first touchdown of the game.

“The defense was out there forever,” Podley said. “The whole game was a real ugly game. We stayed in it.”

La Serna tied the score at the end of the second quarter. Andrew Rosales caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Buenrostro with 1:09 to play in the first half.

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