Los Angeles Preps: Frank Randall

Pac-5 Division: Mission Viejo 42, Mater Dei 21

December, 3, 2010
SANTA ANA – Mission Viejo and Mater Dei, who have played such an important role in Orange County football over the past two decades, met for the first time in a playoff game on Friday and delivered terrific drama.

For a half.

But as has been the case all season, you've got to roll for four quarters to keep up with top-seeded Mission Viejo, which overcame an early deficit and scored a 42-21 victory in the Southern Section Pac-5 semifinals at Santa Ana Stadium.

The Diablos (13-0), who have been part of a season-long debate involving Servite as to who is No. 1, have done their part. They will be in the finals next Saturday at Angel Stadium. On the other sideline will be second-seeded Servite (12-0) or third-seeded Alemany (12-0), which play Saturday night at Cerritos College.

The opening moments of the game were fantastic. Mission Viejo needed only three plays to score, with Alex Bridgford passing to Austin Reuland for a 53-yard scoring pass.

Then Mater Dei (8-5) scored in two plays as Freddie Mora scored from 17 yards after Treavon Coley returned the kickoff 52 yards.

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