Los Angeles Preps: Ismael Adams

LA North: No. 24 Oaks Christian 33, No. 16 St. Bonaventure 32 (OT)

September, 18, 2010

VENTURA – Oaks Christian quarterback Richie Harrington threw four touchdowns and rallied his team to a 33-32 overtime win over St. Bonaventure in the Marmonte League opener for both teams at Ventura High School on Friday night.

Harrington came in the game in the third quarter with his team down 19-0. He threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Blair Holliday to get his team on the scoreboard. Harrington scored on a 1-yard run to cut St. Bonaventure’s lead to five.

Harrington tied the score, 26-26, on a 29-yard screen pass to running back Ishmael Adams with 41 seconds left in the game.

Harrington’s 16-yard pass to Holliday in the first overtime period wound up being the game-winner.

Oaks Christian coach Bill Redell put in Harrington after starting quarterback Trevor Gretzky struggled in the first half. Gretzky threw three interceptions. His third came on the first drive of the third quarter.

But Redell isn’t quite ready to start the Richie Harrington era at Oaks Christian just yet.

“Gretzky’s still our starter,” Redell said. “It’s nice to know we have two quarterbacks we can depend on.”

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