Los Angeles Preps: Phil Zelaya

Inland Empire: No. 15 Fontana Kaiser 19, Fontana Summit 7

November, 5, 2010

FONTANA — Summit was 4 minutes away from posting the biggest upset in the program’s short history, but then Kaiser snatched it all away.

The Cats, ranked No. 15 in the Southland by ESPNLA.com, scored 16 points in the final minutes Friday night to escape with a 19-7 victory against visiting Summit and give the program at least a share of its 10th consecutive Sunkist League title.

The turning point came when Kaiser punted the ball inside the Summit one-yard line with 9:43 remaining. The SkyHawks, who had two first downs through that point of the game, could not move the chains and was forced to punt.

Kaiser (9-0, 4-0) took over at the Summit 29 and began marching toward the SkyHawks’ end zone. On fourth and two at the seven-yard line, Kaiser quarterback David Bedran sneaked for the first down. One play later, running back Jimmy Awolesi broke through some are tackles and scored on a five-yard run to give the Cats their first lead, 10-7.

Summit again failed to get a first down and a bad snap on the ensuing punt went out of the end zone for a safety. Kaiser recovered an on-sides attempt and continued moving the ball against a tired Summit defense, eventually scoring on Bedran’s one-yard sneak to push its lead to 19-7.

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