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GAME RECAP: Defense, Special Teams show out for the Oilers to end 2 game skid

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA- On a perfect evening at Cap Sheue Field, the Huntington Beach Oilers returned to their home turf to face off against the formidable Redondo Union Seahawks. The game started with a bang, as the Seahawks took an early lead on just the second play of the game, with Nicholas London connecting on a stunning 51-yard touchdown pass to Nate Stiveson.

However, Huntington Beach’s Brandon Soleau emerged as a hero, delivering a crucial field goal block that kept the game’s margin within just six points. Oilers’ quarterback Brady Edmunds responded with a clutch drive, finding Hunter Gray in the endzone for a 4-yard touchdown pass, edging them ahead 7-6.

Throughout the game, the Oilers’ defense, anchored by the stellar performances of Nate Flecken and Brandon Soleau, dominated the field, frustrating the Seahawks’ offense. As halftime drew near, Mattheo Zavala, Huntington Beach’s reliable kicker, nailed a 37-yard field goal, sending the Oilers into the locker room with a 10-6 lead.

Zavala continued to be the leading scorer for Huntington Beach, extending their advantage to 13-6 with another well-executed field goal. Yet, Redondo Union displayed late-game determination as Nicholas London found an opening for a crucial touchdown. The Seahawks gambled for the win, attempting a 2-point conversion, but Huntington Beach’s Zack James soared to deflect the ball in the end zone, securing a heart-pounding 13-12 victory and bringing the Oilers back to an even 2-2 record.

With this exhilarating win, Huntington Beach now gears up for Rivalry Week, where they’ll square off against the Marina Vikings on Thursday night at 7 pm at Cap Sheue Field. Anticipation and fervor are sure to run high as the Oilers continue their journey through the season.

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