HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA- In a thrilling cross-town showdown at Cap Sheue Field on a picturesque Friday night, the Edison Chargers hosted the Huntington Beach Oilers, delivering a game filled with electrifying moments. The contest showcased the Chargers’ offensive prowess and the Oilers’ resilience, but ultimately, it was Edison who emerged victorious with a final score of 47-20.
The game kicked off with a lightning-fast start as Julius Gillick of the Edison Chargers wasted no time, breaking into the end zone and putting his team up 7-0. Gillick’s explosive performance continued as he notched his second rushing touchdown of the night, extending the Chargers’ lead to 14-0.
Huntington Beach finally found their rhythm as Brady Edmunds connected with Musashi Ray on a long pass, setting up Tyler Young’s rushing touchdown to put them on the board at 14-7.
Julius Gillick, however, had other plans. He scored his third rushing touchdown of the first quarter, showcasing his remarkable talent, and Edison surged ahead 21-7. The Chargers’ defense also made a statement, with Jake Moore intercepting a pass and taking it to the house for a pick-six, extending the lead to 28-7.
Huntington Beach answered back, with Hunter Gray grabbing a short 2-yard receiving touchdown, thanks to a pivotal reception by Musashi Ray from Edmunds. Nevertheless, Edison managed to tack on a field goal, entering halftime with a comfortable 31-14 lead.
The second half saw no slowdown from the Edison Chargers. Julius Gillick continued his dominant performance, scoring his fourth rushing touchdown and then quickly adding his fifth, bringing the score to an impressive 44-14. Gillick’s final stats were staggering, accumulating 5 rushing touchdowns and a remarkable 312 rushing yards on the night, breaking the Edison Charger single game rushing yard record.
As time expired, Huntington Beach managed to find the end zone one more time, with Micah Riola punching in a rushing touchdown. However, it was too late to mount a comeback, and Edison secured their third consecutive victory, improving to 2-0 in league play.
Looking ahead, Edison has a short week as they prepare to face the Newport Harbor Sailors on Thursday at 7 pm, right back at Cap Sheue Field. On the other hand, Huntington Beach is eager to bounce back and will take on the Fountain Valley Barons on Friday at 7 pm at the same venue. The Surf City Showdown certainly lived up to the hype, and fans can’t wait to see what these teams have in store for the rest of the season.