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GAME RECAP: Oilers big 2nd Quarter Leads Them to First League Victory of 2023

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA- Last night’s game at Cap Sheue Field in Huntington Beach, CA was a pivotal Sunset League matchup between the Huntington Beach Oilers and the Fountain Valley Barons.

In the early going, both offenses took some time to find their rhythm. However, it was Brady Edmunds and the Huntington Beach Oilers who struck first, with Edmunds scoring a 5-yard rushing touchdown. They opted for a 2-point conversion, which Jaxson Brown executed successfully, giving them an 8-0 lead.

The Oilers were firing on all cylinders in the second quarter. Haston Allen forced a crucial fumble in the red zone, and the Oilers capitalized on the turnover with Tyler Young rushing for a touchdown. Brown added another 2-point conversion, extending their lead to 16-0.

Huntington Beach’s creativity shone when they executed a trick play involving the talented Offensive Tackle and Stanford commit, Justin Tauanuu, resulting in another touchdown and a 23-0 lead.

Fountain Valley finally found their stride towards the end of the first half, as Noa Banua connected with Nolan Olivares for a 47-yard passing touchdown.

Tyler Young continued to shine for the Oilers in the second quarter with another rushing touchdown, bringing the Oilers’ second-quarter total to an impressive 30 points.

The Barons managed to add to their score once more with a Banua pass to Lucas Alexander, but they failed to convert the 2-point attempt.

Ultimately, the Oilers secured a 30-13 victory over the Barons, marking their first Sunset League win of the season.

Huntington Beach will return to Cap Sheue Field next week to face the formidable Los Alamitos Griffins, while Fountain Valley heads to Orange Coast College for the Battle of the Bell against the Edison Chargers.

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