ORANGE, CA- It was time for Saturday Night Football at Fred Kelly Stadium in the CIFSS Division 6 Round 1 Playoff Game between the Huntington Beach Oilers and the Orange Panthers.
1st Quarter: Orange would strike first in a hurry on a receiving touchdown to Kobe Boykin and would start the game up 7-0. Huntington Beach would answer right back though on a huge catch by Nick Gentilella and follow it up with a rushing touchdown by Junior Running Back, Jaxson Brown. Panthers were ready for the fight as they would answer right back on a huge 55 yard catch and the touchdown by Jonathan Smith Jr. Orange would answer right back once again on a huge run from running back Kobe Boykin to end the 1st up 14-7.
2nd Quarter: Huntington Beach would start off the 2nd on a huge catch by AJ Vandermade to get into the red zone and then would follow it up with Jaxson Brown once again. HB’s defense would come out and stop the Panthers offense to give the ball back as Jaxson Brown would go for the hat trick in the 1st half with 3 rushing touchdowns. Oilers would go for the squib kick and the Panthers would get a good return out of it with 4 seconds left to throw the ball up to Centrell Wise for the touchdown to help Orange go into the locker room up 28-21.
3rd Quarter: Orange would recover the onside kick to start the 2nd half but the Oilers defense would continue to show what they are about with a huge stop.
4th Quarter: Nick Gentillela and Jaxson Brown were having a night for the Oilers as Gentilella would make another great catch and Brown would follow it up with his 4th rushing touchdown of the night.
Overtime: Oilers would get the ball first on the 25 yard line but wouldn’t be able to punch it in and would block the kick from Jad Othman. Panthers would get the ball for a chance to advance and they did that on a huge touchdown from Ardwon Morris to win the game 34-28.
The Orange Panthers advance to the Quarterfinals next week against San Juan Hills on Friday night at the Badlands at 7pm
For the Oilers, a heartbreaking close OT loss puts an end to their great season.