WESTLAKE - It took all of six game minutes and one possession for Valencia to get on the scoreboard.
It wasn't much longer until the game got out of hand.
Saugus football is set for a second date in the semifinals.
Centurions senior quarterback Desi Rodriguez did it all on Friday night at Cougar Stadium leading Saugus to a 35-28 win over Thousand Oaks in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division Northern Division playoffs.
A high-powered offense was not quite enough for West Ranch on Friday, in a 41-31 loss at Beverly Hills High School.
Wildcat quarterback Jake Bernards passed for 348 yards and two touchdowns as WRHS fell to 1-2 this season.
Penalties, turnovers and a trick play sealed Canyon's doom on Friday night as the team dropped a 35-24 decision to Thousand Oaks on the road.
The loss evens Canyon's season record at 2-2.
Golden Valley's defense recovered three fumbles and intercepted two passes in Friday night's game at Harry Welch Stadium on the Canyon High campus.
Normally, that leads to a victory for most high school football teams, but not this time.
Attention Foothill League, there's a new Vereen in town.
Hart's Spencer Souza tried to do it all himself.
Unfortunately, he was outshined by Westlake's backup quarterback, as the Indians lost to the Warriors, 42-20, in a non-league game Friday at Thousand Oaks.
Offense was abundant in the first quarter of Saugus' matchup with Alemany, but a lackluster second half and controversy proved to be just what the Warriors needed on Friday night.
One of the most decorated cross country teams in California will attempt to win its third straight CIF State Cross Country championship.
It will do so with four returning three-milers and one strong new addition.
It was the perfect way to start the season.
On the first play of their first game, senior quarterback Dominick Solley hit junior wide receiver Zach Tartabull for a 57-yard gain.
Things are starting to look familiar for Valencia.
Preparations for the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division quarterfinals are under way.
Saugus head coach Jason Bornn never doubted his team could duplicate its success from last season.
Although others did.
Saugus (2-0) vs. Alemany (2-0) at COC
For the Golden Valley boys cross country team becoming the first team in school history to reach any state competition did not begin Saturday in the CIF-Southern Section Division III Cross Country Finals, where they finished as the seventh and final qualifying team.
No matter how the Foothill League shakes out in baseball, the Valencia Vikings may very well enter the postseason as the hottest team.
West Ranch baseball needed a win and West Ranch sophomore Jason Drees needed a hit.
The Hart Indians weren't about to give the Golden Valley Grizzlies another chance to ruin their Foothill League title chances.
Only one out of four Foothill League volleyball playoff teams will play a home match in the first round.
The Saugus softball team hasn't had much of an opportunity to get used to winning closer games during this year's Foothill League season.
It's a whole new day in Foothill League boys golf.
When Valencia's Chad LeDuff took his first practice serve in preparation for the final match of the Foothill League singles tournament, the fans in attendance started to chatter.
The Valencia swim team has waited nearly two decades to call itself Foothill League champions.
In what was billed as tighter-than-usual competition among the Foothill League track and field contingent, the league finals were every bit as dramatic as expected on Thursday at College of the Canyons.
At this point in the season, no team is looking for style points.
This is Valencia Vikings baseball.
Things shook out pretty much as expected in the Foothill League boys tennis prelims held at the Paseo Club on Wednesday.
After Wednesday's Foothill League boys tennis prelims, three things stick out.
Two monumental Foothill League boys golf accomplishments could be made today based on what happened at Wednesday's Foothill League golf match No. 5.
After a shaky start, Saugus starting pitcher Anthony Donatella improved by the inning against West Ranch.