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.
The story is certainly not West Ranch boys lacrosse losing 20-7 to Thousand Oaks in its first-ever playoff match.
The Canyon High boys volleyball team needed a win on Tuesday in order to have a chance at a playoff berth.
Heading into Foothill League finals on Thursday, the Hart Indians will have more than just a legacy behind it, it will have experience.
West Ranch softball players will be the first to admit they've been playing below their potential over the last two weeks.
In terms of drama and surprises, the Foothill League prelims aren't usually stocked full of them.
Well, here we go.
A large portion of one San Fernando Valley baseball team's success is because of Santa Clarita Valley players.
All Valencia High junior Quinton Tilley was trying to do was play a steady round of golf on Monday.
In just its second year of existence, the West Ranch High lacrosse team clinched its first playoff spot over the weekend.
Valencia graduate and professional golfer Max Homa appears to have found his groove again after a rough first few months of the year.
Springtime is usually when local boys volleyball players get to be the center of attention.
Just four months after his teammate J.K. Torres announced his decision to play lacrosse at NCAA Division III school Aurora University in Illinois, West Ranch midfielder Colton Long committed to play at Division II Adams State in Colorado.
The last week and a half has provided interesting insight into exactly what Saugus is capable of.
For so long, Max Nua was the anonymous little kid wandering around the gym and doing his best to kill time until practice was over.
It's doubtful any athlete grows up wishing he/she could some day compete at a community college.