Score: Corona del Mar 24, El Toro 21
Key Stats: Luke Napolitano completed 16 of 25 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed eight times for 44 and a touchdown, the latter in the third quarter to give Corona del Mar a 24-14 lead.
Pivotal Moment: After calling two timeouts, Brett Greenlee blocked Aaron Ball’s 30-yard field goal attempt as time ran out, preserving CdM’s victory. A successful kick would have sent the game to overtime.
Records: Corona del Mar (3-0), El Toro (2-1)
Notes: If Greenlee’s block was the pivotal moment in the game, then Corona del Mar’s Robby Hoffman ran a close second. Hoffman connected on a 42-yard field goal as time expired on the first half to give Corona del Mar a 17-14 lead and provide the eventual winning margin of victory. … This was the first game between the programs since 2007, a 20-17 El Toro victory. Maybe these teams should play more often. … Corona del Mar is ranked No. 1 in the Southern Division IX. … El Toro’s Trey Tinsley continues to grow. The quarterback completed 19 of 36 passes for 230 yards and touchdowns of 28, 5 and 5 yards—the latter two to Dominic Collins. … The last TD pass to Collins with 3:34 left in the game set up the finish, which was preceded by a defensive stand by El Toro that gave the Chargers possession with 2:31 to go. … The only reason El Toro had a chance to tie at the end was a hook-and-ladder for a 30-yard gain on fourth-and-23 from the Charger 20. Taylor Dodds, who caught a TD pass earlier, lateraled to Brendan Lane. … Corona del Mar’s Cole Martin rushed 31 times for 100 yards and a touchdown, and Cole Collins caught six passes for 134 yards and a touchdown. … The Sea Kings play next week against rival Newport Harbor (1-1), which defeated defending Northern Division III champion, Palos Verdes, 34-33. … El Toro plays at Palos Verdes (1-2) next week.