Well, wasn’t that interesting. Heavily favored Corona del Mar struggled on Friday night, but the Sea Kings stretched their winning streak to 17 games with a victory over Woodbridge at University High.
CdM scored twice in the second quarter and the defense made it stand up as the Sea Kings beat their last legitimate threat in the Pacific Coast League.
Score: Corona del Mar 14, Woodbridge 7Key Stats: Cole Martin rushed for 170 yards and Luke Napolitano passed for 168.
Pivotal Moment: After finally scoring with 1:56 left in the game, Woodbridge attempted an onside kick. Recover it, and the Warriors have a chance to shock the Sea Kings. They didn't, and Corona del Mar continued its domination of the Pacific Coast League.
Records: Corona del Mar (7-0 overall, 2-0 in Pacific Coast League), Woodbridge (4-3, 1-1)
Notes: Martin rushed 28 times for 170 yards, but he did not score. … Napolitano scored from 1 yard 3 1/2 minutes into the second quarter, and Anthony Batista scored on a 22-yard run with 2:36 left in the first half. … Corona del Mar’s defense limited Woodbridge to 13 yards rushing. Woodbridge quarterback Ryan Goodman passed for 116, including a 3-yard scoring toss to Zach Kennedy with 1:56 left in the game. … After scoring, Woodbridge attempted an onside kick but CdM recovered. …
Corona del Mar, vying for its third consecutive Southern Section Southern Division IX title, is ranked No. 1 in the division and No. 9 in Orange County. … Next week, Corona del Mar will play its second game in a row at the new University High stadium, this time taking on the home team. University is 2-5, 0-2. … Woodbridge will play Northwood (2-5, 1-1) at Irvine High.