Football: Manhattan Beach Mira Costa 33, Newport Harbor 21

Sailors head into Sunset League with a losing record, but loss has no bearing on fortunes if they take care of business from here on out.

Newport Harbor was unable to hold onto an eight-point lead in the fourth quarter and was beaten at home by Manhattan Beach Mira Costa.

Score: Mira Costa 33, Newport Harbor 21

Key Stats: Sebastian Franck-Love rushed 33 times for 194 yards and three touchdowns, of 6, 1 and 42 yards, for Mira Costa.

Pivotal Moment: After blowing the lead and trailing, 26-21, the Sailors were attempting to quash the momentum near midfield with a third-down conversion. Needing 1 yard to keep alive a drive, a Cole Norris pass was dropped, and on fourth down Norris fumbled the snap. Newport turned the ball over on downs and handed Mira Costa the game.

Records: Mira Costa (3-2), Newport Harbor (2-3)

Notes: Newport Harbor was up 21-13 before Mira Costa cut loose with the final 20 points over the game’s last 14 minutes. ... Newport's Chance Siemonsma carried 11 times for 117 yards, but 80 came on one play, a touchdown inside the first minute. … The teams continued to trade scores, with Garrett Hall’s 2-yard run giving Newport a 14-7 lead and Norris’ 4-yard pass to Quest Truxton giving the Sailors a 21-13 cushion with 3:35 left in the third quarter. … Tre Searcy scored from 40 yards to pull Mira Costa to within 21-20 with 1:29 left in the third quarter. … Two of Franck-Love’s scores came in the fourth quarter. … Sunset League play begins next Thursday as Newport Harbor will play host to Los Alamitos (5-0), which defeated La Verne Damien.


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