The Barons, previously in a four-way tie for first place, are now in fourth place and not positioned to get one of three automatic playoff berths from the Sunset League.
Still, Fountain Valley can make a strong bid for the playoffs with a victory next week against Los Alamitos. If they win, they would finish third, at worst.
Score: Edison 24, Fountain Valley 0
Key Stats: Marcus Swanigan rushed eight times for 110 yards and a touchdown for Edison; he also had three sacks on defense.
Pivotal Moment:When Swanigan walked on the field, Edison was a different team. A better team.
Records: Edison (6-3 overall, 3-1 in Sunset league), Fountain Valley (6-3, 2-2)
Notes: Swanigan has been
absent the past five weeks with a shoulder injury. Friday marked his return to
the lineup. … Edison’s defense recorded four turnovers and five sacks. …
Fountain Valley never reached as far as the Edison 20-yard line. … Scott
Schultz passed for 100 yards for the Barons, and Isaiah Davis rushed for 51. …
This is the first time this season Fountain Valley has scored fewer than 17 points. ... Edison plays Huntington Beach next week. … The best playoff scenario for
Fountain Valley is if it beats Los Alamitos, and Edison and Newport Harbor win
their games as expected. Fountain Valley would share third place with Los
Alamitos, but would own the head-to-head advantage.