Fountain Valley is making some noise under first-year coach Ray Fenton. The Barons defeated the team coaches expected to finish second in the Sunset League, Huntington Beach. Impressively, Fountain Valley won on the road.
Score: Fountain Valley 19, Huntington Beach 14
Key Stats: Fountain Valley’s Isaiah Davis rushed 13 times for a team-high 81 yards and intercepted two passes on defense.
Pivotal Moment: Fountain Valley held a 10-0 lead in the third quarter but Huntington Beach was driving when Davis made his second interception. It stopped the drive, and preceded a 12-play drive by the Barons to go up 17-0 on Jacob Church’s 12-yard run with 9:05 left in the game.
Records: Fountain Valley (6-1 overall, 2-0 in Sunset League), Huntington Beach (3-4, 0-2)
Notes: The last time Fountain Valley beat Huntington Beach was 2004. … Scott Schultz, who passed for 84 yards, gave the Barons a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 1-yard run. … Jonah Mack kicked field goals of 35 and 39 yards. … The Fountain Valley defense did a great job to keep the Oilers from scoring until the fourth quarter. … Huntington Beach finally broke through on Travis Heer’s 10-yard run with 7:42 remaining to pull to 17-7, and Kai Ross’ 14-yard run with 1:47 left. … Ross rushed for 73 yards and passed for 93. …
Fountain Valley plays a big game next Friday when it goes on the road against Newport Harbor (3-4, 1-1), which held a fourth quarter lead over Edison before losing, 28-16. … Huntington Beach plays host to Marina. … With Newport Harbor’s overtime victory over Los Alamitos last week, Fountain Valley moved up to No. 4 in the Southern Section Southwest Division rankings, behind La Habra, Edison and Yorba Linda.