Oaks Christian wins SoCal 3 OT thriller

Oaks Christian football

It took Oaks Christian and Alemany three overtimes to decide its game Friday night non-league game.  Matt Corral‘s third touchdown pass of the night to Mycah Pittman and kicker Ajay Culhane‘s extra point were the deciding factors in Oaks Christian’s 63-62 victory.

Alemany (0-4) had taken a 62-56 lead in the third overtime, but it’s extra point was lengthen after officials called a penalty on one of the Warrior players for cursing in the direction of an official, according to the Los Angeles Daily News’ Evan Barnes.  The missed extra point opened the door for a Lions’ victory.

Oaks Christian (3-1), ranked #7 in the latest High School Football America Southern California Top 25, took an early 14-0 lead in this one.  But, Alemany closed the gap to 21-20 at the break.

The Ventura County Star reports that Pittman, a sophomore whose brother Michael is now at USC, caught eight passes for 224 yards and three touchdowns.  Corral, who is a junior and given his verbal commitment to USC, threw for 319 yards.

Alemany’s Miles Bryant threw for 445 yards and five touchdowns.  Three of Bryant’s TD passes went to Warren Jackson.

It’s the second time this season that OC has topped the sixty-point mark in a high-scoring victory.  The Lions beat #8 Chaminade 65-55 in the season opener.

Next-up for Oaks Christian is #23 Murrieta Valley, which will be coming-off a 41-20 loss to #9 Rancho Cucamonga Friday night.  Alemany opens Mission League play against Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks).

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