De La Salle wins California Open Division title

by Jeff Fisher

De La Salle High School Spartans football Antoine Custer

De La Salle junior RB Antoine Custer scored 4 TDs to lead the Spartans to their fifth CIF Open Division state football title. Photo from OCSidelines.com‘s Josh Barber.

For a while it looked like California’s Open Division championship between De La Salle, #2 in High School Football America’s Top 25, and Corona Centennial was going to come down to which team had the ball last.  The two teams were tied at 7, 14, 28 and 35 before De La Salle, the five time Open Division champs, pulled away in the second half for a 63-42 win.

According to OCSidelines.com’s game summary, the two teams combined for 1,129 yards in offense.

After the Huskies tied the game at 35 in the third quarter, De La Salle (14-0) reeled-off three touchdowns to seal the victory.  Corona Centennial, which started the season 1-2, finished with a 13-3 record.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.