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After some dizzying offense performances during the first three weeks of the season by pass-happy teams from the San Fernando Valley region, many figured Oaks Christian of Westlake Village and Chaminade of West Hills would put up a dizzying amount of points and yards in a Thursday night matchup.
The offensive fireworks didn’t materialize and Chaminade QB Brad Kayaa didn’t throw a touchdown pass. He did hit paydirt on fourth down — from less than a yard out on a quarterback sneak — with 2:30 left in the fourth quarter that turned out to be the game-winner in a 21-14 Chaminade victory.
Kayaa’s score capped a 14 play, 74-yard drive and was the only touchdown of the second half. Kayaa, a Miami commit, completed 16 of 31 passes for 186 yards. He didn’t throw a touchdown — but he didn’t throw an interception, either.
On the other side, senior QB Brandon Dawkins of Oaks Christian (3-1) passed for 258 yards and accounted for 289 yards, but he overshot receivers at key moments and threw two first half interceptions. Both passes were picked off by junior safety Nick Doctors of Chaminade (3-1).
Donovan Lee, an all-state caliber back, got the Eagles on the board first on a short touchdown run and Chaminade, which came into the game ranked No. 22 in the state, added a two-point conversion. Lee finished with 30 carries for an even 200 yards and the one touchdown.
Dawkins hit favorite target Chris Davis on a 18-yard bubble screen with 11:32 remaining in the second quarter for Oak Christian’s only touchdown. Dawkins then converted a two-point conversion to tie the game.
The score was 8-8 at halftime and both teams traded field goals to make the score 14-14 before Kayaa’s game-winner. Oaks Christian came into the game ranked No. 14, but where it falls to next week will be decided tomorrow night.
Oaks Christian would love to see No. 20 Bakersfield, which lost to the Lions 51-50, knock off No. 9 Long Beach Poly in a matchup of the state’s two winningest programs. A Drillers’ loss at home and they could potentially fall out of the state top 25.
One team that will definitely fall out is No. 25 Edison of Huntington Beach. On Thursday night, the Chargers lost to No. 8 Servite of Anaheim, 31-14. Servite handed Long Beach Poly its only loss.