Two schools with Grace Brethren roots went head-to-head Friday night in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section East Valley semifinal for the second time in as many years. Simi Valley’s Grace Brethren defeated Brethren Christian High School and advances advance to the East Valley championship game for the second consecutive year. A portion of a report from Los Angeles Daily News appears below. Click here for the complete article.
Grace Brethren rallies from 27-point deficit to win CIF semifinal
HUNTINGTON BEACH — In a wild CIF Southern Section East Valley semifinal, Grace Brethren overcame a 27-point deficit and defeated Brethren Christian 46-41 on Friday to advance to the East Valley championship game for the second consecutive year.
Grace Brethren (13-0) trailed 33-6 in the second quarter before beginning its comeback. The Lancers finished off their rally by scoring 20 points in the fourth and will face Saddleback Valley Christian in the final.
“We had to outplay them and I know we have the talent on the field,” Grace Brethren head coach Josh Henderson said.
Prior to Friday, the Lancers had only allowed one team to score more than 10 points all season. Brethren Christian (11-2) running back Jordan Leonard did that by himself, scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter.
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