Saints slide into second round

Postseason action began Friday night with Santa Ana coming from behind late to defeat Fillmore, 14-7, in the opening round of the CIF Southern Section Division 10 playoffs.  

Both defenses held up to create a slow start scoring-wise and action heated up by the end of a scoreless first quarter. 

The second quarter was when things started pick up as Fillmore (8-3) scored a rushing touchdown to take a 7-0 lead.

Late in the third quarter, the Saints (8-3) made it 7-7 with a touchdown through the air. 

Santa Ana found the same success late in the fourth quarter with what would hold up to be the game-winner. 

After the victory, assistant coach Luis Oakley said “We overcame adversity.” He added that the defense could have been better and in preparation for our next game the team will continue to work hard and practice. 

The Saints will travel to Palmdale Friday night to take on the Falcons (7-4) in the second round. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.