LOS ANGELES — Over the course of the nonleague portion of the season in which the Flintridge Prep football team failed to win a game, there was more than one Friday night where the Rebels felt they had let an opponent off the hook.
In the Prep League opener on Friday at Occidental College, Prep spent three quarters fighting to reel in the biggest catch in the CIF Southern Section Northeast Division — top-ranked Chadwick — but just when the Rebels seemed well on their way to a season-changing victory, the Dolphins wriggled free and escaped with a 33-19 victory.
"How do we have the ball the entire third quarter and can't put it away?" Rebels Coach Antonio Harrison wondered aloud after watching his team allow 20 unanswered points over the final 12 minutes 30 seconds of the game. "We come out here against the No. 1-ranked team in the division and kick their ass up and down the field for three-and-a-half quarters, they get two big plays and our guys can't respond. I don't know what to tell you."