Thanks to a thrilling, last-minute victory in the semifinal round, the Etiwanda football team is on its way to the CIF championship game.

Dermaricus Davis completed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jaden Landrum with 1:19 remaining to give the Eagles a 22-21 win over Leuzinger in the semifinal round on Nov. 18.

The Eagles (8-5) will now play St. Francis (10-3) for the Division 5 title on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Etiwanda field.

Etiwanda has now won four straight games thanks to a high-powered offense, but the Eagles will have to deal with a strong St. Francis squad which outscored Aquinas 52-35 in its semifinal matchup.

Against Leuzinger, the Eagles trailed 14-13 at halftime before taking the lead in the third quarter on Justin Ludovico’s third field goal of the game, 16-14.

Leuzinger rallied to go ahead 21-16, but the Eagles came through with a dramatic drive in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, helped by a 22-yard run by Jaymiere McDowell, to push across the winning points.

Etiwanda’s other touchdown came on a run by Zivan Ardines in the first half.

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