NEWPORT BEACH — Preston Risser intercepted the football game's first pass and he had a chance to pick off the last one Friday night.
The linebacker did not intercept the final pass, but he did the second best thing for Corona del Mar High and he saved the Sea Kings.
With 21 seconds left to play, Risser deflected a pass on fourth-and-four inside the Sea Kings' 10, allowing CdM to hold on and upset Huntington Beach, 16-10, Friday night.
Risser and the rest of the Sea Kings stormed onto the field at Newport Harbor High after CdM ran out the clock. The Sea Kings are off to a 2-0 start.
They have shown they can win big, evident from the season opener, and now win a close game.
The team CdM faced is from the juggernaut Sunset League. The Oilers' roster size dwarfed the one on the CdM sideline.