HUNTINGTON BEACH — The buzz was there at the start for the Newport Harbor High football team. Buzzy Yokoyama created it when the running back suited up for the first time after missing the last three games with a dislocated right kneecap.
What is still missing is the Sailors' offense.
The return of Yokoyama did not help Newport Harbor avoid its second straight shutout in Sunset League play. The Sailors' league title hopes ended Friday after Edison held on and won, 7-0, at Huntington Beach High.
The back-to-back scoreless efforts are the first for Newport Harbor Coach Jeff Brinkley in 19 years. The defense did its job against the defending league champion Chargers, holding them 22 points below their season average.
The problem for Newport Harbor (4-4, 1-2 in league) was its own offense. Without any points, the Sailors were not about to beat Edison for the first time in 31 years.