COSTA MESA — For every jab Ocean View High threw at Corona del Mar during Friday's CIF Southern Section Southern Division first-round football playoff game at Orange Coast College, the Sea Kings responded with a quick counter punch.
They even had the final knock down that sent them on into the 11th week of the season.
CdM shut down Ocean View in the second half and scored the only touchdown in the final 24 minutes to come away with a 21-13 victory at LeBard Stadium.
The win moves the Pacific Coast League champion Sea Kings (9-1-1) into Friday's second round, in which they will face Orange League runner-up Anaheim. The Colonists on Thursday defeated Rancho Alamitos, 27-14.
Moving on is all that mattered to CdM head coach Jason Hitchens.
"It doesn't matter at this point in the season if you win by one point, or 40 points," he said. "Every week, from here on out, everyone is 0-0. We now have the opportunity to play 48 more minutes of football, and that's all that matters."