NEWPORT BEACH — A standing-room only crowd showed up for Saturday afternoon's Battle of the Bay boys' water polo game at Newport Harbor High.
Corona del Mar supporters packed the visitors' sidelines, most of them wearing T-shirts made just for the occasion.
A few of them brought signs, one of which even questioned the physique of Newport Harbor senior Farrel South.
South was injured earlier this year, but he's lost weight and is in shape. He made the sign look downright silly when he rifled in a shot from nine meters midway through the third quarter.
South scored a game-high four goals as the Sailors took the city championship game, 9-5.
"I felt like it was going to be a battle, and it was a battle," he said. "Even though we had a pretty solid lead, I still felt like it was pretty physical and we really needed to keep our guard up. But yeah, I thought it was a great game. It's competitive every year."