The Knight football team lost a close game at El Rancho, 56-52, in the CIF-Southern Section Division 10 quarterfinals on Friday.

The Hawks (9-3) led the entire game until four minutes to go when El Rancho (9-3) took a 49-45 lead on a 2-yard run by Richie Amaya.

As soon as the Hawks got the ball back, however, they were back on top with a 65-yard touchdown pass to Christian Roland-Wallace to make it 52-49.

There was too much time left for the Dons, who marched down the field and scored on a 1-yard run by Joseph Rojas.

Knight got the ball back with about a minute left on the clock. But the Hawks threw an interception, which sealed the win for El Rancho, 56-52.

Roland-Wallace scored five receiving touchdowns for the Hawks, most of them on big plays. He scored touchdowns of 13, 73, 75, and 30 to go with his 65-yard score.

Jalen Williams had an interception and a 60-yard touchdown reception for Knight, while Kevion Harris scored on an 85-yard rushing touchdown.

The Hawks allowed 28 points in the fourth quarter, while scoring just 14.

Strathmore 27, 

Cal City 6

The California City football team’s historic season came to an end with a 27-6 loss to No. 1-seeded Strathmore in the CIF-Central Section Division 6 semifinals on Friday.

The score was 7-6 at halftime, but Strathmore took off in the second half. 

The Ravens scored on an 85-yard touchdown pass, but missed the two-point conversion.

Cal City finished the season 7-4 and won its first High Desert League title with a 4-0 record, all without playing a single home game. 

The Ravens’ field was unplayable, causing them to have all road games this season. They will be getting a new home field next year.

Football games 

postponed

The Highland and Lancaster Baptist football teams had their playoff games postponed from Friday until today because of poor air qualify from the fire in Thousand Oaks.

Highland is set to play at Simi Valley in the quarterfinals of CIF-Southern Section Division 10 playoffs at 7 p.m. today. The Bulldogs are ranked No. 1 in the division.

Lancaster Baptist was set to open its playoff run in the CIF-Southern Section 8-man Division 2 quarterfinals on Friday against Hillcrest Christian from Thousand Oaks at Royal High School.

Instead the game will be played today at 6 p.m. at Crespi High School.

There are just eight teams in the division, which is why the playoffs didn’t start until this week.

College Volleyball

AVC 3, West L.A. 0

LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley College women’s volleyball team finished its season with a 25-14, 25-12, 25-17 sweep of West L.A. on Friday.

“AVC played well against West L.A. tonight,” AVC coach Mark Cruz said. “Everyone contributed to the win, it was a great way to send off our sophomores.”

The Marauders (10-9, 4-4 Western State Conference) have five sophomores on their roster — Elizabeth Perez, twins Brittnee and Breeanna Wright, Melissa Lee and Taylor Williams.

Perez recorded 20 digs, while Williams picked up two aces and 31 assists, Brittnee contributed three kills and three blocks, Breeanna had three kills and one block and Lee added two aces and five kills.

Taylor Mobley led AVC in kills with 12 and added four aces and 10 digs and Abbie Adams recorded four aces and 11 kills.

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