De La Salle defense tested in victory

De La Salle High's Sumner Houston (54) sacks Deer Valley quarterback Nsimba Webster (5) in the second quarter of the Spartans' 57-27 North Coast Section Division I semifinal victory on Nov. 29. Though the De La Salle defense allowed a season high in points, the Spartans were able to contain the dynamic Webster from making game-breaking plays. Deer Valley also couldn't keep up with the De La Salle offense, which is averaging over 50 points the last six games. John Velasco and Antoine Custer combined for 331 rushing yards and five touchdowns against the Wolverines. The Spartans now take on California at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 7 at Dublin High in the Division I championship game.