La Mirada took out three years of frustration on La Habra, piling up 525 yards of total offense in a 45-27 beatdown of La Habra. The Matadores snapped a three-game losing streak against the Highlanders.
La Habra played matadore defense against the Matadores all night. Former superstar linebacker Aaron Porter, who is now at UCLA, would not be pleased with the tackling by his former team.
La Mirada scored on its first four possessions. They needed just 11 plays to score those first four touchdowns. Highlanders coach Frank Mazzotta is going to be going over all the game film and kicking some serious butt in practice over the next week to turn this thing around.
There were some bright spots on offense for the Highlanders. QB Sean Sparling was 12 of 21 for 203 yards and one touchdown with one interception. He also scored on a rushing TD. Christian Casas had six receptions for 120 yards and a TD.
It doesn’t matter how good La Habra’s offense is if it can’t stop anybody.
The good news for OC football teams is they don’t have to worry about playing La Mirada’s high-powered offense this season. La Mirada doesn’t play any county opponents the rest of the way and there are no county teams in the Southeast Division where the Matadores are ranked No. 1.
THE THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL MADNESS STUDS:
Gerry Myres, La Mirada: The 6-2, 210-pound senior was 12 of 18 for 227 yards and three TDs with no interceptions for the Matadores.
Dallis Shipp, La Mirada: The 6-5, 210-pound senior had six receptions for 150 yards and two TDs.
Johnny Hills, La Mirada: The 5-8, 170-pounder was explosive all night, finishing with 192 yards and two TDs on 15 carries.
Deven Boston, Buena Park: Boston is one of the TNFM Studs for the second straight week. Boston rushed for 237 yards and four TDs on 23 carries in Buena Park’s 35-0 victory over Schurr. He has scored 54 points so far this season.
Daniel Salgado, Santa Ana Valley: Salgado had two interceptions to help the Falcons hang on for a 27-24 victory over Beckman.
Aaron Aguilar, Orange: Aguilar rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries in Orange’s 41-7 victory over Saddleback.
Jeremy Maxwell, Edison: The wide receiver had three touches in Edison’s 24-0 victory Garfield of L.A., but he made them count. Maxwell had three receptions for 128 yards and two TDs.
JT Land, Trabuco Hills: Land had 51 yards and a touchdown on eight carries and made a huge sack that led to a fumble in the fourth quarter to help Trabuco Hills beat Newport Harbor, 27-21.
Meki Tafuna, Villa Park: He rushed for 151 yards and two TDs in the Spartans’ 24-7 victory over Valencia.
Derek Kendrick, Villa Park: He had a sack and an interceptions and OCVarsity’s Dan Albano called him a “beast on defense.”
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