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Barriere, La Habra prove too much for Fullerton
FULLERTON – Quarterback Eric Barriere had seven touchdown passes and 350 yards passing before sitting out the second half of La Habra’s 62-13 rout of Fullerton in a Freeway League game Friday night.
Barriere completed 21 of 31 passes and didn’t throw an interception.
“I think it’s my best first-half performance,” the 6-foot, 185-pound senior said.
Barriere opened the game with six incomplete passes, but his seventh pass was a 13-yard touchdown to running back Cortlin Taylor and his eighth was a 46-yard touchdown to receiver Justin Sun.
Sun caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Barriere on La Habra’s third possession for a 21-0 lead with 5:24 remaining in the first quarter.
Taylor’s 6-yard scoring reception of a pass from Barriere made it 28-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Barriere had eight consecutive completions on La Habra’s third and fourth scoring drives.
La Habra (7-1 overall, 3-0 league) added three more touchdowns in the second quarter for a 49-7 lead by halftime.
Barriere connected with receiver Eric Lancaster-Garcia on a 35-yard score, and had 31- and 53-yard scoring strikes to Prince Ross.
Ross had six receptions for 124 yards; Sun had three for 73; Amon Fellows had six for 69; Lancaster-Garcia had two for 44, and Taylor four for 40.
“We have a lot of fast receivers,” Barriere said. “They’re all great.”
Dylan Nicholson was the star for Fullerton (4-4, 0-3). The running back took a handoff from QB Jordan Lawton and threw a 28-yard TD pass to Kody Orozco in the first half and returned the second-half kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown.
Barriere didn’t mind sitting out the second half.
“They deserve a chance to play, too,” he said.
The second half was played with a running clock. La Habra backup quarterback Zach Fogel threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Steven Gomez and reserve running back Lucky Avinger had a 1-yard touchdown run.