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Los Amigos holds off Costa Mesa
GARDEN GROVE – Los Amigos quarterback Anthony Magana passed for one touchdown and ran for another, and Alexis Coronado came up with a game-clinching interception in the final minute as Los Amigos held off Costa Mesa, 20-14, in a nonleague game Friday night at Bolsa Grande High.
Magana passed for 143 yards and rushed for 34, and Alexis Ocegueda had five catches for 83 yards and one touchdown for the Lobos (2-1), who took advantage of miscues by a Costa Mesa team that was playing without all-purpose standout Oronde Crenshaw (high ankle sprain) for a second consecutive week.
Costa Mesa (1-3) was unable to muster any offense in the first half, and Los Amigos took advantage of a Costa Mesa fumble at its 1-yard line to take a 13-0 lead heading into halftime.
The third quarter was more of the same, as Magana connected with Ocegueda for a 52-yard score that pushed the Lobos' lead to 20-0 with 4:10 left in the quarter.
However, Costa Mesa responded on its next drive. Quarterback Oliver Ferris hooked up with receiver Kage Kistler for a 38-yard touchdown with 2:09 left in the third quarter, making the score.
After an early fourth-quarter stop, Ferris drove the Mustangs downfield and finished the drive with a 16-yard touchdown run to cut the lead to 20-14 with 9:02 left in the game.
The Mustangs got a defensive stop and began what could have been the final drive with 4:13 left, but Coronado intercepted a tipped Ferris pass at midfield with 59 seconds left.
Costa Mesa's Jason Garcia rushed for 100 yards on 29 carries, and defensive lineman/tight end Joseph Quiroz had two sacks and eight receptions for 37 yards.
Costa Mesa wide receiver Quinton Bell wiped away tears as he gave his teammates words of encouragement after a second consecutive narrow defeat.
“We're going to get this thing together,” Bell said.
The Mustangs lost, 21-16, to Katella last week.
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