Trabuco Hills breaks away past Los Amigo for first victory


MISSION VIEJO – In a matchup of two winless teams, something had to give, and on Friday night it was Los Amigos’ defense.

Trabuco Hills quarterback Cooper Uhl tossed three touchdown passes, and running backs Chad Crosbie and Colby Rooker each added two more as the Mustangs defeated the Lobos, 56-16, at Trabuco Hills High in both teams’ final nonleague game of the season.

Trabuco Hills (1-5), which had been outscored 173-73 in its first five games, scored touchdowns on eight of its first 10 possessions, including its first six, as it took a 35-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, and 49-0 at halftime.

“It was good to see the kids finally get rewarded for all the hard work they have put in throughout the year,” said Mustangs coach Joe Silvey, who recorded his first win as Trabuco Hills coach. “We still have some things to clean up, but I don’t want to take anything away from the kids. We’re very pleased.”

Uhl played just one quarter, but was sharp, completing 4 of 5 passes for 190 yards. His first two passes went for touchdowns of 65 and 44 yards to senior wideout Noah Strenn. He added a 32-yard strike to Jaden Price before being pulled for backup Luukas Harlin. Harlin wasn’t bad himself, completing 5 of 6 passes for 69 yards and a touchdown.

The Mustangs rushed for just 83 yards, but they didn’t need to be superbly effective as Trabuco Hills was constantly in Los Amigos territory in the first half thanks to three turnovers.

Crosbie scored on runs of 18 and 2 yards, and Rooker added a 12-yard touchdown run to go with his 17-yard touchdown reception. Jake Cuero was the team’s leading rusher with 38 yards, which included a 1-yard scoring run.

Down 56-0, Los Amigos (0-5) scored twice in the fourth quarter on runs of 8 and 1 yard by Edgar Gallindo.

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