Brethren Christian ends season in No. 2 spot


IRVINE - Brethren Christian running back Jared Fuga rushed for 183 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries, and the Warriors overcame a turnover-riddled first half en route to a 21-7 Academy League victory over host Crean Lutheran on Friday night.

With the victory, Brethren Christian (6-4, 2-1) finished No. 2 in the league and clinched a guaranteed spot in the CIF-Southern Section’s East Valley Division playoffs.

Crean Lutheran (5-5, 1-2) will petition for one of three at-large playoff berths available in the East Valley Division.

Brethren Christian took a 7-0 lead with 4:02 left in the first quarter after Fuga took a handoff and raced down the sideline for a 58-yard touchdown.

The Saints tied the score at 7 on a 2-yard touchdown run by quarterback Adam Barrett with 7:15 to go in the first half.

Three Brethren Christian turnovers in the first half kept the game close.

The Warriors broke the game open in the second half, scoring 14 unanswered points.

Fuga scored on an 18-yard run in the third quarter and a 13-yard run in the fourth to secure the victory.

The Warriors rushed for a combined 244 yards on the night.

Warriors quarterback Jack McInally, who went into the week as the No. 4 passer in the county, completed only 3 of 5 passes for 52 yards and one interception.

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