Costa Mesa, Tran Run Over Los Amigos

Costa Mesa's Binh Tran rushed for 216 yards in 28 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Mustangs to a 36-6 victory over Los Amigos in a nonleague game Friday night at Garden Grove High School.

Tran led a Costa Mesa rushing attack that amassed 344 yards, while the Mustang defense held the Lobos scoreless until the last play of the game when quarterback Ape Tuato hit Sunly Sa with a 16-yard scoring pass.

Michael Pawinski got Costa Mesa (1-2) started when he recovered a fumble on the Lobos 27-yard line and scored six plays later on a one-yard plunge.

After a 26-yard field goal by Josh Peca gave the Mustangs a 9-0 lead, Tran took a pitchout and broke loose for a 72-yard scoring run with 8:08 left in the second quarter.

Los Amigos had a chance to close the gap before halftime but was unable to run a play after Sa's 21-yard reception of a Tuato pass with one second remaining.

Los Amigos threatened to get back in the game in the third quarter when the Lobos drove 59 yards to the Mustang nine-yard line. But the drive faltered and Costa Mesa's Bryan Luxembourger broke through and blocked Chong Vang's 28-yard field goal attempt.

Tran also scored on a 24-yard touchdown run with 2:03 left in the third quarter and a one-yard run midway through the fourth quarter. Peca made the score 36-0 with 1:14 left in the game with a one-yard run.

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