La Habra's Offense Stalls in Second Half of 20-3 Loss to Los Altos

La Habra's offense sputtered in the first half and stalled completely in the second as visiting Los Altos defeated the Highlanders, 20-3, Friday.

La Habra (1-2) managed a field goal in the first half and was held to minus-five yards of offense in the second.

Los Altos scored first when Darren O'Merrill connected with tight end Tom Rosser on a 42-yard touchdown pass play with 6 minutes 18 seconds remaining in the first quarter.

La Habra's Bryan Reed recovered a fumble later in the quarter to set up the Highlanders' only score, a 22-yard field goal by Will McIntosh.

Brian Gleason kicked field goals of 39 and 53 yards to finish Los Altos' first-half scoring.

La Habra could not get on track in the second half, managing only 14 offensive plays. La Habra's longest play from scrimmage in second half was eight-yard pass from Sonje Berg to Robert Reyes.

Los Altos relied on fullback Ben Rosales, who gained 68 yards in nine carries in the second half. Rosales finished with 109 yards in 16 carries.

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