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Meiss Angry Despite Foothill Victory Over Fullerton

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Rage dictated Foothill Coach Tom Meiss’ demeanor Thursday night.

Despite Foothill’s 22-14 nonleague victory over Fullerton at Tustin High, Meiss was furious with his team.

“We played with heart, but as far as guys playing with stupidity, we had plenty and there’s no room for that,” he said. “I can get some cheerleaders to come out and hold. We made some stupid penalties.”

Foothill committed nine for 95 yards, one of them resulting in a touchdown being nullified. Still, it wasn’t enough to derail the Knights against Fullerton, which had a three-game winning streak stopped.

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Fullerton (3-2) had an opportunity to score in the final three minutes after it stopped Foothill on fourth and one at the Foothill 28. Fullerton moved to the Foothill 20, but stalled, and the Knights took over on downs and ran out the clock.

Quarterback Kevin Daft accounted for 202 yards in total offense to lead Foothill (2-3). Daft completed seven of 13 passes for 124 yards and one touchdown. He also had a 70-yard touchdown run. Foothill fullback Errol High was the game’s leading rusher with 95 yards in seven carries.

Foothill never trailed. The Knights jumped to a 13-0 lead in the second quarter before settling for a 16-6 halftime lead.

Fullerton cut the gap to 16-14 when Keith Ginter caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Chris Young with 7:37 left in the third quarter. John Bain’s one-yard run with 8:55 remaining in the fourth quarter sealed it for Foothill.

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