ORANGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL / PREP EXTRA : Buena Park's Mistakes Help La Habra Win

Buena Park quarterback Brian McDonald stood at midfield and slammed his helmet into the ground twice, showing the depth of his frustration after the Coyotes lost to La Habra, 18-8, in aFreeway League game Friday night at La Habra High.

"Too many damn turnovers," said Buena Park Coach Bob Rau.

The Coyotes (0-6, 0-1) lost four fumbles, but the biggest error of the night came when McDonald fielded a punt at his own two-yard line, stepped back into the end zone and knelt down for a safety.

"He got confused," said Rau. "Brian's young, he's only a sophomore. It's a credit to him that he held his poise and ran the team real well."

After the safety, La Habra (3-3, 1-0) drove 51 yards on 10 plays with Tom White scoring from five yards out to give the Highlanders an 8-0 lead. White pounded the Buena Park defense by rushing for 106 yards in 24 carries.

McDonald broke loose on a 78-yard touchdown run with 1 minute 14 seconds left in the first quarter and then passed to Osvaldo Olmos for the two-point conversion to tie the score, 8-8.

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