PREP EXTRA: SATURDAY FOOTBALL PULLOUT : Tustin Wins to Keep Pace in League Race


Tustin put a damper on Westminster's homecoming Friday night and put itself in the thick of the Golden West League race with a 25-6 victory.

The Tillers (3-4-1) improved their league record to 2-0-1 and joined Servite, a 42-21 winner over Saddleback Friday, as the only undefeated teams in the league.

Servite hosts Tustin on Nov. 10 at Cal State Fullerton in a game that could be for the league championship.

Tustin beat Westminster by playing its most dominating game with a run-oriented offense this season. Brandon Lambert rushed for 132 yards and one touchdown in 24 carries.

Teammate Greg Carnal ran for a season-high 122 yards, including an 87-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Tustin Coach Myron Miller gave his offensive line, which includes Adalberto Cibrian, Mike Ray, Cory Alston and Tony Kimball, the credit for the victory.

"Our offensive line is beginning to understand what it takes to get our offense going," Miller said. "Play after play, our line just busted them."

Said Ray: "We started doing things right tonight. It's a great feeling to win. We didn't believe this offense could work, but all it took was one game like this to get our confidence going."

Tustin had a lot of confidence on its first possession of the game.

The Tillers put together a 13-play, 69-yard drive that ended with a six-yard touchdown run by DeShaun Foster. Lambert ran in a two-point conversion.

The Lions (4-4, 1-2) cut the lead to two on a seven-yard touchdown run by Sparky Kale. Kale, who led Westminster with 62 yards rushing, failed to on a two-point conversion attempt.

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