Lewis Has Trabuco Hills Running

Senior running back Chris Lewis eclipsed his total rushing yards for the season, carrying the ball 30 times for 233 yards to lead Trabuco Hills to a 45-17 nonleague victory over El Toro Friday night at Trabuco Hills.

Lewis, who rushed for 1,238 yards last season, had gained more than 200 yards in four games this season.

But he had equaled that through three quarters Friday night.

Lewis also doubled his touchdown total, finishing the game with four.

"I was just pumped up," Lewis said. "During the season I haven't had many yards and everyone has been telling me to step it up."

Lewis scored the Mustangs' first three touchdowns on runs of 80, 25 and one yard. His one-yard run gave Trabuco Hills a 21-7 lead with 2 minutes 57 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

But El Toro responded with 10 consecutive points to get back in the game. Quarterback Mike Strand hit running back Sam Moore on a screen pass that went for 80 yards and a touchdown, and Wes Sjobon made a 25-yard field goal to pull El Toro within 21-17 with 54 seconds left in the third quarter.

El Toro got the ball right back after a punt by Trabuco Hills, but a bad snap cost the Chargers the ball and eventually the game.

Trabuco Hills recovered the fumble and scored five plays later when quarterback Joseph Edwards found Lewis for a five-yard touchdown pass with 6:57 to play.

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