Gamebusters and Gamestoppers

(Plays of 30 yards or more)

42 – Quest Truxton (Newport Harbor) kickoff return

41 – Quest Truxton (Newport Harbor) kickoff return

33 – Quest Truxton (Newport Harbor) touchdown pass from Cole Norris

42 – Cole Martin (Corona del Mar) touchdown run



CORONA DEL MAR – Junior end Harrison Carter records a 13-yard sack and forces the quarterback to fumble … Carter sacks the quarterback and forces another fumble and junior end Parker Chase recovers the loose ball on the opponent's 18 and returns it for a touchdown … Junior tackle Mat Flores and Carter stuff a run for a two-yard loss … Carter tackles the tailback for a two-yard loss … Junior linebacker Robbie Hoffman intercepts a pass on the opponent's 21, setting up a CdM touchdown … Hoffman makes a tackle two yards behind the line of scrimmage … Carter pressures the quarterback to throw the ball away … Junior cornerback Brett Greenlee dives to pick off a pass on the opponent's 42 … Junior safety Barrett Barbato intercepts a pass and returns it 11 yards, putting the offense near midfield.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza


COSTA MESA – Senior nose guard Joseph Quiroz blasts the quarterback at the line of scrimmage … Senior linebacker Oronde Crenshaw jars the bar loose and safety Oliver Ferris recovers the ball on the Mustangs' 22 … Sophomore defensive back Michael Diaz smashes the receiver over the middle and the ball drops for an incomplete pass … Senior Edgar Molina and senior Marco Zalpa combine to tackle the punter for a 13-yard loss after a bad snap … Molina recovers a fumble on the Mustangs' 30 … Senior defensive back Daniel Lawrence intercepts a pass on the Mustangs' 15 and returns it for four yards right before halftime … Molina forces a fumble after sacking the quarterback and recovers the ball near midfield … Molina registers a seven-yard sack … Sophomore defensive back Cameron Curet picks off a pass in the end zone … Senior linebacker Kage Kistler stops the tailback for a four-yard loss.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza


ESTANCIA – Senior lineman Mark Velasquez slows the running back, who is then tackled by junior linebacker Ronnie Urquiza for no gain ... Junior cornerback Indiana Taylor defends a pass well, causing an incompletion ... Junior linebacker Tyler Thomas and sophomore lineman Justin Masri combine to sack the quarterback for a three-yard loss ... Thomas pressures the quarterback, causing a hurried throw and incompletion ... Urquiza leads a group of tacklers stuffing a run for no gain ... Urquiza again makes a tackle for no gain ... Sophomore lineman Jason Jones, Masri and junior safety Dalton O'Daly combine to stuff a run for a three-yard loss ... Masri stuffs a run for no gain ... Senior linebacker Jackson Letterman and senior end Arturo Ortega stop a run for a three-yard loss.

— Matt Szabo


NEWPORT HARBOR – Senior cornerback Quest Truxton hits a receiver just after the ball arrives to break up a pass attempt ... Sophomore outside linebacker Dalton Rosene stuffs a run for no gain ... Junior end Brett Beaudette makes the first hit on a run play that results in a five-yard loss ... Senior safety Garrett Hall and junior middle linebacker Riley Gaddis are the first of a mob to swarm a ballcarrier for no gain ... Gaddis leaps to nearly intercept a pass as he falls to his back ... Sophomore end Caleb O'Neal records a two-yard sack ... Beaudette halts a quarterback keeper for a two-yard loss ... Hall bats the ball away to break up a pass ... Senior cornerback Cory Stowell intercepts in the end zone and returns it to his own 17-yard line ... O'Neal's pass rush helps produce a hurried throw that falls incomplete ... Truxton intercepts and returns it to the Trabuco Hills 18-yard line to set up Tars' final touchdown ... Hall recovers an onside kickoff.

— Barry Faulkner

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