La Habra smothering in win

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 After a scoreless third quarter, La Habra’s defense took over. Brea took possession of the ball on its own 43-yard line after the Highlanders failed to make a first down on a fake punt. On the first play of the series, Garrett Kiehl sacked Fleming for a 10-yard loss. Two plays later Casey Rihn intercepted a pass and sprinted 42 yards for the touch down. On the next series the Highlanders nearly duplicated the sequence. On second down Chris Milano turned in the sack and a play later Matt Estrada intercepted a pass, returning the ball 28 yards to the Brea 7-yard line. Faced with third-and-goal, Benedict connected with Travis Bourne on a slant for the 6-yard touchdown. The Highlander kicking game played a big role in the victory. Kickoff specialist Kyle Fowler prevented any kickoff returns by repeatedly sending the ball into the end zone. Puga, handling the punting duties, also pinned the Wildcats deep in their own territory. La Habra started the scoring in the first quarter. On the Wildcats’ first offensive play from scrimmage, Paul Estrada intercepted Jeff Fleming’s pass. The Highlanders capitalized on the turnover when Pete Puga kicked a 29-yard field goal. In the second quarter La Habra extended the lead. After a personal foul call on the Wildcats, the Highlanders took possession on their own 32-yard line, scoring seven plays later on a 10-yard pass from quarterback R. J. Benedict to sophomore Travis Bourne. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img LA HABRA — Strong defense and solid special-teams play proved the difference, as the La Habra High School football team defeated visiting Brea Olinda 24-0 on Friday night. The Highlanders limited Brea to 109 yards on offense while turning in six sacks and four interceptions. last_img read more