Trabuco Hills, ranked No. 8 in the Orange County top 10 poll, survived a tough battle with Fountain Valley and won on a night when the offense didn’t keep up with the defense. And make no mistake, the defense had a very good night. The Mustangs remained unbeaten through three games and beat a revitalized Fountain Valley team under its new coach, Ray Fenton.
Score: Trabuco Hills 24, Fountain Valley 17
Key Stats: The Trabuco Hills defense held Fountain Valley to 22 yards rushing.
Pivotal Moment: Tied at 17-17 and facing a third-and-12 situation, Trabuco Hills quarterback Tommy Kelley connected with Jake Breeland for a 57-yard touchdown with 7:40 remaining.
Records: Trabuco Hills (3-0), Fountain Valley (2-1)Notes: Trabuco Hills' defense shut out Fountain Valley's offense in the second half. … After an interception return gave Fountain Valley possession at the Trabuco Hills 3-yard line, the Mustangs defense forced Fountain Valley to settle for Jonah Mack’s 34-yard field goal. … Kelley had an up-and-down night. He completed only 10 of 23 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns, but also threw two big interceptions. … One interception was returned by Fountain Valley's Jacob Church for a touchdown to tie the score at 17-17 with 5:15 remaining in the third quarter. … Breeland caught 10 passes for 138 yards and two two touchdowns, of 32 and 57 yards. … Blake Cuzzupoli gave Trabuco Hills a 17-10 lead with a 34-yard field goal with 28 seconds left in the first half. … Trabuco's first touchdown was a 5-yard run by Jordan Hettinger, but it was set up by a long kickoff return by Chris Reck. ... This is Trabuco's first 3-0 start under fourth-year coach Scott Orloff. ... Trabuco Hills next plays Huntington Beach (2-1), a 49-31 loser to JSerra.