Trabuco Hills has high expectations this season and, if the Mustangs are to win a guaranteed playoff berth in the South Coast League, they have to be able to win games at places such as Dana Hills—which is the favorite to win the Sea View League. Mission accomplished.
Score: Trabuco Hills 31, Dana Hills 10
Key Stats: In his debut at quarterback, senior Tommy Kelley completed 13 of 28 passes for 138 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions, and rushed seven times for 43 yards and scores from 1 and 34 yards.
Pivotal Moment: Holding a 14-7 lead, Noah Thompson returned a punt 88 yards for a 21-7 lead with 3:31 left in the half. It came on the heels of Kelly’s 34-yard TD run and preceded Blake Cuzzupoli’s 40-yard field goal as the half expired that gave Trabuco a 24-7 lead.
Records: Trabuco Hills (1-0), Dana Hills (0-1).
Notes: Dana Hills scored on its opening possession; the Dolphins drove 67 yards behind fullback Andrew Dunn and tailback Brian Scott, who scored from 1 yard. But Scott hurt his knee the next time Dana Hills had the ball and didn’t return. … Dana Hills is No. 1 in the preseason Division VI Southwest poll. Trabuco, the coaches’ pick to finish second in the South Coast League, is unranked in the Southern Section polls. ... Jacob Breeland caught Kelley's TD pass, a 14-yarder in the fourth quarter.