A week after getting rocked by the top-ranked team in the county, Trabuco Hills rolled on Thursday.
Showing that they were a better team for having played Santa Margarita——the Mustangs responded with a 35-14 nonleague victory over visitor Huntington Beach
Quarterback Nathan Perry passed for 193 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 66 and two touchdowns as Trabuco won for the third time in four games.
J.T. Land also scored twice as he had a big night rushing, eight carries for 91 yards.
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Chris Reck also rushed for a score.
Perry, who had a touchdown run of 75 yards, had a TD pass to Cole Breeland that covered 62 yards.
It was a terrific performance by Trabuco on the heels of its one-sided loss a week earlier. Even Harry Welch, the coach for Santa Margarita, said that Trabuco was a good team but had the unfortunate luck of catching the Eagles on a night in which they came together.
On Thursday, the Oilers (1-3) were the unlucky team. The second place team from the Sunset League a year ago, Huntington Beach has lost to teams that already have three wins this season, El Toro (3-0), JSerra (3-0) and Trabuco (3-1).
Next week Trabuco plays on Friday at home against another Sunset League school, Fountain Valley (2-1).
Other games involving local teams on Friday, Sept. 14:
- Carson (0-3) vs. Santa Margarita (3-0) at Saddleback College, 7 p.m.
- Mission Viejo (3-0) at La Quinta (0-3), 7 p.m.
- Ontario Colony (0-3) at Tesoro (3-0), 7 p.m.