For the first time since Jim Barnett was the coach—that's two decades ago—Trabuco Hills opened the season with four consecutive victories. The Mustangs scored their second consecutive victory over a Sunset League team, getting a good win over a dangerous Huntington Beach squad.
Score: Trabuco Hills 27, Huntington Beach 17
Key Stats: Tommy Kelley completed 14 of 27 passes for 263 yards and two touchdowns.
Pivotal Moment: Tied at 7-7, Huntington Beach had driven to the Trabuco Hills 14, but a series of penalties pushed the Oilers back to their own 27-yard line—facing fourth-and-57. The Oilers punted away and Trabuco scored on a 34-yard pass from Jimmy Jacobs to Conner O’Malley.
Records: Trabuco Hills (4-0), Huntington Beach (2-2)
Notes: Huntington Beach scored on its first possession, but managed only a field goal until late in the fourth quarter against the stiff Mustangs defense. … Any defensive scheme against Huntington Beach has to account for do-everything quarterback Kai Ross, who passed for 203 yards and rushed 22 times for 71 yards and a touchdown. … Hunter Simmons rushed for 151 yards and 3-yard score in the first quarter for Huntington Beach. … Trabuco Hills held a 20-10 lead in the third quarter when Tommy Kelley and Jake Breeland hooked up for a 79-yard touchdown pass. Total backbreaker for any Huntington Beach comeback hopes. … Breeland also caught a 6-yard TD pass from Kelley. ... Jimmy Jacobs threw a 34-yard TD pass to Connor O'Malley to give Trabuco a 14-7 lead. ... Matt Wood's 2-yard run made it 20-7. ... Trabuco Hills is ranked No. 7 in Orange County. … The Mustangs play Santa Margarita (2-2) and JSerra (3-0) over the next two weeks. JSerra defeated Huntington Beach last week, 49-31.