Los Alamitos football beats San Diego’s Lincoln with hot start, gritty finish

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WESTMINSTER – Los Alamitos took a 17-point pb into halftime of its shot crippled Friday, and past astir watched it gaffe distant successful the 2nd half.

San Diego-area powerfulness Lincoln controlled the enactment the past 2 quarters but the Griffins came distant with a 21-17 triumph successful a nonleague crippled astatine Westminster High.

  • Los Alamitos’ moving backmost Nygel Osborne (24) sprints past Lincoln of San Diego’s Marquis Lewis (30) for a touchdown during a nonleague crippled astatine Westminster High School Friday, August 27, 2021. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Alamitos’ Achilles Campos-barret (16), apical right, celebrates his sack with Zephaniah Misa (41) during a nonleague crippled against Lincoln of San Diego astatine Westminster High School Friday, August 27, 2021. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Alamitos’ Malachi Nelson (7) sprints with the shot past Lincoln of San Diego’s Adrian Granderson (26) during a nonleague crippled astatine Westminster High School Friday, August 27, 2021. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Alamitos’ Malachi Nelson (7), center, celebrates Alec Wills (4)’s touchdown during a nonleague crippled against Lincoln of San Diego astatine Westminster High School Friday, August 27, 2021. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Alamitos’ Achilles Campos-barret (16), bottom, sacks Lincoln of San Diego’s Jalen Daniels (4) with Sinn Brennan (6), and Zephaniah Misa (41) during a nonleague crippled astatine Westminster High School Friday, August 27, 2021. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Alamitos’ Malachi Nelson (7), right, throws a walk during a nonleague crippled against Lincoln of San Diego astatine Westminster High School Friday, August 27, 2021. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Alamitos’ Malachi Nelson (7), left, throws a walk during a nonleague crippled against Lincoln of San Diego astatine Westminster High School Friday, August 27, 2021. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Alamitos caput manager Ray Fenton looks connected the tract arsenic backmost Malachi Nelson (7) jogs retired to the tract during a nonleague crippled against Lincoln of San Diego astatine Westminster High School Friday, August 27, 2021. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Alamitos’ Malachi Nelson (7) sprints with the shot during a nonleague crippled against Lincoln of San Diego astatine Westminster High School Friday, August 27, 2021. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Alamitos’ Brian Jurado (28) reacts during a nonleague crippled against Lincoln of San Diego astatine Westminster High School Friday, August 27, 2021. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Alamitos backmost Malachi Nelson (7) sprints with the shot during a nonleague crippled against Lincoln of San Diego astatine Westminster High School Friday, August 27, 2021. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Alamitos caput manager Ray Fenton during a nonleague crippled against Lincoln of San Diego astatine Westminster High School Friday, August 27, 2021. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Alamitos’ Malachi Nelson (7) throws a walk during a nonleague crippled against Lincoln of San Diego astatine Westminster High School Friday, August 27, 2021. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)

  • A Los Alamitos instrumentality poses for a photograph successful the stands for his friends earlier a nonleague crippled against Lincoln of San Diego astatine Westminster High School Friday, August 27, 2021. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Alamitos squad enters the tract earlier a nonleague crippled against Lincoln of San Diego astatine Westminster High School Friday, August 27, 2021. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)

  • Los Alamitos squad enters the tract earlier a nonleague crippled against Lincoln of San Diego astatine Westminster High School Friday, August 27, 2021. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)

The crippled went down to the last play. Lincoln backmost Jalen Daniels threw a walk into the extremity zone, but it was swatted distant by Los Al arsenic clip expired.

“They’re a ace talented team,” Los Alamitos manager Ray Fenton said of Lincoln, which was the San Diego City Division 1 runner-up successful 2019. “First half, they were a fingernail distant from breaking away, but the shot was retired of scope oregon our guys dragged them down. We knew they were explosive and we were feeling beauteous bully coming into the 2nd half.

“If we tin people 1 more, we mightiness beryllium capable to decorativeness it, but it was the opposite. We missed opportunities and turned the shot over. We gave them large plays. It’s precise hard to find momentum against a talented squad similar that.”

Postgame interrogation with Los Al manager Ray Fenton arsenic the Griffins past Lincoln.@ocvarsity @LosAlFootball @asb_los @LosAlAthletics @LosalLocos @THEHIVEFB @EC_Preps_SD @SDPrepInsider pic.twitter.com/kj8nDLUqjL

— Manny Alvarez (@MAlvarez02) August 28, 2021

The Griffins (2-0) didn’t fto Lincoln backmost Jalen Daniels get into a groove. They sacked him six times, including 2 from Brian Jurado, who besides recovered a fumble.

On offense, Jurado rushed for 29 yards connected 5 carries. He had to capable successful portion starting moving backmost Nygel Osborne was retired for a agelong with an injury. Osborne returned successful the 4th fourth and finished with 107 yards rushing connected 10 carries and 1 touchdown.

Los Al’s Makai Lemon intercepted a walk successful the archetypal half, which led to a Malachi Nelson scoring walk to Alec Wills that gave the Griffins a 21-3 pb astatine halftime.

“Our defence won this game,” Jurado said. “We rushed disconnected the borderline and blitzed. Their linemen couldn’t halt us. We were conscionable being a canine retired there.”

Postgame interrogation with Brian Juraco arsenic Los Al wins a adjacent one.@ocvarsity @LosAlFootball @asb_los @LosAlAthletics @LosalLocos pic.twitter.com/PDSOGjBcy7

— Manny Alvarez (@MAlvarez02) August 28, 2021

The Hornets took vantage of Los Alamitos turnovers successful the 2nd half, 1 of which acceptable up a 1-yard touchdown tally by Roderick Robinson.

Daniels added different people connected the adjacent thrust with an 80-yard TD walk to Jahlil Florence that chopped the Griffins’ pb to six.

Lincoln got the shot 1 much clip and drove down the field, but turned it implicit connected downs astatine the Los Alamitos 14 with little than 2 minutes to go.

The Griffins tried to clasp onto the shot arsenic agelong arsenic possible, hoping clip would expire, but coiled up taking a information and having to springiness Lincoln 1 much possession.

The Hornets had clip for a last play, but couldn’t muster different score.

“Jalen did good,” Nelson said. “The moving back, Roderick, is different. He is simply a truly bully moving back. Jalen enactment his squad connected his backmost successful the 2nd fractional and helium didn’t shy distant from airing the ball. He made a bully effort, but someway we figured retired a mode to win.”

Postgame interrogation with Malachi Nelson of Los Alamitos arsenic his Griffins past Lincoln’s comeback.@ocvarsity @LosAlFootball @asb_los @LosAlAthletics @LosalLocos pic.twitter.com/z7aQdiLbg7

— Manny Alvarez (@MAlvarez02) August 28, 2021

Daniels completed 17 of 34 passes for 311 yards and a touchdown to spell with his interception.

Florence caught 4 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown, and Robinson rushed for 119 yards connected 29 carries and a score.

Nelson went 15 of 27 passing for 178 yards and 2 touchdowns arsenic Alec Wills led the Griffins with 4 catches for 81 yards and a score.

Los Alamitos’ Isaiah Dorsey led each tacklers with 11, including a sack.

Los Alamitos volition question to play Paramount connected Friday Sept. 3.

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