Vista Host Rancho Buena Vista churned out 306 rushing yards to grind out a 42-24 win over Escondido in an Avocado East League game on Friday.
The win came in the league opener for the Longhorns (5-2 overall, 1-0 Avocado East League).
“We needed to get going and get off the ball correctly,” RBV coach Paul Gomes said. “I think our kids responded the way they should have tonight, which is a good thing.”
Senior Chad Woolsey led the Longhorns attack, running for 280 yards and three touchdowns on 35 carries.
“I was just running behind my blockers. That’s where the holes were,” Woosley said. “You could have driven a truck through them tonight. They (the linemen) were key.”
Escondido senior quarterback Mitch Grimes threw for 246 yards and three touchdowns — two to junior Quentin Todd, who caught six balls for 129 yards — and junior Josh Navarro ran for 125 yards on 27 carries for the Cougars (2-5, 0-2).
“We needed to control the ball because we know they have some weapons over there,” Gomes said. “Their receiver, Todd, is really good and their running back, Navarro, is really good. We needed to make them play catch-up.”
The Longhorns did just that in the third quarter, scoring three times in the period — including twice in a 58-second span.