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Grizzlies bounce back vs. Warriors

10/26/2013, 12:03am PDT
By Ed Wehde, Special to the U-T

Mission Hills was eager to erase bad taste of last week's loss.

— Mission Hills was eager to erase the bad taste from its mouth after its first loss of the season last week. It didn’t take the Grizzlies long.

Mission Hills bounced back with a convincing 61-21 trouncing of host Fallbrook in an Avocado East League game Friday.

“We came out ready to play,” Grizzlies coach Chris Hauser said. “We had a great week of practice, and our intention was to come up to Fallbrook and have a good time, and we did. We’re so proud of our boys. It was good to get back on the field.”

The No. 2-ranked Grizzlies (7-1 overall, 2-1 Avocado East League) put the game away early. In the first five minutes, they scored on offense and special teams and forced a turnover on defense. They led 27-0 after one quarter and 41-0 at the half.

Mission Hills senior quarterback Connor Wynn completed 13 of 22 for 172 yards and two TDs and ran for another score, and senior Scott Higgins had one of the touchdown catches and a 45-yard punt return score — all in the first half.

Fallbrook (2-6, 0-2), meanwhile, was held to 64 yards and three first downs in the first half.

“It was one of those complete efforts,” Hauser said.

The Warriors got on the board in the third quarter on Boston Menossi’s 1-yard run and added two late TDs. Mission Hills played its backups in the second half, with a running clock in the final quarter.

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