By Josh Ouellette
(Diamond Bar)- The Diamond Bar Brahmas stampeded Wilson 40-13 thanks to the aerial combination of Henry Omana Jr. and George Katrib pairing up for 167 yards and three touchdowns on Friday night.
Diamond Bar took an early lead thanks to a 70-yard pass from Omana to Katrib on a third down and 26 to set up Brian Drulius for a 26-yard field goal.
The Wildcats responded quickly thanks to the legs of J.R. Nelson who broke for runs of 38 and 11-yards on the drive before heaving up a 14-yard touchdown pass to Keith Hawk on a halfback option. DB blocked the PAT attempt, but the Wildcats led 6-3.
On the ensuing drive the Brahmas drove the ball 52 yards on 6 plays with the help of a Wilson personal foul, but on second and goal from the seven, Omana wasn’t able to control the snap and the ‘Cats recovered the ball on their own 19.
Wilson drove the ball down field with a mix of rushing, passing and a Brahma personal foul to get a first and 10 at the DB 20. A false start, and two incomplete passes by Josh Morales set up a third and 15 situation at the 25 with just under two minutes to play in the first quarter. Morales dropped back and placed a perfect ball into the outstretched arms of George Czarnack for the 25-yard touchdown pass. Wilson now had a 10-point bulge at 13-3.
That series would mark the last time the Wildcats would get into paydirt on the night. The game to follow was all Omana to Katrib and company with Jamaal Clayton offsetting the passing game with 79 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown.
In the second quarter the Brahmas would score three times. The first score on a 10-yard pass from Omana to Katrib, the second on 12-yard burst up the middle by Clayton, and finally a 45-yard field goal by Julius. The score at the half DB 26 Wilson 13.
Wilson’s Nelson carried the ball for 70 yards in the second half to finish the game with 25 carries for 179 yards rushing and 216 total yards, but the Wildcats couldn’t get anything else started for the half though, with the Brahma defense only allowing 17 yards passing and grabbing a pick.
Omana threw two more touchdowns to close out the night with 283 yards passing on 13 completions and 20 attempts with four touchdowns. He also ran the ball five times for 46 yards, including a 17-yard run off of a broken play.
Wilson (0-2) will go back home to take on Los Altos for the “Wheel.” While Diamond Bar (1-1),will go on the road to play Don Lugo.