(Hacienda Heights) — In the closing seconds of the fourth quarter, Kody Olmos connected with Khayman King in the corner of the end zone, on a fourth and 16, to give Los Altos the 30-28 win over Woodrow Wilson in the Division 6 semifinals Friday night at Los Altos High School.
With 2:45 seconds left the Conqueror defense stuffed Wilson quarterback Tanner Frost who tried to sneak his way for the first on fourth down and short. Los Altos took over on their 43 with 2:40 left to play.
Olmos and the Los Altos offense drove down the field and managed to to reach the Bruin 11. On first and second down, Olmos had his passes batted down in the end zone. On third and 10, Olmos found Tyler Nevens in the backfield but he lost six yards after the catch. Finally on fourth and 17, Olmos dropped back and found King who leaped over to make the catch as the final buzzer sounded.
Throughout out the game, neither team could create separation. Both teams traded scoring blows with one big play after another.
Los Altos struck first late in the opening quarter when Nevens punched his way in to the end zone for six. Wilson answered right back with a rushing score of their own when Jaccobi Hard scored on a 2-yard run.
Just before the half ended, both teams added touchdowns to pull the game even at 15. Nevens scored his second touchdown of the game with 59 seconds left. Wilson returned the favor on their ensuing drive when Frost kept the ball and sneaked way into the end zone for the score.
Late in the third quarter after Olmos & Co. broke a 15-15 tie the Burins answered right back when Jaccobi Hardy took the hand off and dashed his way for the 76-yard touchdown. Following a Conqueror field goal, Hardy scampered of for a 80-touchdown, to put Wilson up 28-24.
With the win, Los Altos will play Paraclete in the division 6 finals. Site and time will be determined.
Los Altos Starting O-line
LT 79 Andrew Garcia
LG 56 Oscar Villa
C 55 Gabriel Estrada
RG 71 Juan Lomeli
RT 76 Juan Ortega
“Wow! That is it. Are you kidding me? These kids are awesome,” Said HC Dale Ziola after the game.
Kody Olmos 16/22 119 yards 2TD
“This doesn’t seem real. Its like its out of a movie. I just tried to make my right read how the coaches been telling us since we started,” said Kody Olmos after the game.
Tyler Nevens 33 carries 211 yards 2TD
Anthony Lopez 5 catches 30 yards
Khayman King 2 catches 36 yards 1TD
“I had dreams about stuff like that,” said King after he made the game winning catch.
Art Vargas 2 catches 1 TD
Woodrow Wilson Starting O-line
RT 78 Andrew Galindo
RG 70 Jesus Alvarez
C 52 Williams De La Cruz
LG 64 Paul Soloranzo-Muńoz
LT 55 Shepherd Grant
Jaccobi Hardy 14 carries 192 yards 3 TDs