By George Hernandez
(Whittier) – Conquerors quarterback Andrew Silva’s strong second half led Los Altos to a 41-21 victory Friday night at California High School.
Los Altos got the ball first and made it look easy with Silva finding an open David Titone-Perez in the corner of the end zone to make it 6-0 after a missed extra point.
The Condors came right out and made it look just as easy driving down field with quarterback Daniel Torres capping it off with a three-yard dive to the end zone for a 7-6 lead.
Cal’s Jeremiah Johnson would pick off a Silva pass the next possession and Torres would drive the Condors down field and take it in himself again for a 14-6 lead.
The Conquerors tied it up just before half time when Anthony Rivas slammed his way in from two yards out and Titone-Perez caught a two-point conversion.
The Condors took the ball first in the second half but would be forced to punt for the first time.
Silva led the drive down field and a quarterback keep from 10-yards out gave Los Altos its first lead of the game at 21-14.
A throw from Torres while trying to avoid a sack was intercepted by Jaidon Servin of Los Altos. That short field for the Conquerors led to Rivas second score of the game.
Cal was forced to punt again and it was taken inside the five-yard line, a penalty took them back to the 30.
That was no problem for Silva who got the snap, bounced to the outside and took it 30-yards to paydirt, extending the lead to 34-14 after a missed extra point.
Condors went for it on fourth and seven but were denied and turned it over on downs.
Los Altos had Silva toss it this time and he found Isaac Dominguez for a 37-yard score putting the game out of reach at 41-14.
Cal got on the board late in the game when Andrew Robledo pounded it in from one yard out.
The Conquerors improved to 4-1 with the victory and will host Marina next week, while Cal will travel to its league rival El Rancho to open up Del Rio league play.