BREA — Miscues cost Brea Olinda High in a close game last season against Diamond Bar. The Wildcats didn’t make the same mistakes Friday night.
This time it was Brea who capitalized on Diamond Bar’s errors to win, 34-6, and improved to 4-0 for the first time in 10 years. The last time the Wildcats were unbeaten through their first four games was in 2001, when they finished 14-0 and won the CIF-SS title.
The Wildcats used a balanced attack to jump to a 24-0 lead in the first half. Quarterback Nick Ceja (6.for 13 for 156 yards) connected with Nicky Feamster on a 54-yard pass. Junior running back Josh Vizcaya followed up with a 814-yard touchdown run — his eighth of the season — to give the Wildcats a quick 14-0 lead.
Vizcaya, who ran for 103 yards last time these teams met, rushed for 179 yards on 29 carries before being knocked out of the game. The junior back took a hard hit in his right eye late in the third quarter and did not return. He said afterward that he was “all right.”
Brea kicker Adam Williams added a 30-yard field goal, set up by an interception, and Ceja scored on a 85-yard run before the Brahmas scored their touchdown in the second quarter to trim the lead, 24-6, heading into halftime.
Williams booted a 27-yard field goal with 5:32 remaining in the third quarter to pad the Wildcats’ lead, 27-6. Brea closed out the scoring with a 68-yard touchdown pass from Ceja to Feamster with 3:47 left in the game.