BREA — In a classic offensive battle, Brea Olinda fought its way back and took the lead with 30 seconds left to beat Capistrano Valley, 27-20, on Friday in a Southwest Division first-round game at Brea Olinda High.
Josh Vizcaya scored the go-ahead touchdown on a% 2-yard run and then scored the 2-point conversion to give the Wildcats the final margin.
Brea Olinda put together a long drive in the first quarter but could not score. After stopping the Wildcats, Capistrano Valley, capped off a 78-yard drive with a 14-yard rush from Matthew Gordon. The Wildcats came back with a touchdown just two plays later on a trick play with Vizcaya throwing a 31-yard pass Augie Buoncuore. Brea Olinda missed the extra point, leaving the game at 7-6 after one quarter.
In the second quarter, Capistrano Valley put together another impressive drive, scoring on a 17-yard pass from Mason Dossey to Michael Mullen. Brea Olinda came back again scoring on a 1-yard rush from Vizcaya with 46 seconds left in the half. The Wildcats could not complete the 2-point conversion. They went into halftime down, 14-12.
Brea Olinda scored quickly in the third to take their first lead of the game on a 57 yard rush by Vizcaya. The Cougars then got a 20-yard TD pass from Dossey to Mullen. They did not convert the two point conversion and the teams went into the fourth quarter with the Cougars leading 20-19.
With 30 seconds remaining, Vizcaya scored his third touchdown of the night. He then rushed for the two point conversion to lift the Wildcats to victory.
Brea Olinda will host to La Habra in the second round.