Taft High coach Tom Stevenson figured the way to stop Canoga Park tailback Kenny Durr from showboating was to keep him out of the end zone.
The Toreadors accomplished that Friday night at Taft, but they forgot about a couple other Canoga players, and it cost them a 13-9 defeat to the Hunters.
Canoga improved to 5-1 and 2-0 in the Sunset League with the victory. Taft fell to 3-3 and 0-2.
Durr, who has a penchant for taunting his opponents en route to a touchdown, was bottled up all night by the Toreadors. The Hunter running back, who has now beaten all three of his former high schools--Taft, El Camino and Cleveland--was held to 68 yards on 16 carries, and no touchdowns.
Taft, in fact, outplayed Canoga offensively, limiting the Hunters to 138 yards. But the Toreadors were hurt on two big plays--Danny Arrias' 45-yard touchdown pass from Tony Cantrell in the first period and Junior Delgado's 64-yard punt return in the fourth quarter.