Santa Ana Foothill High School showed it was a team of character as it came from behind to upset Riverside Poly, 25-19, Friday night at Northrup Field in Tustin.
The Knights (2-0) spotted the Bears a 19-0 first-half lead, then rolled up 25 points in the second half.
John Fishbeck led Foothill's attack, scoring 3 touchdowns and rushing for 107 yards in 20 carries. The senior running back scored on runs of 28, 4 and 2 yards. He put the Knights ahead to stay with 9:07 to play in the game, going off right tackle from the two-yard line.
"Fishbeck is a great runner, and when you give him a hole, he's through it," Foothill Coach Ted Mullen said. "Tonight he showed that."
Riverside Poly (1-1), Citrus Belt champion for six of the last seven years and The Times' No. 3-ranked team this season, took a 6-0 lead in the second quarter. Quarterback Phillip Moore connected with John Ramirez, who was open in the end zone, on a 12-yard pass play.