ESCONDIDO — San Dieguito High School running backs Greg August and Mark Horowitz and a clutch defense keyed the Mustangs' 21-13 Palomar League victory at Orange Glen Friday night.
August, who had 140 yards on 19 carries, scored on a 60-yard run halfway through the first quarter for San Dieguito's first touchdown. Horowitz, 117 yards on 18 carries, broke through the middle to score from 37 yards out to make the score 21-7 with a minute to play in the game.
San Dieguito remains undefeated in the league at 4-0 and 7-1 overall. Orange Glen fell to 1-3, 5-3 overall.
Orange Glen quarterback Duffy Daugherty completed 25 of 46 passes for 349 yards.
However, as the first half ended, Horowitz, playing defensive back, intercepted a Daugherty pass at the goal line.
Daugherty hit wide receiver Scott Carlovsky, who caught 10 passes for 137 yards, for a 17-yard score. With seven seconds left in the game, Carlovsky caught a 26-yard touchdown pass to bring the Patriots.
In other Palomar League games:
Vista 14, Mt. Carmel 10--Mt. Carmel carried a 10-0 lead into the fourth period, but top-ranked Vista (5-0, 8-0) fought back for the win at Mt. Carmel. Billy Faraimo scored twice on one-yard runs, the second coming after Mt. Carmel (1-3, 3-5) turned the ball over on the its own one on a bad snap on a punt. Vista's Tommy Booker, the county's leading rusher going into the game, ran for 110 yards in 19 carries.
Briefly--Fallbrook 20, Torrey Pines 13.
San Marcos 28, Ramona 0--Jim Jennings rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries to lead San Marcos (4-1, 4-3-1) past visiting Ramona (0-4, 0-8). Jennings scored on a 15-yard run in the first quarter and a 2-yard run in the second quarter. Rick Ebert scored San Marcos' first touchdown on a 7-yard run in the first quarter. Abel Neri's 32-yard interception return closed the scoring in the third quarter.
Briefly--Oceanside 21, El Camino 7.
CITY CENTRAL Crawford 36, San Diego 15--Dewey Brown caught seven passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns to lead Crawford (3-0, 5-3) over San Diego (0-3, 2-6) at Patrick Henry High. Brown scored on a 22-yard reception from David Edrozo in the second quarter and a 7-yard pass from Keith Gilbert in the fourth quarter. Ivory Randle's one-yard touchdown run for Crawford snapped an 8-8 tie in the second quarter.
Briefly--Christian 28, St. Augustine 6.
CITY EASTERN Madison 13, Morse 0--Madison's defense limited Morse to 114 yards of total offense and 8 yards passing, and Gerald Harris scored on a 10-yard run with an interception return in the fourth quarter as the Warhawks (2-1, 5-3) defeated visiting Morse (1-1-1, 4-3-1). Harris' interception return was his fourth for a touchdown this season. Madison took a 6-0 lead midway through the third quarter on a nine-yard option pass from Jimmie Robinson to Olun Graves.
Point Loma 34, Serra 0--Darrell Armstead scored twice and Hobie Tillman ran 35 yards for a touchdown with a blocked punt to lead Point Loma (1-1-1, 5-2-1) at home against Serra. Armstead scored both of his touchdowns in the first half as Point Loma built a 27-0 lead. The Pointers' defense held Serra (1-2, 2-6) to 12 yards rushing and 61 yards of total offense in the game.
Mira Mesa 42, Patrick Henry 7--Essex Burton rushed for 241 yards in 19 carries, including three touchdowns, to pace No. 10 Mira Mesa (3-0, 6-2) at home. Burton scored on an 80-yard run late in the first period. Mira Mesa's Andre Falkquay intercepted a pass by Patrick Henry quarterback Lance Lowery late in the third period and ran 70 yards for the score. Patrick Henry is 0-3, 0-8.
CITY WESTERN Clairemont 24, Kearny 21--Cercey Moore intercepted a pass and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown with three minutes remaining to wrap up the win for Clairemont (1-2, 1-7) at Mesa College. Moore's interception gave Clairemont a 24-14 lead. Kearny is 1-2, 3-5.
La Jolla 14, USDHS 7--Doug Powell's four-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Raulston with 11 minutes left provided the winning margin as No. 7 USDHS was upset at USD. The play was set up by a 25-yard interception return by Thom Porter. USDHS (2-1, 7-1) led 7-0 on a one-yard run by Martin Correia. However, USDHS had to play most of the game without the injured James Wilson, the county's seventh-ranked rusher. La Jolla tied the game, 7-7, on Powell's two-yard touchdown pass to Brad Raulston. La Jolla (3-0, 7-1) moved into first place.
Briefly--University City 22, Mission Bay 0.