Scott Saunders scored on a one-yard run with 36 seconds left in the game to give Laguna Hills High School a 17-14 victory over Costa Mesa in a Pacific Coast League football game Saturday at Mission Viejo High.
Saunders' score, his second of the night, ended a 10-play drive in which Chris Leigber completed 2 passes for 54 yards. Leigber, who completed 12 of 21 passes for 182 yards, followed Saunders' touchdown with a two-point conversion pass to Brian Fleming.
The victory put Laguna Hills (2-6 overall, 2-2 in league play) in a tie with Trabuco Hills for the third and final playoff spot with one game to play.
Costa Mesa (1-8, 0-4), which led most of the game, opened the scoring with two minutes gone in the second quarter on Rich Schones' one-yard quarterback sneak. Schones' score was made possible one play earlier on Terry Bryant's 21-yard run.