Trabuco Hills High School earned a Southern Section playoff berth in the Desert-Mountain Conference by defeating Laguna Hills, 26-17, in a Pacific Coast League game Friday night before 1,500 at Mission Viejo High School.
Trabuco Hills (8-2, 3-2) overcame an 11-0 Laguna Hills lead. The Mustangs' defense held Laguna Hills quarterback Chris Leigber to 15 of 25 passes for 196 yards and a touchdown. Brian Fleming, the county's leading pass receiver, caught 4 passes for 56 yards for the Hawks.
Laguna Hills (2-7-1, 2-3) scored its first points on a 22-yard field goal by Fleming with 8:44 remaining in the first quarter. Mark Mason made it 9-0 when he intercepted a John Barnes pass and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown. Fleming ran for a two-point conversion to make the score, 11-0.
Trabuco Hills came back with an 11-yard touchdown run by Todd Marsh to make it, 11-6. A pass for a two-point conversion failed.