Laguna Hills' defense dominated Trabuco Hills Friday night, leading the Hawks to a 19-13 nonleague football victory at Mission Viejo High.
Tyler Bengard led the way, accounting for 14 tackles and four sacks. "We quit playing as individuals and just went out there and starting playing as a team," Bengard said.
Brandon Champlin was the story on offense, completing nine of 18 passes for 170 yards and three touchdowns. Champlin's touchdown pass to Jeff Fischer in the second quarter was the first score of the game and set the tone for the Hawks' offense.
The Hawks came out strong in the second half, scoring two touchdowns in a two-minute span to begin the half. The first score was set up by Ryan Johnson's 54-yard run. Two plays later, Champlin lofted a perfect pass to Dan Kempff for an 18-yard score.