Murrieta Valley held off a fourth-quarter rally to defeat Mission Viejo, 23-20, in a nonleague game Friday night at Murrieta Valley High.
The Diablos (0-4) struggled in the first half, falling behind, 15-0, but running back Robbie Dubois came alive in the third quarter. He helped his team march 62 yards and culminated the drive with a six-yard touchdown run.
Dubois scored twice more in the fourth quarter on runs of one and seven yards, but each score was followed by unsuccessful conversions, and Mission Viejo held only a five-point lead with five minutes left to play.
Murrieta receiver Brandon Jewell then caught a pass from Todd Roth for 58 yards to the Diablo two-yard line. Two plays later, Roth carried it in from two yards with four minutes left.