La Quinta needed a victory to stay in contention in the Garden Grove League and for a playoff spot. Running back Elijah German provided all the scoring needed as La Quinta escaped with a 14-6 victory against Bolsa Grande Friday night at Bolsa Grande High.
German carried the ball 14 times for 60 yards and two touchdowns for La Quinta (3-4, 2-2).
Bolsa Grande (0-7, 0-3) was hurt by turnovers and penalties. In the second quarter, La Quinta defensive back Vu Nguyen recovered a fumble by quarterback Alex Guadarrama on the Bolsa Grande 30-yard line. German later scored from four yards. His run for a two-point conversion gave La Quinta an 8-0 lead with 8:37 left in the half.