Etiwanda surprises Diamond Bar, 33-15

first_imgDIAMOND BAR — There are always bumps in the road on the way back to respectability. Etiwanda High School endured its share of them on Friday night. But the Eagles overcame 138 yards in penalties to upset Diamond Bar High 33-15 in a nonleague contest at Diamond Bar. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 It didn’t look like it on Friday. The Eagles utilized superior team speed to record six plays from scrimmage of 30 yards or longer, not to mention Brandon Fields’ 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Fields didn’t get many touches for the Eagles (2-3), but he made them count. In addition to the kickoff return for a touchdown in the second quarter, his only two first- half runs went for 49 and 59 yards. He also caught one pass for 56 yards. Allyn Fontenot also had a big night for Etiwanda, rushing for 130 yards on 19 carries, including a 69- yard touchdown run. Etiwanda jumped on the board quickly. After the Eagles muffed a punt that allowed Diamond Bar’s opening drive to continue, the Eagles’ Kameron Hamilton intercepted a Jeff Jansen pass at the Etiwanda 15. Six plays later, Fields’ 49-yard scoring run made it 6-0. Both first-year coaches, Etiwanda’s Stephen Bryce and Diamond Bar’s Nick Cuccia, are looking to return their programs to playoff contenders. But coming off an 0-10 season, Etiwanda had much further to go. “This is a big win,’ said Bryce, who was grinning ear to ear. “If I’m not mistaken, they were ranked No. 8 in the Inland Valley.’ center_img Fontenot’s 69-yard run on the opening play of the second quarter doubled Etiwanda’s lead before an 11-yard touchdown pass from David Vazquez to Marvin Jones made it 19-0 less than five minutes later. Just when Diamond Bar finally got something going and scored its first touchdown on a 15-yard Jansen-to-Marcus Marbrey touchdown pass, Fields’ kickoff return proved to be a back-breaker for a 26-7 Etiwanda halftime lead. Jansen threw for 203 yards to lead Diamond Bar, completing 18 of 37 passes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more