It was only the beginning of the month of October and Halloween was still 30 days away, yet trickery took a foul turn on the Marina High football team last week in Aliso Viejo.
Entrenched in a tight battle with host Aliso Niguel, the Vikings fell victim to trick plays in a 21-13 loss to the Wolverines. Aliso scored on a bounce lateral on its first play from scrimmage that resulted in a 62-yard touchdown. Later, the Wolverines used a halfback pass to score their second touchdown.
"We need to not let up trick plays," Marina Coach George Pascoe said, his team confined to an indoor workout Monday due to rain. "Trick plays demoralize teams and are tough to overcome. We had our chances and just need to execute at key times."
Alex Waked rushed for 155 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries and Nick Marshall kicked two field goals for the Vikings.