HUNTINGTON BEACH – Both Fountain Valley and Trabuco Hills hobbled into Friday's nonleague football game missing key components to their respective offenses.
Each team has been without its starting senior quarterback the last two weeks, the Barons missing Kai Fernandez and the Mustangs, Jonathan Newsom. To compensate, the Mustangs relied heavily on the legs of senior running back Mitchell Simonsen.
The word "workhorse" certainly applied to Simonsen at Huntington Beach High's Sheue Stadium. He was the Trabuco Hills offense most of the way and his steady ground game helped the Mustangs power their way to a 28-7 victory in Fountain Valley/s homecoming game. Simonsen rolled up 221 yards as the Mustangs concluded nonleague play with a 4-1 record.