Owls roar back to knock off Orcutt Academy

Laguna Blanca stormed back from a two-touchdown deficit in the first half and defeated Orcutt Academy 38-32 in an 8-man football game on Saturday at Laguna.

Robert Estrada scored on a fourth-and-goal from the 1 to give the Owls the lead with 1:38 to play.

Christian Fowler secured the victory by intercepting Orcutt Academy quarterback Darin Miller with 1:30 left. Fowler caught the ball after it was deflected by Ben Rios.

The win improves Laguna Blanca’s record to 6-0 going into next Saturday’s Condor League showdown with Thacher.

Pierce O’Donnell caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Owls quarterback Chandler Aubrey and John Puzder ran for a 2-point conversion to tie the score at 32-32. O’Donnell caught eight passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns.

Aubrey scored a big touchdown before halftime to cut the deficit to 32-24.

After Miller scored four TDs for Orcutt Academy in the first half, he was shut down by the Owls defense in the second half.