By Jon D. Gaede, BVN Sports –
The 3-1, Chino Hills Huskies traveled east to face the 3-0 Redlands East Valley Wildcats, in an early season battle of county top five teams.
Redlands East Valley’s Austin Decoud has led his Wildcats with a high powered air attack this year.
Some polls had them ranked as high as number one in the area. Unfazed by the reputation, Chino Hills made a statement of their own by taking it to the home team 14-3.
The unpredictated defensive battle featured an aggressive Chino Hills front line that chased down quarterback Austin Decoud, most of the night. Decoud often found his receivers covered and had to scramble for small gains.
Huskie quarterback Andrew Chavez completed a touchdown pass within the first two minutes of the game. The defenses held from there as the Wildcats could only manage one field goal by Cody Madsen before the half.
In the second half, missed passes and self induced penalties halted most of the Wildcat drives. Redlands East Valley had their chances as they forced three Husky turnovers in the game. Chino Hills remained patient, chased down the quarterback, controlled the line and ultimately the clock.
Quarterback Andrew Chavez was 17 of 21 for Chino Hills as he accounted for both touchdowns. All Sierra League standout Ifo Ekpre-Olomu caught several key passes for the Huskies and made an impact at safety.
The talented senior is being recruited by USC, UCLA and Oregon.
Next week the Huskies travel to play Claremont.
Redlands East Valley has a tall order as they also travel to take on powerhouse Mission Viejo.
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