Los Alamitos, with a defense that has allowed just 8.6 points per game, is the undefeated Sunset League team through the nonleague portion of its schedule.
Score: Los Alamitos 27, La Verne Damien 13
Key Stats: Nick Wendell completed 13 of 24 passes for 254 yards and a touchdown for Los Alamitos.
Pivotal Moment: Los Alamitos clung to a 13-7 but connected on a pair of 30-plus passes to set up Mike Hayden’s 1-yard run less than 30 seconds into the fourth quarter. With a 20-7 lead, the Los Al defense would ensure a Griffins victory.
Records: Los Alamitos (5-0), Damien (2-3)
Notes: Jerry Raye returned a punt 65 yards less than three minutes into the fourth quarter to give Los Alamitos a 27-7 lead. … Damien added a scoring run late in the game to pull to 27-13. … Wendell passed 51 yards to Dashawn Gordon in the first quarter. … Brent Mathis kicked a 24-yard field goal with 26 seconds left in the first half for a 10-0 lead. He kicked a 25-yarder with 4:07 left in the third quarter to go up, 13-7. … Next Thursday, Los Alamitos opens Sunset League play at Newport Harbor (2-3), which was beaten by Manhattan Beach Mira Costa, 33-21.