Boys Varsity Football · Homestead grabs first league win over Los Altos

Returning home for it’s second El Camino League game, Homestead gashed Los Altos on the ground to the tune of  418 yards en route to a 43-33 win.

Senior Harold Rucker III led all runners with 194 yards and 3 touchdowns on 13 carries, including a 75-yard in the first quarter to grab a 7-6 lead.

But it was the visiting Eagles who would win the second quarter, scoring twice to take a 20-14 lead at the break.

A quick fumble by the Mustangs allowed Los Altos to score one more time, but the locals would respond with four-straight touchdowns — one from Rucker III, one from junior Gabe Solorio and two from senior Jared Wade — to seal the win.

Wade totaled 70 yards on 12 carries while Solorio finished  with 94 yards on the ground on 2 carries, including a 72-yard touchdown on a wide receiver reverse.

Juniors Joseph Cox and Thomas Ngai added 11 and 32 yards on 2 and 5 carries, respectively.

The Mustangs defense was led once again by Wade and his team-high 7 tackles, while Ngai added 4 and seniors Chuck Rak and Tommy Cacho III had 6 each.

On a night filled with quarterback pressures from the Homestead front, the team recorded 3 sacks, courtesy of seniors Angel Beunostro and Isaac Souza as well as junior Devin Lucas.

The Mustangs (3-3, 1-1) travel to Lynbrook (1-4, 0-1) on Friday at 7 p.m. The Vikings dropped their league-opener against Cupertino 42-0.

Senior Harold Rucker III scored 3 touchdowns in the 43-33 win.
Photo by Edmond Kwong.