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.