HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Rosales' Run Leads Los Altos - latimes

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Rosales' Run Leads Los Altos - latimes

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Rosales' Run Leads Los Altos - latimes

Los Altos' Darren Merrill completed nine of 19 passes for 114 yards and one touchdown. He was five of 11 for 56 yards during the second half.

Walnut's Tommy Vazquez was 13 of 24 for 197 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. He was the first player to play in the first round of the season, but he did not have a chance to win.

-but Merrill's conversion pass attempt failed to give The Highs to 12-0 lead with 7:58 remaining in the half.

Vazquez scored on a sneak with 2:34 remaining in the half to put Walnut's first points on the board. The conversion was good.

Rosales fumbled at the Los Altos 36-yard line to set up Vazquez's touchdown pass to Tod McBride, and Walnut held a 13-12 lead at halftime. But Rosales redeemed his fumble with the winning touchdown. Rosales rushed for 60 yards in 15 carries, after getting only seven yards in three carries during the first half.

Before Friday night, Walnut's closest game this season was a 13-6 victory over Rowland. >

Last season, Los Altos beat Walnut, 14-7.

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