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Football Team Outscores Rowland, 46-33
By Tyler Drohan, San Gabriel Valley Tribune Correspondent
Diamond Bar stunned Rowland with 29 consecutive points to cap a 16-point rally and get its first Hacienda League win.
The Brahmas (5-3, 1-3) were led by backup quarterback Henry Omana who threw for 265 yards in the second half to lead the comeback with four consecutive touchdowns, two passing and two rushing, in the final eight minutes.
Omana completed a 40-yard touchdown pass to Josh Viloria and added a two point conversion to make it 33-25 with 8:00 to play. Following a Rowland fumble, Omana completed a 20-yard touchdown pass to George Katrib and the Brahma's trailed 33-31 with 7:13 to play after being stopped on their two-point try.
Diamond Bar recovered the ensuing kick and promptly drove 48 yards, capped off by a 4-yard Omana run to take their first lead of the half, 39-33, with 5:01 to play following a two point conversion. Diamond Bar intercepted Rowland on the next series. On third and 21, Omana completed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Sanchez to put away the game, up 46-33 with 2:26 to play.
The Brahmas trailed 17-10 at the half following an 11-yard Omana touchdown run. Michael Ball threw for two second-half touchdowns, 82 and 67 yards respectively.
The Raiders (4-4, 1-3) looked poised for the win, but settled for a 22-yard field goal with 9:25 to play after being stopped on the 5 to go up 33-17 and setting the stage for Diamond Bar's furious rally. Omana finished 21-31 for 364 yards and six touchdowns, two rushing.
Diamond Bar coach John Martin said, "Luck kind of fell our way and Henry Omana played out of his mind; he had the hot hand today."