Marshall Duetz had a monster of a ball game as the Matadors playoff hopes got a shot on the arm after the big road win.

"This game was huge," Duetz said. "We kinda started the season slow and knew we had to win out to get a good seed in the playoffs, and we came out ready to play hard."

The senior led the way in the scorefest, totaling 136 yards, doing it with 96 on the ground, 24 receiving and even completing a pass for 16 yards while scoring three touchdowns in the first half for Miramonte (5-4, 3-2 DFAL).

The third was a back breaker for Las Lomas (3-6, 2-3 DFAL) as Duertz returned an interception 67 yards for a touchdown with just three seconds left in the half to make it 28-14.

"I just tried to make a good play," Duetz said. "My teammates made some good blocks down field and that definitely shifted the momentum going into the second half."

His first two touchdowns were polar opposites as he scored on a 1-yard run and then an 80-yard run, both in the first quarter.

Zati Williams also had a big game for the Matadors, hauling in six catches for 132 yards including a 61-yard touchdown.

The Knights put up some impressive numbers offensively as well, as Adam Wood ran for a touchdown and threw for three more while Kyle Hill and Grayson Bromstad combined for 257 yards rushing.

Miramonte 45, Las Lomas 34


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Miramonte          14          14          10          7--          45

Las Lomas          7          7          7          13--          34

M -- Duetz 1 run (Howells kick)

LL -- A. Wood 6 run (Howard kick)

M -- Duetz 80 run (Howells kick)

M -- Williams 9 pass from Anderson (Howells kick)

LL -- Fulks 5 run (Howard kick)

M -- Duetz 67 interception return (Howells kick)

M -- Howells 31 FG

LL -- Ow 38 pass from A. Wood (Howard kick)

M -- Williams 61 pass from Anderson (Howells kick)

LL -- B. Wood 13 pass from A. Wood (Howard kick)

M -- Paoletti 16 run (Howells kick)

LL -- Matthews 2 pass from A. Wood (pass failed)

Rushing: M -- Duetz 7-96, Bruen 7-43, Lavis 5-37, Sheehan 1-21, Paoletti 1-16, Anderson 5-10. Totals: 26-223. LL -- Hill 23-172, Bromstad 9-85, A. Wood 6-32, Fulks 4-17, Ow 1-7, McGoff 1-4. Totals: 44-317. Passing: M -- Anderson 15-27-0-224, Duetz 1-1-0-16. Totals: 16-28-0-240. LL -- A. Wood 15-24-2-153, Fulks 0-1-0-0. Totals: 15-25-2-153. Receiving: M -- Williams 6-132, Bruen 3-27, Fuller 2-27, Duetz 2-24, Gee 1-16, Sheehan 1-10, Paoletti 1-4. LL -- Ow 3-56, Miller 3-18, Milner 2-37, B. Wood 2-25, Bromstad 2-15, Fulks 2-1, Bromstad 1-1. Fumbles/lost: Miramonte 0/0, Las Lomas 1/0. Records: Miramonte 5-4, 3-2 DFAL, Las Lomas 3-6, 2-3.