COSTA MESA — In losses the previous two weeks that involved valiant second-half comebacks, one might say the Costa Mesa High football team simply ran out of time.
Friday night against visiting Ocean View High, however, a case could be made that the Mustangs ran out of inspiration.
More specifically, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound battering ram that is Seahawks' senior tailback Timmy Robinson, almost single-handedly bludgeoned it out of them.
Robinson consistently repelled would-be tacklers to amass 140 rushing yards on 18 carries in the nonleague contest at Jim Scott Stadium.
Robinson, whose No. 11 jersey might have appeared to be bulls horns to the Mesa defense, scored three touchdowns, each time either dragging a defender into the end zone or leaving one felled in his path. For good measure, he added one two-point conversion run and scored two more two-point tries on pass receptions.
Ocean View senior quarterback Nolan Tippy also provided plenty of discouragement for the hosts, as he threw for 165 yards and a pair of touchdowns, completing 12 of 15 attempts.