GARDEN GROVE — Wearing No. 7, Nathan Alvis delivered his best Michael Vick impersonation on the football field for Costa Mesa High.
The Mustangs desperately needed a Vick-type performance Thursday night.
Alvis used his left-arm and two legs, similar to the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, to get Costa Mesa its first victory of the season.
The junior quarterback threw a career-high four touchdown passes and ran for two touchdowns, helping the Mustangs beat La Quinta, 53-17, at Bolsa Grande High and avoid an 0-5 start to the year.
Alvis completed 11 of 17 passes for 121 yards and rushed for 113 yards on 10 carries. The most important number for Alvis was earning his first varsity win as the starting quarterback before Orange Coast League play begins next week.
"That was tough," Alvis said of kicking off the season with four straight losses. "But that was what like [happened] two years ago. They were [0-5] and they came back."