COSTA MESA — Immediately after the last play ended, most of the Golden West College football players sprinted toward the north end zone, where the perpetual victory bell trophy awaited the winner of the annual showdown with rival Orange Coast College.
And, for once, the OCC secondary did not have to give pursuit.
Chasing was required of the Pirates' defensive backs during virtually all the big plays produced by the Rustlers, who registered all but one of their points in a 33-17 triumph via the pass.
Golden West freshman quarterback Raymond Huizar threw five touchdown passes and a two-point conversion to help the designated home team rally from first-half deficits.
Huizar, who completed 13 of 20 passes for 217 yards without an interception, had scoring tosses of 43, 20 and 17 yards. He also burned OCC for aerial gains of 41 and 38 yards.
In addition, Golden West punter Steven Santana's only completion went for 37 yards on a fake punt, further exposing the soft spot in an otherwise stout OCC defense.