COSTA MESA — Costa Mesa High football Coach Wally Grant has stressed much of the season that the Mustangs can do more than just run the ball.
Teams that think otherwise would be wise to study senior quarterback Nathan Alvis' performance Friday night.
Alvis completed all eight of his passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns as the Mustangs rolled over Calvary Chapel, 49-14, in the Orange Coast League game at Jim Scott Stadium.
In the process, the Mustangs (7-1, 3-0 in league) clinched a CIF Southern Section Southern Division playoff berth after missing the playoffs last year.
"We're starting to play really well in all facets of the game," Grant said. "In the last couple of games we've gotten to show that we are not a one-dimensional team. Tonight, we got to throw the ball. They were doing a lot to try to take away what we do with [senior running back] Mario [Smith], and that opened up a lot with [receivers] Jordan [Walden] and Trace [Curet] and Nate. We can throw the ball. People need to understand that we can run and throw with great effect. And it's going to take that to beat Laguna Beach next week."