Ray Hudson stepped in front of an Adam Wood pass with two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter to help preserve the Foothill High football team's 35-21 nonleague win over host Las Lomas on Friday night.
Foothill (2-1) outgained Las Lomas (1-2) 372 to 211 in total offense, but had a couple of critical turnovers in the first half that could have seen them with a 35-7 lead. Instead, they went into the break up 21-7. And though Isaiah Langley returned the opening kickoff of the second half 90 yards for a score to give the Falcons a 21-point lead, the Knights dug their heels in and would not go away.
Las Lomas answered Langley's lightning bolt with a methodical, 12-play, 5-minute, 68-yard scoring drive, capped by Wood's 1-yard plunge.
Wood later scored again when Greyson Bromstad came clean off the left edge to block Hudson's punt. Wood caught the blocked punt on the fly with a full head of steam going the other way, and rumbled 40 yards to paydirt.
Bruising fullback Griffith Gates and speedy tailback Jamirr Holland ran roughshod over the Knights defense. Gates finished with 112 straight-ahead yards and a score on 20 carries. Holland racked up 116 yards and a score on 11 carries. He also caught a 34-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Kyle Kearns.