By KENNY CONNOLLY
SPECIAL TO OCVARSITY
PLACENTIA - In need of a consistent rushing attack, Valencia head coach Mike Marrujo turned to his starting fullback Steve Logovii. Logovii responded by rushing for four touchdowns and powering his way to 151 yards on 31 carries, giving the Tigers a 41-13 victory over Brea Olinda Friday night in the nonleague finale for both teams at Valencia High. "We haven´t been able to run the ball effectively, and that is our school´s trademark," Marrujo said. "Steve did a good job and when you run the ball, thing happen for you."
Valencia offensive linemen Junior Guata, Jerman Elias, Adam Forney, Joshua Gamboa and Kyle McMahon manhandled Brea's front seven, allowing the tigers to carry the ball 49 times for 215 yards. "I saw the offensive line fighting all night, and that much more," Logovii said. The tigers put together three consecutive scoring drives of 10, 11, 10 plays in the second half.
Valencia's Steve Logovii rushed for four touchdowns, finishing the game with 151 yards on 31 carries. It was the junior's first game starting at running back, transitioning from fullback. The Tigers' Chase French had a 95-yard interception return for a TD, with 29 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, giving Valencia a 41-13 advantage.