COVINA - Covina High School kept its CIF-Southern Section playoff hopes alive with a 41-34 come-from-behind victory over visiting Pomona on Friday night at Covina District Field.
Senior quarterback Jacob Olivas sent a homecoming crowd home happy as he accounted for all six touchdowns for the Colts (2-6, 1-2). He ran for four touchdowns (67, 33, 54, and 12 yards) and threw for a pair of scores (20 and 75 yards).
"He's our guy," Covina coach Darryl Thomas said. "He is the one that makes us go."
Covina, behind the blocking of linemen Nestor Ramirez, Philip Ramsey, Randy Urena, Greg Reid and Greg Rodriguez, had 470 yards, 300 on the ground.
"The O-line did a tremendous job tonight," Thomas said.
Olivas accounted for 236 rushing yards and completed 9 of 16 passes for 170 yards.
The Red Devils (5-3, 1-2) racked up 420 yards of offense, 329 on the ground.
Covina trailed, 28-21, in the second quarter when Olivas found receiver David Olivas downfield for a 75-yard touchdown pass that cut the deficit to 28-27.
The Colts took the lead for good in the third quarter on a two-play, 73-yard drive. Olivas scored on a 54-yard run that made it 33-28.
Covina sealed the victory with a 99-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter. The drive took seven plays and Olivas scored from the 12 for a 41-28 lead.
Pomona countered with a late drive and cut the lead to 41-34 on Dontra Johnson's 25-yard reception with 1:12 remaining.
The Red Devils were led by senior running back Titus Teague, who rushed for 208 yards and two scores. Sophomore Taj Teague had 68 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Covina plays Ganesha next week.