LONG BEACH – Malachi Nelson passed for 306 yards and four touchdowns for Los Alamitos in a 47-14 win over Servite in a nonleague football game Friday at Veterans Stadium.
The game was delayed with 4:26 to go in the fourth quarter when most of the lights that illuminate the field went out. The contest was completed with limited lights working.
Los Alamitos receiver Makai Lemon, like Nelson a senior who is committed to USC, had 229 yards receiving on five receptions, two of them for touchdowns.
Nelson completed 13 of 21 passes. His first three passes were incompletions.
It was the first Servite-Los Alamitos game since 1990. Los Alamitos is No. 4 in the Orange County Top 25, Servite is tied at No. 12.
After a scoreless first quarter, Los Alamitos scored three touchdowns in the final six minutes of the second quarter.
The first score came on a 76-yard touchdown pass from Nelson to Lemon. Nelson fired the ball to Lemon in stride running across the field at the 50-yard line and Lemon ran unopposed from there for a 7-0 lead.
Los Alamitos defensive end Sinn Brennan recovered a Servite fumble at the Friars 36-yard line to set up the Griffins’ second touchdown. Nelson completed four consecutive passes, with the final one a short pass to Gavin Porch, who squirmed his way out of tackles before crashing through the near left pylon for the touchdown and a 14-0 lead.
Another Servite fumble at midfield led to another Griffins touchdown on the final play of the half. Nel