Los Angeles Preps: Nathan Cole

Aliso Niguel's epic comeback

October, 19, 2011
Never say never. As in, never say you can't come back from a 28-point deficit with only one quarter remaining. That's the prospect that faced Aliso Niguel -- playing in its homecoming game and having already lost part of the crowd -- as it entered the fourth quarter against Capistrano Valley.

Yet those final 12 minutes ought to become mandatory viewing for all future Wolverines -- and players at other schools too -- as a primer on the art of perseverance.

The Wolverines had not been a factor, and to shake things up, they made a change at quarterback and went to the two-minute drill. Turned out that it shook up Capo Valley.

Nathan Cole passed for four touchdowns -- of 61, 2, 23 and 2 yards, all but the third to running back Ryan Walker -- and a two-point conversion to Matt Molnar, in a 29-28 Sea View League victory. The third touchdown was to Molnar.

Cole completed 13 of 21 passes for 218 yards -- again, in the quarter.

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