An Ayala punt gave the Huskies the ball at their 41, and a 39-yard pass from Lance Roenicke to Tony Harkey set up Wade O’Neill’s 1-yard scoring run that tied the score 7-7 with 4:17 left in the half. On Ayala’s next play from scrimmage, Ridgway fumbled and the Huskies recovered at the Ayala 20. Six plays later, Roenicke threw a 6-yard pass to O’Neill for a 14-7 Chino Hills lead. In the second half, Chino Hills eventually wore down the pesky Bulldogs. “Defensively, that was as good a game as I’ve seen Ayala play in the eight years I’ve been here,” Ayala coach Bob Mount said. “Jason Scott, Herman (Kucukkoseoglu) and Mike Hernandez all played great games.” When the Bulldogs fumbled on the second play of the second half, it looked like Chino Hills would take control immediately. But Ayala forced Chino Hills into a third-and-long, and the Bulldogs intercepted Steven Thomas on a halfback pass. But Ayala got little going on offense all night long, as the Bulldogs were limited to 106 yards of total offense. Chino Hills’ 214 yards of offense was enough to overcome Ayala. Huskies running back Michael Harris left the game in the first half, but Roche said he is OK. “He just got his bell rung a little bit,” Roche said. “He’ll be OK. We played pretty well, but we still have a ways to go.” Mount was proud of his players. “This is a very good rivalry,” he said. “This is what high school football is all about.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It was the first annual “Battle for the Bone” a brand new trophy that goes to the winner between the Bulldogs and Huskies. “They play us tough every time,” Chino Hills coach Terry Roche said. “Give those kids and coaches credit.” CHINO HILLS – You can play on emotion for only so long. For Ayala High School, the limit to their emotion proved to be a quarter and a half on Friday night as visiting Chino Hills rallied to post a 20-7 Sierra League victory in front of a near-capacity crowd for Ayala’s homecoming. Ayala’s defense proved to be tough for Chino Hills all night long, as the Huskies (7-0, 2-0) managed only two first downs on their first four possessions. Ayala (2-5, 0-2) scored first, taking advantage of a first-quarter interception by Kyle Matthews that gave the Bulldogs the ball on the Chino Hills 27. Six plays later, Aaron Ridgway’s 9-yard run put Ayala ahead 7-0. Ayala had a golden opportunity to pad the lead after a three-and-out gave the Bulldogs the ball on the Huskies’ 47. But the Bulldogs couldn’t get any closer than a 46-yard field goal attempt for Jacob Harfman, whose kick was well short. Chino Hills took advantage of a short field to take the lead before halftime.