For more than three quarters Friday night, it looked like more of the same for Corona del Sol.
But then a tipped pass caught for a touchdown turned the fortunes of the Aztecs, who had lost a pair of games earlier this season to St. Mary's and Desert Vista by a total of 10 points.
The host Aztecs scored all of their points in the fourth quarter to beat Basha, 17-7, in a 5A Central Region game.
"We finally got the job done," Aztecs coach Gary Venturo said. "We got a couple breaks at the end. But mostly we finally played Corona football."
The win improves Corona to 4-5 overall and 1-2 in the region and keeps its playoff hopes alive.
Corona tied the score at 7 when Casey Schreiner caught a 7-yard scoring pass from Chase Larsen with 10:42 to play. Basha's Wil Ramsey tipped the pass, which was intended for a different receiver but ended up in Schreiner's hands in the back of the end zone.
The Aztecs took the lead on their next possession when Kevin Hagar connected on a 24-yard field goal with 2:19 remaining.
"I had all the confidence in the world in him," said Venturo, who had earlier watched Hagar miss from 26 yards out in the first quarter.
The field goal completed an eight-play, 75-yard drive that included a 60-yard screen pass from Larsen to Matt Mosley.
Basha (6-3, 1-2) had to punt on its ensuing possession and Matt Mosley made sure the Aztecs sealed the victory. On third-and-seven, Mosley spun out of a tackle at the line of scrimmage and raced down the left sideline for with a 62-yard touchdown run.
"I was looking to score. We still have a shot at the playoffs and that's what we're playing for," said Mosley, who finished with 96 yards on 14 carries.
Corona's final scoring drive came with Larsen on the sideline with a leg injury.
He finished the night 17-for-21 for 275 yards.
Basha's best scoring opportunity of the second half ended on Danny Keenan's fumble at Corona's 18 on the Bears' first series.