ANAHEIM — Los Altos High School’s football team answered a lot of questions about its defense in a 35-3 nonleague win over Western on Thursday night. The win improved the Conquerors’ record to 4-1 before they enter Miramonte League play next week. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “Our quarterback threw the ball pretty good,” Conquerors coach Greg Gano said. “He’s as good as anyone around.” The Conquerors’ defense held the normally explosive Pioneers double-wing offense to 65 yards in the first half and 145 for the game. The Pioneers moved into Conquerors territory once in the first half and three drives never got past their 25. “I was really proud of our defense,” Gano said. “We gang tackled tonight. That was the big part of our game we had to improve and we worked on it all week.” Castaneda hit wide receiver Chapelle Brown on the second play of the game for a 79-yard touchdown and the Conquerors never trailed. Quarterback Matt Castaneda completed 8 of 9 pass attempts for 182 yards and two touchdowns in the first half to help the Conquerors take a 21-0 lead. Castaneda finished the game with 289 yards, completing 16 of 19 attempts. He threw TD passes to three different receivers. Brown had five receptions for 135 yards. Rex Foss also had five catches for 85 yards and a touchdown. “We executed our offense,” Gano said. “We had some guys to throw the ball to.” The Pioneers moved the ball deep into Conquerors territory on their first possession of the second half, but they were forced to settle for a field goal after Tony Torres and Brandon Lopez got quarterback sacks and they never got close again. “I was really happy with our D-line,” Gano said. “I wouldn’t have believed if you had told me would beat this team 35-3.” James Davis scored on a 29-yard run in the third quarter and Castaneda hit tight end Raymond Rodriguez early in the fourth for the Conquerors’ final score. Davis led the Conquerors’ ground attack with 84 yards on 13 carries. “We’ll have to run the ball better next week,” Gano said. “Charter Oak is going to be tough and we have a lot of things to work on.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!