ATWATER -- Los Banos defensive back Eddie Silveira yelled as he ran off the field.
Teammate Mickey Marshall was right behind Silveira, jumping up and pumping his fist.
They weren't the only players celebrating after the LB defense stopped Atwater on a goal-line stand for the second time in the fourth quarter to keep the shutout in tact.
Henry Tapia finally put points on the board for Atwater when he returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown with 5:33 left in the game.
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Despite losing the shutout, it was another stellar defensive performance by Los Banos in a 22-6 win at Falcon Field.
"That's a shutout," said Los Banos linebacker Brian Durham, who also blocked a punt that resulted in a safety on special teams. "Obviously they scored, but they couldn't score on our defense.
"We gave up some big yardage plays, but our defense played well."
Los Banos (2-1) used the same formula that worked in a 26-13 win over Tracy last week.
A heavy dose of Darron Brown on offense and a stingy defense.
Brown broke free against Atwater for an 80-yard touchdown run that broke a scoreless tie with 5:48 left in the second quarter.
The senior continued his torrid start to the season with 132 yards on 20 carries.
A 41-yard pass from Ryan Carmo to Daeton West set up a 1-yard touchdown run by fullback Paul Jacob on LB's next possession that extended the lead to 13-0, which it took into the half.
The Los Banos offense added another scoring drive in the third quarter with Carmo hooking up with Gracian Arretche for a 21-yard touchdown pass, but Carmo and company feel they are capable of more.
"I know we are," said Carmo, who completed 8 of 14 passes for 132 yards, but threw two interceptions. "We just have to come around in practice and we can put up more points."
If Los Banos' defense continues to play like it has the offense won't have to score many points.
"It's been like that every game," said LB coach Dennis Stubbs. "We feel like we could have scored 30 or 40 points. I don't know, maybe that's the type of team we're going to be -- a team that plays defense tough and holds on."
Atwater is a team still trying to find itself on offense.
Chris Osborn started at quarterback and looked good at times.
However, he was missing a couple weapons.
Tight end Andrew Morgan injured his knee last week against West. Morgan had an MRI on Friday and is nervously awaiting the results.
Running back Brian Royal was also held out after suffering an asthma attack.
"I felt we got better," said Atwater coach Bob Valladao. "Yeah, we had mistakes. We should have punched it in down here when we had a chance, but I thought we were able to move the ball a little bit and our guys didn't give up.
"Our goal was to get better this week and I thought we did."
Stubbs hopes his defense can keep it up next week when Los Banos faces Dos Palos in the Westside War.
"I think we're capable of being a good football team," Stubbs said. "Look at those goal-line stands. That ball was at the 1-yard line and our guys think they can keep them from scoring. That's huge."