The host Panthers committed four turnovers in the second half, part of a dismal performance in which their offensive line routinely broke down and their primary offensive threats struggled to maintain possession. The end result was a 17-12 nonleague loss Friday afternoon to previously winless Aliso Niguel. Leading rusher Ryan Solomon, who carried 26 times for 96 yards, fumbled on Peninsula’s first possession. On their next possession, the Panthers committed three fumbles and recovered them all before turning the ball over on downs. Quarterback Gideon Duran fumbled on Peninsula’s next possession. After Patrick Lademan’s interception in the end zone prevented a touchdown and gave Peninsula the ball back, Duran was sacked in the end zone. He fumbled and Aliso Niguel’s Eric Diaz recovered the ball in the end zone to build a 17-6 lead with 3:53 to play. Peninsula (1-4) finally executed a solid drive on its last possession of the game, going 80 yards in 12 plays with no penalties and a face mask penalty against Aliso Niguel for a first down. Solomon then capped the drive with a 3-yard scoring run. Peninsula stopped Aliso Niguel on downs at midfield, but Duran was sacked and fumbled. Aliso Niguel (1-3) recovered with less than a minute to play. NONLEAGUE: Poor second-half play leads to a loss to Aliso Niguel. By John Klima STAFF WRITER Peninsula continues to search for the foundation that has defined its program over the years – control of the line of scrimmage and control of the ball. “We just have to stop making mistakes,” Peninsula coach Tony Uruburu said. “We pretty much have no one to blame but ourselves for all the fumbles and dropped snaps. We just have to look in the mirror and accept the blame ourselves.” Peninsula fell behind, 10-0, in the first quarter, but cut the deficit to 10-6 when Joe Gojanovic caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Duran with 3:55 to play in the half. [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!