The El Camino Faculty Warriors defeated the Santa Monica Faculty Corsairs, ending 55-7 over its opponents.
Their matchup was initially scheduled for Sept. 3 however was canceled on account of Santa Monica’s incapability to area sufficient gamers.
To keep away from forfeiting a possible postseason, forcing each groups to overlook 10% of their season, the Corsairs’ athletic division labored with El Camino to reschedule the matchup.
The Union spoke with Santa Monica Faculty’s Athletic Director, Reggie Ellis, after the sport. When requested about his emotions on his staff’s loss, Ellis mentioned that they anticipated the problem.
“We had been anticipating it to be a tough recreation for us…by sheer numbers…however our guys tried their hardest, and that’s all we are able to do,” Ellis mentioned.
The Corsairs completed with solely 116 complete yards on offense and 7 factors, and their protection allowed 609 yards and 55 factors.
The Warriors’ protection opened the sport with excessive vitality and aggressive tackling, led by stand-out linebacker, Lando Brown, who completed the sport with two tackles.
The Corsairs completed the primary quarter with 0 complete yards on offense and had been compelled to punt on their first seven possessions.
The Warriors’ offense carried out effectively all through the evening as an early 21-0 first-quarter lead allowed them the chance to get extra gamers concerned within the recreation.
A complete of 16 totally different Warriors had not less than one reception, and 10 totally different gamers rushed the ball. Warriors operating again Marceese Yetts led the staff with 65 reception yards, tacking on a 38-yard reception early on.
On the primary offensive possession of the night, Warriors’ quarterback, Mekhi Jordan, reached the again of the top zone for a two-yard speeding rating, jumpstarting the staff’s dominant victory.
Jordan completed the sport with 13-17 passes accomplished for a complete of 168 yards and one landing. Collectively, he and fellow quarterback, Jeliun Carter, led their staff with 409 yards passing, 4 touchdowns and nil interceptions.
The Union spoke with Jordan after the sport who mentioned that he was excited for his teammates that received an opportunity to play, partly on account of his staff’s lead through the first half.
“Good staff win. It was good to see quite a lot of guys play. I do know quite a lot of guys don’t get to play, so it was good to see that vitality,” Jordan mentioned.
A kind of gamers was extensive receiver, Nick Laufenberg. Laufenberg grabbed his second catch of the season and returned it for a landing of 62 yards.
After the sport, Laufenberg expressed his gratitude on behalf of the entire gamers that received an opportunity to get some motion tonight. When requested about his aim for the rest of the season, Laufenberg mentioned that he needs to see championship gold for his staff.
“Simply to win convention…and to maintain getting higher..one week at a time, as a staff. As a complete,” Laufenberg mentioned.
One of the vital excited gamers after the win was Warriors’ Junior Faculty All-American operating again, Brian Santana-Fis. When requested about his staff’s victory, Santana-Fis mentioned, “it’s a step in the appropriate path.”
Santana-Fis’ presence was felt early with a bodily first-quarter landing, breaking a number of tackles earlier than reaching the top zone.
Santana-Fis completed the sport with seven carries, 45 yards and one landing.
The Warriors start convention play subsequent week on the Hilmer Lodge Stadium in opposition to an undefeated Mt San Antonio Faculty, on Oct. 15 at 6:00 PM.