Note #1 From The Editor: Three games into the new season and ELAC Head Coach, Eric Marty, is pleased with his (2-1) record, knowing deep in his mind and heart that his “Huskies” could certainly be undefeated at (3-0), would it not have been for the mental lapse of an on-field celebration which gave them the lead very late in Game #1 vs. Glendale. But, all that’s now in the rear-view mirror, the team has learned well from that mistake, and now seems very focused on its next opponent, the Victor Valley “Rams” whom they will confront this Saturday, 10/3 at1 pmin their second road game of the season. This contest marks the Huskies’ second So. California Football Association (SCFA) – American Mountain League game, and Coach Marty will certainly empasize to his team that victory is a “must,”each and every week, from here on in.
Game Summary: The “Huskies”wasted little time in scoring on their visitors, the “Tartars” from Compton-El Camino College scoring on their first drive of the game when Freshman QB/Brian Marty scored on a 2 yd “keeper” at the 9:22 mark of the opening period. The offense was on point for the entire game racking up 4 TDs, 2 by air and 2 on ground attacks. QB Marty went nearly the full 60 minutes and regularly found his young and talented receiving corps, in the likes of WRs/#5 Iheayani Obinna, #7 Trey Adkins, #3 Leonard Taylor, and TE/#17 Tanner Rose, frequently open on their pass routes, while the short ground game worked to perfection with Freshmen RBs/#34 Hernando Perez and #22 Matthew Tafoya combining for 23 carries, 16 and 7 respectively. The Huskies had the game well in-hand by halftime as the score read 20-0, ELAC. They would go on to add 10 more points in the 3rd quarter and 7 in the final period. Adding 6 more to his points scored category was PK/#93 Vicente Peña, who was 3/4 in PATs and 1/1 with a 28 yd FG in the 3rd quarter.
The defense once again showed their stinginess and unwillingness to give up easy yardage to their last two opponents. However, at this game’s end, we acknowledge one of the few dominant players for Compton-El Camino, former South Gate HS “Rams”2013 All-City, Div. 2 “Offensive Player of the Year,” RB/#3 Lavell Thompson, who showed that his game has improved enough to be a serious rushing threat against any opponent. This was evidenced by the fact that he rushed for 102 yds on 19 carries, averaging out to 5.4 yds per carry and was credited with a game-high total of 179All-Purpose yds. We wish him continued success at this very competitive JC level.
Now, getting back to the Huskies’ defense. Solid play was turned in all-game long by virtue of the play of DL/ #19 Daniel Alvarado who was credited with 10 tackles (4 solos/6 assts/2 sacks/3 tackles for loss). Also worth mentions were LB/#48 Kevin Gomez (6 tackles/4 solo/2 assts) and DB/#6 Randy Portillo (4 solo tackles). The defensive highlight of the game occurred in the 4th quarter when a “Textbook Pick-6″ was turned in by Freshman, FS/#16 Anthony Figueroa, who returned the INT37 yds after taking it out of the air on a deflection. He ran it into the end zone untouched, and managed to dive into the corner as he brushed just past the goal-line pylon. The TD came at the 10:34mark and capped the final score of the game for the “Huskies.”
When the Weingart Stdium scoreboard clock finally read 00:00, ELAC had come away with a very dominant and convincing win by the score of (37-12). They travel to Victor Valley on Saturday, 10/3, searching for their 3rd consecutive win.
ELAC Game Stats: Total Offense/469 yds; Offensive Plays/82; Time of Possession/30:23; Net Yds. Rushing/175;Net Yds. Passing/294; Sacks/Number-Yards 4-41; Penalties/Number-Yards 10-112.
Player Game Stats:Passing/Brian Marty 25-34/293/1 TD/0 INT;Receiving/Trey Adkins 4/111/27.8/40; Leonard Taylor 8/74/9.3/36; Iheanyi Obinna 5/45/9.0/17/1 TD; Rushing; Hernando Perez 16/62/3.9/12; Matthew Tafoya 7/35/5.0/8.
Credits:So. California Football Association (SCFA)website;JohnCzimbal, ELAC Scorekeeper; Tadzio Garcia, Photographer, EastLASportsScene.Com/Game Pictures; Erik Sarni, EastLASportsScen.Com/Pre-Game and GoCam pictures.
Note #2 From The Editor: Compton-El Camino Player IDs in Photo Gallery. From: South Gate/#3 Lavell Thompson, #40 Geovany Toro, and #54 Randy Sierra; From: Schurr #51/Matthew Perez; From: Roosevelt/#84 Alberto Torres; and former ELAC Head Coach/Steve Mojarro.
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Rico Cabrera, Sr.
East L.A. Classic | Boys | Roosevelt 38, Garfield 34
East L.A. Classic | Girls | Garfield 63, Roosevelt 42