EC football team gets dominated by Mt. SAC


Tristan Bellisimo-Photographer

Mt. Sac player hurdles a EC defender. EC would lose the game 48-8 last Saturday. Photo credit: Tristan Bellisimo

At its last home game of the season, the EC football team was defeated by Mt. San Antonio College 48-8 Saturday night at Redondo Union High School.

Mt. SAC’s defense prevented the Warriors from gaining momentum, which was a critical factor in the game.

It was evident from first quarter when the score was 21-0, that the Warriors had some fierce competition.

“When life hits you, you have to roll with it.” sophomore linebacker Winner Watts said. “ We just have to continue to believe in ourselves.”

The Warriors attempted 48 passes during the game, but only 19 were completed and two passes were intercepted.

Sophomore wide receiver Devante Jenkins got the team and crowd excited when he scored a six-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Joey Notch.

Injuries plagued the Warriors this season making it hard for the team to maintain consistency.

“It’s just been one of those years,” coach John Featherstone said. “You’re not going to win a lot of games when you only have 45 or 50 players.”

This game also marked the return of sophomore runningback Raphael Lawson-Gayle after he had been out due to injury.

Despite the loss, the Warriors held high spirits after the game.

“Sometimes in the game, we gave up, our heads were down, but we had to pick our heads back up and (keep) fighting,” sophomore wide receiver Chetachi Jackson said. “We didn’t give up.”