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The student news site of El Camino College

El Camino College The Union

Football avoids losing three games in a row with a victory over rival L.A. Harbor.

Sophomore tight end Colin Hindle runs into the endzone for a touchdown during an away game at L.A. Harbor College. The Warriors defeated the Sea Hawks 37-17 on Saturday night. Photo credit: Jo Rankin

Seahawks quarterback Clark Livingston throws a 71-yard pass landing in the hands of freshman wide receiver Nick Karsseboom to give L.A. Harbor the lead over El Camino in the first quarter.

Although the game was on Harbor’s home turf, the visiting team had more fans in attendance, who out-cheered the home team’s fans. After Seahawks kicker Jorge Paz’s field goal kick was good, the Warriors crowd became silent. Their team was down by 10 early in the game.

After trailing throughout most of the first half, the Warriors put the pedal to the medal offensively and came out victorious with a final score of 34-17 over city-rival L.A. Harbor College Seahawks on Saturday.

El Camino sophomore quarterback Jorge Hernandez threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to freshman wide-receiver Sean Luna in the last minute of the first quarter to keep his team in the game at 10-6, and earning the first of three touchdown passes.

After the first score, the same crowd that was silent in beginning of the game rose together and chanted “Let’s go El Co.”

The home fans were quiet, and momentum was on the Warriors’ side. Despite EC losing two straight games, the fans had faith in them.

“I’m really happy for our kids. We had a great win tonight,” Coach John Featherstone said. “All week we trained hard knowing we were playing a tough team like the Seahawks. Offensively we were able to execute the plays we ran in practice.”

After a 13-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Blaise Booth to sophomore tight-end Colin Hindle in the second quarter, El Camino made progress at slowly chipping away the deficit. Harbor led 17-13 with six minutes remaining in the quarter.

In just under six minutes, L.A. Harbor gave up two touchdowns to EC, giving the Warriors a 27-17 lead going into halftime. L.A. Harbor’s confidence went downhill, which played a part in them losing the game.

“We played well in the first quarter offensively,” Harbor coach Dean Dowty said. “We thought we were going to walk through without a fight and we lost. Win or lose, we need to watch game film and improve.”

To seal the victory, El Camino’s sophomore defensive-back Jachin Jenkins intercepted a pass by Livingston and returned it for a 61-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

“It feels great coming back on the field and scoring the game-winning touchdown after being out for three weeks,” Jenkins said. “We need to stop doubting ourselves mentally and focus on winning.”

The Warriors’ next game is against Chaffey College at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 on the Redondo Union High School field.

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