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EC football dominates Moorpark in home opener

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The El Camino football team (2-0) maintained a dynamic pace throughout the game offensively and defensively in their home opener against Moorpark (1-1) on Saturday, Sept. 9.

After a record breaking defeat last weekend over Southwest, the Warriors put on another impressive performance, dominating Moorpark in a 56-2 rout, largely due to their aerial attack.

“We’ve got to keep on developing the quarterback position,” EC head coach Gifford Lindheim said. “We like our quarterbacks a lot. They’re really talented and we have to keep on executing, we’re still coming.”

The two freshman quarterbacks, Jerman Gotoy and Cole Klayman, were a combined 20-for-29 for 402 yards and five touchdowns.

Klayman finished a perfect 9-of-9 for 206 yards and three touchdowns.

“It felt like we were firing on all cylinders tonight,” Klayman said. “It’s good to have the performance that we had in front of our 1987 national championship team.”

The season is young and the Warriors look to continue building camaraderie as they strive for perfection.

“If we keep the tempo up, keep everyone close then things here will be real smooth,” Gotoy said. “I believe in 10 and zero.”

It’s a long season where there must be an increased focus and fundamental improvement throughout, something the Warriors recognize.

“We can’t let off the gas. We got to keep grinding everyday, don’t let up. Just keep grinding day by day,” freshman wide receiver Jarrell Mickens said.

Mickens caught six passes for 113 yards and added a touchdown.

Freshman wide receiver Stephon Robinson also had an electric day with four receptions for 121 yards and two touchdowns.

“It’s fun when we can get behind guys, catch balls, and score quickly, something we didn’t feel like we were really good at last year,” Lindheim said. “To have some really talented playmakers do that, it really adds to our offense.”

Overall, the energy is high, the wins are up, the focus is there and the Warriors are looking forward to there next opponent.

“You can’t ever look back and you can’t ever look too far forward,” Klayman said. “We’re going to go enjoy this for 24 hours, study the film, work hard all this week and get ready for Grossmont.”

EDITOR’S NOTE SEPT. 13, 2017 12:12 P.M.: Minor grammatical errors corrected.

EDITOR’S NOTE SEPT. 13, 2017 11:27 P.M.: Story updated for clarification.

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EC football dominates Moorpark in home opener