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EL TORO STADIUM – Lake Forest, CA
September 1, 2017
The Chargers burst forth from the tunnel at EL Toro Stadium Friday night, totally unaffected and unfazed by the heat and humidity. From the opening kick-off they took the fight to the El Dorado Hawks and controlled them in all 3 phases of the game. When the final gun sounded El Toro had put together a resounding 66-21 win.
The ET defense set the tone of the game early by forcing a quick 3 and out on the Hawks first possession. They shut down the Hawks running game and had El Dorado QB Jack Strouse on the run for most of night intercepting him twice: one by Jake Landry, and the other a pick 6 by Alex Baha who had a nice run up the visitors sideline ticks for the touchdown. Sam Whipple and Charles Poderoso, who started as sophomores last year, and Noah Aguilar, Austin Derrico, Baha and Landry anchor a new group of Chargers starters who have stepped in and played outstanding football. Two games into the season the character of this defense is showing, and they are executing Coach Mayoral’s system well.
The Chargers didn’t take long to get on the scoreboard when the defense got them the football. After a long punt return by Noah Aguilar put the football deep into El Dorado territory, Cooper Jones connected with him for a 12 yard touchdown. Matt Freem converted the PAT for a 7-0 lead. Jones finished 20-29 for 302 yards and 5 TD’s, and Aguilar finished with 3 TD catches. Shane McLaughlin had 2 touchdown catches: one was a front pylon shot, and the other a leaping grab in the end zone. Running the football and scoring on rushing TD’s were Running Backs Steven Castaneda, Julian Bruce, and Jake Landry. Castaneda and Bruce carried the rushing load behind the Front 5 of Kyle Whitesides, Dominick Vasquez, August Clark, Troy Teofilo, and Patrick Davis. Matt Freem was perfect on 9 PAT’s, drilled a 25 yard field goal, and stuck a couple of kickoff’s into the endzone just for good measure.
Attention El Toro Football Families: Photographs of our last game are posted and ready to view. Future games will continue to post as the season progresses. For those who don’t know, Debbie Braasch has been doing her stunning photography at El Toro football games for a number of years. She is an integral part of our El Toro family and a phenomenal artist with the camera.
You can visit her website at the link below to view last Friday nights pictures :
Also, as the season progresses, you can use the below link and then select any game you wish:
Thank you Debbie and Go Chargers!
El Toro battles to the end, but falls short against Green Valley 42-35 after a 4th quarter rally saw them tie the score at 35.
The full OC Varsity Game Story Link below:
We are proud of our Chargers who played every snap with heart. Friday the Chargers play El Dorado at home wth a 7:00pm kick-off.
The JV Chargers travelled to Tustin to take on the Tillers and came up short 28-6 in the 2017 Opener. Next week they will look to rebound as they are on the road again heading to El Dorado High School for a Thursday afternoon kick-off at 3:15. Look for ET to have a short memory and get after it next week. Victory and Go Chargers!