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ET’s O-Line was again dominant vs the Hawks.
Milo Pina (#7), Mike Brown (#9) and Tyler Tygerson (#52) combine for a tackle for a loss in Thursdays victory against the Hawks
Ryan Cote (#42) was one of Chargers that made life difficult all day long for the Laguna Hills quarterbacks.
The ET Freshman and the Laguna Hills Hawks started this Sea View League contest with scores on each of their opening drives. The Chargers jumped on top with a 43-yard touchdown by Logan Jolliffe and Laguna’s first offensive play went for 78 yards to make the score 7-6 Hawks. ET took its second offensive possession and marched 75 yards down the field as Connor Kentros found the end zone to make the score 14-7. The game was starting to look like whoever had the ball last was going to win. That’s when the Chargers defense took it upon themselves to defend “Our House”. The defense had many stars on this day including the play of defensive end #14 Anthony Moran as he was in the Hawks backfield all day long. Mike Linebacker #7 Milo Pina was laying some big hits and the Chargers secondary was lock down as ET took a 21-7 lead into halftime. The Chargers kicked off to open the second half and on the Hawks second play from scrimmage #2 Drake Martin picked off a pass and took it to the house! After #10 Adam Vilte kicked the extra point the Chargers took a 28-7 lead. ET added one more score by Niko Antoniou to make the final 34-7. With the victory the Chargers secured second place (3-1) in the Sea View League. The Chargers will have one more non-league game next Wednesday at San Juan Hills.
The freshman Chargers defense came up with two key fourth quarter interceptions which helped propel them to their second Sea View League victory of the season. The Chargers, 2-1 in league play, entered the fourth quarter tied 14-14. With under six minutes left in the contest #15 Nick Manske came up with his biggest interception of the season setting up the Charger offense on their own 45-yard line. Consecutive runs off left tackle by #80 Logan Jolliffe pushed the ball to Dolphins 25-yard line. Three plays later ET found themselves with a fourth and one from the 16-yard line. #8 Connor Kentros took the snap from wildcat quarterback and dashed down to the one-yard line setting up first and goal. Two plays later Kentros hit pay dirt to give El Toro the lead with 3:20 left to go. The Dolphins tried to march down the field to tie the score but Kentros picked off the Dolphin quarterback to end any hopes of a comeback. The Chargers look to close out league play next week at home vs Laguna Hills.