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The freshman El Toro Chargers spotted the undefeated Cougars an 18-point lead in league play Thursday. The Chargers finally woke up and ran off 26 unanswered points to take a 26-18 lead in the fourth quarter behind three touchdown passes from Dylan Reynolds. The first was to Connor Kentros and the next two were to Logan Jolliffe. The Chargers had the momentum but the Cougars came up with a long touchdown pass to tie the game at 26 midway through the fourth quarter. The Cougars would add two more scores to close out the Chargers hopes 40-26. The Chargers will be on the road next week at Dana Hills.
El Toro Football honored our senior players before their game against Aliso Niguel on October 7th, 2016. The tribute to the Charger seniors preceded a 63-28 victory over the Wolverines. To view a video of the tribute to these Chargers players visit the ET football website at www.etfootball.com or use the below link:
Chargers are forever!!
Friday night El Toro was honored to have Ayden Elsasser as a team captain. Ayden has courageously fought against cancer since he was 7 years old and has made a commitment to Never Ever Give Up (NEGU). Inspired by the Jessie Rees Foundation Ayden has persevered and taken up the call of NEGU. Friday night in El Toro’s victory against the Wolverines, Ayden walked the field as a captain with Kevin Frum (C,LB), Tyler Romo (LB), AJ Aguilar (LB), and Conrad Frick (OT) for the coin flip on Senior Night. It was a tribute to Ayden’s character and to let him him know that El Toro football stands firmly beside him and his whole family.
To view the pregame coin flip use the below link for visit the www.etfootball.com homepage:
Go Chargers and Go Ayden!
OC VARSITY By DAN NILSEN
LAKE FOREST – El Toro sure didn’t look like a 1-5 football team Friday night.
The Chargers showed a tough nonleague schedule can be rewarding by routing Aliso Niguel, 63-28, in a Sea View League opener at El Toro.
Cooper Jones had 344 yards and four touchdowns on 20-of-30 passing and Marcus Blevins ran for three touchdowns as El Toro (2-5, 1-0) put the game away early with a 56-21 halftime lead. Both played only the first series of the second half, with Blevins’ 5-yard touchdown run making it 63-21 just 1:32 into the third quarter. The fourth quarter was played with a running clock.
Four of El Toro’s losses were to teams in the top 15 of the Register’s Top 25.
Fresh off a 55-14 loss to No. 2 Mission Viejo last week, the Chargers started quickly against Aliso Niguel (2-5, 0-1), scoring on seven of their nine first-half possessions. The only misses were on a fumble into the Wolverines’ end zone for a touchback, and an interception by Aliso Niguel’s Jacob Real.
The other first-half score came on Patrick Kotnik’s interception return with 2:31 left in the half for a 56-21 margin at intermission.
Steven Castaneda was El Toro’s top receiver with 113 yards and two touchdowns on on six catches. Austin Derrico caught four passes for 97 yards and the game’s first score just 1:36 into the contest. Noah Aguilar had three catches for 49 yards and also returned the second-half kickoff 42 yards to set up El Toro’s final score.
Aliso Niguel’s top weapon was Tyler Jones, who caught nine passes for 171 yards, including a 74-yard touchdown reception off a short sideline pass. He also scored on an 86-yard kickoff return and a 20-yard run.
Andre Cotton scored the Wolverines’ other touchdown on a 53-yard pass from Nate Sorenson to tie the game 7-7 with 9:18 left in the first quarter.
Sorenson threw for 212 yards and two touchdowns on 12-of-23 accuracy.
El Toro travels to Capistrano Valley next Friday, while Aliso Niguel is idle and visits Capo Valley on Oct. 21.
The Chargers opened up Sea View League play with an impressive 37-7 victory over the Aliso Niguel Wolverines. The Chargers took the opening drive and marched 67 yards on 7 plays. Dylan Reynolds went 4-4 on the drive including an 18-yard touchdown pass. On the ensuing kick-off the Chargers special teams forced a fumble and Milo Pina recovered the ball at the Wolverines 19-yard line. Two plays later the Chargers found the paint again as Connor Kentros ran it in from 10 yards out for his second touchdown on the day. Kentros banged his way across the goal line for the two-point conversion making the score 14-0. The hard hitting Chargers defense forced a safety on the next Wolverine drive to make the score 16-0. Starting the second quarter the big boys upfront simply dominated the game in the trenches. The offensive line of Tyson Chavez, Daniel Estada, Nathan Hollenbaugh, Jaden Meija, and Tyler Davies were opening huge holes all day long for the Charger running backs. Early in the second quarter Mike Brown sprinted 19 yards for the Chargers third score of the day. After Raul Franco’s kick the Chargers took a commanding 21-0 lead.
The El Toro defense was suffocating all day long. Milo Pina led the D with a couple of bone jarring hits as they did not allow a Wolverine first down until mid-way through the fourth quarter. The front seven were equally as dominating throughout the contest.
Jolliffe added two touchdown runs in the second quarter to give the Chargers a 37-0 halftime lead.
The Chargers still turned the ball over twice and will need to clean that up going forward but this was the most complete performance since week #1 of the season. The Chargers will be on the road next week as they travel to Capo Valley for another Sea View League tilt.