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Posted by EL TORO FOOTBALL at Sep 18, 2017 10:15AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Game pictures of our Friday victory over Tesoro have posted to the web. Thanks to Debbie Braasch for the outstanding photographs of this exciting game!
You can go to the below link to see them all.

https://imageevent.com/pokemom/football/eltorohighschool/eths2017/tesoro091517

You can also view all of our previous games at the below link:

https://imageevent.com/pokemom/football/eltorohighschool/eths2017

Victory and Go Chargers!

El Toro Beats Tesoro, 34-29

Posted by EL TORO FOOTBALL at Sep 16, 2017 2:29AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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OC Varsity
By ZACH CAVANAGH
September 15, 2017 at 11:32 pm
LAS FLORES – Early in the second quarter, El Toro held a comfortable 28-point lead.

No. 19 El Toro (2-2) was rolling early over No. 15 Tesoro (1-3) with two turnovers forced and scores on its first four drives.

On the game’s opening drive, Julian Bruce exploded from 30 yards out for the opening score.

On Tesoro’s drive, Wes Henderson pulled in an interception to give El Toro the ball at midfield.

Three plays later, Cooper Jones hit Shane McLaughlin up the middle for a 49-yard touchdown pass and a two-score lead.

Henderson came up big again to force a fumble as Tesoro was driving to the endzone that El Toro recovered at its own two-yard line.

The Chargers then drove 98 yards including a 30-yard pass from Jones to Austin Derrico and a 15-yard TD pass to Noah Aguilar for the three-score lead.

Jones threw a third TD pass, a four-yarder to McLaughlin, for the 28-0 lead in the second quarter.

Jones finished 23-of-40 passing for 339 yards.

McLaughlin got six passes for 110 yards.

Zach Wran plunged in from four yards out to get Tesoro on the board before halftime, and Petersen came out firing in the second half.

Tesoro got a field goal, and then Petersen ran in touchdowns of 29, 26 and 36 yards to pull the Titans within two points, 31-29.

Petersen ran the ball 18 times for 188 yards and finished 14-of-31 passing for 195 yards.

El Toro’s offense was ice cold in the second half before it got its second of two second-half field goals for the five-point lead.

The El Toro defense made the plays for it to hold.

El Toro Beats Tesoro, 34-29

Posted by EL TORO FOOTBALL at Sep 16, 2017 2:29AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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OC Varsity
By ZACH CAVANAGH
September 15, 2017 at 11:32 pm
LAS FLORES – Early in the second quarter, El Toro held a comfortable 28-point lead.

No. 19 El Toro (2-2) was rolling early over No. 15 Tesoro (1-3) with two turnovers forced and scores on its first four drives.

On the game’s opening drive, Julian Bruce exploded from 30 yards out for the opening score.

On Tesoro’s drive, Wes Henderson pulled in an interception to give El Toro the ball at midfield.

Three plays later, Cooper Jones hit Shane McLaughlin up the middle for a 49-yard touchdown pass and a two-score lead.

Henderson came up big again to force a fumble as Tesoro was driving to the endzone that El Toro recovered at its own two-yard line.

The Chargers then drove 98 yards including a 30-yard pass from Jones to Austin Derrico and a 15-yard TD pass to Noah Aguilar for the three-score lead.

Jones threw a third TD pass, a four-yarder to McLaughlin, for the 28-0 lead in the second quarter.

Jones finished 23-of-40 passing for 339 yards.

McLaughlin got six passes for 110 yards.

Zach Wran plunged in from four yards out to get Tesoro on the board before halftime, and Petersen came out firing in the second half.

Tesoro got a field goal, and then Petersen ran in touchdowns of 29, 26 and 36 yards to pull the Titans within two points, 31-29.

Petersen ran the ball 18 times for 188 yards and finished 14-of-31 passing for 195 yards.

El Toro’s offense was ice cold in the second half before it got its second of two second-half field goals for the five-point lead.

The El Toro defense made the plays for it to hold.

ET AT TESORO FRIDAY -

Posted by EL TORO FOOTBALL at Sep 12, 2017 4:33PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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The Chargers will travel to Tesoro for their first away game of the 2017 season this Friday night. Wear your Charger gear into Titan territory for the 7:00pm kick-off and let’s support our team. The last few seasons has seen some epic games between these two and this year will be no exception as El Toro looks for a huge breakthrough. So we’re calling on The Freak Show and Chargers fans everywhere to hit the road with the ET Nation this Friday. Get there early, and get ready for a memorable game.

Victory – Go Chargers!

GAME RECAP-OC VARSITY

Posted by EL TORO FOOTBALL at Sep 9, 2017 9:12AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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OC VARSITY _ STEVE FRYER

LAKE FOREST – Corona del Mar started the season with a loss to JSerra. The Sea Kings look like a different team now. Quarterback Nathaniel Espinosa threw for 358 yards and three touchdowns Friday in Corona del Mar’s 39-15 nonleague win over El Toro at El Toro High.

Espinosa completed passes to six different receivers. Senior Tae Le had six receptions for 136 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore John Humphries had six catches for 111 yards and a touchdown.

Le, a top recruit who is still uncommitted, said the Sea Kings (2-1) are much better than they were in their season-opening loss to JSerra, 45-24. “Leaps and bounds,” said Le, describing the level of improvement. “We’ve brought in a lot of young guys in and taught them how we do it here at CdM.”

Espinosa, given the task of replacing last year’s All-Orange County quarterback Chase Garbers, had by far his best game of the young season. The 5-foot-9, 185-pound senior completed 23 of 33 passes and ran for a touchdown.

The Sea Kings had a 16-8 lead at halftime over El Toro (1-2). They scored 20 points in the third quarter – a 10-yard touchdown run by Espinosa, a 38-yard touchdown pass from Espinosa to Spencer Hook, and a 12-yard touchdown run by senior running back JT Murphy that created a lead of 36-8.

Corona del Mar took a 3-0 lead on a 41-yard field goal by Max Casper in the first quarter.

El Toro went ahead, 8-3, later in the quarter on a 27-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Cooper Jones to senior receiver Austin Derrico and the two-point conversion pass from Jones to junior tight end Sam Whipple.

Corona del Mar quickly regained the lead on a 62-yard touchdown pass from Espinosa to Humphries, who already has established himself as one of the top sophomores in Orange County football. Humphries got behind the coverage and hauled in Espinosa’s pass on the run. Casper’s kick for the extra point put the Sea Kings on top, 10-8.

Le is one of the better jump-ball receivers in O.C. He made such a catch for a touchdown in the second quarter. Espinosa, on the run with El Toro tacklers in pursuit, heaved the ball to the end zone where Le and El Toro senior defensive back Wes Henderson jumped for the ball. They came down with it simultaneously in the end zone; simultaneous possession in that situation, by rule, gives the ball to the offensive player so it was a Corona del Mar touchdown. The extra-point kick missed, leaving the Sea Kings with a 16-8 lead that stood until the third quarter.

After that 20-point surge in the third quarter, Corona del Mar added three points on a 42-yard field goal by Casper. El Toro scored in the game’s final minute on a 64-yard touchdown pass from Jones to Derrico.

Jones finished with 289 passing yards. Derrico had seven catches for 181 yards. Noah Aguilar had 6 receptions for 59 yards for the Chargers.

Corona del Mar’s next game is against Newport Harbor, the annual Battle of the Bay, on Friday, Sept. 15, at Newport Harbor High.

El Toro next week plays at Tesoro in a nonleague game Friday, Sept. 15.