Gauchos turn the tide on Seahawks

Wide receiver for the Gauchos Lorenzo Thompson hurdles over a Seahawks defender on a screen pass (Colin Reef/Lariat)

Wide receiver for the Gauchos Lorenzo Thompson hurdles over a Seahawks defender on a screen pass (Colin Reef/Lariat)

The Gauchos started off the game electing to receive the opening kick. Special teams kickoff return man Roosevelt Abram ran 31 yards from the return spotting the ball on the 46 yard line. On the second play of the game Gaucho running back, Emari Demercado, rushed for 11 yards placing the ball on the LA Harbor 43 yard line. After an incomplete pass by Cam Humphrey to DaQu’an Davis, Humphrey connected on a 43-yard touchdown pass to Chris Spiering. The Gauchos found themselves in the lead 7-0 with only 27 seconds having elapsed from the game clock.

The ensuing possession by the opposing Seahawks led to a punt after 11 plays. After a few pivotal completed passes by Humphrey, the Gauchos found themselves in a first down situation on the Seahawks 35 yard line. Emari Demercado rushed for a stellar 35-yard touchdown giving the Gauchos a 14 point lead. The Gauchos ended the drive on 7 plays for a total of 67 yards.

After another stop by the Gauchos defense, their offense took the field and made quick work of the Seahawks secondary. Humphrey would connect with Spiering once more for a 73-yard bomb on 3rd and 3 to increase their lead 21-0.

The Gauchos defense comes off the field after a Seahawks three and out (Colin Reef/Lariat)

The Gauchos defense comes off the field after a Seahawks three and out (Colin Reef/Lariat)

Spiering and Demercado continued their relentless offensive pursuit against the Seahawks throughout the second quarter. Demercado rushed the ball 8-yards to the charity strike to put his team up 28-6. A quick three-and-out by the Gauchos would lead to another possesion due to a Seahawks fumble.

Another touchdown pass from Humphrey to Spiering put this game almost completely out of reach at 35-6. A dominating first half by the Gauchos offense ended with one final 4-yard rushing touchdown by Demercado. The Gauchos led the Seahawks 42-6 as they head into the locker at half time.

The Gauchos continued their aerial assault on the Seahawks in the second half. Cam Humphrey ended the game throwing 16-23 for 281 yards with 4 touchdown completions. Chris Spiering caught a total of 7 receptions for 209 yards for three touchdown passes. His long was 78-yards and his average per catch was 29.9 yards, an amazing stat-line for the evening. Emari Demercado led all backs with 13 rushing attempts for 97-yards bringing down three touchdowns on the evening.

The Gauchos line up in the shotgun formation with two wideouts on the right side (Colin Reef/Lariat)

The Gauchos line up in the shotgun formation with two wideouts on the right side (Colin Reef/Lariat)

The Saddleback defense was nothing short of spectacular as well. They sacked the opposing quarterback three separate times for a total loss of 16 yards. They also forced 4 fumbles and had linebacker Corey Selenski, recover two of them. They also brought in one interception gaining 25-yards from it.

It’s safe to say the Gauchos are off an absolutely amazing start going into their fourth game of the year. Saddleback will finally be at home next week when they host El Camino College at 6:00 PM at the Saddleback Stadium. Both teams are undefeated and look to continue their hot streak against each other next week.

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