Gauchos defeat San Bernardino

Natasha Bradley

At Saturday night’s football game versus San Bernardino Valley Community College, Saddleback set the single-game record for most points in a game and the most touchdowns in a game during a 69-14 victory leading the team to 2-1 this season.

The first time the Gauchos had a record-high game was in 1969 with a score of 68-6 versus Victor Valley College where they scored 9 touchdowns. The next time they scored 9 touchdowns was against LA Western College in 1982, against San Diego City College during the 1986 and 1991 season and then again against L.A. Harbor College in 2004 with a score of 63-18.

San Bernardino Valley had never given up 69 points before the game on Saturday. The last time this occurred was in 1930 when they allowed 63 points.

With an attendance of 700 at Wolverine Stadium, the Gauchos started the first quarter off right with a 27-yard interception turned touchdown by the time the clock hit 14:17 by freshman linebacker Earnie Sagiao from Edison High School. With a little over five minutes later, another 15-yard touchdown was made by sophomore wide receiver Jay Winser from Bozeman High School with a pass from freshman quarterback David Ingram from Woodbridge High School. By the time the clock hit 5:32, another 14-yard touchdown was made by sophomore tight end Nick Groeniger from Aliso Niguel High School. With 2:19 left in the first quarter, sophomore running back Micah Abreu-Laybon rushed 47 yards to earn the team another touchdown with the first quarter ending with a 28-0 score.

When the second quarter began, the Wolverines were able to score a seven-yard passing touchdown by freshman running back Dwayne Booker from San Bernardino High School with 14:11 on the clock. Within a matter of seven minutes, the Gauchos scored two more touchdowns, the first by freshman running back Shane Henry from Esperanza High School, and the second by Abreu-Laybon. The Wolverines were able to score their second and last touchdown by freshman defensive end Jim O’Brien from Rim of the World High School from a fumble recovery, which resulted in a 41-yard touchdown with 1:49 left in the quarter. By the end of the first half, the score was 42-17, favoring Saddleback.

Once the teams returned from halftime, the Gauchos were geared up. Two more touchdowns were made by freshman running back Charles Neal from Esperanza High School who rushed 44 yards and Henry who ran 11 yards, ending the third quarter with a score of 55-14.

With only one quarter left and 15 minutes left to go in the game, the Gauchos scored two more touchdowns by sophomore running back Rocky Russo from Granite Bay High School and freshman running back Jordan Torres from Mililani High School, not even allowing the Wolverines to make anymore scoring attempts.

The Wolverines attempted three field goals and missed everyone, including two kicks blocked by sophomore safety Dez Ralston from Cal Lutheran High School and freshman safety Gary Stevenson from Oceanside High School.

From this game alone, the offense accumulated 600 yards, which was only 15 less than the school record. As well as 32 first downs which was only two less than the school record and the 84 offensive plays were only short 19 of the school record; all of this was accumulated in just one game.

With a fantastic game were school records were broken, be sure to catch the football players Saturday at home against Mt. San Antonio College at 6 p.m.

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