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SBCC runs over East L.A. in first home game, start season 2-0

The Vaqueros football team blasted the East L.A. Huskies out of the water in the home opener 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at La Playa Stadium.

The final score was a whopping 47-10 with the Vaqueros standing at their first ever 2-0 record.

“We stumbled a couple times there at the start,” said head coach Craig Moropoulos. “But we got the chance to get a couple big scores.”

The Huskies started out the game with a field goal a minute into the first quarter to bring the score to 3-0. The Vaqueros came back strong as freshman wide receiver, Giovanni Sanders (No. 85) caught the first touchdown pass from quarterback Jarred Evans (No. 8).

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Evans threw three of the four touchdowns in the first half while Joshua Martin (No. 10) scored a 19-yard run touchdown.

“We should have played a little better offensively wise,” said Evans. “But defense always steps their game up and they did an excellent job.”

“It was great to be home and show everyone that it wasn’t a fluke beating Hancock. A lot of people doubted us but the score says something.”

Defense ran strong with Dillon Sheedy (No. 50) on the defensive line. He had three sacks early in the game.

“I got in there early and roughed up the quarterback so it was a good first half for me,” said Sheedy.

“The defense was holding it down once again. We had like three turnovers so it was a big game for the defense,” he said. “Offense showed up today for sure and that was good to see from them.”

Twin brothers Zack (No. 1) and Jacob (No. 3) Arnell scored the last two touchdowns of the first half. Jacob caught a four-yard pass from Evans with 58 seconds left in the first half to bring the score to 21-10. Zack intercepted a pass for a 35-yard return for a touchdown with 45 seconds left in the first half to bring the score to 28-10.

Going into the second half, the Vaqueros started slow but quickly picked up and kept the ball for the majority of the game.

Morgan Nevins (No. 33) recovered a fumble from the 37-yard line to bring the score to 34-10 with 5 minutes and 48 seconds left in the third quarter.

Not even a minute after Nevins touchdown, Arnell (No. 3) intercepted the ball to bring the Vaqueros to first and ten at the 31-yard line.

Arnell (No. 3) caught a six-yard pass from second half quarterback Joshua Martin (No. 10) for a touchdown bringing the game to 41-10.

Soon after, Mike Lockwood recovered an East L.A. fumble late in the third quarter that led to another Martin touchdown pass to bring the score to its 47-10 final.

“The whole attitude of the team is a lot different this year. We’re just going hard every day,” said Sheedy. “We know that last year people might think we’re not good but we’re showing them this year.”

The Vaqueros will play their next game 1 p.m. Saturday Sept. 21 against Compton at Compton.

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