By Anthony Merjanoff
Late game heroics, with the N o. 20-ranked Huskies scoring 15 points in the last 8:20 minutes of the game, resulted in a 28-27 home opener win.
Santa Barbara took a 27-13 lead with 9:21 left in the game. The Huskies responded with a 62-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Cantu to Willie Udofia cut Santa Barbara’s lead to 27-19. Hector Cazales tackled Vaquero quarterback Jared Evans in the end zone scoring a safety for the Huskies. Cantu led the Huskies down the field with Preston Oliver scoring a one-yard touchdown with 3:05 to go.
Santa Barbara marched down the field getting within field goal range only to end up fumbling the ball. ELAC recovered the ball and an eventual victory in front of a vocal crowd. “We played as a team and fought together till the end.” said Huskies linebacker Donyae Olton
The Huskies had a tough game against Santa Barbara. ELAC didn’t see its first points on the board until the 6:43 mark in the second quarter, after trailing by two touchdowns. The Huskies tied the score, 13-13, with 51 seconds left in the half.