Huskies football lose season opener

By Damien Guzman


The East Los Angeles College Football team played sloppy in a 41-0 loss on Sept. 6 at Glendale Community College. A large ELAC contingent for the Huskies was not enough to motivate the team to compete for a win.

ELAC quarterbacks starting sophomore Jose Sanchez and backup freshman Michael Ladino combined for three interceptions, while Ladino finished with 128 passing yards to Sanchez’s 64.

“Sanchez is a gamer, but I think the jitters got to him early in the game. He is still my starter,” Huskies Head Coach Steve Mojarro said. Mojarro also confirmed there is a quarterback competition between both players.

ELAC had 14 penalties totaling 119 yards.

Adding to the frequently thrown yellow flags being thrown, the Huskies defense looked undisciplined giving Glendale’s offense plenty of free yards.

A couple of husky players were taken out of the game by coaches after receiving personal fouls for either taunting or pushing and shoving after the plays were over. Those types of penalties added to the already unstable ELAC sideline.

“This was a very emotional game because a lot of players knew each other from playing football in high school,” Mojarro said.

With the tough loss, the Huskies demonstrated that there is plenty of room for improvement on both sides of the ball.

ELAC has a bye next week and will host Santa Barbara City College Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. in Weingart Stadium.

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