By Diego Linares
East Los Angeles College overpowered the opposing Compton College football team in a 55-0 win on Saturday.
The football team opened the first quarter with 31 points and continued their dominance on the ground throughout the game. The rushing attack garnered 234 yards on 33 carries, averaging 7.1 yards a carry.
Running Backs Armando Velasco, David Allen and Tony Toledo combined for 187 yards on 19 carries, averaging 9.8 yards a tote.
Dwon Drummer the wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator, said the team has been getting better every week despite the fluidity at the quarterback position.
“We’re competing everyday. No one’s job is set in stone. You got to come to practice everyday, and you’ve got to earn your spot,” said Drummer.
ELAC had three quarterbacks enter the game. Philip Tran, Paul Herrera and Miguel Aguero completed 13 passes for 138 yards and three touchdowns.
The football team broke the ELAC record for least amount of first downs allowed in a game against Compton at the the Tartar Track and Football Stadium. The defense allowed Compton to convert one of 12 attempts. The previous record was five first downs converted by Pasadena City College.
Kideam Diouf, originally from Harlem, New York, plays defensive end for ELAC, but has yet to record a tackle or sack in the first three games of the season.
“We’ve got to execute – execution. That’s the main thing. Go out and be physical. That’s what we did today,” said Diouf.
ELAC also tied the school record for most sacks in a game with 11 in total. The record was originally set in 2013.
Ben Key is a defensive end for ELAC who recorded four tackles, all of them for loss, and three of them being sacks against the opposing quarterback.
The defense also forced four turnovers, grabbing three interceptions and scooping up a fumble recovery.
ELAC has two football games left before starting National – Northern Conference play. The next game is against Mount San Antonio College at the Covina District Field. The game will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday.