Football team dismantles Orange Coast College

By Marc Anthony Martinez

A dominant performance led the Huskies football team to a 51-7 victory over Orange Coast College on Saturday.

“Any time you can get a win it’s a good thing. Every win is so hard to get at this level,” Bobby Godinez, head football coach said.

 The team is coming off two straight losses on the road to being back in the win column. 

The Huskies played outstanding in all aspects of the game: defense, offense, and special teams.

The defense had five sacks for 40-yards and an interception returned by defensive back Ty Snead for 30-yards. 

The offense scored seven touchdowns and gained a total of 347 yards in the game. They averaged 5.7 yards per play. 

The special teams got a safety and 165 yards in returns. 

The defenses’ momentum started with two tackles for a loss of yards for Orange Coast.

Tymere Jackson, Husky defensive end, was able to get a tackle behind the line of scrimmage. 

Jackson followed the play with a sack he shared along with defensive back Tim Fleishood. 

This have Orange Coast a 10-yard loss. 

Orange Coast then threw an incomplete pass and were forced to punt.

The Huskies took this momentum and scored on the next drive.

Defensive end Travon Thomas was able to get to Orange Coast quarterback Zach Congalton for a nine-yard sack and shared a sack with Zack Camarena for a loss of seven-yards.

“He [Thomas] has been like that in practice and catapulted the defense with his energy and we need that,” Godinez said. 

Thomas was full of energy and pumped his teammates up making sure they were playing to their full potential.

 “I just want to be good for my team,” Thomas said.

The Huskies defense had 11 tackles, with a loss of 53 yards and 62 total tackles.

“Coach prepares us well during practice and before each game,” Thomas said. 

On the offensive side of the ball, they had three passing touchdowns and four rushing touchdowns. 

All three quarterbacks that went in during the game threw touchdowns.

Jeliun Carter had the last score of the game with a five-yard rushing touchdown along with a previous 11-yard pass to Jaylin Moore.

Moore caught two touchdowns, which included a nine-yard catch that led to a touchdown pass from quarterback Frank Alvarez.

Rushing touchdowns came from Keyondrick Doug, DeGabriel Floyd, Tyler Smith and Carter.

Being up on points gave the Huskies the chance to put in players that don’t usually have time on the field.

“It’s good, I’m glad that the guys played hard, we got a lot of guys in,” Godinez said.

He was happy a variety of players got play time.

“We all work hard, and everyone played their role very well. I was just excited to see everybody get love, touchdowns and playing time,” Floyd said.

 He got time off the field which allowed other players on field.

Despite the big win, he knew they must stay humble and be ready to go into bye week and then play at Long Beach on Oct. 14.

“I think [our team] needs the pressure. They need to learn to deal with the pressure because that’s part of football,” Godinez said.

Godinez said they practice and compete to get as close to those situations as they can.

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