Football regroups in bye, holds 3-2 record

By Alan Leyva

The East Los Angeles College Huskies have hit their scheduled bye week with a record of 1-1 in conference play, and a record of 3-2 overall. 

The Huskies’ record was the same record they had the previous season at five games played. 

Sports information specialist at ELAC Cerwin D. Haynes said, “The team is in a pretty good position going into the bye this weekend with a 3-2 (1-1 conference) record.” 

The Huskies currently have a minus four point differential due to some rough losses at the hands of Fullerton and Golden West College. 

The team followed those back-to-back loses with a dominant 51-7 win against Orange Coast College. 

On the offensive side of the ball, the Huskies opened the season with just one quarterback under center. 

Trilian Harris was named the starting quarterback at the start of the season.

He currently holds a 53.52% completion percentage, 648 total yards, and two passing touchdowns. 

The Huskies switched to a dual quarterback system following the first game at Grossmont. 

Frank Alvarez has taken snaps at QB and currently holds a 65.02% completion percentage at 10.5 passing attempts per game. 

Alvarez has also passed for two touchdowns and rushed for 13 yards a game. 

Honstetter is the starting running back and has rushed for 209 yards on 39 total rushing attempts. 

His 41.8 yards per game ranks 40th in the Southern California Football Association. 

Although he may be the starting back, it’s been Degabriel Floyd in those third and one, and goal line carry opportunities.  

Floyd currently averages 18.4 yards per game while also averaging a touchdown a game. 

His seven touchdowns also ranks the highest of any of the position players on the team, and fifth overall in the  SCFA.

“DeGabriel Floyd has been the clear-cut superstar for the Huskies, leading the team with 10 touchdowns and making big plays in all three facets of the game: offense, defense, and special teams,” Haynes said. 

Freshman Bryson Corbin has 15 receptions through five games and has 162 receiving yards, averaging 32.4 yards per game. 

Right behind Corbin is Keyondrick Douglass with 12 receptions through five games, averaging 26 yards a game. 

The receiving touchdown leader, however, has been sophomore Jaylin Moore with 2 touchdowns while also averaging 23.3 yards per game. 

Defensively, the Huskies have been a bit banged up. 

“Unfortunately, they’ve had several injuries to their defensive starters, which has impacted their performances on the road against some of the best competition in the state (Fullerton, Golden West),” Haynes said. 

The bye left coaches hopeful with the return of many key starters. 

Tymere Jackson, starting defensive end and outside linebacker, has been the teams leading tackler with 16 solo and 34 total tackles. 

Jackson also had half a sack and seven tackles for loss. Zack Camarena and Travon Thomas follow Jackson tackle wise. 

Linebacker Zack Camarena has 12 solo tackles and 30 total tackles, while also having one and a half sacks and three and a half tackles for loss. 

Defensive lineman Travon Thomas has 13 solo and 23 total tackles, but has three and a half sacks and four and a half tackles for loss. 

In the secondary, the Huskies have four interceptions for 63 return yards, while also having 24 pass breakups. 

On the special teams side of the ball, Maurice Newton has six kick returns for 165 yards and a touchdown. 

All-purpose player Degabriel Floyd has 86 yards on six kick returns, while also having 155 yards on four punt returns for two touchdowns. 

Haynes said with more conference games coming up, the Huskies need to do their best for a shot at the state playoffs. 

“Our conference, the National Central League, is filled with teams that have the potential to play in the state playoffs, so every game from here on out is basically a must-win,” Haynes said. 

The Huskies next game will be on Oct. 14 against Long Beach City College in the Presidents’ Cup. 

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