Football dominates Clash of the Presidents’

By Luis Diaz

The football team held off Long Beach City College in the First Annual “Clash of the Presidents.”

The defense was crucial in this game. Throughout the three quarters the Huskies only let Long Beach City College score seven points. 

“Clash of Presidents” added a new factor to the rivalry that has been established by LBCC president Dr. Mike Munoz and East Los Angeles College president Dr. Alberto J. Roman. 

A challenge was set by both Presidents where the losing team’s president would have to wear the winning team’s jersey the following week. 

With this huge rivalry win, the football team’s record increases to 4-3 overall and 1-1 in conference. Husky quarterback Terrence Gipson had a good start in the first drive. His first pass was for Rene Zaldivar, which helped the Huskies gain nine yards. 

The offense had 12 plays and combined for a total of 56 yards, lasting six minutes. 

Long Beach started at their 20 yard line and at the 41 yard line, Quarterback Qeanu Campbell got intercepted by defensive player Jaylen Martin. The Huskies regained the ball at the 41-yard line Terrence Gipson had four passes completed out of six. 

The football team was showing how dominant they can be as the defense, for LBCC couldn’t figure out how to cover the receivers. 

The first seven points would come from the Huskies in the second quarter as Terrence Gipson completed a pass to Wide Receiver Trejan Bridges to gain six yards and score. 

LBCC would answer 11 minutes later and would catch the defense off guard as Running back Trennel Ridgely gained 17 yards to the Huskies endzone, tying the game at  7-7. 

In the third-quarter, the Huskies would extend their lead to 13 points with a missed field goal, but the offense and defense were keeping LBCC to seven points only. The score was now 20-7. 

In the final quarter, LBCC tried to make a comeback by scoring a touchdown that would have kept them alive in the game. 

With two minutes left in the game, the momentum had shifted for LBCC, but the Huskies ran down the clock. 

The Huskies moved the chains more than LBCC as they ended with 11 more first downs than LBCC. The total yard for the Huskies was 407, with 218 rushing yards. 

With this win, the Huskies win the first annual Presidents’ Cup. The Huskies go on the road to face College of the Canyons on Saturday at 6 p.m.

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