By David Uribe
The Huskies got a win over Bakersfield 27-10.
In place of the injured Terrance Gipson, freshman quarterback Frank Alvarez led the team effort that saw Bakersfield’s offense limited to 204 yards. This has been one of the biggest games for ELAC in recent memories and the Huskies are giving it all they got this season!
Starting off the game, the Huskies quickly took control by scoring on their first three offensive possessions and neutralizing the visitors.
An eight yard touchdown pass from Alvarez to Maury Rams closed up their opening drive. The next possession was ended by Ethan Rodriguez with a field goal from 36 yards out, which was then followed by a 36-yard touchdown run from Rene Zaldivar on their third possession.
All things considered, ELAC led 17-0 going into the second quarter.
With 8:42 remaining, the Renegades would score on their second field goal attempt, a 28-yarder from Haro, bringing the score to 17-3.
Right before halftime, Bakersfield had a chance to reduce the Huskies’ lead even further, but Haro’s 27-yard attempt was stopped as the timer struck.
Bakersfield would only go as near as 10 points when Antonio Robinson cut the ELAC lead in half, to 20-10, with a one-yard touchdown run with 18 seconds left in the third quarter. The Huskies faced a 1st-and-20 at their own 31 after being backed up 10 yards by a holding penalty, but the Pack responded on the ensuing possession to put the game beyond their reach.
To make up for the missed penalty yards, Alvarez completed a 12-yard pass to Trejan Bridges, and ELAC scored a decisive touchdown on 2nd-and-8.
On a quick ball to the left, Alvarez connected with wide receiver Tyson Schilling, who immediately started running for the near sideline. Bridges produced a stunning block to give Schilling just enough space to go down the near sideline and remain in bounds as a defender closed in.
Alvarez finished 22-33 for 296 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. The defense held Bakersfield to 204 total yards – with only 40 yards allowed on the ground.
The football team will face Ventura on Saturday at 6 p.m.