Football trounces San Bernardino Valley College

By Marc Anthony Martinez

The football team dominated in a 56 to 25 victory against San Bernardino Valley College.

The Huskies scored seven out of the 11 times they had the ball

Two of the times they didn’t score were on a knee to end the first half and a clock run down to end the game. 

The other two times they didn’t score were after a fumble and after a short drive that resulted in a punt. 

The punt was fumbled by San Bernardino running back, Antoine Fowler, but recovered by the Huskies special teams on the San Bernardino 17-yard line in the red zone. 

The Husky offense then scored off that fumble recovery when quarterback Frank Alvarez passed it to wide receiver Maurice Newton for a 15-yard touchdown catch.

It would be the last touchdown scored by ELAC, making it 56 to 17 with 59 seconds left in the fourth. 

San Bernardino was able to score again one last time. 

They went for the two-point conversion and scored making it 56 to 25.

The Husky special teams started the game with an 80-yard kickoff return touchdown by wide receiver Bryson Corbin. 

This gave the Huskies an early lead. 

The Husky defense then stopped San Bernardino on fourth down to get the ball back at the Husky 49-yard line. 

Carter then scored on a 10-yard rush, making the game 14-0.

On the following drive, San Bernardino was on the Husky five-yard line when defensive end/linebacker Tymere Jackson intercepted the ball and ran it for a 15-yard return. 

Defensive limenan Jaquez Harvey went in on offense as a wide receiver and scored on a two-yard pass from Carter, giving the Huskies a 21-0 lead.

“It was shocking. I didn’t think he would throw me the ball. It was exciting,” Harvey said.

Head Coach Bobby Godinez said that without defensive back/linebacker DeGabriel Floyd and wide receiver Kennedy Lewis in the game due to injury, they needed a threat in the red zone. 

Since Harvey played receiver in high school, Godinez put Harvey in for that play.

Defensive back Shoes Brinkley forced a fumble on a fourth and two play on San Bernardino’s receiver Isaiah Hughes. 

Hughes was able to recover it for a SBVC first down.

In the following play, Harvey recovered a fumble forced by linebacker Zack Camarena. 

Harvey ran the ball back 73 yards but was stopped just short of scoring at the San Bernardino 5-yard line.

“I thought I was gone. I should’ve been gone but he (Daquan Davis, San Bernardino running back) had enough momentum to stop me,” Harvey said.

“He ran out of gas. He had a good game and played a lot so I know he was tired on that run,” Godinez said. 

Alvarez went into the game with 6:29 remaining in the first half. 

He threw a 51-yard pass to Deandre Knox for a touchdown. They would go into halftime with a 28-0 lead.

San Bernardino scored all their points in the second half. 

“Just because we are up 28-0, you can’t come out soft. You got to really come out firing still. They took a little bit of a nap, but they woke back up,” Godinez said on the defensive play in the second half.

The Husky offense would keep putting points on the board as every time San Bernardino would score, ELAC would counter back and score. 

The closest the visiting team ever got to the Huskies was 21 points. 

Alvarez would end up with four passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown. 

Carter would have one passing and rushing touchdown. 

Knox, Corbin, Newton, Harvey, and wide receiver Jaylin Moore would have one receiving touchdown each.

The Huskies are now bowl eligible, which means they have a chance to play one more home game after next week’s game. 

“We’re bowl eligible, that was one of our goals. We want to now bring this bowl game home. We want to be able to play two weeks from now here in front of our crowd,” Godinez said.

The final home game of the regular season will be on Saturday against Cerritos College at 6 p.m.

“I know they’re gunning for us after losing the last few years against us. They’re going to come ready. It’s going to be a very good game,” Godinez said about playing Cerritos on Saturday.

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