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November 14, 2015

Warriors’ Late Drive Comes Up Short against Long Beach City, 38-36, in Coach Featherstone’s Last Game


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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – In his 31 years as head football coach at El Camino College, John Featherstone has surely had wilder games than the one played Saturday night, where a late comeback came up short on a missed field goal, allowing the Long Beach City College Vikings (9-1) to escape with a 38-36 win. The Warriors end the season with a record of 3-7, 2-4 in the National Central League.

Sophomore quarterback Jorge Hernandez (North Torrance HS) scored for the Warriors in the first quarter on a 4-yard rush before freshman kicker Nathan Hierlihy’s (Redondo Union HS) 19-yard and 40-yard field goals gave the Warriors the 13-7 edge after the first quarter.

Hierlihy added another field goal in the second quarter, and freshman Maurice Jones (Carson HS) counted a 79-yard pick-six to hold the six-point advantage going into halftime with ECC leading 23-17.

The Warriors were held scoreless in the third quarter with LBCC reeling off 21 straight points, but the momentum began to swing back in favor of ECC with the Vikings missing a field goal. An ECC interception and a LBCC injury led to Long Beach City fumbling a handoff in its end zone late in the game. Sophomore defensive lineman Taniela Lolohea (Hawthrone HS) recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown to cut the Vikings’ lead to 38-30 with 4:49 remaining.

After a big defensive stop, Hernandez threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to freshman wide receiver Dajuan Parham (Venice HS) to bring the Warriors within two points at 38-36. After a failed two-point conversion and unsuccessful onside, the Warriors made a big defensive stop, leading to a drive that that set up the 47-yard field goal attempt that came up just short with 10 seconds remaining. 

Hernandez finished the game with 283 yards through the air and 46 on the ground to go along with a pair of touchdowns. Sophomore running back Justice Anyanwu (Gardena HS) gained a team-high 47 yards, while sophomore tight end Colin Hindle (Redondo Union HS) led the team with 61 receiving yards. On defense, freshmen Deadre Brewer (Arleta HS) and Lewitt Savini (Taylorsville (UT)) combined for 27 tackles, 3 tackles for loss and a forced fumble.


November 7, 2015

Warriors Unable to Overcome Early Deficit, Fall 26-13 at Mt. SAC


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WALNUT, Calif. – In the penultimate game of the season, the El Camino College Warriors (3-6, 2-3) were unable to break the winning streak of the Mt. San Antonio College Mounties (7-3, 5-1), falling 26-13 on the road.

Freshman running back Tre Searcy (Mira Costa HS) put up the first points for ECC on a nine-yard run midway through the fourth quarter. Freshman backup quarterback Brent Boehm (Paloma Valley HS) capped off the scoring in the game with a 18-yard touchdown pass to freshman wide receiver Isaac Cox (Junipero Serra HS).

Boehm had a game-high 153 yards on 12-of-20 passing, while Cox racked up 10 catches for 122 yards. On defense sophomore linebacker Victor Villarreal (Narbonne HS) posted a game-high 12 total tackles including eight solo, two tackles for loss, and one sack. Defensive linemen sophomore Austin Valmill (Junipero Serra HS), freshman Lewitt Savini (Taylorsville (UT)), and freshman Joseph Tallauli (St. John Bosco HS) combined for three sacks and 11 tackles. 

The Warriors conclude the 2015 season on Saturday, Nov. 14, hosting Long Beach City College in the Seahawk Bowl at Redondo Union High School. Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m., and a special ceremony for legendary head coach John Featherstone will take place at halftime.

October 31, 2015

Football Suffers 32-14 Setback against Chaffey


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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Sophomore Jorge Hernandez (North Torrance HS) threw for 223 yards and rushed for a touchdown, but the Warriors (3-5, 2-2) suffered a 32-14 setback against Chaffey (5-3, 2-2) on Saturday evening.

Hernandez scored on a one-yard keeper for the team’s first score, cutting down Chaffey’s lead to 17-7 on a quick 48-second, three-play, 31-yard drive with 5:07 left in the first half. 

Chaffey rebuilt its lead to a three-possession game on a late field goal going into halftime. But coming out of the break, ECC quickly regained some ground, making it 20-14 on a 65-yard reception by freshman William Morehand (Mayfair HS) on just a two-play drive lasting 42 seconds before the team was held scoreless for the remainder of the game.

Freshman Tre Searcy (Mira Costa HS) led all Warrior running backs with 64 yards on seven attempts, while Morehand paced the wide outs with four receptions for 94 yards. Defensively, sophomore linebacker Azizullah Fifita (JDHS (Alaska) counted 13 tackles and combined with freshman linebacker Deadre Brewer (Arleta HS) for a tackle for loss.

The football team heads back out on the road to Mt. San Antonio College on Saturday, Nov. 7. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m.


October 24, 2015

Football Holds LA Harbor Scoreless for Final Three Quarters En Route to 34-17 Victory 


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LOS ANGELES, Calif. – El Camino College (3-4, 2-1) scored 28 unanswered points in the final three quarters to take a 34-17 victory over LA Harbor (2-6, 1-3) on Saturday evening. 

Sophomore quarterback Jorge Gutierrez (North Torrance HS) returned to the starting lineup and tallied 191 total yards and three touchdowns.

The Warriors found themselves down 10-0 early after a slow start but after returning to their run game. ECC racked up 50 yards on nine carries before Hernandez found freshman wide receiver Sean Luna (Torrance HS) in the back of the end zone to cut the lead to 10-6.

Following a pair of punts, ECC drove down the field to the LA Harbor 13-yard line before being stopped and held to a field goal try. Freshman holder Blaise Booth (Salesian HS) took the snap and threw touchdown pass to sophomore tight end Colin Hindle (Redondo Union HS) to bring the Warriors to within 4 at 17-13. On the next drive sophomore defensive back Stephon Sudduth (Redondo Union HS) intercepted a pass at midfield, setting up the go-ahead touchdown drive with the Warriors leading 20-17 at halftime.

On the game, sophomore running back Justice Anyanwu (Gardena HS) carried the ball 22 times for 114 yards while Parham and freshman Isaac Cox (Junipero Serra HS) hauled in a combined eight catches for 135 yards.

Defensively, sophomore Taniela Lolohea (Hawthrone HS) and freshman Lewitt Savini (Taylorsville (UT)) led the way with a combined 16 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, including combining for a late fourth quarter sack that ended a potential scoring drive.

The football team will return home for a Halloween matchup on Saturday, Oct. 31 against Chaffey College at 5 p.m. at Redondo Union HS.


October 10, 2015

Warriors Fall in Battle for Milk Can Trophy, 40-38

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NORWALK, Calif. – In the 39th meeting for the Milk Can Trophy, El Camino College (2-4) was unable to hold a late 17-point lead, falling 40-38 at Cerritos College (5-1) on Saturday evening.

The Warriors got the scoring going early on a touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Brent Boehm (Paloma Valley HS) to freshman William Morehand (Mayfair HS). The reception capped off a 10-play, 71-yard drive on ECC’s first possession. After exchanging a pair of scores, El Camino College took control of the game with 17 straight points, including Boehm’s final two passes for touchdowns in the second and third quarters, giving the team the 31-14 edge. 

Both teams would count a rushing touchdown make the score 38-21 with 5:42 left in the third quarter before Cerritos scored three straight touchdowns sealed the eventual win for the Falcons with 7:07 left on the clock.

Boehm racked up nearly 400 passing yards with 31 completions, including three touchdowns. Sophomore Justice Anyanwu (Gardena HS) totaled 127 offensive yards (112 receiving and 15 rushing) and scored a pair of the team’s touchdowns. Morehand pulled down six passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns with freshman Russell Shaw (Hamilton HS) adding in four receptions and 85 yards.

Defensively, sophomore Azizullah Fifita (JDHS Alaska) had a game-high 10 tackles, including two for loss, to go along with freshman Raymond Lima’s (West Torrance HS) three tackles for loss. 

El Camino College will enjoy a bye week before resuming conference play at LA Harbor College on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m.


October 3, 2015

Warriors Fall to No. 2 Riverside City College, 42-21


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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. - Despite holding No. 2 Riverside City College (4-0, 1-0) scoreless in the third quarter and battling back to make it a one possession game, the Warriors (2-2, 1-1) fell to the Tigers, 42-21, on Saturday evening.

After a combined seven straight punts to start the game, Riverside City College (4-0, 1-0) scored first on a long touchdown, building an early 28-7 lead in the first half. The Warriors were led by freshman backup quarterback Brent Boehm (Paloma Valley HS) and his long shots down the field to freshman wide receiver William Morehand (Mayfair HS). The Warriors entered the fourth quarter trailing only 28-21, RCC would open up their lead, behind a trio of 100-yd rushers, with a pair of TDs in the 4thquarter to bring the game to a 42-21 final. 

On the evening, Boehm finished 18-of-35 for 240 yards with a pair of touchdowns and no picks. He entered the game in El Camino College's first offensive series. Morehand counted six catches for 122 yards including a 30-yard touchdown in for the Warriors' first points. Sophomore linebacker Azizullah Fifita (JDHS (Alaska)) paced the defense with 12 combined tackles, and freshman Jeromebettis Vaituu (Jordan (Utah)) added six solo tackles.

The Warriors will return to play next Saturday on the road at Cerritos College at 7 p.m.


September 28, 2015

Hierlihy Scores Player of the Week Honor

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TORRANCE, Calif. - After leading the Warriors to a 23-20 conference opening win over Citrus College on Saturday, freshman kicker Nathan Hierlihy (Redondo Union HS) was honored for his 11-point performance by being named the SCFA Central League Special Teams/All-Purpose Player of the Week, announced Tuesday.

Hierlihy stayed a perfect 6-for-6 from field goal range, counting three against Citrus, including his career-long and go-ahead 48-yarder with 7:04 left in the game. He also was 2-for-2 on PAT attempts.

The honor marks Hierlihy's first conference honor and the first for the Warriors this season.

El Camino College returns home for its conference home opener against Riverside (3-0) on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. at Redondo Union High School.

September 26, 2015

Hierlihy Leads Football to Conference Opener Victory


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GLENDORA, Calif. - The Warriors (2-2, 1-0) opened up conference play with a 23-20 victory over Citrus College (0-4, 0-1) on Saturday behind the leg of freshman kicker Nathan Hierlihy (Redondo Union HS). 

Hierlihy delivered a perfect 3-for-3 field goal performance with the longest being 48 yards on the go-ahead field goal with 7:04 left in the game.

Sophomore quarterback Jorge Hernandez (North Torrance HS) connected with freshman receiver Russell Shaw (Hamilton HS) for five yards, and freshman Dajuan Parham (Venice HS) rushed 27 yards to round out the scoring for the team.

El Camino College returns home for its conference home opener against Riverside (3-0) on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. at Redondo Union High School.


September 19, 2015

Football Dealt Loss by Saddleback


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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. - Despite a pair of early touchdowns by sophomore quarterback Jorge Hernandez, the El Camino College football team (1-2) fell 42-17 to Saddleback College (1-2) on Saturday.

Hernandez (North Torrance HS) carried the ball eight times for 103 yards, while adding another 103 passing yards. Freshman kicker Casey Sublette (Mira Costa HS) netted the team’s other points on a 25-yard field goal.

Sophomore linebacker Victor Villarreal (Narbonne HS) tallied a game-high 14 tackles, including two sacks for a loss of nine yards.

The Warriors take the field again on Saturday, Sept. 26 at conference opponent, Citrus College. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

 Last Published 11/16/15