Oct. 11, 2014
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – A 1-yard touchdown run by Joseph Donnell with 15 seconds remaining gave Cerritos a 29-26 victory over El Camino College on Saturday night at Redondo Union High School. ECC is now 2-4 on the year and Cerritos improves to 4-2. The win also allowed the Falcons to keep the Milk Can Trophy for the fourth-straight meeting.
The Warriors were up 20-14 at the start of the fourth quarter and extended their lead to 26-14 with less than two minutes into the quarter. Chetachi Jackson went in for the touchdown from a 6-yard pass from Joey Notch.
With 3:38 left in the game, Cerritos cut the lead to five as Justin Caines caught a 7-yard pass from Jimmy Walker. Caines scored the first Cerritos touchdown in the second quarter.
ECC went up 3-0 after the first quarter as Eddie Garcia hit a 38-yard field goal. Garcia hit a 26-yard field goal in the third quarter.
Notch threw for 250 yards and three touchdowns in the game for ECC. His first touchdown pass was to Colin Hindle at the start of the second quarter. The second, a 14-yard pass to Devante Jenkins with 54-seconds left in the first half.
The Falcons cut the lead to 17-14 with 31 seconds left in the first half on a 41-yard pass from Jimmy Walker.
Penalties hurt the Warriors as they racked up 14 for 130 yards.
Kendell Sparks led the Warrior rushing attack with 47 yards. Davion Goodall had 60 yards receiving while Nicky Roos had 50, respectively.
Esera Iosefa led the defense with three sacks, four tackles for loss and one fumble recovery. Ralph Harvey, Jr., got an interception.
ECC has next week off before returning home vs. LA Harbor.
Oct. 4, 2014
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Freshman Lionel Kendrick (Locke HS) scored the lone Warrior touchdown on a 50-yard interception return in the second quarter as the El Camino College Warriors (2-3, 0-2) fell to Riverside City College (3-1, 1-0) 31-7 on Saturday evening in a National Central Conference matchup.
Penalties and turnovers hurt the Warriors as they racked up 17 penalties for 143 yards. They also turned the ball over four times.
The passing game was the high point as the Warriors threw for 247 to just 207 for the Tigers. Jorge Hernandez (North Torrance HS) came into the game in the fourth quarter, and was the third ECC quarterback used in the game, and threw for 121 yard (7-for-12).
Joey Notch (West Torrance HS) started the game at quarterback. He missed the last two weeks with an injury. He threw for 119 yards (15-for-33) with an interception. Eban Jackson also saw time at quarterback for the second-straight week and threw an interception.
Kendell Sparks (Carson HS) led the rushing attack with 56 total yards and on the receiving end, Devante Jenkins (North Torrance HS) caught four passes for 68 yards.
Riverside City took a 7-0 lead after the first quarter as AJ Hotchkins returned an interception 15 yards for the score.
Kendrick evened the game at 4:35 in the second quarter and the PAT by Eddie Garcia.
The Tigers took a 10-7 lead into the half as Jimmy Camacho hit a 28-yard field goal with 1:06 left.
RCC put the game out of reach in the third quarter with 14 points. Nicholas King ran 15 yards for the score and Denzel Foster ran 28 yards for the touchdown.
In the fourth quarter, Miki Fangatua picked up a Warrior fumble and returned it 86 yards for the final points on the board.
The Warriors host Cerritos on Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. at Redondo Union HS. Parking is free on campus off of Del Amo. Please be aware of parking signs if you park on a residential street. El Camino College is not responsible for any parking tickets you may receive while attending our events.
Sept. 27, 2014
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – The El Camino College football team (2-2, 0-1) dropped its 2014 National Central Conference opener, 28-21, to Citrus College (2-2, 1-0) on Saturday afternoon at Redondo Union HS.
Sophomore running back and co-captain Deon Williams scored two touchdowns on his former high school field to lead the Warriors.
North Torrance HS grad Devante Jenkins scored the third Warrior touchdown.
The Warriors had 15 penalties for 109 yards, one fumble lost, one interception and were sacked five times which gave Citrus the second-half advantage.
Key injuries also left the Warriors short-handed. Starting quarterback Joey Notch and running backs Raphael Lawson-Gayle, Kendell Sparks and Sebastian Franck-Love were all out this week.
Jorge Hernandez (North Torrance HS) and Eban Jackson split time running the offense at quarterback. Hernandez was 8-for-11 for 89 yards and Jackson was 7-for-20 for 54 yards and an interception.
Williams got the Warriors on the board first at 7:01 in the first quarter with a one-yard touchdown run. The drive was eight plays, on 63 yards in a time of 3:39.
Williams scored his second touchdown at 9:21 in the second quarter on a two-yard run.
Citrus knotted the game at the half with two scores in the second quarter. Larry Cutbirth ran from the one-yard line and then threw a three-yard pass to Steven Garcia.
The Owls outscored the Warriors 14-0 in the third quarter on a three-yard run by DJ Gordon and a 12-yard pass to Demetre Smith.
Jenkins got his touchdown with 1:22 left in the game. The Warriors won the onside kick but a penalty gave them too many yards to make up and they turned the ball over on downs to end the game.
Dallas Lopez had an interception in the game for the Warrior defense.
The Warriors will play at Riverside City College on Oct. 4 at 6 p.m.
Sept. 20, 2014
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. – Coming off of a tough vs. Ventura last week, the El Camino College football team (2-1) had another tough test at Saddleback College (0-3) on Saturday. Several key plays and key performances propelled the Warriors to an impressive 40-23 victory over the Gauchos.
Sophomore captain Michael Jurado (North Torrance HS) had three interceptions in the game and now with four on the season is tied for the stat lead in the category. He led the defense that forced five turnovers in the game.
Freshman offensive lineman Cory Sanicky (Mira Costa HS) scored all three Warrior rushing touchdowns from the 1-yard line.
Another big performer on the day was sophomore kicker Eddie Garcia (Serra HS). He scored 16 point in the game, hitting four of his five field goal attempts, including a 45-yarder and was a perfect four-for-four on PATs.
Starting quarterback Joey Notch (West Torrance HS) had to leave the game at the end of the first quarter with an injury. Freshman Jorge Hernandez (North Torrance) took over in the second quarter and threw for 138 yards and one touchdown pass to former high school teammate Devante Jenkins.
Although he didn't get into the endzone this week, Kendell Sparks (Carson) was impressive on the run attack, carrying the ball 26 times for 143 yards.
Two 39-yard field goals by Garcia gave the Warriors the 6-0 advantage after the first quarter. Saddleback got it close in the second quarter, trailing just 13-10 at the half, but a big 14-point third quarter put it away for the Warriors.
Sanicky ran for his first touchdown with 7:48 left in the second quarter. He second and third touchdowns came just three minutes apart in the third quarter.
Erik Harris got the Gauchos on the board at the start of the second quarter with a 33-yard field goal. The first SC touchdown came at 7:10 in the second quarter on a 74-yard pass from Ricky Bautista to Forrest Dunivin.
Drake Giffin and Chris Dimry also scored touchdowns in the fourth quarter for the Gauchos.
Ardis Perez earned the fourth interception for the Warriors and Devin Christy recovered a fumble.
El Camino College returns to Redondo Union High School on Sept. 27 vs. Citrus at 4 p.m.
Sept. 13, 2014
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Freshman Joey Notch (West Torrance HS) threw for a career-high 313 yards and two touchdowns, but key turnovers and big returns lifted the Ventura Pirates (1-1) over E Camino (1-1) 33-30 at Redondo Union High School on Saturday night.
The Warriors had a 7-3 lead after the first quarter on a Devante Jenkins 28-yard reception from Notch, and a 14-13 lead at the half. Ventura outscored the Warriors 7-0 in the third and went up 27-14 early in the fourth quarter.
With 3:28 left in the game, Kendell Sparks put the Warriors up 33-28 but an 89-yard kickoff return by Paul Harris just 12 seconds later all but locked up the win for the Pirates.
Ventura got on the board with 7:35 left in the first quarter on a 39-yard field goal by Jake Lanski. A 25-yard pass to Joseph Holderfield from Jalen Brady in the second quarter gave Ventura its first lead, 10-7.
Colin Hindle connected with Notch with 4:15 left before the half on an eight-yard pass and a Lanski field goal for the Pirates at the end of the quarter sent the Warriors into the locker room with the one-point advantage.
The advantage went back to Ventura at the 7:39 mark in the third as Brady (315 passing yards in the game) threw an 85-yard pass to Chris Marshall for a 20-14 lead.
Just seconds into the fourth quarter Isaiah Jackson returned a 70-yard punt return for a 27-14 Pirate lead.
Sparks ran for his first of two touchdowns in the fourth quarter at the 9:40 mark to get ECC within six, 27-21. He ended with 102 yards and the two touchdowns.
The game ended with a safety for the Warriors.
Jorge Hernandez threw for 72 yards and one interception in the second quarter for El Camino.
Jenkins led the Warriors on the receiving side with 153 yards and a touchdown.
Michael Jurado had one interception for the Warrior defense.
The Warriors hit the road to Saddleback College on Sept. 20 at 6 p.m.
Sept. 6, 2014
PASADENA, Calif. – The El Camino football team kicked off the 2014 season at Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College on Saturday, defeating the Lancers 37-20.
The Warriors were impressive on all sides of the ball led by Kendell Sparks (Carson HS) with 119 yards rushing and one touchdown in the fourth quarter. Head coach John Featherstone used a two-quarterback system with freshmen Joey Notch (West Torrance HS) and Jorge Hernandez (North Torrance HS) splitting time. Notch threw for 136 yards and one touchdown. Hernandez earned the start and also threw a touchdown.
ECC blanked the Lancers in the first quarter earning a 10-0 advantage. The Lancers outscored the Warriors 14-10 in the second quarter to cut the lead to 20-14 at the half. Outscoring the Lancers 17-6 in the second half sealed the deal for the Warriors.
Penalties plagued both teams as ECC was charged for 20 penalties for 197 yard and PCC was thrown the flag 15 times for 136 yards.
Kicker Eddie Garcia (Serra HS) was three-for-three on field goal attempts and four-for-four on extra point attempts.
Defensively, Ralph Harvey, Jr., led the way with 12 total tackles and a fumble recovery. Vladimir Gray (Texas) had one-and-a-half sacks.
The first score of the game was a 25-yard field goal by Garcia. One of the four ECC captains, Deon Williams (Redondo Union HS) scored the first Warrior touchdown of the year on a nine-yard pass from Hernandez.
Garcia started the second quarter with a 31-yard field goal. Pasadena first got on the board at 10:27 in the second quarter on a 13-yard run by Ahmad Springer. Springer got his second touchdown on a one-yard run in the fourth quarter.
The Lancers tacked on another touchdown in the second quarter as Ricky Blair caught a nine-yard pass from Dejon Williams.
Devante Jenkins (North Torrance HS) caught an 18-yard pass from Notch with just 27-seconds left in the second quarter.
Garcia made his third field goal, a 21-yarder, with 7:19 left in the third quarter.
Another Warrior captain, Raphael Lawson-Gayle (Mira Costa HS) scored his first touchdown of the year, running in one yard out.
The Warriors host Ventura College on Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at Redondo Union HS.
May 13, 2014
El Camino College announced that the 2014 football season will be played at Redondo Union High School due to the construction for building a new football stadium on campus.
All ECC home football games at Redondo Union will begin at 4 p.m. on a Saturday. The school is located at 800 Diamond St. Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
Parking at Redondo Union HS is free for all ECC home games. Ticket prices are as follows:Adults General Admission & students without student ID cards: $8
Senior Citizens: $5
Students with student ID, staff members, American Youth, Pop Warner and high school football players and children under 12: $3
Students with ID and ASB sticker: free
The Warriors will welcome Ventura College on Sept. 13 for the only home non-conference game. They have four National Central Conference home games against Citrus College (Sept. 27), Cerritos College (Oct. 11), LA Harbor College (Oct. 25) and Mt. SAC (Nov. 8).
The season begins at Pasadena City College at 6 p.m. on Sept 6. From there, the Warriors will play road games at Saddleback College (Sept. 20), Riverside City College (Oct. 4), Chaffey College (Nov. 1) and conclude the regular season at Long Beach City College on Nov. 15.