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.