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Warriors overcome Curry’s 4 TD passes

Second TD catch of the game by Logan Gamble, of Palomar College. / photo by Hugh Cox

2018 COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOOTBALL

EL CAMINO 42, PALOMAR 35

 

By Tom Saxe

Special to EastCountySports.com

 

TORRANCE (10-27-2018) – Palomar, which came into the game ranked 16th in the state, came so near but yet so far from knocking off 10th-ranked El Camino on Saturday evening and grabbing ownership of the inside track to becoming the Central Conference’s No. 1 playoff representative in the process.

Quarterback Connor Curry completed 28 of 49 pass attempts for 389 yards and four touchdowns but the Warriors held off the Comets 42-35 at Murdoch Stadium by taking advantage of two late fake punts and a failed Palomar on-side kick late in the fourth quarter.

A TD catch by Mikel Barkley, of Palomar, on Saturday night. / photo by Hugh Cox

Curry threw two touchdown passes to Cal transfer Logan Gamble for 9 yards and 36 yards, a 38 TD pass to Johnny Armentrout (El Camino High), a 26-yard TD pass Mikel Barkley and a late two-point conversion pass to Barkley.

Palomar, meanwhile, helped hang itself with dropped passes in the open past the El Camino secondary, missed assignments, costly penalties and three lost fumbles.

“We did so many good things, including some spectacular things, and kept battling back, but missed too many of our opportunities, had too many dropped balls and untimely penalties and were hurt by their two fake punts,” coach Joe Early said. “If we would have executed, we wouldn’t have been in the situation we found ourselves in at the end.”

The Comets also were victims of missed tackles, a missed field goal and a missed extra point.

Palomar’s other TD came on an 8-yard run on a double-reverse by Malachi Russell (El Camino High).

Gamble finished with five receptions for 80 yards and the two TDs. Devin Nilson (Carlsbad High) caught six passes for 71 yards and returned six punts for 90 yards and David Wigand (Mission Hills High) returned three kickoffs for 144 yards with a long of 61 yards. Barkley, Armentrout, Bryce Walker, Johnny Arzola (Oceanside High), Russell and Zach Morel (Vista High) joined Gamble and Nilson with multiple receptions.

Defensively, the Comets kept El Camino’s relentless offensive attack off balance with 13 tackles for loss for 47 yards. Chris Calhoun (Mission Hills High) contributed nine tackles (seven solo) and a quarterback hurry; Spencer Kaoanga (Oceanside High) had nine tackles, including 2.5 for loss, and a QB hurry and Josh Bernard (Oceanside High) had eight tackles (seven solo) including four tackles for loss.

Palomar will play its final home game next Saturday when the Comets host Cerritos, a winner over Mt. SAC Saturday evening, at Escondido High’s Chick Embrey Field at Wilson Stadium.


 

Palomar vs. El Camino College at Torrance, Calif.
10/27/2018 at 6:00 PM
Palomar
35
El Camino
42
SCORING  1  2  3  4  FINAL
Palomar (4-4)  0  7  7  21  35
El Camino (6-2)  7  7  21  7  42
Torrance, Calif. | Murdock Stadium
PRD TIME SCORING SUMMARY PALOMAR – EL CAMINO
1 11:29 El Camino – Kishawn Berry 8 yd pass from Grant Ferrauilo. (Chris Valle kick is good).
Drive: 8 plays, 70 yards in 3:31.
0 – 7
2 12:39 El Camino – Shawn Prejean 63 yd pass from Aaron Thomas. (Omar Beltran kick is good).
Drive: 3 plays, 65 yards in 1:08.
0 – 14
2 09:10 Palomar – Logan Gamble 9 yd pass from Connor Curry. (Mark Meader kick is good).
Drive: 8 plays, 59 yards in 3:23.
7 – 14
3 12:03 El Camino – Tauaese Taz 44 yd run. (Chris Valle kick is good).
Drive: 2 plays, 45 yards in 0:39.
7 – 21
3 09:06 El Camino – Tauaese Taz 5 yd run. (Omar Beltran kick is good).
Drive: 6 plays, 30 yards in 2:00.
7 – 28
3 04:31 El Camino – Kameron Denmark 4 yd run. (Chris Valle kick is good).
Drive: 10 plays, 77 yards in 4:14.
7 – 35
3 03:42 Palomar – J. Armentrout 38 yd pass from Connor Curry. (Mark Meader kick is good).
Drive: 3 plays, 42 yards in 0:43.
14 – 35
4 14:42 Palomar – Malachi Russell 8 yd run. (Mark Meader kick blocked).
Drive: 8 plays, 68 yards in 2:25.
20 – 35
4 08:35 Palomar – Mikel Barkley 26 yd pass from Connor Curry. (Mark Meader kick is good).
Drive: 6 plays, 44 yards in 1:47.
27 – 35
4 03:57 El Camino – Jeff Hansen 1 yd run. (Omar Beltran kick is good).
Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards in 4:38.
27 – 42
4 01:53 Palomar – Logan Gamble 36 yd pass from Connor Curry. (2pt conversion pass by Mikel Barkley is good).
Drive: 7 plays, 73 yards in 2:04.
35 – 42
PALOMAR STATISTICS EL CAMINO
22 FIRST DOWNS 20
17
3
2
Passing
Rushing
Penalty
7
11
2
43% (6 of 14) THIRD DOWN EFFICIENCY 39% (7 of 18)
25% (1 of 4) FOURTH DOWN EFFICIENCY 50% (2 of 4)
450 TOTAL OFFENSE 497
76
5.9
Total Offensive Plays
Average gain per play
79
6.3
389 NET YARDS PASSING 230
28-49
7.9
5-28
1
Completions-Attempts
Net yards per pass play
Sacked: Number-Yards
Had intercepted
15-28
8.2
3-11
0
61 NET YARDS RUSHING 267
27
2.3
Rushing Attempts
Average gain per rush
51
5.2
2-68 PUNTS: Number-Yards 7-263
34.0 Average 37.6
279 TOTAL RETURN YARDS 71
7-91
6-188
0 0
Punt Returns: Number-Yards
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards
Interception Returns: Number-Yards
0 0
3-52
1-19
7-85 PENALTIES: Number-Yards 11-97
3-3 FUMBLES: Number-Lost 1-0
3-11 SACKS: Number-Yards 5-28
0 0 INTERCEPTIONS: Number-Yards 1-19
27:33 TIME OF POSSESSION 32:27

Palomar

El Camino

PASSING C-A YDS LG TD INT
Connor Curry 28-49 389 38 4 1
PASSING C-A YDS LG TD INT
Aaron Thomas 11-19 174 63 1 0
Grant Ferrauilo 4-9 56 44 1 0
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Shevell Sterling 6 27 4.5 9 0
DeVion Sneed 6 21 3.5 8 0
Malachi Russell 0 8 0 1
Connor Curry 12 4 0.3 10 0
Damon Wigand 2 4 2.0 4 0
Devin Nilson 1 -3 -3.0 0 0
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Taz Tauaese 7 133 19.0 72 2
Sean Davenport 8 43 5.4 13 0
Aaron Thomas 8 37 4.6 13 0
Jeff Hansen 3 29 9.7 27 1
Quinn Perry 1 22 22.0 22 0
Shawn Prejean 10 15 1.5 17 0
Raymond Graham 3 12 4.0 10 0
Aundre Carter 2 6 3.0 5 0
Kameron Denmark 5 1 0.2 4 1
Kishawn Berry 1 -8 -8.0 0 0
Grant Ferrauilo 2 -9 -4.5 0 0
Omar Beltran 1 -14 -14.0 0 0
RECEIVING NO YDS AVG LG TD
Logan Gamble 5 80 16.0 36 2
Devin Nilson 6 71 11.8 22 0
Mikel Barkley 3 70 23.3 26 1
Johnny Armentrout 3 53 17.7 38 1
Bryce Walker 2 33 16.5 27 0
Johnny Arzola 3 31 10.3 16 0
Malachi Russell 2 21 10.5 17 0
Zach Morel 2 12 6.0 5 0
Shevell Sterling 1 10 10.0 10 0
William Gonzalez 1 8 8.0 8 0
RECEIVING NO YDS AVG LG TD
Trevon Clark 4 91 22.8 44 0
Shawn Prejean 2 68 34.0 63 1
Kishawn Berry 5 40 8.0 18 1
Aaron Magee 2 19 9.5 12 0
Gabriel Bermudez 1 10 10.0 10 0
Kameron Spencer 1 2 2.0 2 0
KICKING FG LG XP PTS
Mark Meader 0/1 0 3/4 3
Mikel Barkley 0/0 0
Connor Curry 0/0 0
KICKING FG LG XP PTS
Ridge Ford 0/0 0
Omar Beltran 3/3 3
Chris Valle 3/3 3
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG TB IN 20
Jacob Stepanek 2 68 34.0 36 0 0
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG TB IN 20
Quinn Perry 6 227 37.8 42 0 0
Joseph Rodriguez 1 36 36.0 36 0 0
KICKOFFS NO YDS AVG TB OB
Mark Meader 5 253 50.6 1 0
KICKOFFS NO YDS AVG TB OB
Omar Beltran 5 266 53.2 0 0
Chris Valle 2 54 27.0 0 0
KICKOFF RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Damon Wigand 3 144 48.0 61 0
Lamar Raboteau 1 21 21.0 21 0
Orion Diaz 1 15 15.0 15 0
Adrien Robinson 1 8 8.0 8 0
KICKOFF RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Taz Tauaese 2 34 17.0 18 0
Asamm Burroughs 1 18 18.0 18 0
PUNT RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Devin Nilson 6 90 15.0 26 0
Johnny Arzola 1 1 1.0 1 0
PUNT RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Isaiah Lemos 1 19 19.0 19 0
FUMBLES NO LOST
Zach Morel 1 1
DeVion Sneed 2 2
FUMBLES NO LOST
Kishawn Berry 1 0
DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
# PALOMAR SOLO AST TOTAL SACKS-YDS TFL-YDS FF FR-YDS INT-YDS BRUP BLKS QBH
33 Giovanni Herrera 5 4 9 1
43 Chris Calhoun 7 2 9 0.5 – 1 1
45 Spencer Kaoanga 2 7 9 2.5 – 9 1
29 Josh Bernard 7 1 8 4 – 8
1 Jay Craft 6 0 6 1 – 14
26 Maxwell Milner 4 1 5 0.5 – 1 1
97 Vaaalotasi Ierome 3 2 5 1.5 – 5 1.5 – 5
49 Orion Diaz 3 0 3 1 – 1
21 Louie Flores 1 1 2 1
42 Kaaina Lewis 2 0 2
91 Jayson Pace 2 0 2 1 – 5 1 – 5 1
94 Nick So’oto 0 2 2 0.5 – 2
96 Jordan Duson 2 0 2
98 Mason Simeta 1 1 2 0.5 – 1 0.5 – 1 1
6 Logan Gamble 1 0 1
18 Malachi Russell 1 0 1
23 Adrien Robinson 0 1 1
24 Damon Wigand 1 0 1
93 Martin Bonacci 1 0 1 1
99 Isaac Tuia 1 0 1 1
92 Koa Evalu-Robinson 1
TOTALS 50 22 72 3 – 11 13 – 47 0-0 3 7
# EL CAMINO SOLO AST TOTAL SACKS-YDS TFL-YDS FF FR-YDS INT-YDS BRUP BLKS QBH
7D Vincent Heard 5 1 6 1 1-0 1
8D Quinn Perry 5 1 6 1.5 – 6 2.5 – 9 2 1-0
22 Jordan Brown 4 2 6 1-10 1 2
20 Isaiah Lemos 5 0 5 1-19 1
52 Justin Martz 4 1 5 1.5 – 11 1.5 – 11
17 Jaymin Austin 3 1 4
6D Jaylen Morgan 2 1 3 1
33 Alfredo Reyes 3 0 3 2
57 Sioeli Pulu 1 2 3 0.5 – 2 1.5 – 5 2
1D Jaylen Stewart 1 1 2
3D Angelo Pacheco 1 1 2 0.5 – 3 0.5 – 3
5D Juston David 2 0 2
16 Jeff Hansen 1 1 2
18 Anthony Lemos 2 0 2
26 Kameron Denmark 1 1 2
28 Aaron Hatfield 1 1 2
30 Ridge Ford 2 0 2
47 Omar Beltran 2 0 2
53 Christion Johnson 1 1 2 1
56 Jonah Tavai 1 1 2 0.5 – 2 0.5 – 2 2
4D Ryan Nixon 1 0 1
9D John Hubbard-Johnson 1 0 1
10 Kyrin Cannon 1 0 1
31 Taylor Davis 1 0 1
32 Ali Chokr 1 0 1
43 John Ti’a 1 0 1
49 Lancelott Manuleleua 0 1 1
98 Vandrew Epenesa 0 1 1 0.5 – 4 0.5 – 4
2D Jayquan Richardson 1
TOTALS 53 18 71 5 – 28 7 – 34 3 3-10 1-19 6 1 7
OTHER INFORMATION
Location: Torrance, Calif.
Stadium: Murdock Stadium
Attendance: 145
Referee: David Bautista
Umpire: Jeremy Jones
Head Linesman: Trent Brown
Line Judge: Tony Shaw
Back Judge: Rob Schaerer
Field Judge: Kainan Kieser
Side Judge: Michael Moore
Scorekeeper: Larry Daniels

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