RCC rolls over L.A. Harbor Seahawks in 71-0 rout.
John Braxton | Staff Writer
The Tigers are off to a 3-0 start, but this victory would not come easily.
Saddleback fought and mounted a come back, but would eventually come up a little short in a hard fought battle.
The Tigers’ first score of the game came off of an 87-yard interception return by Desman Carter, but Saddleback would answer back with a big play of its own with a 69-yard strike which would eventually lead to a touchdown.
Behind starting quarterback Skyler Howard the Tigers did not panic as Howard connected with Jermel Walker for an 8-yard touchdown pass.
As the game approached the third quarter the Tigers got a little breathing room leading 38 to 21,however, the Gauchos began to mount a come back, scoring 10 unanswered points in the fourth quarter.
Unfortunately for the Gauchos in one of their offensive possessions where they needed a touchdown late, the Tigers’ defense would hold them to three points, edging out the victory for the Tigers in a hard fought battle.
The Tigers escaped by a narrow margin with a final score of 38-31.
What else can be said, the Tigers were not even challenged to say the least, embarrassing the L.A. Harbor Seahawks on Sept. 28 at their home field in a 71-0 shut out. The win made a big time statement that the Tigers are a force to be reckon with.
Texas native Skyler Howard continues to impress throwing seven touchdowns, shattering RCC’s school record for the most passing touchdowns in a game.
If that’s not enough, Howard was also named the Southern California football Association player of the week. The Tigers next game will when they host Long Beach on Oct. 5