Hornets sting Tigers in loss

JOSH LAKEY | STAFF WRITER

The Riverside City College football team suffered its first loss of the season against the Fullerton Hornets, 38-36, on Oct. 12.

The Hornets also entered the game undefeated and ranked No. 2 in Southern California behind the Tigers of RCC.

In a game that warranted a total of 26 penalties, which accounted for 281 penalty yards between the two teams.

The Tigers accounted for 18 of the 26 penalties for a total of 197 yards.

While the Tigers led in penalty yards, the Hornets led in turnovers with six, including three interceptions and three fumbles.

Tigers quarterback Skylar Howard was 23-35 and threw for a total of 305 yards.

He was sacked twice for a totally loss of 11 yards.

Hornets’ linebacker Justin Owens had his best defensive game of the season contributing to a total of 20 tackles of which 12 were solo and eight assisted.

On the offensive end of the ball for the Hornets, quarterback Jose Escobar went 24 of 34 for 389 passing yards.

Denzel Foster, who leads the central conference in yards per game with 101, had 25 attempts for 238 yards and two touchdowns.

Foster’s longest run of the night was a 33-yard run to end the third quarter.

Following a scoreless third quarter for both teams, the Tigers and Hornets kicked off the fourth quarter that led to a total of 34 combined points between both teams.

Hornets wide receiver Ryan Longoria had eight catches for 218 yards with two touchdowns, both coming in the fourth quarter.

Longoria received a touchdown from Escabar and freshmen quarterback Dustin Stolarski respectively.

Hornets quarterbacks Jose Escabar and also Dustin Stolarski hooked up with receiver Ryan Longoria who went for eight catches for 218 yards with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Both Foster and Skylar contributed a rushing touchdown for the Tigers in the fourth quarter.