Torrance, CA – After back-to-back losses and a bye week, the El Camino College football team returned to the field in dramatic fashion, scoring early and often against rival L.A. Harbor College.
Freshman running back Jacobi Hardy scored three first half touchdowns to help El Camino beat the Seahawks, 48-20, on Thursday night at Murdock Stadium.
“We took care of business tonight,” said El Camino coach Gifford Lindheim. “It was a good win on homecoming. We have to get ready for a tough conference schedule, with Mt. SAC next week.”
El Camino has a number of running backs who can make things happen on offense. Hardy made the best of his opportunities against the Seahawks, scoring from three yards out on the Warriors opening drive.
On the ensuing drive, El Camino defensive lineman Shawn Richard stripped Seahawks’ quarterback Jalin Scott. The Warriors capitalized on the first play with Hardy’s 9-yard touchdown run.
“The O-line was making holes and creating space for me,” Hardy, who finished with 56 yards on 11 carries, said. “When it wasn’t there, I knew their defense could not do a lot against the speed so I just did what I could to get up field.”
Quarterback Cole Klayman extended the lead when he found wide receiver Trevon Clark in the end zone for a 17-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
Hardy scored his third touchdown of the first half on a 15-yard run and the rout was on. El Camino led at halftime, 35-0.
On defense, the Warriors forced six turnovers, including five interceptions from five different players.
“We think we have a pretty good football team,” Lindheim said. “We have showed that we can play with anybody.”
El Camino will travel to Covina District Field on Oct. 21 to take on Mt. SAC. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. L.A. Harbor will host Riverside City College.