Torrance, Ca- El Segundo’s dynamic duo in quarterback Jason Kehl and wide receiver Shahman Moore proved to be too much for Torrance to handle in Friday nights non-league match up.
After placing 62 points in last weeks win over Bishop Montgomery, the Eagles had no issue once again reaching the end zone on their way to a 42-7 victory over the Tartars.
Torrance (0-4) fell behind early, trailing 14-0 at end the first quarter allowing a 28-yard touchdown hook up between Moore and Kehl. On their next possession, Kehl would sneak it in himself from the 1-yard line for the score.
The Tartars had very little going offensively all night not getting on the board till the final minute of the first half on an 88-yard catch and run by freshman Eric Suarez.
“We’re still very young and very inexperienced at the line, but we aren’t rookies anymore. This is game four”. Said Torrance head coach Rock Hollis.
A higher dosage of Torrance running back Jeremiah Aiono might have done some good for the Tartars in the first half. He had 42-yards on just 8 carries.
The Eagles didn’t take long after the halftime break to put the game out of reach. A six-play drive capped by 53-yard catch gave El Segundo a 28-7 lead and Moore’s third touchdown of the night.
The senior Moore finished the night with 7 catches for 155 yards and 3 touchdowns.
“I was comfortable, coach told me to come out and make plays,” said Moore. “We had a hard time running the ball tonight so I’m glad I was able to step up for my team.”
Tyler Maseuli was the lone spark plug for Torrance totaling 4 tackles for a loss with one sack and 4 catches for 38 yards.
Torrance quarterback Ryan Carroll threw for 164 yards on 11-27 passing and 3 interceptions, the last of which was returned for a touchdown with under 3 minutes. Aoino ended with 82 yards rushing on 18 carries.
El Segundo (4-0) are still undefeated and have beaten the Tartars four times in the past five years.
Kehl had 294 yards through the air on 15 of 22 passing with a total of 4 touchdowns and no interceptions.
Torrance hopes to put this loss behind as they are still in search for their first victory.