Narbonne Squeezes by Los Alamitos

HSFB Narbonne Gauchos vs Los Alamitos Griffins
HSFB Narbonne Gauchos vs Los Alamitos Griffins
Narbonne Gauchos Sean Riley making Los Al miss. Photo by Jevone Moore
Narbonne Gauchos Sean Riley making Los Al miss. Photo by Jevone Moore

Long Beach, Ca – The Narbonne Gauchos need all four quarters to come out with a strong victory over its last non-conference opponent. They had a touch front half of the season to prepare them for the Marine league and a deep playoff run.

Narbonne won this slug fest 35-28 over Los Alamitos at Vet’s Stadium on this Thursday Night Lights high school game. Running back Sean Riley grinded out some key first downs on and chewed up the clock before busting through on 18 yard touchdown run.¬† This score put the Gauchos up 35-21 with only 3:02 left on the game clock.

Griffins' Running Back Schuyler Whitehead in the hole picking up yards. Photo by Jevone Moore
Griffins’ Running Back Schuyler Whitehead in the hole picking up yards. Photo by Jevone Moore

Not too much different than last year game when Los Al allowed Narbonne to come from behind to take the lead and not relinquish the lead. Roman Ale made sure he kept his team calm and made good decisions when Narbonne was on offense. He finished the game throwing for 210 yards and two touchdowns. Ale favorite target on the night was DeVaughn Cooper who caught 5 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown.

Los Alamitos had a balanced game plan to move the ball in the air and on the ground. Quarterback Jack Telenko kept calm most of the night completing 21/37 passes  for 269 yards and 3 touchdowns with 2 costly interceptions.

 Los Al A.J. Gonzalez crossing the Goal line. Photo by Jevone Moore
Los Al A.J. Gonzalez crossing the Goal line. Photo by Jevone Moore

Schuyler Whitehead and R.j. Gonzalez proved to be good duo for the Los Al running game. Whitedhead found most of his success on the edges off tackle while Gonzalez fought inside and sneaked out backfield to catch few passes. The biggest catch for Gonzalez 23 yard touchdown that gave his team 21-14 lead in second half.

Narbonne’s backfield had a new star emerge on play action passes to Kameron Denmark who scored two touchdown with his feet and hands. Denmark was able to make some plays today due to a game time decision to hold out backup running back Justin Franks after watching him during warm ups. It proved to be a good move in gaining rest and finding depth to assist Riley carry the load.

 Receiver Devaughn Cooper using his field vision to pick up more yards. Photo by Jevone Moore
Receiver Devaughn Cooper using his field vision to pick up more yards. Photo by Jevone Moore

The Narbonne Gauchos now (3-2) will host The Washington Prep Generals(2-3). Los Alamitos Giffins now (2-3) will travel to play Edison Chargers (2-3)

Game Photos can be viewed at Full Image 360