Narbonne Sails Past San Pedro

Torrance, Ca – Narbonne scored early and often as the Gauchos defeated San Pedro, 41-3, Friday night at El Camino College. Narbonne improves to 9-0 overall and 4-0 in the Marine League. The Gauchos dominated San Pedro on both sides of the ball.

Narbonne went on a 5-play, 60-yard opening drive, which was capped by a Jalen Chatman 15-yard touchdown pass to Stephon Robinson. Chatman found Robinson again, this time for a 45-yard touchdown to give the Gauchos a 14-0 lead with 9:27 remaining in the second quarter.
“We knew we were going to be limited in possessions,” Chatman said. “So we tried to score on as many possessions as possible.”
After the Gauchos’ defense forced another punt, Chatman capped a 57-yard drive with a quarterback sneak from a yard out to extend the lead, 21-0. Chatman completed 17 of 20 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns while adding one rushing touchdown.

“Every win against San Pedro is a big win,” Narbonne coach Manuel Douglas said. “When we play them, I’m always stressing the little things because they (San Pedro) prepare so well.”

The Narbonne defense held San Pedro to 71 total yards in the first half. Chatman continued his stellar play with a 19-yard touchdown pass to Tre Walker in the third quarter.

“There’s no drive more critical than the next one,” Douglass said to his defense at halftime. “Our defense was able to get San Pedro off the field, and that’s really what matters.”

Running back Kameron Denmark put the game out of reach with a 19-yard touchdown run to give the the gauchos a 34-3 lead with 3:56 left in the third quarter. Denmark rushed for 109 yards on 12 carries.

“I felt like I could break one on any given play,” Denmark said on his touchdown run. “It was a wide open hole and I got good blocks downfield from my receivers.”

Walker scored his second touchdown of the game on a 51-yard screen pass from Chatman to seal the win with 23 seconds left in the third quarter. Walker finished with 128 yards on seven receptions.

“The coaches did a great job of game planning,” Denmark said. “We moved the ball effectively on offense and mixed in the running game with the passing game.”

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