Second-Half Comeback Leads to Win Over Moorpark

Second-Half Comeback Leads to Win Over Moorpark

TORRANCE, Calif. - El Camino trailed 13-7 at the half, but the Warriors scored 16 unanswered points in the second half to complete a 23-13 comeback on Saturday afternoon at Murdock Stadium.

Grant Ferrauilo led the Warriors to their third win in a row.  Ferrauilo was 12-23 with 213 yards and one touchdown. Trevon Clark led the Warriors with three receptions for 76 yards, and one receiving touchdown.  Clark also picked up his second passing touchdown in consecutive games. Raymond Graham led the Warriors in rushing with 38 yards on 4 attempts. Justin Martz once again led the defense with seven tackles (five solo, two assist) and half a sack.  

Moorpark jumped to an early lead in the first quarter off some El Camino mistakes.  The Warriors fumbled on a punt return that gave the ball to the Raiders on the El Camino 30-yard line.  Riley Garrett was able to kick a 49-yard field goal through the upright to make it 3-0. Towards the end of the first quarter, Grant Ferrauilo was sacked at the Moorpark 48-yard line and Dillon Chong was able to recover the ball and score a 52-yard touchdown to give the Raiders a 10-0 lead.  Moorpark extended the lead to 13-0 to start the second quarter on a 42-yard field goal.

The Warriors were able to score their first touchdown of the day after a Moorpark miscue towards the end of the first half.  The Moorpark long snapper sent a bad snap towards the Moorpark endzone that a Raider defender recovered at the 2-yard line. Jonah Tavai took the snap for the Warriors and rushed two yards up the middle to score his first career touchdown for El Camino to give the Warriors some life heading into halftime.

El Camino took the 14-13 lead on their second possession of the second half.  The Warrior offense drove the ball to the Moorpark 5-yard line before executing the Philadelphia Eagles "Philly Special" trick play and Trevon Clark picked up his second consecutive passing touchdown in two games and Ferrauilo picked up the receiving touchdown.  

The Warriors scored again in the third quarter to take an 8-point lead over Moorpark.  Grant Ferrauilo passed to Clark for a 49-yard touchdown with 2:10 left in the third quarter.  

The Warriors were able to add two more points in the 4th quarter after a safety by the Raiders.  The Raiders longsnapper sent another ball into the endzone that was recovered by the Moorpark punter, to give the Warriors a 10-point lead with 5:41 left in the game.  

Moorpark drove almost all the way down the field to on their final possession. Two costly El Camino penalties gave the Raiders great field position.  An 8-yard touchdown pass was negated by a Raider penalty. The Warriors were able to force two incomplete passes and sacked the Raider quarterback for 20-yards to drive the Raiders back to the 33-yard line.  Moorpark missed a 49-yard field goal to effectively seal the game for the Warriors.

After a bye week next week, the Warriors will look to continue their 3-game winning streak on the road at San Diego Mesa on Saturday, October 13th.  Kick-off is scheduled for 6:00 PM.