Serving the Fullerton Community Since 1922

The Hornet

  • If you have story tips for The Hornet, the best way to reach us is via DM on Instagram!

The Hornet

Serving the Fullerton Community Since 1922

The Hornet

Nothing goes right for Hornets in season opener

The #5 Fullerton College Hornets were shut out 31-0 by the host #8 Ventura College Pirates on Saturday afternoon.

USE THIS-Fight another day
Fullerton Hornets were shut out 31-0 by the Ventura Pirates on Saturday afternoon
*Place after second paragraph. Thumbnail picture* Photo credit: Chelena Gadson

The Hornets did themselves no favors having six turnovers and constantly stalling drives with costly penalties. The Hornets scattered three fumbles, two interceptions, and a blocked field goal. The Pirates capitalized getting all their points off turnovers.

The Hornets’ best chance to find the end zone was early in the third quarter when sophomore defensive linemen Adrian Lomeli intercepted a pass and returned it deep into Pirates territory. After a personal foul penalty the drive ended with a turnover on downs.

Offensive tackle Emil Graves holds off Ventura giving QB, Taylor Hodges precious seconds for a pass.
*After 4th paragraph* Photo credit: Chelena Gadson

The rest of the game was much of the same. Offensively the Hornets could not stay on the field, which left the defense spending much of the game battling with the Pirates’ offense.

USE THIS-Together we finish
Relentless D-line waiting to for the hut.
*After Last Paragraph* Photo credit: Chelena Gadson

Although the scoreboard showed 31 points the Hornet defense looked to be the only bright spot in the season opener. The Pirates constantly started with the ball deep into Hornets territory only to score 17 points on the defense. The other two touchdowns came on a blocked field goal returned and a interception return.

The Hornets (0-1) look to bounce back next week against #1 Mt. San Antonio College (0-1) who fell 30-6 to College of Canyons (1-0) in their season opener. The game will take place at Nathan Shapell Memorial Stadium in Yorba Linda, a home game for the Hornets at 12:30.

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Hornet

Your donation will support the student journalists of Fullerton College. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Hornet

Comments (0)

All The Hornet Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *