The Cabrillo College football team continues to peak at the right time of the season. The Seahawks kept things rolling in a 34-8 triumph of San Jose City in the teams’ Golden Coast Conference game Saturday at Carl Conelly Stadium.
The Seahawks have a 7-1 overall record for the first time in 10 years. Cabrillo coach Darren Arbet said they would enjoy the win.
“It was a gut check game,” Arbet said. “They played hard and got the victory. I’m proud of them.”
The defense returned an interception for a touchdown for the third straight week. Sophomore defensive back Joseph Lowe had a 35-yard interception return in the second quarter.
Cabrillo sophomore quarterback Devon Daich completed 24 of 38 attempts for 411 passing yards and four touchdowns — both a season best — and two interceptions to help the Seahawks capture their fourth straight game.
Daich, a Monte Vista Christian School alumnus, connected with sophomore receiver Ramon Gordon for two touchdowns in the second half. Gordon finished with 155 yards and two touchdowns on nine receptions.
“(Gordon) is a smart football player. F.B.I. football intelligence,” Arbet said. “He’s a guy that we want on the field all the time.”
Cabrillo sophomore receiver Kameron Pleasant had 191 yards and a touchdown on 10 receptions, while Evan Delozier, a Watsonville High alumnus, finished with a team-high 20 yards rushing on six carries.
The Seahawks (7-1, 3-1) play at Merced College (3-5, 1-3) on Saturday at 1 p.m. before closing the regular season with a home game against Monterey Peninsula College (7-0, 3-0) at 1 p.m. on Nov. 16. Reedley sits atop the conference standings at 7-1, 4-0.
Cabrillo 82, Napa Valley 63: The Seahawks opened their season with a win over the Storm to help kick off the Cabrillo Tip-off Classic on Friday night.
Sophomore guard Gabe Mack had 17 points, seven assists, three steals and two rebounds.
Cabrillo lost to San Joaquin Delta, 77-41, in the tournament final on Saturday night.
Up next, the Seahawks (1-1) will host Las Positas on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Women’s water polo
Cabrillo 13, San Mateo 6: Freshman Sophia Montes scored a game-high four goals to help the Seahawks get past the Bulldogs on Friday in Coast Conference play.
Montes also had three steals and a block. Sophomore Emily Campidonica scored three goals, while sophomore Leilani Ortiz had two goals, two assists and a steal.
Sophomore Zoe Brouillet had 13 saves for Cabrillo, which closed out the season on a two-game winning streak to finish the season 5-4 in conference play and with a 9-8 overall record.
Cabrillo 7, Chabot 0: The Seahawks recorded their third shutout of the season on Friday in Coast South Conference play.
Cabrillo freshman forward Matteo Vari scored three goals and recorded an assist in the first half. He now has a team-high 10 goals and is second in assists (7) this season for the Seahawks.
Sophomore forward Tanner Ruddy scored just two minutes into the game. He also racked up three assists, which gives him a team-high nine this season.
The Seahawks (7-6-3, 4-3-2) will host Hartnell in conference play on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
West Valley 4, Cabrillo 1: The Seahawks lost to the Vikings on Friday in Coast South Conference play.
Sophomore midfielder Clara Critchfield recorded a goal in the first half for Cabrillo (7-8-2, 2-4), which plays Las Positas on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Palma 45, Aptos 38: The Mariners lost in an offensive battle against the Chieftains on Saturday in Pacific Coast Athletic League Gabilan division play.
The teams combined for 905 total yards—Aptos High with 506 and Palma High with 399. The Mariners lost a fumble, which was the only turnover in the game.
Senior Josh Powell finished with a team-high 190 yards rushing and a touchdown on 24 carries. Senior Dre Gomez had 83 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 11 carries and junior Alex Rosas had 71 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.
Aptos sophomore quarterback Nick Forbes completed 8-of-21 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown. Fisher Johnson had a 25-yard reception for a touchdown.
Palma senior Anthony Villegas finished with a game-high 319 yards and four touchdowns on 18 carries. The Chieftains had 506 total yards — 392 rushing and 114 passing.
Up next, the Mariners (5-4, 4-2) will host the regular season finale against Salinas High (8-1, 6-0) on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Youth flag football
Watsonville team wins NFL FLAG Regionals: The 831 YSL Jaguars of the Youth Sports League in Watsonville won the NFL FLAG Girls 13-14 Regionals on Oct. 26 in Henderson, Nev.
With the win, they qualify for the flag football nationals at the NFL Pro Bowl in Orlando, Fla. on Jan. 25.
Xitlali Montesino recorded five touchdown receptions, an interception and a defensive touchdown.
Stephanie Rocha had five touchdown passes and three interceptions, while Alyanna Elarco recorded an interception on defense.
The girls on the team come from two middle schools in Watsonville—E.A. Hall and Rolling Hills.
Any team in the country that’s sanctioned in NFL FLAG could compete in one of eight regional tournaments held throughout the United States.
The Jaguars played three round-robin games and went 2-1 in group play. They’re lone loss was to a team from Glendale, Ariz.
The team is seeking donations or sponsorship to make the trip a possibility. Contact coach Erick Carmona at 840-7621 for questions or information on sponsorship.