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Gauchos Romp to 62-7 Win Over San Lorenzo in Season Opener

The El Cerrito High varsity football season began with spectacular victory Friday night as the Gauchos crushed the San Lorenzo High Rebels 62-7.

It didn't take long for the El Cerrito High football team to show its mettle in the season opener against the San Lorenzo Rebels Friday night.

In the first quarter of the home game, El Cerrito quickly took the lead with two touchdowns by senior Marshon Ardoin. Another touchdown by junior Jalen Harvey brought the score to 24-0, showing the team's rigorous summer training and workouts were paying off.

The second quarter saw more Gaucho touchdowns and still nothing for the Rebels. By half-time the score was 46-0.

During the second half San Lorenzo played a better defensive game, giving up only 16 points. The fourth quarter yielded the Rebels first and only touchdown, bringing the final score to 62-7. 

The score recalled the 55-6 Gaucho win over the Rebels last year, when El Cerrito posted a record of 7-3-1 and finished second in the ACCAL (Alameda Contra Costa Athletic League). They appear headed for another winning season this year in the new TCAL (Tri-County Athletic League) Rock Division.

You can find the team schedule for this year attached to this article.

Corrections: The original version of this article incorrectly said senior Marshon Ardoin is a junior and that junior Jalen Harvey is a sophomore. It's been fixed.

Albert Spruce August 25, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Didn't see the game, but we could hear the band up here, about a mile from the field, and it sounded better than it has in years. We thought it was the Cal band doing a guest shot.
Matthew Kelleher August 25, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Would be nice for the Patch to post the home/Away schedule for the Gauchos.
Charles Burress (Editor) August 26, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Matthew, that's a good idea. I just attached it to the article. It can be found also on the high school's website at http://elcerritogauchos.net/athletics/athletics-fall-sports. Thanks for the suggestion.
Oru August 31, 2012 at 07:22 PM
I heard them too! I love the marching band. Last year I would sit on my porch and listen to them every Friday.

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