Tigers out duel the Warriors


By James Williams

Quarterback Zach Adkins led the Riverside City College Tigers to victory over the El Camino Warriors, 63-35 on.

Adkins completed 23 of 34 passes for 371 yards and five touchdowns against the Warriors’ defense.

Each of Adkins’ five touchdown passes were to a different member of the Tigers’ offense.

The Tigers also found other ways to score points through the air, as the team opened up the first play of the second quarter with a trick play.

Wide receiver Breon Redman threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to a wide open Jamil Austin, to bring the Tigers within one point of the Warriors at 15-14.

Running back E.J. Schexnayder produced 126 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown for the Tigers’ offense on the ground against the Warriors.

Schexnayder also had five catches for 87 yards including a 20-yard receiving touchdown in the first quarter from Adkins.

Schexnayder is the leading rusher in the California Community College Athletic Association with 112.3 yards per game.

Quarterback Jesse Scroggins led the Warriors offense, throwing for 295 yards and three touchdowns.

Scroggins also rushed for eight yards and one touchdown on the ground against the Tigers’ defense.

Scroggins had his rushing touchdown and two of his three passing touchdowns in the first half.

With nine seconds remaining in the first half, Adkins connected with receiver Devon Brown for a 24-yard touchdown.

As time expired in the first half, Scroggins answered back by throwing a 68-yard hail mary pass to receiver Luckner Brady for a touchdown.

Scroggins was not able to finish the game, after he was hit during a third quarter pass to Brady for another 68-yard touchdown.

The Tigers move on to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play on the season.

The Tigers will travel to play the Citrus College Owls on Oct. 20.

The Warriors of El Camino College fall to 2-5 overall record and 1-2 in conference play.

The Warriors will play College of the Desert on Oct. 20.

Desert will be without the CCCAA’s second leading rusher Nephi Garcia.

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