Hartnell Gridders Handle Business

Hartnell Gridders Handle Business

Isaiah Ariolla-Randell tossed five touchdown passes to four different receivers Saturday, lifting the Hartnell College football team to a 62-14 win over Redwoods at Humboldt State.

After two fourth quarter rallies to pull out wins in their first two games, the Panthers erupted for one of the highest scoring totals in head coach Matt Collins’ 12 seasons.

“Terrific effort,” Collins said. “The defense pitched a first half shutout and the offense broke out.”

Defensively, the Panthers totaled 11 sacks on the day and partied in the Corsairs backfield collecting 24 tackles for loss.

Ariolla-Randalle, the freshman quarterback, connected with Donovan Smith on a 64-yard scoring strike, hit Duante Moore for 20 yards, Devon Owens for 7 yards and Jeff Reimer for 49 yards and 10 yards. The Panther offense erupted for what could be an all-time high of 673 total yards, 515 of them through the air.

Reimer, who prepped at Salinas High, came into the game with 20 catches in two games. He also took a reverse and darted 10 yards for a touchdown.

Seaside graduate Keishawn Robinson added a 1-yard touchdown run while David Freeman bolted 40 yards for six points. Owens closed out the scoring with a 4-yard run.

DeMarcus Hawkins recorded two more sacks for Hartnell. The former Seaside standout also had a 55-yard touchdown run called back because of a penalty.

Alexis Ramos forced a fumble and recorded two-and-half sacks for the Panthers while Chauncey Jackson and Darian Gutierrez-Lee combined for 13 tackles and five sacks.

The Panthers open conference play this upcoming Saturday, September 22nd @ 6pm, against host Cabrillo College (2-0).