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Turnovers trip up Fullerton in loss to Gahr

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CERRITOS –The Fullerton defense forced six turnovers Friday night.

Unfortunately for the Indians, most of those turnovers did not turn into points for them, and they lost to Gahr of Cerritos, 40-10, in a nonleague game.

While the Indians (2-2) did not make the most of the six turnovers their defense forced, the Gladiators (5-0) capitalized on most of the seven turnovers their defense forced.

The Indians took advantage of a turnover on the first possession of the game, as Isiah Rodriguez booted a 32-yard field goal.

In between swapping interceptions, the Gladiators scored two touchdowns and went up 13-3.

The Indians got back into the game following an interception from Jonoven Smith. Arthur Bravo scored a touchdown to cut Gahr’s lead to 13-10.

Bravo finished the game with 84 yards rushing on 17 carries.

That would be as close as the Indians would get. The Gladiators finished the game by outscoring Fullerton, 27-0, the rest of the way.

The Fullerton offense was stopped in the second half, held to two first downs, a turnover on downs and lost fumbles on punt and kickoff returns.

The Indian defense played better than what the scoreboard showed.

Gahr’s 230-pound halfback, Latrell Stearns, finished with 116 yards rushing, but the Indians made him earn every yard. It took him 27 carries to earn those yards, many of which came with multiple Indian defenders dragging him to the ground.


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