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MIGUEL VASCONCELLOS, FOR THE REGISTER
El Toro's Trey Tinsley is tackled by Will Scolinos, left, and Phillip Bernard of Palos Verdes during Friday's game at Palos Verdes High School.

El Toro falls in a game of catch-up

FOR THE REGISTER

PALOS VERDES ESTATES – A 29-point cushion proved to be too much for El Toro to overcome as Palos Verdes took a 50-28 win over the visiting Chargers in a nonleague game Friday afternoon.

Palos Verdes (2-2) built a 29-0 advantage on a safety and four touchdowns during a 10-minute span from late in the first quarter to midway through the second before El Toro answered with two touchdown passes from Trey Tinsley for a 29-14 score at halftime.

Tinsley, who completed 40 of 57 passes for 350yards, hit Taylor Dodds from 17 yards with 4:08 left in the half and added an 11-yard strike to Dominic Collins with six seconds to go.

“We had a little hope at the end of the second quarter, and then coming out we're moving the ball and, unfortunately, we threw a pick,” El Toro coach Robert Frith said. “Turnovers kill you.”

The Chargers (1-3) began the second half with a drive from their 20 to the Palos Verdes 43 before Tinsley was intercepted by the Sea Kings' Lucas Cooper.

Palos Verdes then mounted a 72-yard drive capped by a 10-yard run by Stanton Gilbertson with 6:25 to go in the third, putting the Sea Kings up, 36-14.

After the teams exchanged punts, Tinsley threw another interception, this time to Hiro Yamamoto, who returned the ball 37 yards for a touchdown go give Palos Verdes a 43-14 advantage.

“Against an offensive team like El Toro, no lead is a safe lead,” Sea Kings coach Guy Gardner said. “As you saw, El Toro climbed back into this game.”

El Toro had an 80-yard drive, capped by a 16-yard touchdown pass from Tinsley to Collins to make it 43-21, then recovered an onside kick but saw the ensuing drive stall at the Palos Verdes 34.

Collins finished with 16catches for 163 yards.

Tinsley later hit Dodds for a 36-yard touchdown, making it 43-28 with 6:05 left.


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