defense struggles mightily in season-opening setback at home
The Harbor football team, entering the season with a new head coach and coaching staff, found itself unusually in a new position Saturday night, falling in convincing fashion in its season opener, as the Seahawks lost 50-19 to visiting Cerritos.
Under the helm of head coach Reuben Ale, Harbor opened 2013 on defense and saw itself giving up major plays, as the Falcons scored on their first four possessions, while the Seahawks lost fumbles on their first two opportunities to trail 29-7 at halftime.
Yellow flags were soaring throughout the game, as the teams combined for 34 penalties and 320 yards lost. However, the biggest bruise for the Seahawks was on the defensive end, as Cerritos took to the air with 301 yards and five touchdown passes, while pounding the ground for 165 rush yards.
The Seahawk offense did well in its new ball-control system, as bounce back QB Bram Kohlhausen (played at University of Houston) minimized mistakes and went 28-of-38 for 280 yards and two touchdowns. His go-to-player was early and obvious, as receiver Corey Butler caught a game-high 13 passes for 154 yards, adding a touchdown in the process.
All-purpose player Darren Walker finished with 104 scrimmage yards on 14 touches, while FS Jaylar Adams led the defense with nine tackles and one pass defensed.