College of the Redwoods

Corsairs fall hard at Cabrillo, drop to 2-4

College of the Redwoods lost a tough one on the road in football on Saturday afternoon, falling 62-17 at Cabrillo College.

With the loss, the Corsairs drop to 2-4 on the season.

The Corsairs started the stronger of the two teams and led twice, first on a 22-yard Roberto Ortiz field goal a little over five minutes in, and then early in the second quarter when quarterback Moise Francois connected with receiver Mitchell Hopkins on a 22-yard TD pass for a 10-7 advantage.

After that, however, it was all Cabrillo, which scored seven unanswered touchdowns to pull away and open up a 55-10 lead before the third quarter was done.

The Corsairs responded late, scoring a second TD on a one-yard Alex Adams TD run five minutes into the fourth to cap a 73-yard, 14-play drive.

The Corsairs were just 2-for-15 on third down conversions, limiting their ability to sustain drives, while defensively they gave up 583 yards to the home team, including 408 yards passing.

Injuries to a number of defensive backs has not helped things for CR this year.

Adams was 10-of-24 passing for 105 yards, no TDs and an interception, while Francois was 3-of-8 for 46 yards, a TD and an interception.

Elijah Hicks managed just 52 yards rushing on 14 carries, while Zacharry Loveland led the receivers with five catches for 62 yards.

Defensively, Damien Natt had a fumble recovery for CR, but there wasn’t much else to celebrate.

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