The Cabrillo College Seahawks closed out the 2018 season with gusto on Saturday night, steam rolling the rival Monterey Peninsula College Lobos, 31-7, to finish in third place in the American Golden Coast Conference.
Smoke from the Camp Fire near Chico filled the air in Monterey as coach Darren Arbet and his Seahawks (7-3, 4-2) used time of possession (36:43-23:17) and lockdown defense to stifle an offensive attack that averaged 36.1 points per game entering Saturday.
Cabrillo was not selected to appear in a bowl game, the honor of representing the Golden Coast Conference went to Reedley College (10-0, 6-0) and Hartnell College (8-2,4-2). Both teams defeated Cabrillo in head to head matchups this year.
Cory Glasgow, a freshman running back from Lodi, sprinted out of the backfield for a 54-yard touchdown 53 seconds into the first quarter to establish a lead that would last until the final whistle.
Wideout Ramon Gordon and quarterback Kendall Williams closed out the first quarter with a 41-yard touchdown connection to make it 14-0.
The Lobos (5-5, 3-3) had some success on the ground averaging over six yards per attempt, including an 82-yard touchdown by Hunter Nye in the second quarter for their lone score of the evening.
MPC struggled on third down especially, converting just two of 13 opportunities.
Jamarr Porter, a sophomore wideout from Ukiah, returned a punt 27 yards in the third quarter for a touchdown to put the game out of reach.
The Lobo’s high-flying offense averaged 253 yards passing per game coming into Saturday night, but the Seahawk secondary smothered the opposing air assault allowing just 96 yards. Twenty percent of passes attempted by MPC were broken up, including two by star sophomore defensive back Shaq Floyd.
Gordon, a redshirt freshman from Orlando, Florida, caught eight passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns.
Kieran Woodley, a freshman kicker from Aptos, had four successful extra point kicks on the night, as well as a 32-yard field goal in the third quarter.