Apr 10, 2010
Islanders win defensive struggle to remain unbeaten
Islanders RB Corky Lindsey rushed for 109 yards
& a TD in the win.
Photo by Nancy Porfirio
Pacifica, Ca. - The Pacifica Islanders defeated a well
coached and opportunistic Stockton team Saturday night to improve
their 2010 NCFL record to 3-0. Pacifica held on to beat the Trojans
by one touchdown, 17-10 in the low scoring contest.
The real story of the game was Pacifica’s defense. The Islanders
front seven completely shutdown the run for the Trojans leaving them
with few options especially with veteran defensive backs Jermaine
Hargraves, Surrell Davis, Thad Vinson and Paki Gordon suppressing
the Trojan passing attack.
Defensive linemen Anthony Edwards, Sam Iosia and Mike Togafau each
turned in another great performance pressuring Trojan quarterback
Chad Metelak throughout the game while the Islander linebacker core
shut down the middle.
After last week’s awesome performance, the Islanders offense seemed
to struggle most of the evening. Costly fumbles and penalties killed
a number of drives. Both teams struggled to score and the first
quarter ended in a 0-0 tie and was 7-0 Islanders at the half. The
3rd quarter produced one Islander field goal and both teams scored
touchdowns in the 4th quarter.
Although not at their best the offense was able to establish a good
ground game. The leagues leading rushers both broke the century mark
on the ground. Corky Lindsey rushed for 109 yards and 1 TD, earning
offensive player of the week honors while teammate Jason Harrison
ran for 101 yards and 1 TD.
Jihad Mahasin also put his stamp on the game with a 40 yard kick
return netting him special team’s player of the week.
The Islanders are on the road next week in San Francisco, to take on
the Golden State Giants. Game time is 1 pm at Phillip Burton High