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FOOTBALL: RUNAWAY WIN!

FOOTBALL: RUNAWAY WIN!

The No. 1 Hornets (6-0) won their 25th straight game on the road Saturday, knocking off Palomar College 56-31.

It was a the first Central Division game of the season and Fullerton kept their winning-ways going with an offensive show of force that kept the Comets on their heels.

FC accumulated a total of 623 yards on offense with quarterback Gresch Jensen leading the way with 428 yards passing and 5 touchdowns. Jensen completed 22 passes on 36 attempts with one interception.

Palomar stunned the Hornets early scoring on their first drive when quarterback Connor Curry scampered 46 yards for a touchdown run at 12:05 (Mark Meader PAT kick good).

Fullerton did not seem phased as they rattled off three unanswered touchdowns in the first quarter going up 21-7. Markelle Raymond caught a 26-yard pass from Jensen, X'zavier Green caught a 36-yard pass from Jensen, and Troy Lefeged had a pick-six from 27-yards out. All of Corey Lewis' PAT kicks were good.

Raymond and Jensen connected again for a 4-yard touchdown at 11:19 in the second quarter. A few minutes later at 8:25 the Hornets went up 35-7 when Jensen struck again on a 59-yard strike to Robert Downs.

The Comets answered back twice before the end of the first half on a couple of 1-yard touchdown runs by running back DeVion Sneed. The score was 35-21 at the half.

At 6:56 in the third quarter, Palomar got back into the game (35-24) on a 28-yard field goal by Meader.

FC went back to the well scoring three more unanswered touchdowns. Jensen hit Downs again on a 65-yard TD, Jensen then hit Sean Carter for a 47-yard strike, and Zach Smith ran one in from 22-yards out.

With the game well at hand in the Hornets' favor, the Comets did manage one more score. Logan Gamble tossed a 4-yard pass to Shea Morales.

Up Next: The Hornets (6-0 overall, 1-0 conference) will host Cerritos College in another Central Division matchup on Saturday, October 13th at 1:00 pm.

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