FOOTBALL: A KEY REBOUND WIN

Kailan Noseff had a big night scoring 3 touchdowns for the Hornets.
Kailan Noseff had a big night scoring 3 touchdowns for the Hornets.

After faltering at home against Riverside City College last week, the Hornets bounced back in a big way knocking off Santa Ana College 59-13 on the road in the 97th Key to the County Game.

It was the 97th time in the last 103 years that the Dons of Santa Ana and the Hornets of Fullerton have met, and Fullerton did not pull any punches breaking the series record for most official points scored at 59.

Fullerton kicker Alec Fonseca delivered a pooch kick to start the game and the Hornets wound up with the ball. They took the ball down the field scoring in the 13th minute on a 14-yard pass to the back of the end zone from Quinn Commans to Kailan Noseff.

Fullerton tried another short-kick, and this time Santa Ana took over at the FC 40-yardline and ended the drive with a 33-yard field goal by Nathan Romo.

Noseff struck again at the 2:51 mark in the first quarter catching a 17 yard pass from Cooper Callis. He broke a tackle and took the ball 10 yards to the house.

With 19.6 seconds left in the first quarter Commans found a wide open tight end Spencer Owens for a 28-yard TD strike.

Near the beginning of the second quarter Michael Noble picked up a Don fumble at the 50-yardline and rumbled down to the SAC 15. Three plays later, Alec Fonseca chipped in a 33-yard field goal putting Fullerton up 24-3.

Santa Ana scored their first and only touchdown at 8:11 after a couple of late-hit penalties on the quarterback that put them on the FC 8-yardline. On the next play, Don QB Cross Faleoti hit Tyler Shimomura between the numbers on a hitch in the end zone.

On their next series, the Hornets drove the ball down to the Don 4-yardline and scored on a fourth and goal TD from Krishjan Frrokaj for Noseff's third touchdown catch on the night.

Both teams went into their respective locker rooms at the end of the first half with Fullerton up 31-10.

The second half opened up with a bang when FC's Kashan Griffin took the kickoff 97 yards to paydirt. After dancing past a few Don Defenders, Griffin displayed his raw speed as he broke loose down the middle of the field.

Cooper Callis bumped the score to 45-10 on a 34-yard scamper at 5:32 in the third quarter. From there, the Hornets controlled the remainder of the game for their 50th win in the historic series (50-43-4 overall).

Kailan Noseff had quite a night for the Hornets catching three touchdown passes by three different quarterbacks for 45 yards. He totaled 3 catches. On defense, Josh Tarango had 6 tackles, 3 sacks, 4 tackles for loss, and a forced fumble.

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Up Next: The Hornets (2-1 overall) will look to keep the wins coming next Saturday, September 28th when they host Southwestern College at Yorba Linda High's Nathan Shapell Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:00 pm.

GAME MVP

Josh Tarango - DL - Freshman

FULLERTON PLAYER OF THE GAME

Kailan Noseff - WR - Freshman

SAC PLAYER OF THE GAME

Tyler Shimomura - WR - Sophomore

*Photo by Adam Aranda

Key to the County Year-by-Year Results

Year      Result

1916      Santa Ana 0, Fullerton 0

1917      Did not play

1918      Did not play

1919      Did not play

1920      Did not play

1921      Fullerton 13, Santa Ana 0 (1st of two in 1921)

1921      Fullerton 35, Santa Ana 0 (2nd of two in 1921)

1922      Santa Ana 25, Fullerton 0

1923      Did not play

1924      Did not play

1925      Santa Ana 13, Fullerton 0

1926      Santa Ana 13, Fullerton 0

1927      Santa Ana 6, Fullerton 0

1928      Fullerton 20, Santa Ana 6

1929      Santa Ana 19, Fullerton 13

1930      Santa Ana 13, Fullerton 13

1931      Fullerton 19, Santa Ana 12

1932      Fullerton 14, Santa Ana 13

1933      Santa Ana 6, Fullerton 3

1934      Santa Ana 6, Fullerton 0

1935      Fullerton 7, Santa Ana 0

1936      Santa Ana 13, Fullerton 0

1937      Santa Ana 20, Fullerton 0

1938      Santa Ana 13, Fullerton 13

1939      Santa Ana 14, Fullerton 7

1940      Santa Ana 14, Fullerton 7

1941      Santa Ana 6, Fullerton 0

1942      Santa Ana 13, Fullerton 12

1943      Did not play (WW II)

1944      Did not play (WW II)

1945      Santa Ana 7, Fullerton 0

1946      Santa Ana 19, Fullerton 14

1947      Fullerton 20, Santa Ana 6

1948      Santa Ana 22, Fullerton 6

1949      Santa Ana 34, Fullerton 6

1950      Santa Ana 18, Fullerton 18

1951      Santa Ana 14, Fullerton 0

1952      Fullerton 7, Santa Ana 6

1953      Fullerton 20, Santa Ana 0

1954      Fullerton 29, Santa Ana 26

1955      Fullerton 55, Santa Ana 7

1956      Fullerton 42, Santa Ana 7

1957      Santa Ana 6, Fullerton 0

1958      Santa Ana 16, Fullerton 13

1959      Santa Ana 33, Fullerton 21

1960      Santa Ana 19, Fullerton 6

1961      Santa Ana 47, Fullerton 16

1962      Santa Ana 36, Fullerton 12

1963      Fullerton 27, Santa Ana 0

1964      Fullerton 39, Santa Ana 0

1965      Fullerton 14, Santa Ana 13

1966      Fullerton 35, Santa Ana 21

1967      Fullerton 34, Santa Ana 7

1968      Fullerton 28, Santa Ana 7

1969      Fullerton 34, Santa Ana 9

1970      Fullerton 21, Santa Ana 13

1971      Santa Ana 9, Fullerton 7

1972      Fullerton 24, Santa Ana 14

1973      Fullerton 19, Santa Ana 0

1974      Fullerton 36, Santa Ana 7

1975      Fullerton 13, Santa Ana 7

1976      Fullerton 33, Santa Ana 0

1977      Fullerton 42, Santa Ana 7

1978      Santa Ana 42, Fullerton 21

1979      Santa Ana 21, Fullerton 19

1980      Santa Ana 15, Fullerton 10

1981      Fullerton 19, Santa Ana 12

1982      Fullerton 37, Santa Ana 0

1983      Fullerton 33, Santa Ana 7

1984      Fullerton 43, Santa Ana 33

1985      Santa Ana 27, Fullerton 24

1986      Santa Ana 26, Fullerton 23

1987      Santa Ana 27, Fullerton 17

1988      Fullerton 24, Santa Ana 17

1989      Santa Ana 35, Fullerton 10

1990      Fullerton 44, Santa Ana 22

1991      Fullerton 34, Santa Ana 7

1992      Santa Ana 29, Fullerton 28

1993      Santa Ana 41, Fullerton 35

1994      Santa Ana 34, Fullerton 7

1995      Fullerton 24, Santa Ana 17

1996      Santa Ana 24, Fullerton 3

1997      Santa Ana 38, Fullerton 16

1998      Santa Ana 38, Fullerton 7

1999      Santa Ana 31, Fullerton 17

2000      Santa Ana 35, Fullerton 23

2001      Fullerton 24, Santa Ana 7

2002      Fullerton 24, Santa Ana 21

2003      Fullerton 56, Santa Ana 24

2004      Fullerton 36, Santa Ana 28

2005      Fullerton 31, Santa Ana 24

2006      Santa Ana 45, Fullerton 35

2007      Fullerton 20, Santa Ana 18

2008      Fullerton 35, Santa Ana 7

2009      Fullerton 41, Santa Ana 7

2010      Fullerton 41, Santa Ana 10

2011      Fullerton 21, Santa Ana 13

2012      Fullerton 57, Santa Ana 23

2013     Fullerton 56, Santa Ana 35

2014     Fullerton 49, Santa Ana 14

2015     Fullerton 20, Santa Ana 14

2016     Fullerton 56, Santa Ana 17

2017     Fullerton, 77, Santa Ana 28 – Fullerton Forfeit 1-0

2018     Fullerton 85, Santa Ana 0 – Fullerton Forfeit 1-0

2019    Fullerton 59, Santa Ana 13

CONSECUTIVE GAMES PLAYED IN SERIES

      74 (1945-present)

LAST MEETING

      Fullerton 85, Santa Ana 0 (September 1, 2018 at Yorba Linda High's Nathan Shapell Stadium) The game was later declared a forfeit due to CCCAA sanctions against Fullerton.

SERIES WON-LOSS RECORD

      Fullerton leads 50-43-4

POINTS SCORED IN SERIES

      Fullerton: 2,000

      Santa Ana: 1,543

LONGEST WINNING STREAK

      Fullerton: 10 (2007-2016)

      Santa Ana: 6 (1957-62)

SHUTOUTS (Last Shutout, Score)

      Fullerton: 10 (1982, 37-0)

      Santa Ana: 13 (1957, 6-0)

MOST POINTS SCORED, ONE TEAM (Year, Result)

      Fullerton: Fullerton: 59 (2019, W, 59-13)

MOST POINTS SCORED, TWO TEAMS (Year)

     91 (2013: Fullerton 56, Santa Ana 35)

FEWEST POINTS SCORED, TWO TEAMS (Year)

      0 (1916: Santa Ana 0, Fullerton 0)

FEWEST POINTS SCORED IN WIN, TWO TEAMS (Years)

      6 (4 times (1927, 1934, 1941, 1957) Santa Ana won 6-0 in all four)

LARGEST MARGINS OF VICTORY

      48 (1955: Fullerton 55, Santa Ana 7)

NARROWEST MARGIN OF VICTORY

      1 (5 times – 1932: Fullerton 13, Santa Ana 12; 1942: Santa Ana 13, Fullerton 12; 1952: Fullerton 7, Santa Ana 6; 1965: Fullerton 14, Santa Ana 13; 1992: Santa Ana 29, Fullerton 28)

CONFERENCE TITLES (Last Title)

      Fullerton: 25 (2016)

      Santa Ana: 17 (1999)

NATIONAL TITLES

      Fullerton: 4 (1965, 10-0; 1967, 12-0; 1983, 10-0-1; 2016, 12-1)

      Santa Ana: 3 (1940, 11-0; 1942, 9-0; 1962, 10-0)

WINS-LOSSES-TIES BY DECADE (Leader)

      Decade            W-L-T

      1910s            0-0-1 (Santa Ana and Fullerton played to a scoreless tie in their first-ever meeting in 1916)

      1920s            5-3-0 (Santa Ana)

      1930s            5-3-2 (Santa Ana)

      1940s            7-1-0 (Santa Ana, no games played in 1943 and 1944 due to World War II)

      1950s            5-4-1 (Fullerton)

      1960s            7-3-0 (Fullerton)

      1970s            7-3-0 (Fullerton)

      1980s            5-5-0 (Tied)

      1990s            7-3-0 (Santa Ana)

      2000s            8-2-0 (Fullerton leads)

      2010s            7-2-0 (Fullerton leads) Fullerton 2 Forfeits

 

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