Los Angles Harbor’s side kept coming Saturday, but Hancock College’s side held the Seahawks off.
The Seahawks whittled what had been a 26-point second-half defict to six points on Delontra Fields’ leaping grab of Max Baiz’s 5-yard pass in the end zone and Dominic Tedesco’s subsequent point-after kick, but Lompoc High School graduate Bobby Collins recovered the following onside kick to preserve the Bulldogs’ 50-44 non-conference win at Righetti High School’s Warrior Stadium.
Hancock moved to 4-1 with its second straight win. Los Angeles Harbor is 3-3. The Bulldogs will resume Northern Conference play with a 7 p.m., road game at Cerritos next Saturday night.
The Bulldogs led 29-10 at halftime, thanks in part to forcing three Seahawks’ first-half turnovers and capitalizing on all three. Their lead swelled to 36-10 when Peter Berry, showing some nice acceleration after he broke through a hole on the left side, scored on a 37-yard run early in the third quarter and Fernando Osua booted the point-after kick.
The Seahawks closed with a 27-point fourth quarter. The Bulldogs seemingly had the game put away when Cameron Artis-Payne burst up the middle and out-ran the Seahawks’ pusuit for an 85-yard touchdown run with 1:46 left.
Baiz responded by hitting Lonnie Turner III for 72 yards down the the Bulldogs’ 4. Fields made his leaping catch for the score two plays later.
Artis-Payne ran for 210 yards and three touchdowns.