defense allows 301 rush yards, harbor drops to 0-2 in tough loss
Coming off a dismal season-opening loss to Cerritos, the Harbor football team looked to even its record against host Golden West College at Orange Coast College, but the Rustlers' rush attack destroyed those hopes, as the Seahawks found themselves in the 0-2 column with a 48-17 setback.
Harbor could not keep up with the Rustlers, which had three running backs rumble for at least 66 yards en route to 301 for the game. The Seahawks trailed early after quarterback Bram Kohlhausen's pass was returned 30 yards for a Golden West touchdown and a 7-0 deficit just four minutes into the game.
Harbor trailed 14-0 towards the end of the first quarter before Kohlhausen connected with receiver Alisha Arnold for a 12-yard score to cut the deficit in half. However, a 17-3 second quarter in favor of Golden West pushed Harbor back to a 31-10 hole at halftime.
The Seahawks broke out with a big score to begin the second half, as leading receiver Corey Butler took a short pass from Kohlhausen and raced through and past the Rustler secondary 74 yards for a touchdown. Butler had another 100-yard game with a game-high 181 yards on eight receptions.
However, Harbor would not score again, particularly due to its inability to sustain drives on third down, going 2-of-12 for the game. Golden West went 5-of-10 on third down, including four straight scoring drives in the fourth quarter as the game fell out of reach for the Seahawks.
Kohlhausen went 26-of-41 for 264 yards and two touchdowns with the lone interception. Darryl Sullivan led the ground game with 42 yards on nine carries, while Arnold had three catches for 35 yards and the score. Defensive back Marquis Harris finished with a game-high nine tackles, while fellow defensive back Anthony Owens stopped a Golden West scoring drive in the third quarter with an interception near the goal line, beating out Rustlers receiver Kyrell Brown for the ball.