San Clemente led the Chargers at halftime, but El Toro actually ran the ball as Marcus Desantis returned from an injury and played for the first time in almost a month.
Score: El Toro 29, San Clemente 7
Key Stats: Marcus Desantis rushed 25 times for 162 yards and touchdowns of 6 and 5 yards, both in the third quarter.
Records: El Toro (4-3 overall, 1-0 in South Coast League), San Clemente (2-5, 0-1)
Notes: San Clemente held a 7-3 lead at halftime. … Desantis’ touchdowns gave El Toro a 16-7 lead heading into the fourth quarter. … Early in the fourth, Tinsley passed 28 yards to Taylor Dodds for a 22-7 advantage. … Sam Travis scored from 13 yards to make it 29-7 with 5:42 left in the game. … El Toro’s only scoring in the first half came on a 23-yard field goal by Aaron Ball. … San Clemente took a 7-3 lead with less than two minutes remaining in the first half as quarterback Loren Applegate scored on a 32-yard run. … Applegate passed for 64 yards, and Cole Fotheringham passed for 48. … Applegate’s run completed an 82-yard drive; the Tritons gained just 81 yards in the second half. … Tinsley completed 20 of 36 passes for 221 yards. … … In the three games Desantis missed, Tinsley completed 117 of 173 passes for 1,260 yards and 16 touchdowns with six interceptions. … El Toro plays next week at Tesoro, which upset Trabuco Hills, 37-34. Tesoro is ranked No. 9 in Orange County. Trabuco is No. 7. … San Clemente plays at Mission Viejo, which is ranked No. 1 in Orange County and No. 2 in the Pac-5 Division.