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Hawkins Helps Harbor in 10-0 Victory

September 19, 1993|KIRBY LEE | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES

The Harbor College football team was bolstered by the late addition of Shayzar Hawkins in its 10-0 victory over Mt. San Jacinto Saturday night at home.

Hawkins, an All-City running back from Banning High, transferred from the University of Oregon and reported to the team on Wednesday.

The sophomore from Banning High hooked up with McKinley Travis on an 11-yard touchdown pass with 56 seconds left before halftime to give Harbor a 7-0 lead.

Hawkins sat out the 1992 season because he failed to meet the NCAA Proposition 48 requirements.

He went through training camp with Oregon, but decided to come to Harbor last week when Oregon coaches wanted to redshirt him this fall.

Hawkins rushed for a game-high 75 yards in 11 carries and had a 45-yard kick-off return. Hawkins said he had only time to learn three plays before Saturday's game.

"Things just didn't work out at Oregon," the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Hawkins said. "I figured I would just come back and play at Harbor with all my friends. Everything worked out and I thought I did pretty good."

The passing of sophomore quarterback Gabe Sadi, however, was all the Seahawks needed Saturday.

He completed six of seven passes during a 76-yard, 11-play drive to a second-quarter touchdown, which consumed nearly five minutes. Sadi, who played only the first half before making way for Rino Marconi, completed eight of 11 passes for 70 yards.

Jimmy Lincoln added 46 yards in 11 carries for Harbor, which plays host to Pierce in its Western State Conference opener Sept. 25.

"We played a fair amount of people," Harbor Coach Don Weems said. "We were able to get the passing game going and I think that opened things up on the ground."

An interception by Carlos Hilliard set up a 25-yard field goal by Jon Williams with 7 minutes 57 seconds to play to increase the lead to 10-0.

With Mt. San Jacinto driving late in the fourth quarter, Wali Mumin intercepted a pass in the end zone and returned the ball to the Harbor 25-yard line with 4:35 to play.

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