No. 18 Fullerton 39, Orange Coast 16

Fullerton sophomore QB Brian Bartczak (6-1, 192, Valencia) tied a school single-game record with five touchown passes, as No. 18 Fullerton crushed Orange Coast, 39-16, Saturday in Costa Mesa.

Nov. 10 - Fullerton sophomore QB Brian Bartczak (6-1, 192, Valencia) tied a
school single-game record with five touchown passes, as No. 18 Fullerton crushed Orange Coast, 39-16, Saturday in Costa Mesa.

The Hornets, at 5-4 overall and 2-2 in the Mission Conference Central Division, need a win next Saturday at home against rival Santa Ana to earn bowl-game consideration.

After the teams traded FGs in the first quarter, Bartczak ended four straight possessions with TD passes.

He connected with sophomore WR Terrance Moore (30), sophomore WR Jeff Weber (5, 25) and freshman WR Greg Woodard (17).

The 3-3 game quickly became a 29-3 Hornet lead with 3:47 remaining in the
second quarter.

While the Pirates gained 228 yards on the ground, they managed just 68 passing yards on 5-of-19 attempts.

The Hornet defense registered one fumble recovery, one INT, and four sacks, two by freshman LB Adam Lancisero, who also had 13 total tackles.

FC rolled up 405 total yards of total offense, converted 7-of-11 third downs, and punted just once all day.

Nine different Hornet rushers combined for 157 yards on 34 attempts.

Weber led all receivers with five catches for 92 yards (2 TDs).

Bartczak`s fifth TD toss, a 16-yarder to freshman WR Terrance Hobley, came with 6:38 left in the third quarter.

His attempt to break Al Amirault`s Hornet record, set back in 1967, fell short in the fourth.

Bartczak found a wide open receiver in the endzone, but the ball slipped threw both hands.

On the next play, Bartczak was intercepted in the endzone when Pirate safety John Freeth stole the ball from Hornet TE Chris Crooks.

Bartczak finished 14-of-25 for 222 yards and one INT.

Last week, in a 34-16 win over Golden West, he had similar numbers: 15-of-25 for 313 yards, three TDs (all in the first quarter), and one INT.

On the season, the sophomore is 126-of-240 (52.5) for 1,946 yards (15.4 ypc); 16 TDs, 10 INTs, and a 134.28 efficiency rating.

UP NEXT: Fullerton will host Santa Ana (1-3, 3-6) for homecoming next Saturday. Kickoff at Titan Stadium is set for 1 p.m.

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