FOOTBALL: HORNETS WIN 96TH KEY TO COUNTY GAME

FOOTBALL: HORNETS WIN 96TH KEY TO COUNTY GAME

After an 85-0 rout of Santa Ana at home on Saturday, the Hornets will hold on to the key for another year.

Fullerton came out swinging in the 96th Key to the County game scoring at will on all but two possessions. FC's first touchdown came on the game's first punt (6th play) when Robert Downs took the ball 63-yards to the Don endzone. From there, the rout was on as the Hornets went on to score 29 points in the first quarter (7 short of the record). Sophomore receiver Markelle Raymond was unstoppable catching two out of his three touchdown passes in the first quarter that helped lift FC early.  

By the end of the first half, Fullerton was up a healthy 64-0, which broke the school record for most points in a half. The previous record was set last season against Grossmont College at 50 points. FC also broke the record for most points scored in a game snapping another record set last season at 79 in 2016.

The Hornet defense played a stellar game holding their opponent to zero points. The last time FC had a shutout game was last season against Moorpark (57-0), and before that was against San Diego Mesa College in the 2008 National Bowl (26-0). Against Santa Ana, the previous shutout game was back in 1982, a 37-0 win. 

Special teams and defense played big roles in today's game with two touchdowns on punt returns (Downs 63 yards and Sean North 59 yards). The Hornet D scored on a blocked punt by Eric Graham that was returned 25-yards by Xavion Steele. They also held the Dons to -25 yards rushing and 180 yards passing. Santa Ana was forced to punt 11 times while the Hornets did not punt the ball all game.

GAME MVP
Joey Noble - DL - Sophomore

FULLERTON PLAYER OF THE GAME
Jacob Jankoviak - OL - Sophomore

SAC PLAYER OF THE GAME
Tyriq Wilson - WR - Sophomore

Up Next: The Hornets (3-0 overall) will travel south to El Cajon to play Southwestern College on Saturday, September 22nd. Game time is at 6:00 pm.

*Photo by Matt Brown

Key to the County Year-by-Year Results

Year      Result

1916      Santa Ana 0, Fullerton 0

1917      Did not play

1918      Did not play

1919      Did not play

1920      Did not play

1921      Fullerton 13, Santa Ana 0 (1st of two in 1921)

1921      Fullerton 35, Santa Ana 0 (2nd of two in 1921)

1922      Santa Ana 25, Fullerton 0

1923      Did not play

1924      Did not play

1925      Santa Ana 13, Fullerton 0

1926      Santa Ana 13, Fullerton 0

1927      Santa Ana 6, Fullerton 0

1928      Fullerton 20, Santa Ana 6

1929      Santa Ana 19, Fullerton 13

1930      Santa Ana 13, Fullerton 13

1931      Fullerton 19, Santa Ana 12

1932      Fullerton 14, Santa Ana 13

1933      Santa Ana 6, Fullerton 3

1934      Santa Ana 6, Fullerton 0

1935      Fullerton 7, Santa Ana 0

1936      Santa Ana 13, Fullerton 0

1937      Santa Ana 20, Fullerton 0

1938      Santa Ana 13, Fullerton 13

1939      Santa Ana 14, Fullerton 7

1940      Santa Ana 14, Fullerton 7

1941      Santa Ana 6, Fullerton 0

1942      Santa Ana 13, Fullerton 12

1943      Did not play (WW II)

1944      Did not play (WW II)

1945      Santa Ana 7, Fullerton 0

1946      Santa Ana 19, Fullerton 14

1947      Fullerton 20, Santa Ana 6

1948      Santa Ana 22, Fullerton 6

1949      Santa Ana 34, Fullerton 6

1950      Santa Ana 18, Fullerton 18

1951      Santa Ana 14, Fullerton 0

1952      Fullerton 7, Santa Ana 6

1953      Fullerton 20, Santa Ana 0

1954      Fullerton 29, Santa Ana 26

1955      Fullerton 55, Santa Ana 7

1956      Fullerton 42, Santa Ana 7

1957      Santa Ana 6, Fullerton 0

1958      Santa Ana 16, Fullerton 13

1959      Santa Ana 33, Fullerton 21

1960      Santa Ana 19, Fullerton 6

1961      Santa Ana 47, Fullerton 16

1962      Santa Ana 36, Fullerton 12

1963      Fullerton 27, Santa Ana 0

1964      Fullerton 39, Santa Ana 0

1965      Fullerton 14, Santa Ana 13

1966      Fullerton 35, Santa Ana 21

1967      Fullerton 34, Santa Ana 7

1968      Fullerton 28, Santa Ana 7

1969      Fullerton 34, Santa Ana 9

1970      Fullerton 21, Santa Ana 13

1971      Santa Ana 9, Fullerton 7

1972      Fullerton 24, Santa Ana 14

1973      Fullerton 19, Santa Ana 0

1974      Fullerton 36, Santa Ana 7

1975      Fullerton 13, Santa Ana 7

1976      Fullerton 33, Santa Ana 0

1977      Fullerton 42, Santa Ana 7

1978      Santa Ana 42, Fullerton 21

1979      Santa Ana 21, Fullerton 19

1980      Santa Ana 15, Fullerton 10

1981      Fullerton 19, Santa Ana 12

1982      Fullerton 37, Santa Ana 0

1983      Fullerton 33, Santa Ana 7

1984      Fullerton 43, Santa Ana 33

1985      Santa Ana 27, Fullerton 24

1986      Santa Ana 26, Fullerton 23

1987      Santa Ana 27, Fullerton 17

1988      Fullerton 24, Santa Ana 17

1989      Santa Ana 35, Fullerton 10

1990      Fullerton 44, Santa Ana 22

1991      Fullerton 34, Santa Ana 7

1992      Santa Ana 29, Fullerton 28

1993      Santa Ana 41, Fullerton 35

1994      Santa Ana 34, Fullerton 7

1995      Fullerton 24, Santa Ana 17

1996      Santa Ana 24, Fullerton 3

1997      Santa Ana 38, Fullerton 16

1998      Santa Ana 38, Fullerton 7

1999      Santa Ana 31, Fullerton 17

2000      Santa Ana 35, Fullerton 23

2001      Fullerton 24, Santa Ana 7

2002      Fullerton 24, Santa Ana 21

2003      Fullerton 56, Santa Ana 24

2004      Fullerton 36, Santa Ana 28

2005      Fullerton 31, Santa Ana 24

2006      Santa Ana 45, Fullerton 35

2007      Fullerton 20, Santa Ana 18

2008      Fullerton 35, Santa Ana 7

2009      Fullerton 41, Santa Ana 7

2010      Fullerton 41, Santa Ana 10

2011      Fullerton 21, Santa Ana 13

2012      Fullerton 57, Santa Ana 23

2013     Fullerton 56, Santa Ana 35

2014     Fullerton 49, Santa Ana 14

2015     Fullerton 20, Santa Ana 14

2016     Fullerton 56, Santa Ana 17

2017     Fullerton, 77, Santa Ana 28

2018     Fullerton 85, Santa Ana 0

CONSECUTIVE GAMES PLAYED IN SERIES

      73 (1945-present)
LAST MEETING
      Fullerton 85, Santa Ana 0 (September 1, 2018 at Yorba Linda High's Nathan Shapell Stadium)

SERIES WON-LOSS RECORD

      Fullerton leads 51-41-4

POINTS SCORED IN SERIES

      Fullerton: 2,103 

      Santa Ana: 1,556 

LONGEST WINNING STREAK

      Fullerton: 12 (2007-2018)

      Santa Ana: 6 (1957-62)

SHUTOUTS (Last Shutout, Score)

      Fullerton: 10 (2018, 85-0)

      Santa Ana: 13 (1957, 6-0)

MOST POINTS SCORED, ONE TEAM (Year, Result)

      Fullerton: 85 (2018, W, 85-0)

MOST POINTS SCORED, TWO TEAMS (Year)

     105 (2017: Fullerton 77, Santa Ana 28)

FEWEST POINTS SCORED, TWO TEAMS (Year)

      0 (1916: Santa Ana 0, Fullerton 0)

FEWEST POINTS SCORED IN WIN, TWO TEAMS (Years)

      6 (4 times (1927, 1934, 1941, 1957) Santa Ana won 6-0 in all four)

LARGEST MARGINS OF VICTORY
      85 (2018: 85 Fullerton, Santa Ana 0)

NARROWEST MARGIN OF VICTORY

      1 (5 times – 1932: Fullerton 13, Santa Ana 12; 1942: Santa Ana 13, Fullerton 12; 1952: Fullerton 7, Santa Ana 6; 1965: Fullerton 14, Santa Ana 13; 1992: Santa Ana 29, Fullerton 28)

CONFERENCE TITLES (Last Title)

      Fullerton: 26 (2017)

      Santa Ana: 17 (1999)

NATIONAL TITLES

      Fullerton: 5 (1965, 10-0; 1967, 12-0; 1983, 10-0-1; 2016, 12-1; 2017, 13-0)

      Santa Ana: 3 (1940, 11-0; 1942, 9-0; 1962, 10-0)

WINS-LOSSES-TIES BY DECADE (Leader)

      Decade            W-L-T

      1910s            0-0-1 (Santa Ana and Fullerton played to a scoreless tie in their first-ever meeting in 1916)

      1920s            5-3-0 (Santa Ana)

      1930s            5-3-2 (Santa Ana)

      1940s            7-1-0 (Santa Ana, no games played in 1943 and 1944 due to World War II)

      1950s            5-4-1 (Fullerton)

      1960s            7-3-0 (Fullerton)

      1970s            7-3-0 (Fullerton)

      1980s            5-5-0 (Tied)

      1990s            7-3-0 (Santa Ana)

      2000s            8-2-0 (Fullerton leads)

      2010s            9-0-0 (Fullerton leads)

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