NORTHEAST GLENDALE — It was improved from the previous week's meltdown, but as its head coach said, it still wasn't "good enough."
The Glendale Community College football team made strides on offense and defense in Saturday's nonconference home game against Golden West College. But the Vaqueros still made too many mistakes on offense, had too many lapses on defense and couldn't make crucial plays in a 39-22 loss, their second straight to start the season.
"Because we're young, everybody [got] a little bit better," Glendale college Coach John Rome said. "But we just weren't good enough."
Glendale college, which lost to Pasadena City College, 41-20, in its opener, was within 10 points with six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter when Antonio Bray had an 89-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. The game became even more intriguing when the Vaqueros' recovered the ensuing onside kick.
But their offense stalled and turned the ball over to Golden West, which covered 48 yards in eight plays, capping a four-minute drive with a 12-yard touchdown run by Robert Cruz.