Advertisement

PCC football loses turnover battle, game to Moorpark

Lancers give ball away five times in 36-15 conference loss.

October 13, 2012|By Nathan Cambridge

PASADENA- Pasadena City College came into its football game hosting Moorpark College coming off its first win of the season last week and looking for its first Southern California Football Assn. National Conference win this week. The game was also a rematch of the 2002 Potato Bowl, although Saturday night’s game at Robinson Stadium could have been called the Hot Potato Bowl, as both teams combined for nine turnovers. However, it was the visiting Raiders who took the most advantage by scoring 22 points off turnovers to Pasadena’s 12 en route to a 36-15 victory.


Both teams came in with identical records and they seemed intent on mirroring each other mistake for mistake as they swapped the ball back and forth on turnovers.


“Turnovers kill you every day. It doesn’t matter what day it is. Today, apparently, we had many more than we needed,” second-year Lancer coach Fred Fimbres, whose team gave the ball up five times, said.

Advertisement


Pasadena City College (1-6, 0-3) went down, 17-0, before scoring the game’s next 15 points. They finished the first half with a 26-yard field goal by Martin Magana and trailed by 14 at half. Moorpark started with the ball in the third quarter and on the fourth play running back Maxx Lunn fumbled the ball, which was recovered by Lancer Steven Williams. Zeek Julien then came in at quarterback for PCC replacing starter Justin Posthuma, who threw two first-half interceptions, one of which was in the end zone and the second of which led to a Raider touchdown drive. The change immediately paid dividends as Julien took his second snap and ran it 49 yards on a quarterback option to the right for a touchdown. The ensuing PAT kick by Magana was blocked by Raider Saladin McCullough. It marked the first PAT kick missed by the freshman, who came in 10 for 10.


Moorpark (2-5, 1-2) then got the ball back and on the second play of the drive, Lunn promptly fumbled again, with the ball once again being recovered by Williams. Six plays later the Lancers scored again, this time on a 16-yard touchdown pass from Julien to Cameron Washington, who caught the ball over the middle and fought his way through a gang of tacklers to score. The Lancers then went for two and failed, leaving a game that could have been tied still tilted toward the Raiders 17-15.

Glendale News-Press Articles Glendale News-Press Articles
|
|
|