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Football's 2-0 Start Places It 12th In State Poll
The Pasadena City College football team is enjoying the limelight with its 2-0 record to start the 2010 season. The Lancers were ranked No. 12 in the current coach's association state poll, and PCC was rated No. 27 on the JCGridiron.com Dirty 30 national poll.
After their 22-14 victory over Allan Hancock College, the Lancers picked up two of the three weekly SCFA all-conference player of the week honors. Representing the National Southern Conference, sophomore safety Omar Smith was named defensive POW while letterman kicker-punter Brian Gonzalez was special teams POW.
Smith set a PCC record, breaking up seven pass attempts and leading the team in tackles with nine at Santa Maria. Gonzalez (pictured from last year) gave PCC a 15-14 lead on a 36-yard field goal late in the third quarter, then delivered booming punts of 75 and 61 yards in the fourth quarter that were touched down inside the Hancock 10-yard line. The 75-yard boot is tied for the second longest punt in PCC history.
Transfer running back Telvin McMillian was the NSC offensive player of the week for the team's season-opening win at Glendale. In that contest, McMillian tied a school record with Jonathan Smith (2001) for the most rushing touchdowns in a game with five.
PCC hosts Los Angeles Valley College Saturday in the team's home opener. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Robinson Stadium. Interim head coach Dennis Gossard looks for career coaching win No. 52, which would tie him as the all-time wins leader for football head coaches at PCC.
Release Date: 09/17/10