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Eighty-Seventh Season Of PCC Football Begins

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The Fred Fimbres Coaching Era begins for the Pasadena City College football team as the first-year PCC head coach leads his troops against Glendale College in a SCFA non-conference game Saturday, Sept. 3. The 87th season opener for the Lancers has a 6 p.m. kickoff at Robinson Stadium.

In PCC's last six meetings v. the Vaqueros, the Lancers have won all of them and each of those were season-opening contests. This includes last year's 41-20 win by the Lancers at Sartoris Field. In 47 all-time meetings v Glendale, PCC has won 33 times, the most by the college against any opponent.

"If I had to describe the style of play that we intend on doing, I'd call it relentless," Fimbres said. "We want to be fast and go hard on every play, both on offense and defense. We're going to be all about executing. We've simplified our offensive playbook with the idea that we have to perfect the plays we call. We're going to basically run a 4-3 defense, and that's not going to be a mystery for opponents. We just expect to perform well enough in that formation that it won't matter what they throw at us. I'm excited about getting the players in a playing situation and getting to play in front of our home fans."

Fimbres said that redshirt freshman Justin Posthuma, who was a top tier quarterback at St. Francis High, will start for the Lancers backed up by returning reserve sophomore Cesar Hernandez, a lefty thrower.

PCC's defense is paced by sophomore linebacker Grant Haggard, who made 70 tackles last year. Overall, the Lancers have a fairly young team with 12 returning lettermen.

The Lancers are on a two-game homestand as they will host Allan Hancock in another non-conference game on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.

Release Date: 09/02/11
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu