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Allan Hancock Overpowers Football, 55-21
The statistics will show that the Pasadena City College football team gained more yards, 399-393, and totaled more first downs, 23-21, than visiting Allan Hancock College. But the real story was on the scoreboard as the Bulldogs' defense forced PCC's offense into a bevy of mistakes in Hancock's 55-21 victory at Robinson Stadium Saturday evening.
Hancock sacked two PCC quarterbacks five times, broke up six passes, forced an interception and recovered two Lancers' fumbles. Hancock also hurt PCC with an efficient offense that generated eight touchdowns, two in each quarter. The Lancers cut the advantage to 20-14 at one point, but Hancock would score the next four touchdowns and never looked back.
Cameron Artis-Payne, Marcell Blow, and Shane Henderson each scored two touchdowns as the Bulldogs improved to 2-0. The Lancers (1-1) lost their starting quarterback Justin Posthuma (ankle sprain) and a starting offensive lineman Dante Moses to injuries in the second half.
PCC's offense ended up being led by reserve sophomore southpaw throwing QB Cesar Hernandez. Hernandez was inserted for a short-yardage situation and scored on a 1-yard sneak 5:37 into the second quarter. With 1:33 left before halftime, Hernandez faked a punt and fired a 53-yard TD bomb to defensive back Cariel Brooks. Hernandez, who completed 10 of 24 passes for 165 yards, finished the night with a 3-yard TD toss to wide receiver Ian Hamilton with 3:17 left in the game.
Wide receiver Wayne Peters, a sophomore, totaled 194 all-purpose yards. He led the Lancers for the second straight game in receptions with 5 for 91 yards. Peters added four kick returns for 97 yards. Freshman kicker Robert Poague is now 10-for-10 on extra points in two games as he converted all three v. Hancock.
On defense, the Lancers were paced by letterman linebacker Vaea Aetonu (nine tackles), frosh linebacker Mike Sepulveda (eight tackles, one sack), and freshman defensive back Jarron Williams, from Muir High, who delivered seven tackles, forced a fumble and broke up a pass.
Hancock answered wtih the play of Seteone Vaitafa who dished out 10 tackles (four for loss yardage), a sack, and two quarterback hurries. Another player putting the pressure on the PCC offensive line was defensive lineman Carlos Faumuina, who made 1.5 sacks and had three quarterback hurries.
PCC will go on the road next Saturday, Sept. 17 when it plays Los Angeles Valley College in a 6 p.m. SCFA non-conference game.
[Photo--Freshman defensive back Antoine Morris (black jersey 25) makes a tackle during PCC's loss to Allan Hancock College Saturday night. Morris, from Muir High, is the team leader in tackles with 16 through two games, image by Richard Quinton.]
Release Date: 09/10/11