News: Defense Comes Through To Give Football First 2012 Win, 17-9 Over GWC
(Costa Mesa) – It took the dynamic duo of Pasadena City College defensive back Trayvon Watson and defensive lineman Gary London to end the Lancers’ nine-game program losing streak Saturday night. Watson twice intercepted passes in the fourth quarter thanks to explosive hurries by London as PCC defeated Golden West, 17-9, in a SCFA non-conference game. The game was played at Orange Coast College’s LeBard Stadium.
The Lancers improved to 1-5 and Golden West dropped to 2-4. The last time the Lancers won was in week 6 of last season against Fullerton.
With 12:13 left and Pasadena leading 10-9, Golden West drove to the PCC 10. After a sack, Rustlers’ quarterback Ryan Watson was pressured by London as his end zone pass was picked off by Pasadena’s Watson.
"We played a whole game, and I can't say enough about our defense stepping up and making big plays," said PCC head coach Fred Fimbres, relieved that the losing streak was finally over. "We deserved to win. We fought on both sides of the ball. So many good things to take away from this game. I think, the young players learned how you have to work hard, play hard to win."
Next Saturday, October 13, the Lancers host Moorpark College in a National Northern Division game. Kickoff is 6 p.m. at Robinson Stadium.
PCC Gridiron Notes: The Lancers were a strong 6-for-13 on third down conversions, a huge improvement from their first five games...Magana had an up-and-down evening, including a miss from 35 yards and a blocked field goal from 26 yards. However, he may have had the most powerful tackle of the evening. In the first quarter on a kickoff, Golden West's Seth Roman raced 45 yards toward midfield but Magana stopped Roman cold in his tracks for a touchdown-saving tackle...Bruising fullback Steve Dinov (6-foot-2, 255 pounds) was a regular participant on most of the team's offensive plays as the team has increased its blocking on rushing plays. Dinov also caught two short passes from Posthuma...Zach Sinclair, a sophomore transfer running back, has become a weapon on offense. He had two carries for 24 yards and led the team in receiving with four catches for 45 yards...Fimbres changed up the team's mindset by having the Lancers wear all white jerseys and pants. The team had worn black pants in previous road games. "It's better to look good than to feel good," he said in reference to comedian Billy Crystal's long-ago Fernando character on Saturday Night Live.
[Photo--Trayvon Watson (10) goes up for the first of his two interceptions during PCC's 17-9 win over Golden West at Orange Coast College's LeBard Stadium Saturday night, image by Richard Quinton, sports information photographer.]
Release Date: 10/07/2012