Pasadena City College football team sophomore linebacker Jalyn Williams earned the SCFA National Northern League Defensive Player of the Week award for his tremendous performance in Saturday's loss at Cerritos College.
Sophomore linebacker Jalyn Williams put together one of the great defensive performances in recent Pasadena City College football history Saturday night. It served as a footnote for the Lancers in a 33-0 loss at state regional No. 5-ranked Cerritos in a SCFA National Northern Conference game.
For nearly 55 minutes Saturday night, the winless Pasadena City College football team outplayed the region's No. 2-ranked team and nationally-ranked No. 13 College of the Canyons. The Lancers led 24-14 on a 4-yard touchdown pass by emergency starting sophomore quarterback Marc Peart to letterman linebacker Terry Wilson with 5:25 left in the game.
Nothing is a sure thing in community college football as the Pasadena City College football team learned Saturday night. The Lancers rallied from down 21-10 in the fourth quarter and looked to send the game into overtime only to miss a potential game-tying extra point kick with 35 seconds left as PCC lost to host Los Angeles Harbor College, 24-23.
For the first time in 21 years and first in the 16-year history of Robinson Stadium, the Pasadena City College football team was shut out by an opponent on its home field. On Saturday night in the Lancers' home opener, state No. 17-ranked Grossmont throttled PCC, 51-0.
The Pasadena City College football team didn't win in head coach Thom Kaumeyer's debut Saturday night, but what it did do was show heart. The Lancers nearly pulled off a miraculous comeback from 21 points down late in the fourth quarter, but lost the 2015 season opener against El Camino, 31-23, at Redondo Union High Saturday night.
As the Pasadena City College football program enters a new era under first-year head coach Thom Kaumeyer, the Lancers are going to rely heavily on a small group of sophomores to help the team's on-field leadership as well as direction.
With the 2015 season only a few weeks away, the Pasadena City College football team is in full pad drills under first-year Lancers head coach Thom Kaumeyer.