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News: Football Suffers Worst Defeat At Robinson Stadium

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The Pasadena City College football team suffered the worst home loss in its 13-year history at Robinson Stadium as Cerritos College handed the Lancers their ninth straight defeat since last season, 65-13, Saturday night.

Pasadena remains winless in 2012 at 0-5 and 0-2 in SCFA National Northern Conference play. Cerritos (2-2, 1-0) amassed 522 total yards to just 221 by the Lancers. Cerritos quarterback Morgan Fennell torched the PCC secondary for four touchdowns, completing 10 of 14 passes for 194 yards. Running back Carlton Callaway added two TD runs.

The Lancers committed four turnovers. PCC trailed 24-0 before getting on the board thanks to a 10-yard touchdown run by Zach Sinclair with 1:35 left before halftime. Early in the fourth quarter, starting quarterback Zeek Julien rolled out and hit wide receiver Tairen Owens for a 28-yard TD pass for the Lancers' other score. 

Owens, from Muir High, totaled 181 all-purpose yards. Owens pulled in eight receptions for 64 yards and had five kick returns for 121 yards, including a 45-yard jaunt. Pasadena's passing attack was limited to 102 yards (11-for-25). Julien completed 11-for-23 and rushed for 38 yards in 11 attempts.

Defensively, lineman Dalyou Pierson made a team-high eight tackles, including 1.5 sacks.

Twice, PCC converted first downs on fake punts. Punter Manny Meza raced 18 yards to extend a series in the first quarter. Running back Cameron Washington took a quick snap for a 12-yard first down carry on another fake punt in the fourth period.

Cerritos controlled the ball and the clock with 36 minutes of possession time. The Falcons scored all eight times they had the ball in the red zone.

Next Saturday, October 6, PCC will travel to face Golden West College. The teams play at the Rustlers' home at Orange Coast College's LeBard Stadium. Kickoff is 7 p.m.

[Photo--Tairen Owens returns a kickoff during PCC's loss to Cerritos College Saturday, image by Richard Quinton, sports information photographer.]

Release Date: 09/29/2012
Contact: Robert Lewis , Sports Information
Phone: (626) 585-7018
Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu