Pasadena Rolls Over East LA

It was a case of another week, another impressive win for the Pasadena City College Lancers on September 15th. After a convincing win against Glendale in their season opener, they continued their excellent start with a 45-10 pounding of East L.A. College at Robinson Stadium in their home opener.

All-purpose back Jonathan Smith, who played at East L.A. in 1999, led the way with 240 total yards and 4 touchdowns.  Quarterback Nathan Chandler passed for 304 yards and 2 TDs though he also threw 3 interceptions. Linebacker James Griffin had 3 ½ sacks to lead the defense, which allowed just one touchdown and that came on a fake field goal play.

Pasadena took the early lead on a 26-yard run by Cazmir Hill one play after linebacker Jeff Runnells recovered a fumble.  But the Huskies answered back with a drive of their own that ended with a 26-yard field goal by Johnny Walaikul.  The first quarter ended with Pasadena ahead, 7-3.

Then Smith started scoring touchdowns.  His first score came on an 11-yard run with 9:05 left in the half.  His second scoring run came less than 3 minutes later on a 19-yard burst behind a spectacular block by goard Paul Schiffer.  The Lancers added another score on an 18-yard pass from Chandler to Octavius Spencer with just 32 seconds left in the half to make it 28-3 at intermission. 

After halftime, East L.A. came out fired up.  After an interception by Wahi Traylor, the Huskies drove to the Lancer 13 yard line and lined up as if to attempt a 30-yard field goal.  Instead, Kerry Bonilla ran the ball past the surprised Pasadena defense for East L.A.'s only touchdown of the afternoon.

But Smith wasn't finished scoring yet.  His third TD looked remarkably similar to his second as he burst around the left side behind another big block by Schiffer.  This one was from 11 yards out.  After a Joe Timchenko FG made it 38-10, Smith scored his 4th touchdown on a 33-yard pass from Chandler.  That closed out the scoring at 45-10.

The final catch gave Smith 122 yards receiving on 6 catches to go with his 66 yards rushing on just 6 attempts and 2 kickoff returns for 52 yards.  His 4th TD was also Chandler's last pass of the day and put Chandler over the 300-yard passing mark.  Tight End Ryan Antle hauled in 6 catches to tie Smith for game-high honors.

Scoring Summary:

1st Quarter:
PCC – Hill 26 yd run (Timchenko kick) 11:14   7-0
ELA – FG Wilaikul 26 yds 3:23  - 7-3

2nd Quarter:
PCC – Smith 11 yd run (Timchenko kick) 9:05 - 14-3
PCC – Smith 19 yd run (Timchenko kick) 6:31 -   21-3
PCC – Spencer 18 yd pass from Chandler (Timchenko kick) 0:3228-3

3rd Quarter:
ELA – Bonilla 13 yd run (Wilaikul kick) 10:58 - 28-10
PCC – Smith 11 yd run (Timchenko kick) 6:15 - 35-10
PCC – FG Timchenko 27 yds 4:56 -  38-10

4th Quarter:
PCC – Smith 33 yd pass from Chandler (Timchenko kick) 10:09 - 45-10

Individual Statistics:

Rushing:

PCC:  1-Smith 6-66, 4-Hill 7-59, 26-Pogue 3-19, 32-Sanchez 2-15, 5-Kennett 4-13, 10-Chandler 7-12 ELA:  5-Hodges 12-45, 34-Bonilla 3-16, 14-Otis 3-12, 4-Hines 1-11, 13-Diaz 2-8, 16-Loera 4-4, 12-Avendano 8-(-46)

Passing:

PCC:  10-Chandler 21-36-3-304, 2 TDs; 8-Ziska 2-5-1-20 ELA:  12-Avendano 16-31-1-99; 3-M.Johnson 1-1-0-34; 14-Otis 1-5-0-19; 16-Loera 1-4-1-6; 5-Hodges 0-1-0-0

Receiving:

PCC:  1-Smith 6-122, 88-Antle 6-63, 80-Spencer 4-73, 5-Kennett 4-41, 89-Fishell 1-16, 25-Rutledge 1-5, 81-Pulles 1-4 ELA:  5-Hodges 5-10, 10-Nettles 4-67, 11-Duran 2-31, 6-C.Montes 2-25, 17-Carson 2-23, 34-Bonilla 2-(-3), 81-Byrd 1-6, 3-M.Johnson 1-(-1)

Punters:

PCC:  41-Lauer 4-36.0 avg ELA:  43-Molinas 8-30.8 avg

Kick Ret:

PCC:  1-Smith 2-52, 11-Hartsfield 1-22  ELA:  5-Hodges 2-67, 32-Atkins 2-39, 4-Hines 1-37

Punt Ret:

PCC:  19-Thomas 1-2, 11-Hartsfield 1-1, 38-Faulkner 1-0                                    

Interceptions-Ret Yds:

PCC:  7-Moore 1-4, 34-Evans 1-12  ELA:  8-Green 1-15, 1-Traylor 1-10, 24-Ponce 1-37, 23-??? 1-2

Fumble Rec-Ret Yds:

PCC:  40-Runnells 1-9, 7-Moore 1-0, 94-J.Williams 1-0

Sacks:

PCC:  6-Griffin 3 ½ , 84-C.Jones, 57-Jake, 48-Oliver ½  ELA:  93-Teng 2, 1-Traylor, 41-Miller

Missed Field Goals:

 PCC:  43-Timchenko 45 (short), 39 (wl)  ELA:  18-Wilaikul 43 (wr)

Notes:

PCC entered 1-0, ranked #6 South (COA), #18 Nationally (JC GW).  East LA entered 0-1 and unranked.  PCC scored 1st TD on 1st play after recovering the 1st of Avendano's 3 fumbles.  64-Paul Schiffer threw key blocks on Smith's 2nd and 3rd TD runs.  ELA's only TD was on a fake FG play.  PCC had a 9-play, 4-minute, 99-yard TD drive in the 4th qtr.  40-Runnells partially blocked one of Molinas' punts, which went for 30 yds anyway after a bounce.

Team Statistics:

Pasadena

East L.A.

First Downs

27 (13 run; 13 pass; 1 pen)

15 (7 run; 7 pass; 1 pen)

Rushes - Yards

29-184

33-50                      

Passing Yards

324

158

Comp - Att - Int

23-41-4

19-42-2

Return Yards

102

207

Sacks - Yards

6-41

4-29

Fumbles - Lost

2-0

4-3

Penalties - Yards

13-95

5-31

Time of Possession

29:56

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