Any hopes for a
turnaround against the Mounties were quickly squashed in less than one half of
play as Mt. Sac led 42-7 at halftime of their 66-7 drubbing of PCC.
from Walnut took control from the opening play, as Mt. Sac controlled the line
of scrimmage on both sides of the ball all game. On the very first snap,
Lancer QB Darnell LoVett was sacked for a loss by DL Filisonuu Tafisi and things
did not better from there for PCC. On their first possession, PCC was
forced three and out and the Mounties took over inside their own 40-yard line
after a short punt with 13:07 left in the opening period. Mt Sac then
drove 31 yards on 6 plays, scoring on a 5-yard fade from QB Adam Ernst to WR
Delaine Walker. The 6-3, 210-pound sophomore wide out from Pomona is a
David Boston-clone: A big and physical receiver who uses his strength to create
separation from the defender. On his scoring play, the PCC defender has
good coverage on the play, but Walker simply out muscled him to the ball.
Walker only caught two passes in the contest, but both went for scores.
The second was a 46-yarder where Walker dragged his defender a few yards, shook
him loose and went in for an easy six to make the score 28-7.
The lone Lancer
TD came with 1:22 left in the first period as Freshman WR Kris Riggins (from
nearby Muir High) caught a 27 yard scoring strike from QB Luke Sniewski, who had
replaced an ineffective LoVett to make the score 14-7 before Mt. Sac reeled off
52 unanswered points. LoVett and Sniewski both seemed to hold on to the
ball too long and were also plagued by dropped balls and sloppy line play.
The Lancer sideline and cheering section were flattened when back-up QB Dominic Breazeale, taking his first snap for the Mounties, hit TE Peter Suarez on a
52-yard scoring pass play with no time left in the first half. The Mt. Sac
sideline went hysterical with joy and the Lancers were visibly shaken.
continued to roll in the second half, as Mountie RB Cazmir Hill (who was a
back-up for PCC's Jonathan Smith in 2001) bolted for 43 yards on the first
play in the second half. The diminutive yet powerful Hill finished the
game with 165 yards and a score in only 14 attempts as the sophomore took
advantage of the sloppy Lancer tackling and the huge holes created by the Mt.
Sac line. One of the lone bright spots for PCC was the play of RB Jerome
Harrison. The shifty sophomore from Kalamazoo, Michigan used a variety of
cutback and spin moves for a hard-fought 104 yards on 17 lugs. Harrison
himself was not immune to the sporadic Lancer effort, as he failed to attempt to
retrieve a Sniewski lateral pass with 11:41 in the third quarter as the Mounties
recovered and kicked a field goal.
standouts in the contest for the Mounties included Tafisi, who was in the Lancer
backfield all night long, DB Tommy Musa, who was solid in both coverage and run
support, and safety Bobby Godinez, who disrupted the Lancer attack with his fine
Mt Sac is now
3-0 and has yet to allow a rushing touchdown while PCC is 0-3 and travels next
week to face Cerritos College.
7- 0- 0- 0 = 7
Walker 5 pass from Adam Ernst
Huggett 30 Run
- Kris Riggins 27 pass from Luke Sniewski
Hill 18 Run
Walker 46 pass from Adam Ernst
Mitchell 43 pass from Adam Ernst
Suarez 52 pass from Dominic Breazeale
Barajas 48 yard field goal
Martin 28 pass from Dominic Breazeale
Bowie 43 pass from Derek Devine
Nembhard 1 Run
MSAC- Hill: 14-164-1, Ekpre-Olomu: 10-61, Nembhard: 5-24, Matlock: 5-40
17-104, Lovett: 10-28, Nichols: 2-3, Brown: 3-21
Ernst: 5-9-115-3, Breazeale: 3-5-79-2, Devine: 2-2-72-1
3-5-24-0, Sniewski: 9-16-107-1-1, Young: 3-4-40-0
Walker: 2-51-2, Mitchell: 3-64-1, Suarez: 1-52-1, Nembhard: 1-1, Martin: 1-25-1,
Bowie: 1-43-1, Lindsey: 1-29
2-31, Riggins: 2-37-1, Brown: 4-24, Johnson: 2-12