The sequence began with Cerritos facing a 4th and 1 at its own 39 with the
score tied 13-13. Rather than just punt, the Falcons went for a quick-kick
by QB Glenn DeBerg. But Jones reached over the line and blocked the kick,
giving Pasadena the ball at the Cerritos 35. Three plays later, Harrison
took a delayed handoff on a Statue of Liberty-type play and burst through the
middle of the line and into the end zone, giving Pasadena a 20-13 lead.
When Cerritos got the ball back, it was another Lancer defender who made the
big play. LB James Griffin charged in on a blitz and hammered DeBerg,
knocking the ball loose. DT Thomas Chambliss recovered the ball at the 11,
and three plays later FB Allan Kennett powered into the end zone from 1 yard out
to make it 27-13.
And when Cerritos got the ball back, the Pasadena defense made yet another
big play. Cerritos' star RB Jermaine Whiten was stopped for a loss, and
as he went down the ball squirted free. DE Cedric Oliver picked up the
rolling football at the 15 and carried it in for another Lancer touchdown.
The XPA sailed wide, but now the score was 33-13 Pasadena. And Whiten
re-injured his left ankle on the play, taking his 130 yards rushing to the bench
for the rest of the game.
Then, after a Cerritos punt, Harrison punctuated the outburst with a 68-yard
touchdown run. This came at the 5:49 mark of the 3rd quarter, just 4:36
after his 28-yard run had given Pasadena the lead, and made it 39-13 Lancers.
This all came after an evenly-played first half, evidenced by the 13-13 score
at the break.
Pasadena got on the board first when QB Darnell LoVett scored on a 4-yard run
on the first offensive possession of the game. His 4th-down run finished a
9-play, 73-yard drive that took 6:02 to complete. It was the only score of
the first quarter.
Pasadena nearly extended its lead moments later when Cerritos QB Michael
Keeling's lateral pass was recovered by Kelvan Price at the Falcon 10.
But Pasadena was unable to capitalize, settling for a 26-yard FGA by Joe
Timchenko, which sailed wide right.
Cerritos drew closer on a 27-yard FG by Adam Sonntag, which followed a
48-yard run by Whiten, just under 5 minutes into the second quarter.
The Falcons took the lead on a 24-yard run by Josh Herrera just under 4
minutes later. It was a beautifully-designed play with WR Randy Raphiel
going in motion towards the right sideline, taking PCC's Kevan Price with him.
With the entire side of the Pasadena defensive backfield now vacant, Herrera
followed a pair of blockers around the left side and down the sideline into the
end zone. Sonntag's XPA made it 10-7.
Pasadena re-took the lead on their next possession on a 4-yard run by
Harrison. The key plays on the drive, however, were by QB Darnell LoVett,
who scrambled for 32 yards on one play and hit WR Hannibal Thomas for a 34-yard
gain on another. Joe Timchenko's XPA was wide, and Pasadena's lead was
13-10 with just under 5 minutes left in the half.
Sonntag tied the game on a 23-yard FG with 23 seconds left before halftime.
A 41-yard pass from DeBerg to TE Fausto Gonzalez got Falcons deep into Pasadena
Each team scored a TD in the final quarter, but by then the outcome had
already been decided.
Harrison, who gained a starting job midway through the season, finished with
a game-high 151 yards rushing on 13 carries including 3 TDs. LoVett had an
outstanding game as well with 118 yards rushing on 15 carries (1 TD) and 115
yards passing on 7 of 14. WR Hannibal Thomas caught 4 passes for 80 yards.
But perhaps the key stat of the entire game was turnovers: Cerritos 5,
Pasadena 0. And that doesn't include the blocked punt that got things
started for Pasadena.
For Cerritos, Whiten had 130 yards on 18 carries before leaving with the
ankle injury. The Falcons' pair of QBs Michael Keeling (5 of 15, 73
yards, 1 TD) and Glenn DeBerg (7 of 12, 76 yards) combined for 129 yards but
also each had a fumble lost and an interception.
With the win, Pasadena moves to 8-1 overall and 3-1 in the Division.
They'll play at Long Beach next week with a chance to clinch the division
title. Cerritos falls to 7-2.
Saturday, November 16, 2002 - 7 p.m.
at Robinson Stadium (PCC), Pasadena, CA
A Mission Conference (Northern Division) Game
Pasadena City College (Lancers) 45
Cerritos College (Falcons) 20
P – LoVett 4 yard run (Timchenko kick) 8:58 -- 7-0
C – FG Sonntag 27 yards 10:08 -- 7-3
C – Herrera 24 yard run (Sonntag kick) 6:19 -- 7-10
P – Harrison 4 yard run (kick wide right) 4:56 -- 13-10
C – FG Sonntag 23 yards 0:23 -- 13-13
P – Harrison 28 yard run (Timchenko kick) 10:25 -- 20-13
P – Kennett 1 yard run (Timchenko kick) 8:39 -- 27-13
P – Oliver 15 yard fumble return (kick wide right) 7:45 -- 33-13
P – Harrison 68 yard run (pass failed) 5:49 -- 39-13
C – Bajza 16 yard pass from Keeling (Sonntag kick) 14:42 -- 39-20
P – Brinkley 2 yard run (kick blocked) 1:42 -- 45-20
|First Downs||23 (2 pass; 18 run; 3 pen)||24 (5 pass; 13 run; 6 pen)
|Rushes – Yards||42-368||49-239
|Comp - Att – Int||7-14-0||12-27-2
|Sacks – Yards||3-23||2-17
|Fumbles - Lost||0-0||5-3
|Penalties – Yards||18-167||15-117
|Time of Possession||25:44||34:16|
P: 3-Harrison 13-151, 2-LoVett 15-118, 20-Wallace 3-42, 5-Kennett 5-34,
37-Brinkley 4-18, 1-Hartsfield 1-7, 11-Sniewski 1-(-2)
C: 30-Whiten 18-130, 40-Herrera 13-58, 25-Velasquez 9-52, 16-Keeling 6-18, 2-G.DeBerg 3-(-19)
P: 2-LoVett 7-14-0-115
C: 16-Keeling 5-15-1-53, 1 TD; 2-G.DeBerg 7-12-1-76
P: 19-H.Thomas 4-80, 3-Harrison 2-18, 87-Misch 1-17
C: 87-F.Gonzalez 3-53, 11-Bajza 3-36, 7-Raphiel 3-8, 8-Harris 1-14, 15-Kirkpatrick 1-9, 30-Whiten 1-9
P: 43-Timchenko 5-28.4 avg
C: 39-Mackay 4-39.3 avg; 2-G.DeBerg 1 blk
Int – Ret Yards:
P: 18-Bethel 1-4, 22-Price 1-0
P: 22-Price 1-0, 93-Chambliss 1-0, 48-Oliver 1-15
P: 6-Griffin, 84-C.Jones, 15-Bradford
C: 55-Calderon 1½ , 58-Fletes ½
P: 33-Valenzuela 2-33, 22-Price 1-26, 98-Hill 1-11
C: 24-Jordan 1-34, 30-Whiten 1-16, 25-Velasquez 1-9
P: 22-Price 3-23
C: 10-Allen 1-2
P: 43-Timchenko 26 yards (wide right)
Both teams entered 7-1 overall, 2-1 in Division. Pasadena was ranked #4
in South, #9 JCGW;