Pasadena City College football suffers historic loss

PASADENA -- History would be made at Robinson Stadium on Saturday night, as the Pasadena City College football team hosted Cerritos College.  It would not be the kind of history that Lancers Coach Fred Fimbres wants to remember, as the Falcons defeated the Lancers, 65-14.

This loss goes down as the biggest deficit, 51 points, at Robinson Stadium.  It would also be the most points, 65, given up by the Lancers in the stadium’s history.  Robinson Stadium was built in 1999.

“Any loss is a tough loss,” Fimbres said. “The way we lose obviously effects how you feel about it, turning the ball over and blowing coverages.”

Pasadena City College (0-5) started the opening possession with a lot of promise, driving 51-yards down the field to set up a 41-yard field goal attempt.  The attempt was kicked just wide by Martin Magana. 

From that point on, the game went all Cerritos College’s way.  The Falcons dominated every aspect of the game to get the second biggest victory in the series.  The last time Cerritos College (2-2) defeated Pasadena City College by more than 50 points was in 1960 when the Falcons defeated the Lancers, 66-14.

The Falcons were led by the quarterback duo of Morgan Fennell and Rene Medina.  Fennell was 10 for 14 for 194 yards and four touchdowns.  Medina was seven for 12 for 111 yards and one touchdown.  Cerritos College finished the game with 522 total yards of offense, while holding the Lancers to only 221 total yards.

Pasadena City College would find the end zone only two times on Saturday night.  The first score came on a 10-yard run by Zach Sinclair to make it 24-7 in the second quarter with 1:35 on the clock.  The six-play, 34-yard drive was set-up by a dual sack from Dalyou Pierson and Gus Ferrat forcing the first punt of the game for Cerritos College.

The Lancers scored again to start the fourth quarter on a 28-yard pass from Zeek Julien to Tairen Owens to cut the lead to 44-14.  The score was set up by a fake punt to convert a big first down on a Cameron Washington 12-yard run.  The Lancers attempted three fake punts in the game, successfully converting on two of them. 

The Lancers were led by Julien, who was 11 for 23 for 102 yards and a touchdown.  The defense was led by Pierson with eight tackles and one solo sack. 

“We have to have consistency in our performance,” said Fimbres, who is now 3-12 in his Lancers head coaching tenure.  “When we have consistency in our performance, then we have an opportunity to be successful."

The Lancers have been outscored, 209-79, this season through five games.  Pasadena City College travels to Huntington Beach to face Golden West College (2-3) next week for a non-conference game.  The Lancers look to get their first win of the 2012 season.

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