The Lancers put up a good fight during the Homecoming Game against the eighth ranked team Mount San Antonio College at Robinson Stadium on Nov. 12, but came out short with a final score of 27-14.
It was the second half of the game that had the crowd on the edge of their seats.
Freshman wide receiver Jose Rodriguez scored the second touchdown for the Lancers on a 19-yard pass from sophomore first string quarterback Cesar Hernandez. That set the score at 14-10, putting the Lancers in the lead.
Hernandez, who had been playing with a torn meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament, dislocated the shoulder on his throwing arm during the third quarter.
With some crowd members chanting his name, he was able to continue despite his injuries and finish the game.
“Our quarterback was practically playing on one leg,” said head coach Fred Fimbres.
“Turns out the injury on his knee is pretty serious, but he didn’t complain once and he did a good job considering the circumstances.”
Wide receiver Wayne Peters thought the team could’ve done more to block Hernandez.
“We played our best game but offensively it just wasn’t enough. We didn’t do a good job keeping [Hernandez] from being hit. Every other play he got hit.”
The Mounties scored the first touchdown with 43 seconds remaining on the clock in the first quarter, but in the second quarter the Lancers tied the score with a six-yard touchdown thrown by Hernandez to Peters.
“I ran a great route, and [Hernandez] threw a good ball. When the ball was in the air I knew the defensive back wasn’t going to stop me,” said Peters about the touchdown.
In the fourth quarter the Mounties missed a field goal attempt, but got another opportunity after a penalty against PCC.
The Mounties were able to capitalize by making the second field goal attempt, bringing the score to 20-14.
The Lancers fought hard but penalties, turnovers and the inability to establish a rushing attack proved to be too much and caught up to them in the end.
“As in any football game when you turn the ball over you’re going to have a hard time. When you give them four opportunities to get the ball they’ll take advantage,” said Fimbres.
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