The Lancers lined up at their very own 3-yard line in a 21-21 ball game with six minutes remaining left in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Kade Wentz scrambled on second down, almost running into his own lineman, and bought enough time to find his running back, Miles Anderson, running free down the left sideline.
Quarterback Kade Wentz faked the handoff to Miles Anderson, took three steps back, and threw a deep rainbow to Wheeler Smith. With nobody in front of him, Smith pranced from one hash to the other avoiding the last two Grossmont Griffin defenders for the touchdown. For the Lancers, it gave them the early lead, but for Wentz and Smith, it was a connection built since childhood.
A tired but resilient Lancers defense had remained on the field for a little over seven minutes. On the other side of the ball, Mt. San Jacinto Eagles were hopeful that they could score the equalizer, down 21-14 in the third quarter. The Lancers faced another fourth down after an offsides penalty ruined a great fourth down stop by Lucio Rodriguez and the rest of the defense.
Prior to the snap, wide receiver Jeremiah Hartfield motioned from right to left of the formation, nearly running perpendicular behind quarterback Edward Norton who hiked the football and faked the first of two read options to running back Miles Anderson before sprinting to his left. The true conspiracy happened when the only defender in good position was beguiled into tackling Hartfield, the man without the ball.
Backup quarterback Jakob Doolittle was dressed in his PCC practice attire, shorts, yellow quarterback jersey, no helmet with the number 3 instead of his official uniformed number 15. He was backed up by at least 10 other players. But instead of taking a snap, he looked at his phone, pressed play and let the melody run for a few seconds. “Listen baby,” Doolittle sang. The Lancers are in the middle of a bye week and decided to have a lip-sync contest between a few sections …
The Lancers football team needed an emphatic stop Saturday night on third down, leading Citrus College Owls 23-20 with 56 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Citrus marched their special teams unit on the field to attempt to tie the game with a field goal. With no fans in the stands at Robinson field, the student parking lot 4 erupted. Approximately 50 fans cheered, honked their horns, or clapped, causing multiple car alarms to randomly go off. The sounds started to echo through the parking …
With the game in jeopardy, down 22-10 against Cerritos College at the 16-yard-line of the Falcons side in the fourth quarter on fourth-and-7 with less than 22 seconds remaining, only a prayer could lift this team to victory. Quarterback Kade Wentz rolled out of the shotgun spread formation facing pressure from his left and sprinted to his right, slipped a tackle and directed his receiver with a hand motion. Wentz threw an absolute dart on the run to a leaping receiver that dropped the football …
PCC football completed their first winning season since 2008 when they shut out Santa Barbara City College 35-0 at Robinson Stadium Saturday night.
On Saturday, despite only having 267 total yards on offense and 12 first downs, the Lancers dominated Santa Monica College when they nearly shut them out the entire game, ending with a final score of 30-2.
On Saturday, the Lancers and the San Bernardino Valley Wolverines, ranked top 20 in the state, played in an instant classic where it came down to the last play of the game. After stringing together a successful drive, quarterback Kade Wentz and the Lancers marched down to the red zone with a chance to score a touchdown and win the game.