The Lancer football team got absolutely decimated in a 65-14 home loss to Cerritos College on Saturday in what was literally the worst loss in the 13 year history of Robinson Stadium. PCC remains winless for the season, and hasnâ€™t won a game since Oct. 15 of last year.
â€œI donâ€™t have the record books in mind,â€ said Head Coach Fred Fimbres on his teamâ€™s historic loss, â€œparticularly records like that.â€
Other than the fact that Cerritos racked up 522 total yards, PCC didnâ€™t help its case by turning the ball over four times.
The lone bright spot came in the second quarter when defensive lineman Dalyou Pierson sacked the Cerritos quarterback for a 12-yard loss that finally gave the home crowd some semblance of a play that gave them a reason to cheer. Pierson had a team-high eight tackles. Also, PCC finally managed to cut down on the number of penalties committed.
But PCC looked absolutely helpless against the pass. The Cerritos quarterback duo of Morgan Fennell and Rene Medina easily tossed for 363 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions.
â€œWeâ€™re struggling with assignments in our secondary,â€ Fimbres said. â€œThe youth in our safety position is causing some confusionâ€¦ weâ€™re trying to figure out how to eliminate big plays in the passing game.â€
A total of 13 Falcons caught a pass, while only three Lancers were involved in the receiving game.
Zeek Julien, the Lancer quarterback, threw for 102 yards and a touchdown, and ran for 38 yards. Wide receiver Tairen Owens caught eight balls for 64 yards and the lone receiving touchdown. And Zach Sinclair scored a touchdown on a team-high 39 rushing yards.
While the Lancer defense looked paper-soft, its offense is still in a transitional period.
â€œWeâ€™re not sure whoâ€™s going to start next game,â€ Fimbres said referring to the revolving door situation at quarterback. â€œWeâ€™re struggling to move the football and so weâ€™re trying to look for answers.â€
Despite the historic loss, Fimbres thinks the season is still salvageable. â€œLosing is part of the development of a young team,â€ he said. â€œWe just have to get our performance to match what we know our [program] can do.â€