Football team season recap

Martin Calderon and Martin Calderon

Head coach Frank Mazzotta led the Cerritos College football team through the 2012 season to a .500 record of 5-5 (3-3 in conference play).

Although the Falcons lost their season opener to Los Angeles Harbor College 35-20, they were quick to get back on track with a 46-30 win against Fullerton College the following week.

This was a re-occurring theme for the Falcons who went on to win just as many games as they lost.

Sophomore quarterback Morgan Fennell threw for 1,786 yards this season, completing 58.5 percent of his passes.

At the receiving end of 35 of those passes was wide receiver Robert Abeyta, who led the team in receiving yardage with 679 yards.

On Sept. 29, the Cerritos College football team won their first conference game (2nd overall) against Pasadena City College in dominating fashion by a score of 65-14.

The Cerritos College football team managed to gain 522 yards against Pasadena City College.

This was the beginning of a three-game win streak, which was followed by a 35-20 win against Palomar College, and then a 55-25 win of the homecoming game against Allan Hancock College.

The season was eventually balanced out with a three-game losing streak immediately following the trifecta of wins.

Each of the last three losses of the season were within the conference and decided by one touchdown or less.

The Cerritos College football team managed to cap the season off with a 42-20 conference win against Moorpark College in the beginning of November.

For a complete list of player and game stats, visit www.cerritosfalcons.com.