Woes continue for football team


Freshman linebacker Joseph Duran intercepts the pass during Saturday’s game against Mt. San Antonio.

Cerritos College took the field Saturday, Sept. 21, at Mt. San Antonio College seeking to right the ship after losing in its home opener against Fullerton, but lost 42-21 and finished with three turnovers and 12 penalties.

After letting Mt. San Antonio score on its opening possession, the offense stalled for Cerritos college.

A major play during the first quarter was a sack by All-American David Moala during Mt. San Antonio’s second possesion.

Sophomore quarteback Cody Clements attempted a pass that resulted in an interception, which brought Cerritos college’s second possesion to a halt after one play and ended the first quarter.

The very first play of the second quarter netted Mt. San Antonio a touchdown.

Trailing 14-0, Cerritos college began to form a drive that looked very promising, until a faulty hand-off resulted in a fumble and a Mt. San Antonio recovery on its own seven yard line.

Mt. San Antonio took advantage and moved down the field quickly to go up 21-0 halfway through the second quarter.

Cerritos college found itself moving the ball down the field rather productively on the ensuing possession. Clements had a pass intercepted, but a defensive holding call kept the ball with Cerritos college and allowed it to continue the drive which eventually ended in a one yard touchdown run by sophomore running back Elijhaa Penny.

Mt. San Antonio came back down the field with the help of a few pass interference calls on the Cerritos college secondary and kicked a field to make the halftime score 24-7.

Cerritos college received the second half kick off and went 3 and out. A blown coverage in the secondary gave Mt. San Antonio another touchdown and Cerritos college answered by going 3 and out again.

Cerritos college stopped Mt. San Antonio’s momentum with a interception by freshman linebacker Erick Zarape. Cerritos college took advantage of that pick by getting a touchdown pass from Clements to Penny.

Mt. San Antonio answered with a touchdown, but Cerritos college answered back with a quick two play series, which included a catch and run by sophomore wide receiver Ricky Carrigan, Jr for a 57 yard touchdown.

As Mt. San Antonio began to come back down the field, freshman linebacker Joseph Duran came down with a difficult interception and gave Cerritos college good field position.

It looked as if Cerritos college was primed to get back into the game, but he offense eventually stalled out and a missed field goal wasted a good opportunity.

Mt. San Antonio came back and scored another touchdown. The Cerritos college offense completely stalled in its last few possesions and saw the game slowly slip away. Even a bad snap by Mt. San Antonio didn’t help the cause.

The Cerritos college football team will return from a one week hiatus with a home game against Pasadena City College at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.