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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Falcons make it five straight season opener wins

Cerritos cruise through Antelope Valley to set the tone for the rest of the season.
Michael Delgado
Cerritos College and Antelope Valley at the line of scrimmage.

The Cerritos Falcons defeated Antelope Valley 40-6 in a completely one-sided matchup.

Winning a season opener is something the Falcons have become accustomed to as they have now won 5 straight season-opening games.

Antelope Valley looked like they were going to give Cerritos a fight in this game after a convincing 4th down stop on the first possession of the game.

The Marauders soon realized that the Falcon’s defense was going to be too much for them to handle all game.

This was a game where the Falcon’s defense showcased their dominance from the start with an interception on Antelope Valley’s first drive of the game.

The defense would only allow 138 yards of total offense and forced multiple turnovers throughout the game.

“We knew our defense was gonna play like that because we’re a little bit older on defense and our defense is really good.”

“They fly around, and they’ll smack ya and they’ll set the tone, and they’ll continue to do that for us,” Head Coach Dean Grosfeld explains.

It was an all-around team effort that gave the Falcons the win including the special teams.

They were able to recover a fumble in the end zone after Antelope Valley snapped the ball too high for the punter resulting in six points onto the scoreboard for the Falcons.

The offense for the most part was serviceable, racking up a solid 357 total yards.

The running game was very productive a total of 128 yards in the game led by the leading rusher of the game Cheo Medina.

They lost momentum on offense for a second in the third quarter not scoring once but found themselves in the fourth and were able to score two more touchdowns.

A 31-yard rushing touchdown by Marcus Minor and a touchdown bomb to Michael Bruner put the nail in the coffin for Antelope Valley.

Coach Grosfeld had mentioned that this offense is still very young and has a lot more to learn so with a whole season left to go they will be just fine especially since the defense takes much of the pressure off of them.

Grosfeld stated, “Our offense is really young we don’t have a lot of guys that have played but our offense is gonna get better and better because we have a lot of guys that are really talented.”

For the opposing side saying it was a rough night is an understatement to say the very least.

For most of the game, they looked lifeless on offense failing to gain any type of momentum all game.

All we can say is that the drive back home to Lancaster was a long and rough one after this loss.

“We have three goals every year, and it’s to win the opener, win the conference, and win our postseason games.” Grosfeld expressed when talking about how important the season opener win is for this team.

The Falcons looked great on that field and hope to ride with this momentum after a huge win to kick the season off.

Cerritos College’s next game is at home on Sept. 9 against San Diego Mesa.

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Michael Delgado
Michael Delgado, Editor in Chief
Michael Delgado is the Editor in Chief for Talon Marks. Outside of the newsroom, he enjoys listening to Hip Hop and R&B and hopes to work for Fox Sports in the near future.
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