RCC slaughters Chaffey for the win

Coming off one of the biggest wins in school history against two-time defending national champion Mt. San Antonio College, the No. 4- ranked Riverside City College football team picked up where it left off, thrashing the No. 15-ranked Chaffey Panthers 68-14 at Wheelock Stadium.

 

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By Matthew Dziak / Asst. Sports Editor

(Jacob Willson / Asst. photo Editor)

By Matthew Dziak / Asst. Sports Editor

Coming off one of the biggest wins in school history against two-time defending national champion Mt. San Antonio College, the No. 4- ranked Riverside City College football team picked up where it left off, thrashing the No. 15-ranked Chaffey Panthers 68-14 at Wheelock Stadium.

Although the Tiger offense racked up 383 total net yards, it was the defense that impressed most by forcing six turnovers, and held the Panthers to only 52 rushing yards.

Sadale Foster, who had seven touchdowns in the first three games, was held scoreless but was able to return the opening kick 50-yards to the Panther’s 43 yard line. Unfortunately, the offense was not able to complete its first three pass attempts and was forced to punt.

Former J.W. North High School quarterback Jamar Calhoun was harassed all night by the Tigers’ front seven and was replaced by Daniel Laugen in the third quarter. Combined the two Panther quarterbacks were sacked four times for a total loss of 34 yards.

The Tigers’ had four interceptions, the first of which was by Markus Smith on the Panthers’ opening drive, and was returned 22-yards for a touchdown.

Quarterback Dalton Livingston was efficient in only one half of play, completing 14 of 21 passes for 149-yards and a 43-yard touchdown pass connecting with Damian Robinson, who scored on both a receiving and rushing touchdowns.

As the teams headed to the locker rooms at halftime, the game was already a blowout, as the Wheelock Stadium scoreboard read 47-0 in favor of the home team.

Led by E.J. Schexnayder, who had 51 rushing yards and two touchdowns and LaRon Jackson who added 54-yards, the Tigers’ offensive line overpowered the Panthers’ defensive front, controlling the line of the scrimmage, as the running backs gaining 222-yards on the ground.

In the third quarter, defensive back Mickey Payne came on a cornerback blitz, recovering a Panther fumble and returned it 46-yards for a touchdown giving the Tigers a 54-0 lead.

The Panthers were able to score on a Laugen 77-yard pass to Del Wilson against the second team defense cutting the Tigers lead to 61-14.

Mychael Legere capped off the Tigers eight play 67-yard drive with a one yard touchdown run behind a wall of blockers, giving RCC its final score of the night.

The Tigers will look to extend their 12 game win streak as they travel to Glendora to face off against the 2-2 Citrus College, on Oct. 8, at 1 p.m.

(Jacob Willson / Asst. Photo Editor)

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