PASADENA, Calif. – Talk about living up to the hype.
In an instant classic, Pasadena City stuffed a potential game-tying conversion attempt with five minutes to play before holding off Mt. San Jacinto, 28-26, on the final week of the regular season at Robinson Stadium.
Chuck Cox’s photo gallery is on our Facebook page and photos of the game could end up in the 2022 edition of the Yearbook. The photos may also be used by the American Football Coaches Association for its web site, social media and publications.
The win vaulted the Lancers into a three-way tie in the CCCAA’s Southern California Football Association American Mountain Division with Mt. San Jacinto and Grossmont. All three teams are 7-2 (4-1).
Pasadena City, which secured its first conference crown since 2001, will host Grossmont in a tiebreaker on Nov. 13. The Griffins beat the Lancers, 24-19, on Oct. 16.
Mt. San Jacinto, which also ended a long stretch without a conference title by winning its first since 1999, will play an additional game at the College of the Desert (3-5, 2-3).
Pasadena City raced out to a 14-0 lead over the Eagles and never trailed. Quarterback Kade Wentz threw for 183 yards and three touchdowns. The San Marino, Calif., sophomore added 82 rushing yards to lead the Eagles in that department.
Meanwhile, Mt. San Jacinto running back Sherod White had a monster night, tallying 115 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries. Eagles wide receiver Taliq Brown did likewise with eight catches for 118 yards and a score.
The College Football America 2021 Yearbook features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.