The Pomona-Pitzer football team has stumbled out of the gate to start the 2010 season. After falling 35-7 against Whitworth, the Sagecocks dropped a 63-38 shootout against Lewis & Clark.
Despite these losses, the offense showed signs of life in the second game as the squad racked up five touchdowns, two on the ground and three in the air. Luke Sweeny PO ‘13 opened up the Sagecocks’ scoring with a 39-yard run to cap the game’s first drive. Sweeny finished the game with 123 yard on 17 carries in a promising rushing performance.
But most of the P-P offense came from the Jake Caron PI ‘12 and RJ Maki PO ‘11 connection that led the Sagecock attack last year. Caron threw 24 completions for 243 yards and three touchdowns, and also rushed for a one-yard score. Twelve of Caron’s completions found their way into the hands of Maki, who had 127 receiving yards and two fourth quarter touchdowns.
The defense will need to step up its performance in future games, though, if they want to take advantage of the offensive’s potential. The Sagecocks will have had two weeks to prepare for their next game at Chapman on Oct. 2, so perhaps the week off will give the team an opportunity to play a quality game on both sides of the ball next time out.