By Tim Peterson
(Pasadena) – In a game marred by penalties and miscues Cathedral did just enough to beat La Salle 17-0 Friday night in an Angelus League contest.
The Cathedral defense did it’s part in shutting down La Salle and running back Amon Milliner. The offense put the game away in the fourth quarter with ten points. The Phantoms led only 7-0 at the half before a field goal and a touchdown pass from freshman Bryce Young in the fourth.
Let’s start with the penalties and get that out of the way. Cathedral was flagged 17 times for 135 yards while La Salle was penalized ten times for 90 yards. Both teams were frustrated throughout the contest having drives halted in the red zone.
After a scoreless first quarter the Phantoms finally broke through in the second quarter when Cathedral took advantage when La Salle muffed the punt reception. The Phantoms recovered the fumble at the Lancer 32. Two plays later, Young hit Jamire Calvin in the end zone for a 15-yard score.
Cathedral took the 7-0 lead into the half.
Neither team could muster any points in the third quarter. In the fourth the Cathedral D set up the final score. Cedric Jones intercepted a pass and returned it down to the La Salle 14. From there Young connected with Izaiah Adams for an eight-yard score to make it 17-0. 90 seconds earlier seconds earlier Jose Nunez booted a 35-yard field goal to push the Phantom lead to double digits.
Cathedral HC Kevin Pearson rotated his quarterbacks with Young and senior Andrew Tovar. Young completed 8 of 9 for 111 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Tovar was 9 of 15 for 90 yards. Calvin was the go to guy with 11 receptions for 140 yards and a score. The Phantoms had just 85 yards on the ground.
La Salle turned the ball over three times with an interception and two fumbles. Milliner, who had 259 yards rushing last week against St. Francis had 125 yards on 27 carries. Jake Caan had just 48 yards passing for the Lancers.
The Lancers punted six times on the night and turned the ball over on its other two possessions.
With the victory Cathedral remains perfect on the season at 7-0 and 2-0 in league while La Salle fell to 4-3 and 0-2.