Lancers Get Physical With Titans

Chandler McCaffer carries the ball and La Serna to a win over Colony.

By Duane Barker

(Whittier) On a warm mid September evening Chandler McCaffer scored four times to lead the La Serna Lancers past the Colony Titans 32-19 Friday night at Whittier College.

Amid the pomp and circumstance of the homecoming festivities, McCaffer and the Lancers ground and pounded their way past the Titans who had jumped out to an early 12-0 lead.

Colony quarterback Trillian Harris led his Titan teammates on a nine play 65-yard drive to start the game. Harris found Skye Roddy from 36-yards out to cap the drive.

A La Serna fumble gave the Titans the ball in good field position at the La Serna 47. Two plays later Harris found Chris Barre in the corner of the endzone for the score. Colony went for two but were turned away by La Serna.

McCaffer and Bustos also put pressure on Colony’s Trillian Harris.

Down 12-0 the Lancers went to work and ground out a nine play 70-yard scoring drive. McCaffer got his first taste of paydirt on a one yard plunge.

Early in the second quarter McCaffer gave La Serna the lead on a 16-yard scamper. Oh and not to mention McCaffer also kick the extra point.

The Lancers would hold on to their 13-12 advantage as the teams headed into the locker rooms at the break.

La Serna got the ball to start the second half and proceed to march down the field 80 yards on four plays for the score to pusht their lead to eight. Joey Bustos got the call to finish this drive and answered with a 27-yard run.

Later in the period it appeared that Colony would draw closer and potentially tie the game. Facing a fourth and goal at the Lancer eight, Harris’ keeper came up short that the Titans turned the ball over on downs.

Drawing from the momentum of the fourth down stop, La Serna went on a 10 play 92-yard drive that was capped by another McCaffer 16-yard run.

After the McCaffer score, Colony responed with a scoring drive of its own going 67-yards on 11 plays with Harris calling his own number and sneaking the ball across the goal line from the one.

La Serna sealed the deal with 4:27 left in the final frame. A 10 play drive was finished off by who else, McCaffer who hauled in a nine yard pass from Andrew Enriquez.

McCaffer finished the evening with 96-yards on 13 carries with three scores and hauled in on catch for nine yards and a fourth touchdown. With tired legs McCaffer was unable to get the ball through the uprights for the extra point but La Serna still led 32-19.

Joey Bustos added 65-yards on eight carries and Enriquez added another 43 on the ground to go with 126-yard passing and a lone touchdown.

On the other side of the ball Harris did most of the heavy lifting hitting on 24 of 38 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns. He also lead the way on the ground for the Titans with 53 yards and a score.

Colony did have one last chance to get more points on the board but with :48 left to play, the Titans turned the ball over on downs when Harris’ pass fell incomplete.


6 Comments to "Lancers Get Physical With Titans"

  1. Anony 2's Gravatar Anony 2
    September 16, 2019 - 8:09 am | Permalink


    You act, write, as if you think La Serna schedules their opponents the Saturday following a game on Thursday or Friday…give it a rest!

  2. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 15, 2019 - 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Yes of course way to step up playing Montebello…REALLY!!

  3. A Little Flat's Gravatar A Little Flat
    September 15, 2019 - 10:57 am | Permalink

    Can’t put my finger on what happened to La Serna’s new explosive passing attack versus Colony, but if the squad can rise to the challenge presented by Montebello’s vaunted secondary, everyone’s confidence will be restored.

  4. Klaus's Gravatar Klaus
    September 15, 2019 - 2:19 am | Permalink

    @ maverick…well said my friend!

  5. Maverick's Gravatar Maverick
    September 14, 2019 - 12:09 pm | Permalink

    I need to give Colony credit for a competitive game as LS got off to a slow start.
    I was extremely impressed with LS’s running game and our defence did a tremendous job shutting down Colony in the second half.
    Our QB was a little flat on the passing game but his running game was great. When you have a double threat team like LS your going to win games on the gridiron.

  6. Klaus's Gravatar Klaus
    September 14, 2019 - 2:15 am | Permalink

    One word…”RESILIENT!”

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