Football clinches title

After Saturday night’s 59-34 victory over La Verne in the annual black-out game, the Kingsmen football has clinched at least a share of the SCIAC title.

Saturday night’s game was a tale of two halves.  The Kingsmen jumped out to 38-0 lead behind an explosive offense and solid defense.

In the first half senior Zach Shultis hooked up with senior Eric Rogers in the end zone three times on passes of seven, 24 and 34 yards.   Junior David Sandler connected on a field goal with 1:56 remaining on the clock.

Perhaps still feeling the effects of Halloween, CLU even showed off some trickery.  Rogers got the ball on a double reverse and ultimately threw it 26 yards down the field to wide receiver Donald Senegal who then went into the end zone to give the Kingsmen a 38-0 advantage at the half time break.

The focus shifted from CLU’s offensive attack to the rushing effort of La Verne’s Matthew Biggers in the second half.  Biggers went into halftime with just 43 yards.  But, by game end, he would collect 304 yards on 34 carries and three touchdowns.

The Kingsmen opening-day starting quarterback Kevin Ramay got some playing time after missing three weeks with a hand injury.  Ramay didn’t fare too well completing five of 11 passes for 62 yards and one interception.  However, Shultis, his replacement, completed 18 of 29 for 209 yards and four touchdowns.

Although it’s not official, the Kingsmen will essentially be hosting a conference championship game this Saturday when Chapman rolls into town.  The Kingsmen are already guaranteed at least a split of the SCIAC title, but can be outright conference champions with a win against Chapman Saturday at 1 p.m.


David Lopez
Sports Editor
Published Nov. 7, 2012