Long Beach, California 2021-11-29 15:35:25 –
Drew Wilson helped finish the LBCC football season with a pick 6 touchdown victory over Alan Hancock University with a score of 31-17 during the homecoming game on November 20th.
The LBCC hosted the final game of the 2021 season with Alan Hancock University at Veterans Stadium two weeks after the originally scheduled game was canceled due to three positive COVID cases.
The first quarter began with a touchdown by LBCC’s Trenel Ridgeley, a 9-yard pass from the quarterback Deluxe West, and a 3-point field goal kick from Rider Padilla, with five minutes remaining.
Alan Hancock player Dior Kennedy’s 9-yard run gave the team the first touchdown. Shortly thereafter, Issac Yanez’s 20-yard catch from Mike McCoy gave the team seven more, for a total of 14, in the second quarter.
Alan Hancock College seemed to maintain the lead in half-time, but LBCC’s Zackreit caught a two-yard pass that gave the team a touchdown with one second left. The second quarter ended with a total of 17-14.
The third quarter was back and forth between both teams until LBCC’s defense forced two points of safety in the last three minutes of the quarter.
In the fourth quarter, LBCC introduced a backup quarterback Blaze McKibbin and succeeded in throwing an 11-yard pass to wide receiver Ron Morgan. This gave the LBCC an additional 6 points. Padilla tried another goal but failed a field goal kick.
Colton Seeker, a kicker at Alan Hancock University, achieved a 50-yard field goal but was unable to overtake the LBCC lead.
When LBCC’s Drew Wilson intercepted the ball and recorded a touchdown with a one-second mark, the homecoming game ended with a spark, ending games 31-17 and ending football season 4-6.
LBCC head coach Brett Peabody is proud of the team and staff this season and was delighted with the final second touchdown of the game.
“After the first half was over, we had time to stick together and show resilience about what the team was, and in the second half we finished them properly,” Peabody said.
West was happy with the victory, but was sentimental at the end of the game.
“It’s been a bittersweet moment since this morning to know that this is my last match in Long Beach City …. We have ups and downs and we’re proud of everyone in the play we played tonight,” West said. Told.
Interim athletic director Karadon Stewart has joined a homecoming game to celebrate the end of the season and is excited about what 2022 will bring to the athletic division.
“This is a really special game. The football team has overcome many challenges this season. It’s about getting the president, vice president, board, student trustees, and ASB president to experience a fun family atmosphere. It’s great to be able to do it, Stewart said.
The LBCC football team will be back with new and returning athletes for the fall 2022 season.