Football team drops 10th in a row in Homecoming game.
The Homecoming game between La Verne and Cal Lutheran on Saturday resulted in a loss for the Leopards, 45-3.
The loss drops ULV to 0-8 this season, and is the team’s 11th loss in the last 12 games, dating back to October 2008.
La Verne scored its only points of the game during the first quarter on a great 61-yard drive which resulted in a field goal by sophomore kicker Wesley Dean.
It was all Cal Lutheran after that, as La Verne were unable to stop the Kingsmen running game, and succeeded in scoring the bulk of their points that way.
“We didn’t do the little things right,” said sophomore defensive lineman Dylan Keith.
The Cal Lutheran defensive back Derek Wilson scored a touchdown on an 89-yard run.
The second touchdown of the quarter came on a pass to freshman wide receiver Eric Rogers.
“We kept fighting. We never gave up,” Edgar Rodriguez, junior defensive back said.
In the second quarter, Cal Lutheran sophomore kicker Jackson Damron kicked a field goal.
Running back Antoine Adams scored a touchdown on a two-yard run to make the game 24-3.
Cal Lutheran scored 21 points in the third quarter to keep the game out of La Verne’s reach.
Adams had two running touchdowns and running back Bobby Rodriguez scored the second of the three touchdowns.
At the end of the third quarter the game was 45-3 and turned out to be the final score at the end of the game.
Wide receiver Pui Lok Choi said the team needs to keep working hard in order to win the next game.
Freshman free safety Abraham Perez said the team needs to make sure everyone does their part.
In order to be successful next season they need to continue competing among themselves to bring out the best, Perez said.
Overall in the season, La Verne had scored 98 points with an average of 12.2 points a game. The opposition has scored 272 points, averaging 34 points a game against the La Verne defense. The Leopards have also rushed a total of 138 yards this year, compared to the opposition’s 1,594 yards.
The Leopards have also yet to win a game this season.
The next and last game is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium against Chapman.
Cal Lutheran is 7-1 and the win Saturday assured the Kingsmen of at least a share of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title.
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