FOOTBALL: Comets blows out Pasadena, now tied for second in conference

Reporting from Escondido, Calif.

For the fifth time this season the Comet offense posted 40 plus points.

This time they did so only committing five penalties and the defense cooperated, forcing six turnovers, resulting in a 40-6 victory over Pasadena City College Saturday night at Wilson Stadium at Escondido High School.

Palomar’s first and third drive ended in a touchdown, a seven yard pass from David Fisher to Nigel Westbrooks and a five yard pass from Fisher to Cory Soto, giving them the 14-0 lead which proved to be all they needed.

“I think it’s good to score on the first drive,” Fisher said. “We try to make that a goal, and get out to that quick start. So that’s always good to have.”

Their trend of scoring early and often is something the team works on, evident by the previous scoring barrages. “The way we play is ‘run hard, run hard, let’s take a shot’—(that) type of mentality,” Fisher said.

They continued to score with Fisher throwing a five and 30 yard touchdown pass to Alex Wheat in the second and third quarter with a Cameron Mercado 24 yard field goal and Dametrius McDondle scoring on a six yard run in the fourth.

Fisher was 17-for-31 for 217 yards with four touchdowns and an interception. Fishers leading receiver was Wheat who had six receptions for 64 yards and two touchdowns.

“It’s good having those touchdowns and stats and stuff, but honestly we could have had probably four more touchdowns,” Fisher said. “Red-zone-wise, I think maybe we were 50 percent. We have to step that up.”

Palomar (5-3, 2-1) tied for second in the Southern Conference, got another great night from linebacker Adam Witzmann who had 15 tackles and recovered a fumble for the defense.

Pasadena (4-4, 1-2) on the other hand only scored once one a one yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

For Palomar the next game is huge, as it is against Saddleback who Palomar is currently tied in the conference and lost their first game against Mt. SAC last week.

“We were never threatened during the game, which made it a little less stressful,” Head Coach Joe Early said. “But we’ve got to get prepared because we have a huge one next week against Saddleback.”

Scoring Recap

Palomar 40, Pasadena 6
1    2   3   4     F
Pasadena Lancers         0    6   0   0     6
Palomar Comets            16  7   7   10  40

First Quarter:
Palomar: Nigel Westbrook 3 yard catch from David Fisher (Cameron Mercado PAT)
P: Cory Soto 5 yard catch from Fisher (Mercado PAT)
P: Safety
Second Quarter:
Pasadena: 1 yard TD run Chris Rincon (PAT blocked)
P: Alex Wheat 5 yard pass from Fisher (Mercado PAT)
Third Quarter:
P: Wheat 30 yard pass from Fisher (Mercado PAT)
Fourth Quarter:
P: 24 yard field goal by Mercado
P: Dametrius McDondle 6 yard run (Mercado PAT)

Author: Matthew Slagle

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