CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Football team opened up 2018 with a big win over Lewis-Clark Valley by the score of 57-12 on Saturday night at Merritt Field.
The Sagehens had two quarterbacks throw for over 100 yards as Edward Sias ended 7-11 with 136 yards and two touchdowns while Karter Odermann stayed perfect on the night going 8-8 with 105 yards and two touchdowns as well. Nick Kapule spent time at quarterback as well as he went 2- with 73 yards including a 44-yard touchdown pass.
The defense shut down the loggers in their season opener led by Andrew Heffler who ended the day with four sacks and five total tackles. Alex Gold led the Sagehens on the night with six tackles while the Sagehens' secondary came away with three interceptions by Elan Harris, Sean Poirier and Jackson Diaz.
Pomona-Pitzer scored their first touchdown of 2018 in just 55 seconds as they marched down the field and Odermann found Win Hunter for a 36-yard touchdown pass.
The Sagehens doubled up their lead as Joseph Ha scored his first career touchdown on a 13-yard pass to push the lead to 14-0. Odermann and Sias each threw one more touchdown pass before the end of the quarter as Odermann found Kapule for 19 yards and Sias connected with Nick Jung for 44 yards to give the Sagehens a 28-0 lead after the first quarter.
Kapule opened up the second quarter throwing a touchdown pass this time as he found Nathan Miles for 44 yards and then ran in a 3-yard touchdown run on the next drive to extend the lead to 42-0 to end the first half.
The Sagehens stuck with the running offense in the second half as Ha scored his second touchdown of the day with a 7-yard touchdown run and Mark Carding punched in a touchdown from eight yards out to give the Sagehens a 57-6 lead at the end of the third.
Lewis-Clark Valley scored the only touchdown of the fourth quarter with a 10-yard pass but the Sagehens were too strong on opening night as they walked away with the big victory.
Up Next: The Sagehens will next travel to Lewis & Clark on Saturday, September 8th at 12:00 p.m.