For the first two home games of the season, the new and friendly confines of the on-campus stadium perhaps gave the Golden West College football team a bit of an edge. That all came to an end Saturday as the Rustlers lost 52-24 to Long Beach City College.
GWC (2-3) went ahead 10-0 in the first quarter, but the Vikings then reeled off four unanswered touchdowns to take a 28-10 advantage. The Rustlers rallied with two scores in the third period to draw within four at 28-24, but the visitors pulled away with three TDs and a field goal.
John Buksa threw for 109 yards and one score for Golden West, and Joe Pyle passed for 101 yards and a TD. Buksa was also the top rusher for GWC, getting 73 yards on the ground.
Long Beach (3-2) was led by QB Grant Lowary, who had 371 yards in the air and three touchdowns. Elijah Bynum rushed for 71 yards and two scores.
GWC will next be in action on Oct. 14 visiting Saddleback College in the first conference game for both.
Ducks lose in OT, but do have a point
An overtime 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers Saturday night gave the Anaheim Ducks a point in the NHL Pacific Division standings, one back of the co-leading Los Angeles Kings and new Las Vegas Golden Knights.
The Ducks got goals from Antoine Vermette and Cam Fowler. The winning goal for the Flyers came 44 seconds into overtime when Wayne Simmons lit the red lamp. Anaheim (1-0-1) will next play the Calgary Flames (1-1) on Monday at Honda Center.
Panthers pounce on Poets in 45-24 win
Chapman University held its homecoming event on Saturday and celebrated it in grand style with a 45-24 win over Whittier College in the SCIAC opener for both schools.
The Panthers (2-2 overall) got two outstanding performances on offense. QB Ricky Bautista threw for 320 yards and four touchdowns, while running back Joe Mudle rushed for 131 yards and one score. Jacob Isabel caught five passes – including two for touchdowns – for 142 yards.
Next Saturday Chapman will again be at home, hosting the University of Redlands.