PCC quarterback Jesse Hanckel got the ball with less than four minutes to play and visiting Allan Hancock leading 17-14. Hanckel needed to drive the Lancers 80 yards. He did just that. Hanckel led a 5-play, 80-yard drive that was capped off by his 29-yard game-winning touchdown pass to Yusef Muhammad to give PCC a […]
PCC quarterback Jesse Hanckel got the ball with less than four minutes to play and visiting Allan Hancock leading 17-14.
Hanckel needed to drive the Lancers 80 yards.
He did just that.
Hanckel led a 5-play, 80-yard drive that was capped off by his 29-yard game-winning touchdown pass to Yusef Muhammad to give PCC a 21-17 lead with 1:38 to play.
The Lancers defense did the rest, holding the Bulldogs on four plays and getting the ball on downs.
Hanckel finished 27 for 54 for 289 yards, three TD’s and he was picked once.
Ty’rant Davis scored the first Lancers’ TD when he caught a 5-yard strike from Hanckel midway through the first quarter.
Chris Barganier got the Bulldogs (0-3) even after taking a Matt Albright pass 44 yards to the house.
But Hanckel would hit Jacob Fimbres out in the flat and the former Sonora star scored from 7 yards to give PCC a 14-7 lead at the break.
A 37-yard Nick Kimball field goal, and a 4-yard TD run from Jajuan Lankford gave Allan Hancock its first lead of the game (17-14) with 12:45 to play.
But Hanckel led a drive that could serve as momentum going forward.
“I love throwing the ball, I came here to throw the ball and that’s how I’m going to get to the next level,” Hanckel said of his 38 first-half pass attempts.
“The coaches told me to get rid of the ball fast and get to our play makers, and Yusef Muhammad and Dre (Armstong) were able to make two huge plays. He (Muhammad) got around the corner(back) and I got the ball to him, and he made a play. Our defense has been clutch all year.”
PCC made some serious improvement in discipline.
They had just seven penalties, down 13 from last week’s ridiculous tally of 20 infractions.
Kendall Jefferson, Tyler Poythress and Jasper Chavez had 10 tackles apiece for the Lancers, and Daeqwan Bailey had 9 in an impressive defensive effort.
The PCC running game was nonexistent. The Lancers gained 8 yards on 14 carries.
The first half saw PCC with 42 offensive plays, and 38 were passes.
Albright finished 14 of 37 for 180 yards with one TD and no turnovers.
Barganier had 93 yards receiving on three receptions for the Bulldogs.
Muhammad led all receivers with 10 catches for 95 yards, including the game-winning touchdown.
Lankford gained 78 yards on 16 carries for Allan Hancock.
PCC will try and improve to 3-1 when they travel to Southwestern College next Saturday with a 6 p.m. kickoff.
PCC: Ty’rant Davis 5 pass from Jesse Hanckel at 5:42 1Q (Enrique Lozano kick)
AH: Chris Barganier 44 pass from Matt Albright at 4:17 1Q (Nick Kimball kick)
PCC: Jacob Fimbres 7 pass from Hanckel at 4:47 2Q (Lozano kick)
AH: Nick Kimball 37 FG at 3:20 3Q
AH: Jajuan Lankford 4 run at 12:45 4Q (Kimball kick)
PCC: Yusef Muhammad 29 pass from Hanckel at 1:38 4Q (Lozano kick)