2010 Season - At Pasadena Bulldogs

2nd game of the 2010 Season

Phantoms 36 - Bulldogs 00
Record: 2-0, 0-0

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Game Summary at Pasadena High School Bulldogs
Impact Players of the Game
Zachary Green - Cathedral High School Phantoms Adrian Acosta - Cathedral High School Phantoms Hasson Allison - Cathedral High School Phantoms Hayden Rettig - Cathedral High School Phantoms Cathedral High School Phantoms Football - Impact Players of the Game
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Sophomore Zachary Green, Junior Adrian Acosta, Sophomore Hayden Rettig, Sophomore Hasson Allison
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Phantom Defense makes a statement
 

“The Offense sells tickets”.  “The Offense puts people on the stands”.  “The Offense makes the game exciting”.  This is what the Phantom Defensive unit kept hearing during the week prior to playing the Pasadena Bulldogs.  And while there may be some truth to those statements, the game is played on both sides of the field and somebody has to stop the opponent.  And stop the Bulldogs in their tracks, is exactly what the Phantom Defensive unit did by a final score of 36-0 - pushing Cathedral’s record to 2-0.

 

This is a testament to Coach Corona’s resolve to build on last year’s Defense who allowed slightly over 16 points per game.  Perhaps, the Phantoms were inspired by the presence of last year’s coordinator Coach Knox, now coaching at the college level, who was on the Phantom sidelines watching with a smile on his face while the Phantoms thwarted everything the Bulldogs threw at them.  The Phantoms almost blew the shutout with a last minute push by Pasadena but an interception by Ryan Longoria, making his debut in a Phantom uniform, put an end to that attempt.  The defensive unit as a whole collected 55 tackles with 54 yds for a loss and 4 interceptions returned for another 58 yds.

 

Dare we say, the whole effort was a thing of beauty?  Nah, that’s something the pretty boys on Offense, or the Cheerleaders, would say.  For the Defense it was just another day at the office. 

 

Sophomore Zachary Green collected his first Player of the Game honors by bullying his way through the Bulldog defense and scoring two touchdowns on the ground while amassing 87 Yds on 10 carries.  To keep the Bulldog defense honest, Green also caught two passes in the air. 

 

The Defensive Player of the game went to Sophomore Adrian Acosta who kept the opposing QB running for his life and for good measure intercepted him twice in the game.

 

Sophomore QB Hayden Rettig collected his second consecutive Impact Player of the Game award by throwing for 204 Yds and 1 TD on the air and another one on the ground.  Hayden directed a balanced attack with the running backs adding another 197 Yds on the ground. 

The breakthrough performance of the evening belongs to Sophomore Hassan Allison who kept harassing the Bulldog QB into making ill-fated decisions.  Although, the stats do not show it, Hassan’s intervention was one of the key reasons the Phantoms recorded their first shutout of the young season. 

The Phantoms are starting to gel as a team and the optimism can be felt in the stands and on the sidelines.  Being a young team does, however, have its growing pains evident in the form of penalties.  For the second game in a row, the Phantoms had several scoring opportunities stymied by a field full of yellow flags – this time to the tune of 125 Yds.

 

The Phantoms come home next week to host the Panthers from West Adams Prep, owners of a 1-2 record but eager to prove they are certainly not defined by their ominous record.

 

Make sure you get to the game on time and wear your Purple Pride.

 

Be well and Go Phantoms!

Commentary by: Daniel Bárcenas
   
Phantoms in the News
   
FOOTBALL: Cathedral 36, Pasadena 0 By Royce Kirkland, Correspondent
Pasadena Star News
 

PASADENA - Hayden Rettig passed for one touchdown and ran for another to lead Cathedral High School to a victory over Pasadena on Friday night.

The Bulldogs (0-2) were held to 8 yards rushing for the game. They were able to muster 97 yards in the air and never really threatened.

The Phantoms (2-0) passed for 207 yards and ran for 205.

"We've got to get better up front," Pasadena coach Randy Horton said. "We played well in spurts but need to become more consistent."

The Bulldogs' best play of the night came on a 60-yard completion from Sam Saucedo to Charles Collins to the 17-yard line. Saucedo, however, was intercepted on the following play.

"We're a young team," Horton said. "We have to keep working hard and good things will happen."