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Sweeney Shatters Single-Season Rushing Record, Hens Lose Final Game of Season

Though the first 59 minutes of Saturday’s battle for the “Peace Pipe” were long on incompletions and short on drama, the final 60 seconds reminded the hundreds of huddled Pomona-Pitzer fans why people love college football. No, nobody truly thought that the Sagehens could overcome a ten-point...

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Sagecocks Gobbled by Leopard Football

Last Saturday night, the Sagehens honored James Lambert PO '12, Tim Stapenhorst PZ '12, Kareem Smedley PO '12, Zach Tannous PZ '12, and Andre Shepley PO '12 prior to the start of their final home game. The ceremony highlighted a major issue for the then 0-7 Sagehens. Though its five leaders put...

Sweeney Again Shoulders Load, Rushing for 246 in Loss to Whittier

After Saturday’s loss to the Whittier Poets, Pomona-Pitzer football fans left the stadium with what has become the season’s unofficial mantra ringing in their heads:"The game sure was a lot closer than the score."If the now 0-7 Sagehens can take solace in anything, it’s that they managed to play...

Strong Second Half Sees Whittier Past P-P Football

In a game that was much closer than the final score indicates, the Whittier Poets surged past Pomona-Pitzer 58-27. Running back Luke Sweeney PO '13 had a nice bounce-back performance with 246 yards, ensuring that he’ll be at the top of the NCAA rushing leaderboard for another week, while Whittier...

Football Drops to 0-6 vs. Cal Lu

The Pomona-Pitzer football team went into their game on Saturday knowing that they are a much better team than their 0-5 record suggests. This is, after all, the same team that just sent last season’s quarterback—now Quarterback Coach Jacob Caron PZ ’11—to play in the arena football league next...

Tough Weekend for Sagehen Football

Although this weekend's football game appeared over by halftime, four full quarters were played as the Cal Lutheran Kingsmen cruised past Pomona-Pitzer 62-7. Running back Luke Sweeney PO '13, the NCAA rushing leader who has until now averaged 203.2 yards per game, was held to just 56 yards. Cal...

Sweeney-Less Sagehens Toppled by Redlands

Pomona-Pitzer quarterback Luke Ferguson PO '13 likely didn’t imagine that his career highs in completions, yards, and attempts would come in a game that his P-P Sagehens lost by 41 points. The same goes for wide receiver Ryan Randle PO '14, who had the second-most productive game of his young...

With Sweeney Injured, Sagehens fall to Redlands

A week after becoming the NCAA’s leading rusher across all divisions, junior running back Luke Sweeney PO '13 was sidelined as the Redlands Bulldogs beat the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens 61-20. Without their injured star, the Sagehens managed only 35 yards on the ground—a far cry from Sweeney’s average...

Sagehens Succumb to Chapman's 2nd Half Comeback

For the third time in their young season, the Sagehens were playing with a lead. Pomona-Pitzer had been up 7-0 and 13-7 against Lewis & Clark the previous week, but both scores were wiped away by touchdowns on the Pioneers’ ensuing drives—the Sagehens simply couldn’t hold on to a lead. This...

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High-Powered P-P Offense Comes Up Short Against Lewis & Clark

After yet another fourth-down conversion late in Saturday’s Pomona-Pitzer football game, Sagehen fans were left with one question weighing heavily on their collective minds: does either team even have a punter? This question wouldn’t be answered until there were eight minutes left in the third,...

Lewis and Clark Just Bests Pomona's Strong Offense

In a game that didn’t feature a punt until there were eight minutes left in the third quarter, the Lewis and Clark Pioneers outlasted the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens 48-39. The Pioneers ventured into uncharted scoring territory behind the strong play of Keith Welch, their athletic sophomore...

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