Football team loses fourth consecutive game

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Freshman wide receiver Joseph Morris scored three of the seven Pierce College touchdowns in their loss to the Long Beach City Vikings on Saturday.

It was the closest game of the young season for the Brahmas so far but the Vikings had the edge winning the game by a score of 54-47.

The game left the Brahmas with a 0-4 record going into their first conference match-up next week.

“As a core we all played well, but there were definitely some mistakes that we made and more that we could have capitalized on,” said Morris.

Offensively the Brahmas did a great job scoring seven touchdowns throughout the game.

However defensively players gave away too many yards and lacked coverage on the Vikings’ offense.

“Offensively we did well but defensively we didn’t,” said Pierce College football head coach Efrain Martinez.

After intercepting the ball, sophomore safety Cody Berry made a 65-yard run scoring the second touchdown for the Brahmas.

Pierce College quarterback Matt Rasmussen made great play action passes throughout the game.

Rasmussen so far averages 27.5 yards per game.

“I was really happy with how the offensive line, receivers and running backs played for me, they pretty just much made the plays and made me look good,” said Rasmussen.”The o-line did a great job protecting me, receivers made plays and running backs ran the ball.”

Despite Pierce having a productive offensive game, the defense made numerous mistakes allowing the Vikings offense to lead the game.

It was tough for Pierce College’s defense to prevent the way the Long Beach Vikings moved the ball efficiently during the game.

“I told our coaching staff that the coaches lost this one, not the players,” said head coach Martinez.

The Brahmas will play next at West LA College for their first conference match-up of the season on Saturday, Oct.1 at 1 p.m.

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