Lancers stay undefeated in league with a win against Serra

Amat sacking the competition

Bishop Amat wins their seventh game of the season against league rival Serra with a final score of 20-13

Bishop Amat continued their winning streak with an important win against league rival Serra (Gardena) to improve their record to 7-1 and 3-0 in league.

Bishop Amat played a well-fought game that ended with linebacker Bryan Nichols knocking down a potential game-tying pass in the final seconds to win the game.

The Lancers ended up holding on to a 20-13 victory.

The whole game was back and forth between both teams throughout the first half with Bishop Amat striking first.

Tobin O’Dell, quarterback for Bishop Amat, threw to tight end Elijah Cofer to start things off for the Lancers as they went up 7-0. Serra answered back quickly as Senior Doug Brumfield ran in for a touchdown.

The Cavaliers took the lead with five minutes left in the half on 4th down. Doug Brumfield threw to Justin Pinkney for a 10 yard touchdown. The score was 13-7.

The Lancers ended the half with three more points from kicker Adrian Ochoa to make the score 13-10. Both teams headed back to the locker rooms to regroup for the rest of the game.

The second half started quietly for both teams until Cal commit Damien Moore scored a 20 yard touchdown late in the third quarter to take the lead away.

Serra could not answer back because of penalties and miscues and did not score the whole second half. Bishop Amat’s defense and special teams came to play with a blocked punt and crucial stops on third and fourth down but they too had trouble with penalties.

Adrian Ochoa did not have trouble as he extended the lead to make the score 20-13 in the 4th quarter. 

Bishop Amat’s defense came up big to seal the deal late in the 4th quarter as Serra failed to convert on a crucial fourth down to potentially win the game.

The final score: 20-13

The Lancers will now prepare for a very important game against (6-2) Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, CA). The Mission League title could be on the line friday night as both of these teams are on top of the standings and a win could grab a potential spot in the elite Division I playoffs.