The game was over before the end of the first quarter as Damien Garcia and Tyler Vaughns led the Lancers to an easy 59-20 victory over the Colony High Titans on Friday at Kiefer Stadium. Vaughns scored three touchdowns on Amat's first three possessions. The first occurred on a 76 yard pass when he outran the entire defense for the first score of the night. Vaughns also scored on a 17 yard pass and a 10 yard end reverse.
The Colony team was no match for Amat's first, second, and third strings. All pistons seemed to be firing for the Lancers. One note of interest was that Torreahno Sweet didn't start until the second half, after serving a game and a half suspension. But he wasn't needed, as his younger brother Tyler Sweet, also managed to get into the offensive scheme by scoring on a 90 yard touchdown pass from Garcia. The older Sweet still managed to run for 99 yards on five carries including a 48 yard scamper for a score in the third quarter.
All in all it was an easy victory. It was a shut out until the third quarter when Amat's second and third strings took over on defense.
With league fast approaching, Amat still has a few kinks to work out. Bad snaps are becoming a recurring theme. And, hopefully the Lancers will all be healthy. There is a large group of young men in their dress blues standing on the sidelines in knee braces and crutches. Let's wish them well.
The student section Dog Pound was in fine form again, managing to be raucous yet patriotic in honor of the memory of 9/11.
All in all, a great showing by the Lancers. Friday night lights in La Puente is proving to be the best ticket in town!
Hugo is a contributing writer to the ConceptuaLine blog and an accomplished copywriter in both English and Spanish. Catch him on Friday nights supporting Lancer football.