CLAREMONT, CA. -- The Pomona-Pitzer Football team is set to open SCIAC play with a big game on the road against Redlands on Saturday night at Ted Runner Stadium.
The Sagehens fell short in their last meeting against the Bulldogs a season ago, but by small margins, 15-13. With a chance to tie late in the fourth quarter, the Sagehens' failed to convert a two-point conversion then had their final drive of the game stall out on the 35-yard line.
Pomona-Pitzer is coming off of a string of its most successful seasons in program history, ending the 2016 campaign 6-3 followed by seasons of 4-4 and 6-3. In 2019, the Sagehens are off to a good start: they boast a 2-1 record and are looking for revenge after suffering their first loss of the season to George Fox 25-15.
The Sagehens are led by senior Karter Odermann who has 628 passing yards this season and three touchdowns. Odermann is also leading the rushing attack for the Sagehens with 87 yards and a score on the ground. Junior Win Hunter leads the air attack with 198 receiving yards and a score on the year.
On the defensive side, the Sagehens have been a hard team to score on this season -- allowing just 26 points with two shutouts on the year. Senior Jack Storrs leads the team with 16 total tackles, senior Josh Portnoy has two sacks, and junior Adam Webber has snatched the team's only interception thus far.
Redlands is undefeated to start their 2019 campaign with a 3-0 record, and enters off a 27-19 win over Linfield.
The Bulldogs are led by Nathan Martinez who has 604 yards through the air this season with seven touchdowns and zero interceptions. Mason Carvalho leads the rushing offense with 237 yards and two scores while Trey Gevers leads an even core of wideouts with 122 yards receiving. The Bulldogs are averaging 40 points per contest while surrendering only 15 points per game.
The Sagehens will look for their first victory over Redlands since 2004 on Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m.