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    A last-minute loss at Chabot

    Eagles to play College of San Mateo on Nov. 22

    Laney College footballTime ran out on the Laney College football team on Nov. 15 against rival Chabot College in Hayward.
    The Eagles lost 37–33 on a last-minute touchdown pass, but are still going to play in a bowl game at College of San Mateo on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m.
    It will be the third straight bowl game for Laney under third-year head coach John Beam. The Eagles lost to Diablo Valley College in the East Bay Bowl in Pleasant Hill, but defeated the Vikings last season in a bowl victory at Laney.
    The Chabot game was the Eagles’ game to lose. Capitalizing on an opening drive touchdown and anther score set up by a Chabot turnover, the Eagles led 14–0 after just five minutes of play.
    Quarterback Kurt Palandech (26–37, 268 yards, 4 TDs, no interceptions) threw a 25-yard scoring pass to Jamari Pope and then threw a 34-yarder to Reggie Turner for the second score.
    Laney College footballChabot came back, but Laney still had a 19–16 lead at the half, courtesy of a Joshua Sowho 30-yard field goal and a two-point return of a blocked Chabot PAT attempt by Bo Banks.
    After a scoreless third quarter, things got exciting in the fourth as both teams combined for 35 points.
    Palandech threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Pope to give the Eagles a 26–16 lead with 12:08 left in the game but the Gladiators came back and scored twice to take a 30–26 lead with 2:40 left.
    Palandech then drove Laney 75 yards in seven plays in just 1 minute, 27 seconds to take a 33–30 lead. The go-ahead TD pass was to Pope, who caught the ball at the Chabot 2 and twisted over the goal line for the score.
    The Eagles had a “pooch” kick that traveled to the Chabot 41 and then Glads quarterback Jose Ferreira threw a bubble screen to Tahir Rashad Miller who broke four tackles and ran 59 yards for the wining score.
    Laney had one last shot with 47 seconds left, but was only able to get to the Chabot 37 before time ran out.
    Laney College footballLaney 42, San Joaquin Delta 14: Quarterback Garrett Anderson threw three touchdown passes and ran for one to lead the №13 Eagles (6–3, 4–0 National Valley Conference) to their fifth straight victory on Nov. 7 in Oakland.
     The win over the Mustangs (1–8, 1–3) sets up a conference showdown next Saturday night against Chabot College on the Gladiators’› home field in Hayward.
     The last of Anderson’s three touchdown passes in the first half came on Hailail Mary throw with no time remaining. Anderson scrambled and threw a 40-yard scoring pass that went through three defenders and into the hands of Pope for a 28–14 lead.
     Anderson also threw a 17-yard scoring pass to Darneail Jenkins and another of 27 yards to Matthew Butler. Kurt Palandech threw a 4-yard TD pass to Pope in the first quarter.

    About the Contributor
    In the fall of 2019, The Laney Tower rebranded as The Citizen and launched a new website. These stories were ported over from the old Laney Tower website, but byline metadata was lost in the port. However, many of these stories credit the authors in the text of the story. Some articles may also suffer from formatting issues. Future archival efforts may fix these issues.  
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