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Phoenix's Lee named WSFL Offensive Player of the Week
 September 13, 2013


PHOENIX – Phoenix College is proud to announce that PC Football player Londell Lee has been named as the Western States Football League Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending September 8th.  Lee becomes the first Bears’ Football player to earn POW honors since Alonzo Highsmith earned WSFL Defensive POW honors in October of 2010.  Lee is also the first Bear to win the offensive side of the award since Timmy House won it six years ago.                   

When a team overhauls as much of its roster as the Bears have from a year ago, that’s an automatic sign from the coaching staff to the players that leadership roles are there for the taking.  Lee-as well as several members of the Bears’ offense-took great strides towards securing one of those this past week against New Mexico Military Institute at Hogan Field at Hoy Stadium on the PC campus.  After losing a tough three-point decision to Pima the week before (in which Lee was held without a catch), the Bears were shellshocked by the Broncos’ offense in the game’s first eight minutes Saturday, falling behind, 14-0, as NMMI scored on two of their first three offensive drives.  It was a spark they needed to get back in the game, and it was a spark they got quickly, when Bears’ quarterback Kevin Pantastico threw a screen pass to Lee, and the Robbins, Illinois, native did the rest, sprinting away from three different NMMI defenders en route to an 86-yard touchdown to get PC on the board with under five minutes left in the first quarter.  It was already Lee’s third reception of the night, and he was far from done, reeling in three more catches before the half.  Half of those receptions were for at least 30 yards, and he tallied 165 yards through the air by halftime.  He wound up with an astounding 202 yards receiving on just eight receptions for the game as the Bears nearly came back late to beat NMMI.  Lee’s performance shot him up the conference receiving rankings to 3rd with a 101-receiving-yards-per-game average.  He’s also averaging a whopping 25.2 yards per reception for the first two games.

Lee and the Bears will look for the first win of the 2013 campaign as they make their first road trip of the season.  They’ll head to Yuma for a showdown against 15th-ranked Arizona Western College in a 7PM kickoff.  The Bears’ next home matchup at Hogan Field at Hoy Stadium on the PC campus happens three weeks from Saturday, September 28th, when they host Eastern Arizona College on Homecoming Night.  Kickoff is scheduled for 7PM, and admission prices for that night are as follows:  $5 for adults; $3 for students with a valid ID; and kids 12 and under get in FREE.

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