Monday, November 19, 2012

Ping Pong Royale

Ping pong fever has taken over the Lewis and Clark football team. And to make things fun, Coach Lockard and Coach Takeno put a friendly little tournament together for their position groups to have a fun competition off of the field. The linebackers and running backs competed in a 16 man bracket. They played for a professional wrestling type belt. Evaristo Laron won the tournament, giving the LB's the belt until the next tournament.

Ian Taylor, Sophomore RB, smiling in spite of losing in the first round of this heated tournament.

Linebackers Andrew Traver and Nate Kinney having fun watching one of their fellow linebackers.
 Coach Takeno in the middle of his battle against Traver.
 Josh Bocker, Freshman RB, showing signs of defeat after a rough game.
It wasn't all smiles for the linebackers during the tournament.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Burnin' some rubber at Malibu Raceway

Some of the Pioneer Linebackers cruised over to Malibu Raceway on Thursday to start off their Fall Break.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Welch Named NWC Offensive Player of the Week

Junior quarterback Keith Welch was named the Northwest Conference Offensive Player of the Week following the Lewis & Clark football team's 55-42 win over Puget Sound.
Against the Loggers, Welch threw four touchdowns, while running in three on his own. His 325 yards passing is the most for the Pioneer QB this season.
Welch is currently ranked fourth in points responsible for, 17th in scoring, 18th in the nation in total offense, 36th in passing efficiency, and 39th in passing.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Pioneers Chop Down the Loggers 55-42

The Pioneers remain undefeated after this weekend's victory against the University of Puget Sound Loggers. This is the second straight season that the Pioneers have started 4-0 and the forth consecutive win against the Loggers.

Lewis and Clark's offense has been rolling this year and yesterday was no different. The Pio offense moved the ball at will racking up 610 yards of total offense along with scoring 55 points. The offense only punted once the entire game.

The Pioneer defense had a couple of clutch interceptions at key points in the game to halter the Logger offense.

Lewis and Clark College will be hosting the Pacific Lutheran University Lutes next weekend. Come check and support your Pioneers as the Lutes look for revenge after last year's Pio come from behind victory. Kick-off is at 1pm.

Notable Performances:
Junior QB Keith Welch once again put up some incredible numbers. Welch threw for 342 yards and 4 TDs and then used his legs to rush for another 3 TDs.

Sophomore WR was Welch's favorite receiver Saturday picking up 140 yards and a TD on 6 receptions.

Jacob Costantino proves to be the toughest receiver in the NWC once again, taking huge hits after almost every one of his 5 receptions. The Sophomore WR is developing a nack for being clutch, catching a pass from Welch on a huge 4th down and not only converting it into a first down, but taking it to the house to seal the deal against the Loggers.

Senior Joe Kopp led the team in tackles with 10 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, and 2 pass break ups.

Fellow Seniors Clay Israelson and Evy VandenEkart both had interceptions for the Pioneers.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pios Bury Scots 41-17

The Lewis and Clark College Pioneers improve to 3-0 on the season after their 41-17 victory Saturday against the Macalester College Scots.

The Pioneers offense got off to a slow start, offensively and defensively, falling 10-0 before they decided to ramp things up towards the end of the 1st half and gain a 13-10 advantage heading into the locker rooms.

The second half was a much different story. The Pioneers used their no huddle offense to gas the Scots and have their way with them up and down the field. Junior QB Keith Welch was 24-35 passing throwing for 312 yards and 2 TDs. The defense played solid the entire game and held the Scots' starting RB to 2.2 yards/carry.

Notable Performances:
Keith Welch put up impressive numbers, throwing for 312 yards and 2 TDs and adding another 2 TDs with his legs.
Senior WR Evan Stanbro had 5 receptions for 112 yards to lead the Pioneer receiving corps.

Senior John Berokoff had 7 tackles, 2 TFL and 2 sacks to lead the Pioneer defense. He also had a forced fumble.
Sophomore Josh Cena adds another interception to his stat line and this time took it to the HOUSE for the second defensive touchdown of the season.

The Pioneers are on the road this weekend taking on the Loggers of Puget Sound in Tacoma on Saturday.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Pios Blast the Sagehens 31-13

The Pioneers were dominant in their home opener against the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens, winning 31-13. Lewis and Clark out played Pomona-Pitzer in every aspect of the game. The Pioneer dfense held the Sagehens to 251 yards of total offense, forced 4 turnovers, 5 tackles for a loss, and 2 sacks.

The Pioneer offense was just as dominant. The offense out gained Pomona-Pitzer by 117 yards and had great ball control, only turning the ball over once.

Every healthy player saw action yesterday against the Sagehens!

Notable Performances:

Jacob Costantino led the Pioneers with 102 yards receiving on 5 receptions and scored his first collegiate TD.

QB Keith Welch went 11-18 passing for 189 yards and 2 TDs, along with 69 yards rushing and another 2 TDs on the ground.

Senior Lamar Curry led the Pioneers on defense with 7 tackles and an interception.

Joe Kopp added another 6 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, and a pass break up.

Sophomore Josh Cena had a huge day recording 2 interceptions for the Pioneers.

The Pioneers host Macalester College (3-0) from Minnesota next Saturday. Come support your Pioneers as one of these teams will end the game with their first loss of the season!


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Interview with Evaristo Laron and Joe Illiscupidez

Pioneers Open Up Season With a W on the Road

Last weekend the Lewis and Clark Pioneers beat the Stags of Claremont 27-24. The Pioneers played an extremely well first half, but still came up short on some offensive possessions and led 17-3 at half time. The Stags made a 4th quarter surge to make the came interesting. The Pioneer defense held Claremont to 251 yards of offense and forced 3 turnovers. The offense out gained Claremont by 107 yards and had 8 more first downs than the Stags.

Notable Performances:

Sophomores Connor Imel and Darrell Nelson both scored their first collegiate touch downs on Saturday

Sophomore Andrew Traver led the team in tackles with 9 and Senior Chuck Krause returned a fumble 60 yards for a touch down

Next game is this Saturday as the Pioneers host the Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer. Kick-off is at 12pm.

Pioneers hitting the books during a flight delay in the Portland airport last Friday.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Filipino Brotherhood

Evaristo Laron and Jonel Iliscupidez (aka Baby Risto) have found many common bonds through the first week of camp. They both can serve as their counterpart's doppelganger, they both play linebacker, both are from California, and most importantly they both have Filipino lineage.

Laron, a 3-year letterman, is set to return as one of the main linebackers for the 2012 season. Iliscupidez is a freshman and is working hard to make his mark on the Lewis and Clark program this year. Check back for interviews with Laron and Iliscupidez about their Filipino brotherhood.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Coach Lockard volunteers at 2012 Walk Now for Autism Speaks

This morning Coach Lockard volunteered at the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event at Willamette Park in Portland, OR. This event is Autism Speaks signature fundraising event which brings together hundreds of thousands of participants annually across the United States and Canada with a common goal of supporting Autism Speaks.

Lockard helped with running the Autism Society of Oregon's booth at the walk. Autism Society of Oregon focuses on providing support group and local resource information to the community.

Make sure check back to and see what other events you can find the Pioneers volunteering at!

Coach Lockard with Tobi Rates, the Executive Director of the Autism Society of Oregon.

Saturday, August 18, 2012


The 2012 football season has finally arrived on Palatine Hill. It was report day today for the Pioneers and a busy one at that. It was a day of setting foot on a college campus filled with excitement for the rookies and a time to reunite with teammates from the summer vacation for the veterans. All eager to get back on the field and kick off the 2012 season.

The Pioneers look to build on a great 2011 season, where they played for the Northwest Conference championship and finished with an overall record of 7-2. It was the best season since 1991 and gave everyone plenty to cheer about, which was apparent in the post season accolades. These accolades included 2 All-Americans, 16 All-Conference selections, Northwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year, and Head coach Chris Sulages was voted the West Region Coach of the Year.

There will be 7 All-Conference players returning, including the Northwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year Keith Welch. Along with the returners, Lewis and Clark added another 30 players to their roster this season, many of which were All-Conference and All-League players in high school. All of this added together makes it look like the 2012 season will be another season to remember.