“We’re pretty fired up about this game,” Lancers coach Ealar Gallagher said. “Last year we had two balls intercepted for touchdowns, and they returned a kickoff for a touchdown. They were good, not doubt about that, but we did make some big mistakes.” In addition to Colton and Bryant, wide receiver Michael Cates and running back Nathan Bury are back for the Lancers. Also returning are linemen Eric Carlos, Andrew Saldana, Edwin Scott and Troy Whitehead. “This team is still pretty hungry,” Gallagher said. “We want to build on what we did last year. “We’re more experienced, guys are faster, stronger and we want to keep making progress.” Bryant is coming off a junior campaign in which he rushed for 1,114 yards and 14 TDs. “He’s very quick,” Gallagher said of Bryant. “He’s got that vision and makes things happen for us. He’s been working hard in the weight room, and he’s obviously one of the guys we will count on a great deal this season.” — Fred J. Robledo can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485, or by e-mail at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The La Salle High School football team has big goals, especially with the one-two combination of quarterback George Colton and running back Dexter Bryant returning. Coming off a breakthrough season in which they were 9-3 and with the strength of that cast returning, there is one game the Lancers haven’t forgotten. Prior to reeling off five straight wins — which included three straight shutouts — the Lancers opened 2004 with a 42-21 loss to Eagle Rock, which they hope to avenge at 2 p.m. today in the season opener on the Eagle Rock High campus. The Eagles, who were 8-3 last year, have several returnees as well, which provides a tough test for the senior-laden Lancers.