The MSJC football team dominated the first half on Saturday in Compton as they won an American Mountain Conference game 34-6.
The Eagles defense set the tone early in the game forcing two straight three and outs to open the first quarter. On Compton's third possession of the game, safety Aaron Kelly picked off a pass and returned it 42 yards to put the Eagles on the board and open the scoring for the day. The MSJC offense kicked into gear in the second quarter when Michael Harrison scored his first of two touchdowns on the day when he caught a 31 yard TD pass from Chad Virgil to give the Eagles a 13-0 lead early in the second. MSJC's defense forced another Compton turnover on the next possession when Jason Dixon picked off a pass for the Eagles inside Tartar territory. The turnover set up Virgil's second TD pass of the game when he hit Delontra Fields for a 10 yard score pushing the Eagles lead to 20-0. The Eagles would push the halftime lead to 27-0 when Harrison scored on an 11 yard run with just 1:35 to play before the break.
The second half saw MSJC stretch out the lead to 34-0 when Virgil connected with Jaron Johnson for a 16 yard touchdown with over 10 minutes to play in the third quarter. From then on the defenses of both teams controlled the game and Compton was able to take advantage of an MSJC miscue to set up their lone score.
MSJC's defense finished the day allowing just 214 yards of total offense. Sam Schwab had a team high 8 tackles in the game. Virgil finished his afternoon 11 for 21 for a 142 passing yards and 3 touchdowns, Harrison led the ground attack with 63 yards on 13 carries.
The win improved the Eagles record to 4-2 overall and kept them unbeaten at 3-0 in Mountain Conference play. MSJC will return to action on Saturday October 26th when they host Chaffey in the 2013 Homecoming game at Carl Quandt Stadium. Saturday's game will kick off at 1 pm.
Aaron Kelly picked off a pass and returned it 42 yards for a touchdown on Saturday to get the scoring started for MSJC as they defeated Compton College 34-6 to remain unbeaten in Mountain Conference play.