Defense, Running Game Lead Eagles Over Compton

The MSJC football team won their third straight game on Saturday afternoon as they easily dispatched of Compton 66-2 at Carl Quandt Stadium.WilliamsTDcompt.jpg

The Eagles fell behind early in the game when on a punt attempt MSJC snapped the ball over punter Brett Cronenwett's head for a safety giving Compton a 2-0 lead.  MSJC roared back when in a 2:17 span Eddy Williams ran for two touchdowns and Jamion Lindsey caught a third from Zach Chesser.  Williams runs were from 46 and 27 yards out while Lindsey's catch was a 32 yard TD.  Williams would add his third touchdown of the day on an 8 yard run with 22 seconds left in the quarter and the Eagles led 28-2 after the first.

The Eagles continued to roll in the second quarter as Ronald Gaither picked off a Compton pass and returned it 40 yards for another MSJC touchdown.  Just two minutes later Mykel Shelton capped off a 5 play 28 yard drive by running in a TD from 4 yards out.  The Shelton score was set up by an interception by Joshua Holly.  Williams continued his huge day late in the half when he busted loose for an 83 yard touchdown run and his fourth touchdown of the day giving the Eagles a 49-2 halftime lead.

The second half also started with a bang for MSJC as Gaither took the opening kick off and returned it 85 yards for his second score of the afternoon.  Austin Cooper would add a 21 yard TD run in the third and Cronenwett would kick a 31 yard field goal in the fourth to round out the Eagles scoring.

The MSJC defense stifled Compton all day long as they held the Tartars to 54 yards of total offense on the day.  Billy Jahn had 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss to spearhead the defensive effort that saw 27 different Eagles make at least one tackle.

Williams finished his day rushing for 187 yards on just 8 carries while Cooper also topped the 100 yard mark with 131 on 10 rushes.  The Eagles finished the day with 371 yards on the ground.  Chesser and Casey Rogers combined to go 9 for 16 through the air for 126 yards.

The Eagles improved to 3-2 overall on the season and 2-0 in American Mountain Conference play while Compton fell to 0-5 and 0-2.  MSJC has a week off this week before traveling to San Diego Mesa on October 18th.  The Eagles return home to Carl Quandt Stadium on October 25th when they host Southwestern at 1 pm.


MSJC's Eddy Williams ran fro 4 touchdowns and 187 yards on Saturday as the Eagles cruised to an easy American Mountain Conference victory over visiting Compton College.  (10/4/13 photo DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC)