Eagle Football Team Falls Short at Mesa

The MSJC football team had a hard time finding points on Saturday night as they lost in an American Mountain Conference road game at San Diego Mesa 35-12.footballforMesa-17.jpg

The Eagles scored the first points of the night when Sheriron Jones hooked up with Michael Stewart on a 63 yard pass play for a touchdown midway through the first quarter to grab a 6-0 lead.  The Olympians responded though with 21 straight points to gain control of the game.  The Eagles would close the gap to 21-12 just before halftime when Jones scored on a 3 yard run with 27 seconds remaining in the second period.  Jones run was set up by an Andrew Berry interception that put the Eagles at the Mesa 6 yard line.

Mesa came out in the second half and took advantage of an MSJC turnover to score on their first possession and push the lead to 28-12.  The Olympians then added one more score with just over 6 minutes to play in the third period to make it 35-12.  From that point on, neither offense could find any more points.

The Eagles finished the day with 320 yards of total offense, Jones threw for 218 yards on 26 of 45 passing, he was intercepted three times.  Jones also was MSJC's leading rusher on the night as the gained 53 yards on 9 carries.  Kefa Cort caught a game high 11 passes for 78 yards while Jaylon Macklin pulled in 8 receptions.  On defense, Tyler Freeman and Darry Felix each had 8 tackles to lead the way for MSJC.  Kyree Hassell added a sack in the loss for the Eagles.

The loss drops MSJC's overall season record to 4-5, they are 1-3 in conference games.  Mesa improved to 8-1 for the year and 4-0 in conference play.  The Eagles will play their final game of the season on Saturday when they host San Bernardino Valley at Carl Quandt Stadium.  Saturday's game will kick off at 1 pm.

The MSJC football team lost to San Diego Mesa 35-12 on Saturday night in San Diego.  The Eagles will play their final game of the season on Saturday when they host San Bernardino Valley at Carl Quandt Stadium at 1 pm. (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC).