The MSJC football team had eight players honored by the American Mountain League when the all conference team was announced last week.
The Eagles landed five players on the first team headlined by defensive tackle George Obialo (Barking Abbey, London, England) and defensive end Phillip Napoleon (Helix HS, San Diego). The duo combined for 84 total tackles on the season and 9.5 sacks. Obialo had a team best 5.5 sacks on the year while Napoleon added 4 and a team best 12 total tackles for loss on the season. Joining them on the first team was cornerback London Miller (Paloma Valley HS) who had 41 tackles on the year with 4.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions. The Eagles special teams also garnered two spots on the first team as Laquan Washington (Blufton, SC) was named first team kick returner and Vanel Dossous (Hamilton, NJ) was honored as the league's top punt returner. Dossous averaged 21 yards on 15 punt returns during the season and ran two back for touchdowns while Washington averaged 23 yards per kick return and also ran one all the way back for a score.
Dossous was also tabbed as a second team all conference at wide receiver. Dossous finished the year with a team best 53 receptions for 841 yards and 6 touchdowns. Joining Dossous on the second team for the Eagles was linebacker William LuLu (Miami, FL) cornerback Jevon Gooden (Queens, NY), and safety C.J. Parker (Paloma Valley HS). LuLu came on strong as the season progressed and ended his year with 44 tackles, while Gooden finished with 50 tackles and an interception. Parker was MSJC's top tackler on the year as he recorded 61 stops and also had two interceptions.
These players along with their teammates led MSJC to a 5-5 record on the season. Many of the sophomores will be making four year college choices in the coming weeks.
George Obialo (right) and Laquan Washington (left) along with six Eagle teammates were named to the American Mountain League All Conference Team last week when the team was announced. The Eagles finished the season with an overall record of 5-5. (photos-DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC)