Fast Start Helps Eagle Football Team to Easy Win

The MSJC football team scored their first touchdown of the day just two minutes into the contest on Saturday and coasted to an easy victory over Compton College 58-12 in Compton.

The Eagles started their big offensive day when Elijah Brown caught a 27 yard touchdown pass from Jake Newton to get MSJC rolling with just two minutes off the game clock.  Marlon Archer would add a TD reception of 29 yards from Newton and Don'yae Hopkins broke a 40 yard run for a score, all before the end of the first quarter.  Todd Underhill made all three extra points and the Eagles led 21-0 after the first period.

The second quarter was more of the same as Underhill hit a 36 yard field goal to push the lead to 24-0 with 12 minutes remaining in the half.  Archer caught his second touchdown pass from Newton on the Eagles next possession, but this time Underhill's extra point was blocked to keep the score at 30-0.  Hopkins added his second rushing touchdown of the day with 5 minutes left before half and then Newton connected with Archer for the third time on a 67 yard scoring pass with 2 minutes left and MSJC was up 44-0.  Compton was able to get on the board just before halftime with a touchdown to cut the halftime lead to 44-6.

The Eagles added a touchdown in the third quarter when Vanel Dossous returned a Compton punt 75 yards.  After Compton's second touchdown of the day, the Eagles capped off the day's scoring when David Mayaka scored on a 7 yard run.

Newton finished the day going 8 for 13 passing for 190 yards and four touchdowns.  Hopkins had 84 yards rushing on 17 carries to lead the ground game.  Donte Horton and Darwin Anderson each had 7 tackles to lead the defense while Phillip Napoleon, Pierre Harris, and John Hauso each had an interception.

The win improved the Eagles to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in American Mountain Conference play, while Compton fell to 0-5 and 0-2.  MSJC has this week off before returning to action on October 17th.  On the 17th the Eagles will host San Diego Mesa at Carl Quandt Stadium in the 2015 Homecoming game.