Football Team Struggles in Loss to Southwestern

The MSJC football team couldn't get much going on Saturday in their final home game of 2013 as they lost to visiting Southwestern College 42-6.HarrisonHendersonBlock.jpg

The Eagles and the Jaguars played a scoreless first quarter, before Southwestern's offense scored 28 points in a 10 minute span to blow the game open.  Frank Foster got the Jaguars on the board with a 20 yard run with 11:39 to play in the half to break the 0-0 tie.  Just over one minute later Southwestern ran a halfback pass on the first play of their next possession and scored from 36 yards out.  Two more touchdowns before the half made the scored 28-0 at the break.

The Jaguars would add two more touchdowns just 52 seconds apart in the third quarter as they scored on a two yard run, and then blocked a punt for a touchdown on MSJC's next possession.  The Eagles did finally get on the board with 30 seconds remaining in the game when Jordan Evans caught a 10 yard touchdown pass from Zach Chesser.

Michael Harrison was one of the few bright spots for the Eagles offense as he finished the day running for 125 yards on 29 carries.  Jaron Johnson had 8 receptions for 52 yards to lead the receiving crew.  On defense Jason Dixon had a team high 7 tackles with Marvin Hifo and Jack Brown both had 6.

The loss drops MSJC to 4-4 on the season and 3-2 in American Mountain Conference play.  Southwestern improved to 7-1 overall and 5-0 in conference.  The Eagles have two more games left in the season.  This Saturday the Eagles travel to San Bernardino Valley for a 6 pm game and finish up the season November 16th at Victor Valley.


Mt. San Jacinto College's Michael Harrison breaks past with blocking of teammate Tyler Henderson during Saturday's loss to Southwestern College. DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC