Football Team Suffers First Loss of Season

The MSJC football team couldn't match the offense of LA Pierce on Saturday night and came out on the short end of a 49-21 score in a non-conference game played in Los Angeles.sherironjonesforPierce-17.jpg

Pierce jumped out to an early 7-0 lead just 4 and a half minutes into the game as they scored on their opening drive of the game.  The Eagles would come right back though when Sheriron Jones hit Kefa Court on a 90 yard touchdown pass just 20 seconds later to tie the score at 7.  MSJC took their only lead of the game five minutes later when Jomari Becnel capped a five play 40 yard drive with a one yard TD run to make it 14-7.  Pierce was able to tie the game back up with just over a minute to play in the opening period with a 9 play 80 yard drive.

The second quarter was all Pierce as they outscored MSJC 21-0 to take a 35-14 lead at the half.  The Brahmas pushed their lead all the way to 42-14 by scoring the first TD of the second half midway through the third period.  The Eagles final score of the night came on a four yard pass from Jones to Jayden Lundy with 3 minutes to play in the third, Pierce would add one last touchdown with just under six minutes to play in the game.

Jones finished his day completing 20 of 38 passes for 262 yards, he threw for two touchdowns and had one ball intercepted.  Becnel was MSJC's top rusher on the day with 55 yards on 12 carries while Cort finished the day with 4 catches for a game high 120 yards.  On defense James Reeder and Andrew Berry both had 16 tackles in the game.  The Eagles did not record a sack, but did have 9 tackles for negative yardage led by two and half from Jeremiah Jordan.

The loss drops MSJC to 2-1 on the season while Pierce improved to 2-2.  The Eagles return to action on Saturday when they host Antelope Valley at Carl Quandt Stadium.  Kick off Saturday is set for 1 pm.

MSJC quarterback Sheriron Jones threw two touchdown passes and completed 20 of 38 for 262 yards on Saturday night, but the Eagle football team were beaten on the road 49-21 by LA Pierce.  (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC).