Football Team Wins in Double Overtime
For the second time this season the MSJC football team won a game in double overtime, this one came Saturday night on the road at Victor Valley as the Eagles won 27-24.
In a game that was very evenly matched from the start the Rams scored the first touchdown of the day midway through the first quarter on a 35 yard run by Sean White. MSJC would quickly tie the score on their next possession when quarterback Sheriron Jones ran for 46 yards and a TD. In the second period both defenses stood their ground as each team managed just a field goal each to make the score 10-10 at halftime.
The Eagles' Jomari Becnel gave MSJC a 17-10 lead on an 8 yard scoring run in the third quarter, but Victor Valley would knot the game back at 17 all with 6:56 to play in the fourth. Neither team could find any more points throughout regulation and the game headed to overtime.
In the first overtime, MSJC had the first possession and quickly scored on just their second play when Jones connected with Michael Stewart on a 17 yard touchdown pass and with the extra point the Eagles led 24-17. The Rams answered when it was their turn as they scored on a two yard run by White and the point after sent us to a second OT. In the second overtime Victor Valley had the ball first and the MSJC defense came up big. A sack by Quentin Blair and Jeremiah Jordan forced the Rams into a passing situation on 4th and 17. On the fourth down play Darry Felix picked off the Rams pass and MSJC took over the ball with a chance to win it. The Eagles struggled to move the ball in the second overtime, but Coby Perine connected on a game winning 37 yard field goal to give MSJC the victory. It was the Eagles second win of the year in a double overtime game.
The Eagles offense on the day was led on the ground by Becnel who ran for 93 yards on 14 carries while Jones rushed 11 times for 88 yards. Jones also connected on 20 of 35 passes for 181 yards. Kefa Cort brought in 6 receptions for 85 yards in the win. Lanii Jackson-Barrow had a game high 11 tackles to lead the MSJC defense while Felix picked off a pair of passes and Jordan finished the game with 1.5 sacks.
The win improves the Eagles to 4-4 overall on the season they are now 1-2 in American Mountain Conference play. Victor Valley fell to 4-4 as well they are 0-3 in conference games. The Eagles will be on the road again on Saturday November 4th when they travel to San Diego Mesa for a 6 pm contest.
MSJC's Jomari Becnel ran for 93 yards and a touchdown as the Eagle football team won 27-24 Saturday night in double overtime at Victor Valley. (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC).