enter the 2016 season with high expectations and a nice mix of freshmen and
sophomores as they look to improve on last year’s 5-5 record. MSJC finished 2015 with a 4-3 mark in the
American Mountain Conference. The
conferences were realigned this past off season and the AMC this year will
consist of Southwestern, San Diego Mesa, San Bernardino Valley, College of the
Desert, Victor Valley, and the Eagles.
In 2016 the
Eagles defense returns four starters from last year’s team headlined by William
LuLu (Miami, Florida), Thomas McCraw (Murrieta Mesa HS), and Darwin Anderson
(West Valley HS). Anthony Adcock Jr.
(Heritage HS) looks to join LuLu and Anderson for a formidable group at
linebacker. Carl Bates (Murrieta Mesa
HS), Jose Cera (Dallas, Texas), and Sam Chamberlin (Hampton, Virginia) will
join McCraw up front to anchor the defensive line.
defensive back field will be led by a group of newcomers including Bob Stengel
Award Winner Lanii Jackson-Barrow (Tahquitz HS). He will be joined by Dimitri Gallow (Valley
View HS), D.J. Reed-Samuel (Rancho Verde HS), and Trent Johnson (Lansing,
Michigan) along with a host of other first year Eagles.
offensive side of the ball MSJC returns three starters from a year ago. The offensive line will be led by sophomore
center Xavier Perez (Norte Vista HS). He
will be joined up front by a host of local newcomers including Ryan Shorter
(Banning HS), Hunter Guertin (Heritage HS), Isikeli Akau (Rancho Verde), Chris
Estrella (San Jacinto HS), and Grant Hatch (Murrieta Valley HS).
backfield will feature freshmen newcomers; Allen Makarov (San Jacinto HS),
Jomari Becnel (Hampton, Virginia), and Noah Kimbrough (San Jacinto HS). These three will look to share the duties at
running back during the 16 season.
(Paloma Valley HS) returns at quarterback after starting 8 games last year for
the Eagles. He will be joined by
University of Virginia transfer Corwin Cutler.
receiving core will feature returning players Elijah Brown (West Valley HS),
and Laquan Washington (Blufton, S. Carolina).
Newcomers Mike Reed (Newark, New Jersey), Kefa Cort (Brooklyn, NY), and
James Duff (Washington D.C.) will also look to be on the field this Fall.