Mt. SAC Football Wins Big Against El Camino 

Mt. SAC Football team. Photo by Kelli Hofer/SAC Media.

Mt. SAC Football team. Photo by Kelli Hofer/SAC Media.

Coming from a loss last week to Long Beach, Mt. SAC’s football team hosted the El Camino Warriors Saturday, Oct. 21 at Covina District Field.

A slow start for both teams who couldn’t find the end zone. Mounties settled for a field goal with 5:24 remaining in the first quarter. El Camino  kicked a field goal evening the score at 3-3. The Mounties scored two more unanswered field goals in the second quarter, taking a 9-3 lead at the end of the first half.

In the third quarter, Andrew Rodriguez made a 41-yard field goal, the second longest of the season for the 12-3 lead against the Warriors. With 9:14 remaining in the third quarter, Defensive Back Montez Adams picked off the Warriors.

Capitalizing off the Warrior turn over Sophomore Wide Receiver Cameron Coleman connected on a 44-yard pass from Quarterback Jaiave Magalei for the TD giving the Mounties a 19-3 lead. Another successful field goal from Rodriguez in the middle of the third added to the Mountie lead, making it 22-3.

The Warriors came charging back with a 77-yard touchdown followed by a successful 2-point conversion making the score 11-22.

Kicker Andrew Rodriguez made the sixth field goal that would break a 33-year-old record for most consecutive kicks in a game.

In the fourth quarter, both teams scored rushing touchdowns,  Hykeem Massey, running for a 7-yard TD late in the game for a final 32-18 score.

Mt. SAC upped its overall record to 5-2 and 1-1 in conference with three games remaining.

Quarterbacks Jaiave Magalei (11 for 18, 197 yards, TD) and Richard Stammetti (7 for 13, 108 yards) along with freshman running back Jamario (Tre) Elliot led the offensive attack.  Elliot ran for a game-high 118 yards on 16 carries, leading the eight running backs who played in the game.

Sophomores Darrian Hambrick (5 catches, 102 yards) and Cameron Coleman (2 catches, 71 yards, TD) were the top two receivers for Mt. SAC.

Next week the Mounties will travel to Chaffey College to take on the Panthers, Oct. 28, at 6:00 p.m.