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Mt. SAC football remains undefeated after obliterating Orange Coast

Are we off to the best start to their season in over a decade?
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Megan Sanders
The Mt. SAC defense rushing four blitzers as the Pirates threw a screen pass to the left side of the field.

On Oct. 28, the Mt. SAC football team added to their winning streak after hosting the Orange Coast Pirates at Hilmer Lodge Stadium for Alumni Night.

Students who previously graduated from Mt. SAC were admitted into the stadium for free. Not only was it Alumni Night but also Sophomore Night.

Before the game, the SAC football team along with its sophomore players’ families lined up on the field and celebrated the sophomore with each having their names called over the speaker and basking in a moment in the limelight.

This game was action-packed from start to finish.

Mt. SAC kicked things off as they took an early lead against the Pirates and never slowed down. The first three points of the game were scored by Mt. SAC after kicking a field goal early in the first quarter.

The real action began after sophomore running back Samuel Green (25) scored the first touchdown of the game plus a good PAT making the score, 10-0, with 9:32 left in the first quarter.

This wasn’t Green’s only touchdown of the quarter. He doubled-up later in the quarter and scored another touchdown making the score 17-0 with the PAT attempt after was converted.

After forcing a quick Pirates three-and-out drive, Mt. SAC resumed control of the offensive onslaught as sophomore wide receiver Jordan Williams (6) scored the last touchdown of the quarter. Sophomore kicker Mithias Uribe (58) scored the extra point after Williams’ touchdown.

Through the first 15 minutes of action, SAC led, 24-0.

During the second quarter, Mt. SAC added four more scores to more than double their first-quarter output.

Touchdowns were scored on a 2-yard run from sophomore running back Felix Igiri (32), a 39-yard interception to the house for a Pick-6 by sophomore defensive back Arron Chaney (24) on the ensuing drive following Igiri’s score, a 19-yar touchdown run from freshman running back Devin Miles (33) with 2:39 left in the quarter and another from Igiri to cap off a 28-point offensive eruption.

Sophomore kicker Matthew Fidone (46) made all four of his extra-point attempts during this stretch. The score heading into halftime, 52-0 SACdawgs on top.

Sophomore defensive back Arron Chaney (24) celebrating his Pick-6 in the end zone with freshmen teammates Edward King (23) and Jaylen Crutchfield (20) in style. (Megan Sanders)

After halftime, the Pirates decided to take the field and put a drive together as freshman quarterback Zach Congalton (16) turned on the burners and scored their first touchdown of the game after a 51-yard run. After a good PAT, 52-7 and no donuts in the score column for SAC.

The next play, Mt. SAC’s special teams said hold my Gatorade and immediately responded with a 90-yard kickoff return from Devin Miles (33), arguably the biggest play of the game.

Freshman defensive back Tyler Jones (21) caught in on the action and added another crib call with a 54-yard interception for a touchdown. The PAT try was no good for the first missed extra point attempt from Mt. SAC.

Mt. SAC scored its last touchdown with sophomore quarterback De’von Hemsley (19) after a 30-yard run. The score with a quarter short of the final buzzer, 72-7.

The Pirates never gave up and ended up scoring the final touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter off of a 10-yard pass to freshman tight end Joseph Flannigan (17), but missed the extra point try.

If you weren’t there to see it, you would have to double-take the score like our friend, Tobey Maguire. (Robbie Doctor)

Your final score, 72-13 SACdawgs.

Mt. SAC remains undefeated this season and moves on to 8-0. If they maintain their winning streak and win conference undefeated, it will be the first time SAC will have done so since 2012.

After the game, the team was joined by new Mt. SAC President Martha Garcia who spoke kindly to the team about the success they are having this season. She took pictures with the team celebrating their win and the team returned their gratitude with a chant.

Mt. SAC celebrating its win with School President Martha Garcia. (Megan Sanders)

Defensive coordinator Leroy Johnson mentioned in his postgame comments that he is taking things step by step and the next goal for him looking forward is to have a good week of practice. “I’m just happy that everyone on the roster had the chance to play today,” Johnson said.

According to freshman defensive back Edward King (23), the game went extremely well and the ultimate goal is to win it all. “We dominated and executed,” King said.

This was Mt. SAC’s last regular season home game as they hit the road for their next contest against the Long Beach Vikings on Nov. 4.

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About the Contributors
Megan Sanders, Sports Editor
Megan Sanders is the Sports Editor. She has been pursuing journalism for a little over a year. She enjoys reporting on sports and doing photography. An interesting fact is that she is a big Ontario Reign/LA Kings fan.
Robbie Doctor, Managing Editor
Robbie Asuncion Doctor is the Managing Editor. He has been on staff since Fall 2021 and is an avid Sports and A&E reporter. Some of his favorite hobbies when not watching sports or movies include cooking, martial arts, traveling and wine tasting. A piece of advice he would give to his younger self is never hesitate to ask for help and trust your instincts. His biggest pet peeve is drivers who don’t use their turn signals. Email: [email protected]

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