A Student Publication of Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA


A Student Publication of Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA


A Student Publication of Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA


The SACDAWGS host their first spring 2024 football game

Adrian Mencias
Mt. SAC players during their spring game on the flex field

On May 30, Mt. SAC football hosted their spring football game. Held in the Flex field, fans were able to get a glimpse of what the team may look like in the fall.

The players took to the field at 3 p.m., beginning with stretches and warmups. Although the game was a scrimmage, this was a chance for players to make an impression not only on the fans present, but to the coaches as well. This is where players cement their position on the team for the up-coming season.

The first stint began and both offense and defense took the field to go against one another. The offense started off slow. They would alternate quarterbacks at the end of every drive giving them valuable reps that may be hard to come by as the season begins.

As the offense would alternate quarterbacks, it made it difficult for them to be on the same page with the wide receivers. As the scrimmage went on the game seemed to slow down for the offense. This resulted in a touchdown in the last drive before the break.

After a quick rest, the players returned to the field to continue the practice. The team divided into their position groups to work with their position coaches. During this time, the wide receivers were going one-on-one against the defensive back. The defensive backs came out on top against the wide receivers.

The scrimmage resumed after another quick break was taken by the team. This time, the offense had more success against the defense. The run game was more effective as the runningback was able to pile up multiple successful runs. With the run game being more effective, the passing game opened up.

The quarterbacks seemed to get more comfortable as the game went on. The quick outside-pass seemed to be the most effective pass for the offense, with few passes attempted in the middle of the field. The rest seemed to benefit the offense as they were able to have a few drives end in touchdowns.

Although scores are not kept during the spring game, players take it seriously as this game is a great opportunity for them to showcase their talent.

Sophomore defensive lineman Jarred Holmes sees the spring game as a way to improve their respective game as a team.

“I think I did cool, I think I could improve in a lot of ways,” Holmes said. “It’s spring so you get better everyday.”

The intensity in the practice was in full display as the football program has a high standard that they plan on chasingv. Sophomore wide receiver Juwan Grant knows the SACDAWGS play for championships.

“SAC expectation is always championship,” Grant said.

With the season still months away, the team will continue to work hard to achieve their ultimate goal of winning the state championship.

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