The San José City College Jaguars kept up their conference-leading record-breaking pace at home on Saturday with a convincing 30-6 win over the West Hills Coalinga Falcons. Not since 2009 have the Jaguars (7-1) won seven games in a season. They also achieved their first seven-game winning streak since 1995, when the CCCAA began archiving statistics.
Coming off a bye week, SJCC returned to Jaguar Stadium, starting the game strong, scoring a touchdown on their opening drive. Running back Jesse R. Lajes ran for a 4-yard touchdown, and Owen Lagos made the extra point to give the Jaguars a 7-0 lead. The drive consisted of 7 plays and covered 37 yards in 3 minutes and 23 seconds.
In the second quarter, the Jaguars extended their lead with a touchdown pass from quarterback Trent Cousens to wide receiver Zion Owens. The 18-yard pass was followed by a successful extra point by Matt Morton, bringing the score to 14-0 in favor of the Jaguars. The drive lasted three plays and covered 60 yards in 1 minute and 37 seconds.
Later in the second quarter, the Jaguars added to their lead with a 42-yard field goal by Lagos. The drive consisted of 10 plays and covered 55 yards in 4 minutes and 55 seconds, giving the Jaguars a 17-0 lead heading into halftime.
Second Half Action
In the third quarter, the Jaguars continued to dominate with a touchdown pass from Cousens to Jordan B. Mayfield. However, the 2-point conversion attempt failed. The drive lasted 11 plays and covered 51 yards in 6 minutes and 31 seconds, extending the Jaguars’ lead to 23-0.
The Falcons finally got on the scoreboard in the third quarter with a 9-yard touchdown run by Jett Garcia. However, the extra point attempt was unsuccessful, making the score 23-6 in favor of the Jaguars. The drive consisted of 8 plays and covered 62 yards in 5 minutes and 5 seconds.
In the fourth quarter, the Jaguars sealed their victory with an 8-yard interception return for a touchdown by Yasir Talib-Harrison. Lagos kicked the extra point, bringing the final score to 30-6 in favor of the Jaguars.
Jags Post Impressive Stats
In terms of statistics, the Jaguars had the advantage in several categories. They had 21 first downs compared to the Falcons’ 14. The Jaguars also had a higher third-down efficiency, converting 45 percent of their attempts compared to the Falcons’ 35 percent.
The Jaguars had a total offensive yardage of 317, while the Falcons had 218. The Jaguars had a higher net passing yardage with 207, compared to the Falcons’ 165. The rushing game was also dominated by the Jaguars, with a net yardage of 110 compared to the Falcons’ 53.
The Jaguars’ defense was also impressive, recording four sacks for a loss of 21 yards and intercepting the ball three times for a total of 29 yards. The Falcons, on the other hand, did not record any sacks or interceptions.
Overall, the Jags had a dominant game showcasing their offensive and defensive prowess. With this win, the Jaguars improved their conference record to 4-0 and their overall record to 7-1, solidifying their first-place position in the American–Golden Coast Conference.