MSJC play their last soccer game at San Jacinto Stadium
Construction of the football stadium that will host the MSJC football team next fall continues. (Staff photo) Mount S press release …
Construction of the football stadium that will host the MSJC football team next fall continues. (Staff photo)
Press release from the College of Mount San Jacinto:
The Mt. San Jacinto College football team is scheduled to host the Antelope Valley College at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Hemet Sportsman’s Club American Championship Bowl on the college’s San Jacinto campus.
It will be the last game at Carl Quandt Stadium as the MSJC plans to move to a new stadium on its Menifee Valley campus next season. The Eagles started playing at Carl Quandt Stadium in their last game of the 1996 season.
On March 23, the MSJC and community leaders inaugurated the $ 41 million MSJC athletics and kinesiology complex on the Menifee Valley campus. The project will include a 5,000-seat stadium and sports complex, a softball field and sand volleyball courts. The site is expected to host games and other events as early as fall 2022.
The University District’s 2014 voter-approved AA measure, a $ 295 million facilities requirement, funds construction of the stadium, which will also include large classrooms and faculty offices, fitness / weight rooms. , lockers, team rooms and a press gallery.
The AA measure also funded the renovation of a building on the Menifee Valley campus into a new student center; and – with matching public funds – is funding the construction of Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) buildings on the San Jacinto and Menifee Valley campuses over the next several years. It also funded the purchase of the Temecula Valley campus which opened to students in August 2021, among other improvements at the four campuses in the district.
The appearance of the Hemet Sportsman’s Club American Championship Bowl is the second in a row for the MSJC and the third game for the Eagles in coach Casey Mazzotta’s 14 seasons at the helm of the Eagles.
The Eagles finished the regular season 8-1, with their only loss on Nov. 6 in a fierce game against Pasadena City College, 28-26. The Eagles were co-champions of the American Mountain League with Pasadena and Grossmont, but had the highest Performance Index (RPI), which allowed them to host the game on Saturday.
American Pacific League champions MSJC and Antelope Valley (8-2) met on September 18, with the Eagles winning 23-13. The Antelope Valley Marauders are on a seven-game winning streak.
MSJC have recorded impressive numbers this year, especially on the offensive side of the ball. The Eagles led the entire Southern California Football Association (SCFA) in total yards per game at 515. They were third in passing yards per game and sixth in rushing rushes.
Quarterback duo Devan Freedland and Robert Coleman combined to throw over 2,700 yards with almost identical numbers as Coleman threw for 1,358 and Freedland 1,344. They also split the ball with seven different players achieving over 12. catches during the year, led by Rashoud Shelton, who tallied 47 receptions for 753 yards and 10 touchdowns. Taliq Brown has made 34 catches this season for 452 yards and six touchdowns, while Taylor Tosches was a big playing threat with 17 receptions for 404 yards and five scores.
On the court, Sherod White was the Eagles’ big threat as he ran for 953 yards in nine games – good enough for the third-place finish in the SCFA. White also had 14 touchdowns and five more receptions.
In defense, the Eagles were led by Darryl Moody, who recorded a record 53 total tackles and led the team with four interceptions. Demond Young and Nathan Ortiz also had good seasons for the defensive unit as Young had 42 tackles and two interceptions while Ortiz had 41 tackles and two sacks. Kelvin Davis and Hunter Rapolla are tied for the team lead in sacks with four apiece.