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How big is big? Jaguars score first win over Comets in 25 years

Fri, Sep 27 2013 01:32 PM Posted By: Phillip Brents

outhwestern College football coach Ed Carberry summed up last Saturday’s 31-28 non-conference victory against the Palomar College Comets at Olympian High School in two words.

“Great game,” he said.

Palomar has long been considered the standard-bearer for the sport among the county’s four community college football teams. The win by the Jaguars was their first over the Comets in 25 years.

Carberry actually had three words to describe one of the program’s biggest wins. It was just as succinct as the other two words. “Wow!” he added.

SWC quarterback Frank Foster passed for three touchdowns and ran for another while Marcus Harris made an interception to stymie a potential game-winning drive by Palomar in the game’s waning stages.

Foster completed 33 of 41 passing attempts for 317 yards, hitting Rashad Ridley for two scores and Cameron Lee for another. Foster scored what proved to be the game-winning touchdown on a 14-yard run with 8:42 left in the game.

The Jaguars (2-1) led 14-0 before falling behind by a score of 24-21 early in the fourth quarter.

Foster passed to Lee for 36 yards and Ridley for seven yards for two quick scores in the opening quarter.

The Comets (1-2) got back in the game by scoring three of the next four touchdowns to tie the score 21-all in the third quarter.

SWC took a 24-21 lead on a 25-yard field goal by Van Saban with 5:03 to play in the third quarter. But Palomar had an answer for that: a two-yard scoring run by Michael Taele.

Taele led the Comets with two touchdowns on the night.

Ridley, who also caught a 14-yard scoring pass from Foster, finished the game with nine catches for 54 yards.

DeSean Waters paced the Jags overall with 149 receiving yards on 12 catches while Cedrick Agyeman led the hosts on the ground with 131 yards on 33 carries.

Anthony Garcia also had one pick for SWC while Darrien Booker and Jalal Youofzal each recorded one sack and David Clark made one fumble recovery.

Clark led the victors with 13 unassisted tackles.

Southwestern hopes to take the momentum from its big win over the Comets into Saturday’s road game at undefeated San Bernardino (3-0) in the American Division/Mountain Conference opener for both teams.


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