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SWC football team tops SD Mesa, 34-11 in key conference battle

Fri, Oct 19 2012 01:21 PM Posted By: Phillip Brents

The wins keep piling up for the Southwestern College football team and so does the passing yardage for sophomore quarterback Brett Nelson.

Nelson (St. Francis/Pasadena) threw for 248 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Jaguars to their latest victory — a 34-11 decision over the San Diego Mesa Olympians last Saturday at Olympian High School.

SWC improved to 3-0 in the American Division/Mountain Conference and 5-1 overall.

Nelson threw scoring passes of seven yards to Jordan Jacobs (Coronado) and Vernon Johnson (Brewer/Ft. Worth) as the Jags built a 31-0 lead in the game.

Nelson has passed for 1,700 yards and 15 touchdowns this season.

Southwestern is averaging 500.3 total offensive yards per game, including 352.5 passing yards per game. Respect? It has been delivered.

The Jags share the conference lead with Mt. San Jacinto College (3-0 in conference, 6-0 overall). Southwestern next plays at El Camino-Compton Center (0-3, 0-6) on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m. The Jaguars will host Mt. San Jacinto on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. at Olympian High School.

Conference standings
Mt. San Jacinto (3-0, 6-0), Southwestern (3-0, 5-1), San Bernardino (2-1, 3-3), Chaffey (2-1, 2-4), East Los Angeles (1-2, 4-2), San Diego Mesa (1-2, 2-4), Victor Valley (0-3, 1-5), El Camino-Compton Center (0-3, 0-6)


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