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Community college football: Jags prepare for conference opener Phillip Brents | Fri, Sep 21 2012 11:54 AM

There is a growing consensus among Southern California Football Association coaches that Southwestern mentor Ed Carberry might just be fielding the best team he’s assembled in his six years on the Chula Vista campus. This comes despite last week’s 47-43 loss to the Palomar Comets.

Can the Jaguars win this year’s American Mountain Conference championship?

Carberry and his troops will find out when they kick off conference play Saturday, Sept. 22, against San Bernardino Valley at Olympian High School.

Game time is 6 p.m.

Quarterback Brett Nelson threw for 355 yards and three touchdowns, and also ran for a score, but also had two passes picked off against the Comets. Frank Foster added 54 yards and a fourth passing TD for the visitors.

Patrick Mitchell led SWC with 88 yards on 12 rushes and scored once. Receiving scores went to Bryant Mitchell (11 catches, 155 yards), Rashad Greene (six catches, 93 yards), Vernon Johnson (four catches, 64 yards) and A.J. Benson.

Eddie Vega had one interception but the Jags lost three fumbles.

Southwestern (2-1) rallied from a 21-0 deficit by out-scoring Palomar  28-3 in the second quarter.

Ryan Lamb had three TD passes for the Comets while Jon Halliday kicked four field goals and was perfect on five PAT conversions. Shonta Chaloux had two picks, returning one for a score.

San Bernardino Valley is 1-2 and is coming off a 45-34 non-conference loss to Santa Monica.

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