The Southwestern College football team has lit up the scoreboard with 100 points in its last two games — both victories.
The Jaguars defeated visiting L.A. Pierce, 51-13, last Saturday after handing host Glendale College at 49-7 defeat the previous week.
SWC head coach Ed Carberry hopes the trend continues.
“Overall, we are starting to jell as a team,” Carberry said.
The play of Christian High School alumnus Adrian Petty has been a big factor. Petty, who scored 48 touchdowns during his two-year varsity prep career for the Patriots, has recorded four kick returns for touchdowns in three games and leads the state in that category.
Petty had a 100-yard kick return for a touchdown in last Saturday’s win over L.A. Pierce. He has racked up 442 yards on 10 returns.
Southwestern (2-1) rolled up 536 yards in total offense against the Brahmas (1-2), including 279 net rushing yards.
Eleven players had carries last week, led by Eastlake alumnus Isaiah Strayhorn with 109 yards on eight carries. He broke off a 63-yard scoring run.
Rahshaun Sharpe (four carries, 32 yards) and quarterback Joshua Cartwright also notched scoring runs.
Camron Lewis (five catches, 95 yards) and Ryan Stokes (two catches, 46 yards) both had touchdown receptions.
Cartwright finished 10-of-15 for 103 yards with one TD and two interceptions. Demonte Morris was 4-of-7 for 62 yards and one touchdown.
The five SWC quarterbacks combined for 257 net passing yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Ricky Barfield and Jesse Leasau led the Jags with interception returns. The SWC also defense registered three sacks and two fumble recoveries.
“Our defense played better as a unit but still must apply more pressure and get to the quarterback,” Carberry said.
“Our offensive line is improving and is anchored by a giant right side of the line with Robin Luna (transfer from Germany) and Sam Tapia (Bonita Vista). Luna is 6-5 and 315 pounds and Tapia is 6-7 and 310 pounds.”
Southwestern, ranked third among Southern California American Division teams, next plays at Pasadena City College on Saturday, Sept. 23. Kick off is 6 p.m.
“The season is starting to crank up and we have to be at our best this week,” the SWC head coach noted. “The Lancers are off to an uncharacteristic 0-3 start in the 2017 season. Traditionally the Lancers are one of the dominant football programs in Southern California”.
Prior to the start of the season, Pasadena City College fired its head coach and the team is now being led by longtime assistant coach Steve Mojarro.
“They have played close in their first three games and will be looking for that elusive first victory,” Carberry said.