2019 Coaches Corner

2019 Coaches Corner


Week 9 for the National Division saw the JAGS travel to Orange County for a big game with GOLDEN WEST College.  The JAGS were beaten in every phase of the game… in the heat and day time we did not show up.

The week 10 game against Orange Coast will determine post season play. 









After week 8 the JAGS have posted an 5-3 record on the season.  Beyond our opening season loss to neighbor SD Mesa our other two losses were to the number 2 and number 3 teams in the state.  It has been a great opportunity to play the best and evaluate our program against the best.  We beat top 5 ranked Fullerton, lost to #3 Saddleback in a game that was tough to work with.  Our final loss of the season was last week to Riverside the #2 team in the state.  We led the game at halftime 12-7 but it wouldn't hold up as the Tigers moved out to a 34-12 win.

:  The offense was paced by Davion Johnson WR.  Johnson led the JAGS with 10 catches including a TD.  Soph QB Josh Owen threw two TD passes and led the team by tempo.  Freshman WR Tyler Saikhon (Southwest IV) caught the first TD of the night.

DEFENSE:  The defense did a fantastic job of keeping the Tigers off balance with a mixture of zone and man in the secondary.  Sophomore DB Atoatasi Fox (Bonita Vista) once again was named the defensive player of the game.  Sophomore  DT Andrew Schasa (Lincoln) dominated the interior run game.

KICKING GAME:   We played field position football focusing on placement.  Fellow freshmen Justin McElligott from (Granite Hills) and Cesar Macias (Mar Vista) did the work.









The JAGS took control of the neighborhood battle with Grossmont with the JAGS coming up with a 42-3 shellacking.  It was a tale of two half's when the JAG's offense moving the team to a 21-3 lead.  In the second half the JAG defense took over the scoring with 3 interceptions for touchdowns to close out the scoring.

OFFENSE:  The running game was back on track with our top two rushers Deandre Daniels (St. Augustine) led all rushers with 132 yards rushing.  Fellow running back Keylan Chapman, the JAGS leading rusher on the season brought in a TD rushing and 80 yards.  Brad Jeramiah (Christian) took his first start of the season and led the JAGS to 3 first half TD's.

DEFENSE:  The pressure was on all night with the JAG defense putting on quite a show limiting the Griffs in all phases of the game.  The three TD's by interception were…  Devin Brown (Morse), Jadarius Horton and defensive back Shawn Browder.

KICKING GAME:   The JAGS were led by Ceaser Macias's (Mar Vista) punting.  Atoatasi Fox (Bonita Vista) did a good job handling punts.









The JAGS had their 4 game win streak snapped with a 45-7 defeat at the hands of the #3 team in the state… the Saddleback Gauchos.  As is often the case there were a handful of plays that made the difference of having a close game follow up with at game that appears out of hand.

OFFENSE:  The JAGS had more minutes of possession and close to the same total yards.  The top offensive performer for the game was WR Tyler Saikhon (Southwest IV HS).  Tyler caught a hitch and go for the only score of the game.  He had numerous other catches on the night.  TE Diego Mascareno  (Maranatha Christian) added two catches for big gains.

DEFENSE:  Defensively Alex Te'o (American Samoa) was the defensive player of the game with two sacks, a QB pressure and a caused fumble.

KICKING GAME: Sophomore kick returner DeAngelo Howard (Indianapolis) had numerous returns to the 35 / 40 yard line.









The JAGS beat ELAC 27-17 to close out the first half of the season.  We have a bye week to rest / recover and keep up on our school work.  League play begins with Saddleback College at Mission Viejo HS 6 pm

OFFENSE:  We opened the game with a 60 yard double pass with QB Josh Owen (Midway HS / TX) to Terry Wright (Saints) to Deago Stubbs (Las Vegas).  On the second series Owen hit freshman WR Davion Johnson (Indianapolis) on a scramble drill for a 50 yard strike in the end zone.  That was Owen's 13th TD pass this season and Johnson caught his 6th touchdown in the last 3 games.  The second half of the game was dominated by the JAGS offense.

DEFENSE:  Our defense came out strong in the first half with the JAGS leading 14-7 at the half.  Freshman Josh McCurty (Eastlake HS) led the defense with 14 tackles.  Defensive End Ubaldo Torres (Chula Vista HS) kept pressure on the ELAC QB who was running all over the field.  4th down was to to both sides of the ball… our defense had 2 big 4th down stops and our offense had 2… 4th down conversions.

KICKING GAME: Freshman long snapper Andrew Domingo (Olympian HS)   stepped in to a void in our kicking game to bring consistency,









The JAGS beat Fullerton College in Dbl Overtimes 33-30

OFFENSE:  The JAG OFFENSE turned it on this past Saturday night dominating the Hornets with over 400 yards in offense.  The ground game was pounding out punishing runs.  Fullback Keylan Chapman (Desoto HS / Texas) led the way with 35 carries and 172 yards.  Sophomore Slot WR Terry Wright (St. Augustine) caught 8 balls for 77 yards including the game winner in the corner of the end zone.

DEFENSE:  Our defense got a rest for the first time as the offense had 91 plays including a 16-play drive.  Freshman Atoa Fox (Bonita Vista HS) was player of the game for the second week in a row.  9 total tackles and an interception.  Our defense stood tall in the overtime's limiting Fullerton to two field goals in the two periods.  Andrew Schasa (Lincoln HS) 4 unassisted tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss.

KICKING GAME: Freshman place kicker DJ Del Fierro (Eastlake HS) came up big with two big field goals overtime.  A great imemory and the key to our victory.

OFF Player(s) of the Week:  Keylan Chapman & Terry Wright
DEF Player(s) of the Week:  Atoatasi Fox
Special Teams Player(s) of the Week:  DJ Del Fierro







The JAGS beat Victor Valley College 41-17 

OFFENSE:  The offense for the second week in a row was moved by soph QB Joshua Owen (Midway HS / Waco Texas).  Josh had 6 TD passes on the night.  Soph Clay Barganier (Bentonville HS / Arkansas) opened the scoring with a four yard TD reception.  Davion Johnson (Bedford HS) had two TD receptions one for 27 yards and the other for 69 yards.  Followed by Tysheid Dixon (Serra HS) with two more TD's…  The top RB for the night was Keylan Chapman (Desoto HS / Texas) rushed 10 times for 40 yads. 

DEFENSE:  The JAG defense once again held our opponent for under the magic number of points… 24.  We did a good  of keeping a very athletic Victor Valley team under raps for the night.  Atoatasi Fox (Bonita Vista HS) had great night with 2 tackles, 1 assist, 2  pass breakups and a recovered fumble.  Braelen Bettles (Slackamas HS, Oregon) with 3 tackles and an assist. 

Once again freshman punter Justin McElligott (Granite Hills HS) Had a big night with a punt that flipped field position on the opening quarter of the game.  

ON TO FULLERTON THIS WEEKEND @ Yorba Linda HS in Orange County… 7:00 pm






After two weeks of the 2019 season the JAG football team stands a 1-1.  We suffered a game one loss to neighbor Mesa College 14-4…. Yes it's not a typo 14 to 4.  In the middle of the fourth quarter the score was 7 to 4.  Our defense had a great night.  Returning starter Andrew Schasa (Lincoln HS) was the defensive player of the game.  The offense struggled to find itself throughout the game.  This past week the JAGS bounced back with a 28-24 win over North County Palomar College.  The score was identical to our Beach Bowl win over Palomar a year ago.

The offense moved the ball well with QB Joshua Owen (Midway HS Waco Texas) throwing for one TD and rushing for another.  The top two WR 's for the JAGS were Tyler Saikon (Southwest HS, El Centro) and Terry Wright (Saint Augustine HS).  On the OL freshman Left Tackle Flavio Gonzalez (Casa Grande HS, AZ) made huge strides.

The kicking game was outstanding against Palomar… a total turn around from game one.  De'Aundre Cruz (Guam) blocked a punt and carried it in for a score.  Both punters Cesar Macias (Mara Vista HS) and Justin McElligott (Granite Hills HS) dominated field position.  Macias had a game clinching punt that put Palomar on the one yard line on their final drive.