Eagles Win 31-0 Against Orange Coast As Defense Remains Strong

Derrick Spearman, Writer

The Eagles’ defense shut out the Pirates’ offense in last week’s game against Orange Coast.  Currently the Eagles’ defense has not given up a point in the last six quarters. The Orange Coast Pirates had the ball first, but the Eagles prevented them from gaining a first down thanks to a sack from Linebacker Nathan Ortiz, forcing a quick three and out. The Eagles, on their first offensive drive, struck first as Quarterback Robert Coleman ran 53 yards to the end zone for a touchdown. This gave the Eagles an early 7-0 lead. 


Photo by Hugo Aguilar of the Eagles vs Orange Coast game

Back on offense, the Pirates looked to answer following the Eagles touchdown, but they were held to another three and out by the Eagles’ defense, as linebacker Steven Bradshaw also got to the Pirates Quarterback on his drive for a sack. The Eagles, on offense, drove down the field and finished the drive off with Robert Coleman passing the ball to running back Matthew Caldera on a 14 yard pass for a touchdown. This gave the Eagles a 14-0 lead. 

After not seeing any scoring plays from either offense, the Eagles got back on the scoreboard after a nice drive by the Eagles offense with a 10 yard run to the end zone by Quarterback Robert Coleman. It was his 2nd rushing touchdown, and it gave the Eagles a 22-0 lead. The Eagles led 22-0 at the first half. 

The Eagles started off the 2nd half of the game with the football and looked to add to their 22-0 lead. Unfortunately, the Eagles fumbled and the Pirates quickly jumped on the football. The Eagles’ defense then stopped the Pirates from adding any points after the turnover. The Eagles, who looked to rebound on offense following the fumble, went down the field and kicked a field goal to give the Eagles a 25-0 lead. The Pirates eventually threatened the Eagles’ defense by getting close to the end zone following big plays, but the Eagles’ defense stopped them on fourth down and kept the shut out going. The Eagles added more points, following a big pass from Robert Coleman to wide receiver Jevin Dorsey on a 59 yard play. It gave the Eagles a 31-0 lead  that would finalize the score of the game with the Eagles winning at 31-0.


Photo by Hugo Aguilar of the Eagles vs Orange Coast game

Aside from a few sloppy moments on offense, the Eagles played a great game. The defense remains hot as they have not allowed a score in six consecutive quarters. Robert Coleman showed off his dual threat ability when he hurt the Pirates defense with both his arm and with his legs. He finished with four total touchdowns, two passing and two rushing. The Eagles as a whole are on a four game winning streak and will head into their bye week with a 4-1 record. The Eagles next game will be on October 15th as they will host Grossmont at Carl Quandt Stadium. 



Mt. San Jacinto Stats:

Passing: Robert Coleman- 21-32, 316 Yards, 2-TD, 1-INT

Rushing: Robert Coleman- 7 Attempts, 95 Yards, 2-TD

Receiving: Taliq Brown- 7 Receptions, 97 Yards 

Tackles: Steven Bradshaw- 4 Tackles, 7 Assists, 1 Sack

Orange Coast Stats: 

Passing: Brandon Cannella-  4-17, 54 Yards

Rushing: J.P Segura- 11 Attempts, 58 Yards 

Receiving: Kaden Baptusa- 3 Receptions, 40 Yards 

Tackles: Nathaniel Lyken- 6 Tackles