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Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

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Laney Eagles Dominate in 45-0 Win vs. San Joaquin Delta Mustangs

The Laney Eagles football team squared off against the San Joaquin Delta Mustangs at Laney College on Friday, Oct. 28. The Eagles held a 5-2 record on the season coming into Friday’s contest, while the Mustangs were 1-6 and desperately searching for a win. The Eagles won the game with a final score of 45-0.

On the opening kickoff, Laney’s return man Mekal Fuller had an explosive 41-yard return, setting Laney up with great position near midfield to start the game. After a couple of big first downs, the Eagles were in Mustangs territory at the 25-yard line. On first-and-10, quarterback Demontre Thomas connected with wide receiver Regan Wilson for a 25-yard TD to give Laney a 7-0 lead.

On Laney’s second drive of the game, Thomas connected with wide receiver Deven Franklin for a huge 39-yard gain, setting the Eagles up with a first-and-goal. Jacob Harris proceeded to run the ball in for a 2-yard TD, extending the Eagles lead to 14-0.

After a long San Joaquin offensive drive leading them all the way to Laney’s 1-yard line, Mustangs RB Sebastian Branco was stripped by Eagles DB Charles Alberty — who returned the fumble all the way to San Joaquin’s 28-yard line, eventually leading to a 28-yard field goal by kicker Jesse Manzo that made the score 17-0 at the end of the first quarter.

After another San Joaquin fumble, this time recovered by linebacker Cassius McGinty, Eagles QB Trevor Anderson connected with Fuller for a gain of 45-yards to the Mustangs 20-yard line. Later that drive, on a fourth-and-2 at the 11, Harris ran the ball in for an 11-yard TD, increasing their lead to 24-0.

The Eagle’s offense continued scoring, as QB Emonte Scott connected with Franklin for a 50-yard TD. Laney’s defense concluded their first-half dominance with an interception by linebacker Logan Ketcham, and the halftime score was 31-0 Eagles.

At the beginning of the third quarter, Laney’s defense forced another punt, and punt returner Jakobe Harris had a big return off 33-yards, setting up Laney with first-and-goal at the 7. Harris ran the ball in for a 7-yard TD extending the Eagles lead to 38-0.

To start the fourth quarter, Laney LB Nate Glenn sacked QB Malachi Johnson causing him to fumble the ball which was recovered by Eagles LB Jackson Kink at the Mustangs 23-yard line. Laney capped off their night with a 10-yard rushing TD by RB Taj Castaneda making the score 45-0.

The Laney Eagles advanced to 6-2 on the season with the win. The Eagles will play their next game on Nov. 4 at home vs. Diablo Valley.

About the Contributor
Nebai Esaias
Nebai Esaias, Staff Writer
Nebai Esaias is currently a sophomore at Merritt College, but also takes multiple classes at Laney College this semester. His freshman year in college started in 2021 where he took classes fully online, but his major was undeclared. Nebai decided to pursue journalism as his major because of his long lasting passion for sports. Nebai enjoys playing and watching sports with his friends and family, and believes that he can have a successful career pursuing journalism. His goal is to one day become a sports journalist.
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