Sunday, 16 June 2024

Mendocino beats Yuba in Saturday game

UKIAH – Led by a dominating defensive performance, Mendocino College (6-2) defeated Yuba College (6-2) 14-0 this past Saturday in Ukiah.


The Eagle defense held Yuba to just nine first downs on the day and 133 total yards.


Freshman linebacker Svante Wright (Camilla, Ga.) had seven and a half tackles, while sophomore defensive lineman Jermaine Jacobs (Sacramento) had nine tackles and two and a half sacks.


Sophomore linebacker Gary Miller (Ukiah) had nine and a half tackles and one sack and sophomore linebacker Markins Anilus (Miami, Fla.) had five total tackles and one and a half sacks.


The Eagle offense got on the board before the end of the first half by using their two-minute offense. Sophomore quarterback Cody Manguso (Reno, Nev.) hooked up with sophomore receiver Kyle O’Donnell (Windsor) to put the ball on the Yuba five-yard line.


Freshman running back Kevin Young (Windsor) then scored from one yard out to give the Eagle’s a 7-0 lead going into half time.


The Eagle’s then scored on the opening drive of the second half, when Manguso hooked up again with O’Donnell on a 32 yard touchdown pass.


The only time Yuba threatened to score was after Mendocino scored to make it 14-0 in the third quarter and then returned the kick-off to the Mendocino College four yard line. The Eagle defense then proceeded to hold Yuba on four straight downs.


“I am very pleased with the effort of our defense,” said Mendocino College Defensive Coordinator Mike Mari. “This victory is a perfect example our players lining up and our players playing hard.”


Mendocino, which is now 3-0 in the Bay Valley Conference, will travel to College of Marin this weekend.


The Eagles finish the regular season at home versus Solano College on Nov. 10.


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