(La Habra, CA) In the second highest-scoring National Division Central Conference game of the year, Fullerton College out-lasted Mt. SAC, 53-43 Saturday afternoon at Yorba Linda High School to complete the regular season.
Only a 100-point game by Cerritos and College of the Desert outdid Saturday's slugfest on the gridiron.
The two teams combined for 944 yards of offense, 13 touchdowns, 159 offensive plays and 48 first downs, just to name a few categories.
Mt. SAC, which totaled 13 more minutes of time of possession (35-22) than the Hornets, finished the regular season with a 5-5 overall record and 1-4 in conference.
The ground game totaled only 111 yards, with running back Hykeem Massey gaining 34 yards on four carries, followed by Flenniken with 28 yards on 15 attempts.
The game got off to an exciting start with Jackson returning the opening kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown.
Fullerton would follow with three consecutive TD's for the 21-6 lead with 7:38 still left in the opening quarter.
And both teams were off to the races with plenty more scoring.
Late in the opening quarter, Mt. SAC running back Malaki Thompson (7 carries, 18 yds.) ran in a 4-yard TD to trail, 21-13.
That was the closest the Mounties would get the remainder of the game, as Fullerton scored two quick TDs to stretch its lead to 36-13.
But the Mounties came right back with 10 points (Flenniken 1-yd run, Gabriel Dunkle) before the half, to trail, 36-23.
With the Mounties trailing 53-30 early in the fourth quarter, Flenniken ran in a 10-yard score and threw a 7-yard TD pass to wide receiver Jacob Hennie (3 receptions, 25 yds.) for the final 53-43.
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