(Walnut, CA) In the final National Central Conference game of the season, the Mt. SAC Football team lost to visiting Cerritos, 38-35, on two late touchdowns by the Falcons.
With the Mounties leading, 28-24, in the third quarter, Cerritos (4-5, 3-2) scored two touchdowns to lead, 38-28, and held on to win.
The Mounties will play their last regular-season game, as they host San Bernardino Valley College Saturday, November (20). The game time is 1:00 pm.
Mt. SAC (6-3, 2-3) was led by quarterback Alex Flores (19 of 32) with four touchdowns and 230 yards.
Receivers Reginald Anderson (2 TDs) and Jordan Erby (1 TD) led with 92 and 82 yards, respectively for the Mounties.
On the ground, Keoua Kauni led Mt. SAC with 73 yards on 13 carries.
The Mounties got on the board first, 7-0, with a 12-yard pass from starter Ike Udengwu to Erby. The Mounties' Mason White blocked a Cerritos punt, recovered by Lucas Moore on the Falcons 33-yard line, setting up the Mt. SAC score.
After a field goal by Cerritos at 5:56 of the first quarter, the Falcons scored three consecutive TDs in the second quarter to take a 24-7 lead.
Anderson caught two consecutive touchdown passes (24, 22 Yds.) from Flores in the final two minutes of the half and Mt. SAC closed to within three points, 24-21.
Mt. SAC retook the lead in the third quarter, 28-24, on Flores' third TD pass of the game with a 12-yard toss to freshman running back Reaven Tribune.
Cerritos came back and scored touchdowns late in the third and early in the fourth quarter to take the lead, 38-28.
Flores led the Mounties on a six-play, 75-yard drive following the Cerritos score with a 22-yard touchdown pass to freshman wide receiver Xavier Rawls, to trail 38-35.
In the game, between Flores and Udengwu, 11 receivers caught passes for the Mounties.
Freshman kicker Noah Carlton was a perfect five of five for extra points.
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