The Mounties began the game, just three plays in, with Magalei getting sacked by the Seahawks’ defensive line. The defense managed to recover from the fumble and Los Angeles Harbor was not able to capitalize on the turnover, as they had to punt the ball after a three-and-out.
That would be the most trouble that Magalei and the Mt. SAC offense would face in the game. They scored their first of six touchdowns after the punt. A 7-yard pass to sophomore wide receiver Darrian Hambrick to give the Mounties a 7-0 lead over LA Harbor with 8:02 left in the first quarter. With 4:42 remaining, Magalei threw for his second touchdown, a 15-yarder, to sophomore wide receiver, Brice Hoenisch making it 14-0.
With 3:32 left remaining in the first quarter, Magalei threw for his third touchdown of the game with a 94-yard dime to sophomore wide receiver Cameron Coleman, his third different receiver. The 94-yard touchdown was the second longest in school history and put the Mounties up 21-0.
“It feels good to be a SAC dog because last year I wasn’t in this position, so I’m just glad I can be here.” Coleman said referring to his fourth touchdown of the year. “I never get tired of scoring, I just like helping out my team, doing what I can, and doing my part.”
Magalei threw for his fourth touchdown in the second quarter an 8-yard pass, extending the lead to 28-0. LA Harbor finally scored with 12:33 left in the second quarter on a pass to Darrion Jones, shortening the gap to 28-7. Minutes later, though, running back Malcolm Ballard answered with a rushing touchdown, 35-7 Mounties.
With the game already out of hand Magalei would throw his fifth touchdown in the third quarter and LA Harbor would answer to make the score 42-14. LA Harbor would also add another touchdown in garbage time and Mt. SAC a 27-yard field goal to bring the final score to 45-21.
Mt. SAC upped its overall record to 5-2 and 1-1 in conference with three games remaining.
Quarterback Jaiave Magalei (14 for 18, 284 yards, 5 TD) and Wide Receiver Cameron Coleman (2 Rec, 101 yards, TD) lead the team to victory on the offensive side of the ball.
Next week, the Mounties will host the undefeated Riverside City College Tigers Nov. 11, at 6:00 p.m.