The Laney College Eagles continued on their offensive roll, pummeling De Anza College 60-7 on Sept. 22 in Oakland.
It was the fourth time in Eagles’ football history that the team has scored 60 or more points in a game.
The victory moved Laney up five spots to ninth in the JC Athletic Bureau of California Community College poll.
Ahmari Davis (16, carries, 77 yards) scored three touchdowns and Marcel Dancy (10 carries, 131 yards) scored twice as Laney piled up 300 yards on the ground. The Eagles gained 481 yards of total offense.
Laney took the lead on its opening drive, driving 64 yards in 10 plays and finished when Noah Suszckiewicz threw a 12-yard scoring pass to Keith Tracy with 11:53 left.
Dancy caped off the Eagles’ second series when he bolted 65 yards for a score to make it 12-0.
Laney scored three times in the second quarter to put the game away. Quarterback Andrew Ve’e ran 4 yards for one score, Suszckiewcz threw 27 yards to Devond Blair Jr., for another, and Dancy ran 4 yards to cap off the 39-7 halftime lead.
The Eagles scored three more times in the second half, with Davis scoring on runs of 9 and 11 yards and Kendall Prater going 1 yard for the final touchdown.
Defensively, Laney held De Anza to 186 yards and just 22 yards rushing. The Eagles had four sacks, resulting in 18 yards in losses. Leo Rodriguez was credited with 1.5 sacks; Vili Paea one; Cameron Nathan one; and Jordan Whittley had a half.
Zach Zimmerman recovered fumble and Erin Austin blocked a punt.
Laney’s next game is at home against Contra Costa College on Friday, Sept. 29. The Eagles defeated the Comets 21-20 in 2016 and are 5-0 against the San Pablo team.
Game time is 7 p.m.
NOTES: Laney’s other 60+ point games:
Nov. 11, 1965—Laney 60, Gavilan College 0
Oct. 24, 2008—Laney 66, Los Medanos College 17
Nov. 15, 2013—Laney 68, Sacramento City College 0
By Scott A. Strain
Laney College Sports Information