Laney College quarterback Jordon Brookshire scored two touchdowns and wide receiver Jared Smart had eight receptions for 153 yards as the 10th-ranked Eagles defeated fourth-ranked American River College of Sacramento in impressive fashion, defeating the Beavers 41-14 on Sept. 7 in Oakland.
Laney (2-0) will travel to Quincy on Saturday, Sept. 15, to play Feather River College. Game time is 5 p.m. The Golden Eagles (1-1) lost at Diablo Valley College 29-21 on Sept. 7.
Laney and ARC combined for four touchdowns in the first quarter with the Beavers holding a 14-13 lead. John McDonald (Lincoln High School-Stockton) scored on a 20-yard run on the Eagles’ first drive of the game for a 7-0 lead.
After the Beavers tied the game, Brookshire (Cardinal Newman HS) threw a 29-yard scoring pass to Smart (Dublin HS).
The Beavers scored again with 37 seconds left, but that was it for the visitors.
Laney took solid control of the game in the second quarter, scoring twice to take a 27-14 lead. Brookshire (12 carries 46 yards) scored twice on runs of 4 and 1 yards.
At the half, the Eagles had already rolled up 356 yards in total offense; they finished with 547 yards.
Brookshire threw his second touchdown pass when he connected with McDonald on a 1-yard toss with 5:44 left in the third quarter.
Freshman running back Aquantay Morris (Clark HS-Las Vegas) scored on a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter to complete the scoring.
For the game, Brookshire completed 17 of 23 passes for 258 yards and two touchdowns. McDonald carried 15 times for 122 yards, his second straight game of over 100 yards rushing.
Defensively, linebacker Cameron Nathan (Antioch HS) had eight tackles (two solo). Levon Barnett (Dwyer HS-Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) and Rejzohn Wright (James Logan HS) had interceptions.
By Scott A. Strain, Laney College Sports Information