October 3, 2003

Southwestern College Jaguars Take On Rival Grossmont

Conference Title Not Out the Picture

By Jaime Cárdenas
SWC Interim Sports Information Director

Chula Vista — It would be easy for the Southwestern College football team to just throw the towel in and call it a season, but the Jaguars (1-1, 2-2) are not about to let an off season-worth of blood, sweat, bumps, bruises and a lot of handwork go to waste.

Inches within the game tying two-point conversion, the Jaguars are not content with the result of last weeks lost to Antelope Valley College, 25-23, but they have turned their attention to this Saturday’s game against cross-county rival Grossmont College (2-0, 4-0).

“This is a big game,” said quarterback Tanner Harris, “the road to the championship is through Grossmont… we know we can play with them and that we can beat them.”

Harris also said that even at 1-1 in the Foothill Conference the Jaguars can still win the conference.

Head coach Walt Justice explained.

“If we beat Grossmont, then beat the rest of the teams in our schedule, and Grossmont also wins the rest of their games, we win the conference,” said Justice.

Easier said than done, but in case of a tiebreaker, the Jags would win the Foothill Conference due to the fact that Grossmont would have beaten Antelope Valley and the Jaguars, who lost to Antelope Valley, would have beaten Grossmont – pretty far fetch – but it does put the Jaguars modo of “we can overcome anything” to the test.

“Our long term goal is to win conference, but with long term plans there are short ones as well,” said Harris. “We are taking it one game at a time, but in the back of our minds we see the end.”

The game is at 1 p.m. at Grossmont High School football field.

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