Jags enter bye week 1-4

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Lots to work on for the final five games of season
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The Jags of San Jose City College have completed the first half of their football season, entering this week’s Oct. 11 BYE week with a 1-4 overall record 0-2 in Pac-7 Conference play.
After a rocky first game against West Hills College, (a 50-0 loss), the Jags took it as a learning experience and something in which to build from.
The Jags followed up with a 41-36 comeback victory in its home opener Saturday, Sept. 13 against Reedley College.
In the first two games, the Jaguars gave up 66 points to opponents after halftime, 30 to WHC and 36 to Reedley.
In week three, the Jags were in a position to win, leading Monterey Peninsula College 17-6 at the half only to give up 29 points in the final two quarters and lose 35-24.
SJCC could only answer with a late touchdown pass from quarterback Ray Rivera to freshman wide receiver Nick Inneh with just under a minute in the game.
SJCC could not get anything started in week four at home with a 28-0 loss to Los Medanos College, which back in week two (Saturday, Sept. 13) beat MPC 41-37,the same MPC team the Jaguars lost to in week three.
The main issue in that game was the lack of discipline for the Jags resulting in a large amount of penalty yards.
There16 penalties for 170 yards called on SJCC, the most all season, basically giving away any potential scoring opportunities the Jags had.
But the roles switched in the final game leading into the bye week on Saturday, Oct. 4 in Marysville facing the Yuba College 49ers. This time it was the 49ers who displayed a lack of discipline with over 100 penalty yards (111 yards) to the Jags’ three for 39 yards.The problem mainly was once SJCC had the ball they could not find a way to take advantage of the potential scoring opportunities.The Jags could only manage one touchdown, a field goal and a team safety, giving the 49ers the 28-12 win Saturday, Oct. 4.The Jags have a lot to work on in these two weeks before taking on Redwoods College on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Jaguar Stadium.“One of our team strengths is we start out really strong,” Rivera said. “But finishing strong is something we need to improve on and that is what we’re really focused on this week in practice.”