San Jacinto football team uses defense to hold off Beaumont – Press Enterprise

BEAUMONT — San Jacinto’s defense bent a few times Friday. It even broke once or twice. But Tigers also snapped back and produced a handful game-changing plays of defense.

San Jacinto forced three turnovers in the second half, the last one coming during the closing seconds, as the Tigers erased a halftime deficit and held on for a 44-36 win over Beaumont.

“Beaumont is a great team, and we knew we were going to be in a fight tonight,” San Jacinto coach Aric Galliano said. “We just needs to step up and make some big plays on defense. Once we did that, we knew they wouldn’t stop our run game.”

David Myers rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown, and Malachi Brown added 71 yards and three touchdowns runs.

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San Jacinto (4-1) bounced back from a poor finish at the end of the first half, as the offense turned the ball over on its final two drives. Beaumont had a 22-14 advantage at halftime.

But the Tigers scored touchdowns on its first three drives of the second half to surge in front. Vincent Holmes had six catches for 192 yards and a touchdown, and big receptions by Holmes set up a pIr if touchdown runs by Brown.

“We knew we had limit our mistake and play fast and physical football,” Holmes said.

Shyne Shaw recovered a fumble and Ryan Guilford intercepted a pass in the second half. Tyrone Oloa had a strip sack on fourth down in the final seconds to seal the victory.

The two offenses came out firing, as both teams found the end zone on their first two possessions.


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