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14 SPORTS SANTA ANA COLLEGE el Don/eldonnews.org • MONDAY, November 27, 2017 WRESTLING Recap The Dons wrestling team traveled to East LA College for its annual Brawl Tournament Nov. 18, which was the Dons last regular event of the season. Santa Ana took eight wrestlers to the tournament, including SAC’s first female wrestler Polette Montano. Five wrestlers reached the finals with four of them winning their respective weight classes. The tournament featured teams from the Southern Region, along with club teams from USC, UCLA, and Cal State Northridge. The Dons finished the tournament as the runner-up with 137.5 points, placing ahead of third place Rio Hon- do College, who ended up finishing with 98 points. The Dons second place finish gave the team its first top-three placement in a tournament since 2013 when they competed in the Cuesta Meathead Movers tournament. — Jordy Espinoza CHAMPS / Defensive back David Wagner celebrates a dominant victory over Pasadena City College on Nov. 11. / Nikki Nelsen / el Don FOOTBALL / BY JORDY ESPINOZA DONS PUMMEL PASADENA SANTA ANA ROLLS OVER LANCER FOR ITS FIRST METRO LEAGUE TITLE S ophomores Conner Miller and Devin Boston combined for seven touchdowns leading the Dons to their first Metro League Championship over the Pasadena City College Lancers in a 54-29 rout. “Our goal at the start of the year was to make a bowl game and be confer- ence champions and we wanted to go undefeated. That didn’t happen but we achieved our two other goals,” Dons football coach Adam Nyssen said. Santa Ana, now 7-3 overall and 6-0 in conference play, advances to their first bowl game in five years which they won when they defeated College of the Canyons in the Southern Cali- fornia Bowl. Miller finished 21of 35 for a total of 331 pass yards and three TDs. Boston rushed for 130 yards on 16 carries and three TDs while passing for one. Boston rushed for a 19-yard touch- down 12 minutes into the first quarter to set the tone early for the Dons. The Lancers would quickly respond with a touchdown of their own as quarter- back Mario Bobadilla threw a 20-yard pass to wide receiver Stevie Williams tying the game 7-7. Boston later added to his big day, rushing for a 64-yard touchdown in the third quarter, padding the Dons sizeable lead 40-21. Santa Ana racked up 588 yards of total offense which was capped off by Miller passing for his third touchdown of the game on a six-yard pass to soph- omore wide receiver Devon Jackson Jr. “I’ve never won anything in my life and this is also my first time winning the conference championship,” SAC freshman linebacker Anthony Kocla- nakis said. The Dons face San Diego Mesa College in the Southern California Bowl Saturday at 6 p.m. at the San Diego Mesa College football field in Clairemont Mesa.