Midlands JUCO Weekend Standouts

The first weekend of junior college football is complete and just a few of the standouts are Coffeyville wideout Dominique Reed, Dodge City receiver William French, Garden City wideout Brandon Snell, Highland defensive lineman Rostell King, Hutchinson running back Alvin Kamara and cornerback Riley Hunsicker, and Iowa Western quarterback Tay Bender and defensive end Darius Commissiong.

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Georgia running back commit Chris Carson was one of the stars on the day as he racked up 84 yards on 17 carries for 2 touchdowns. The offensive line was the main story on the day, anchored by offensive tackle Tyler Howell and Kansas interior lineman commit Will Smith.


It was a big day for wide receiver prospect Dominique Reed in the opening loss to Iowa Western. The top wideout recruit caught 10 passes for 189 yards and 2 touchdowns. Safety Devonta Foster and defensive end Ricky Parks each notched a sack, while Parks had two tackles for loss on the day. Defensive lineman Bobby Leath recorded five total tackles.


In a loss to Ellsworth CC, Dodge City did a lot of damage offensively. It was feast or famine for quarterback Deondre Ford, as he was 22-39 for 327 yards and four touchdowns, but also had three interceptions. He had an additional 54 yards and another score on the ground. Running back Keymonne Gabriel piled up 148 yards rushing on 28 carries, and wide receiver prospect William French had 84 yards receiving and two touchdowns on seven catches.


Running back Devin Taylor stole the show in the victory over Iowa Central CC, going off for 228 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Defensive tackle Walvenski Aime had six tackles, while safety prospect James Gray had four.


He's raw and actually a 2016 recruit, but one of the top junior college quarterback prospects in the region is Garden City's Denarious Graham. The Florida native threw for 229 yards and a touchdown, but was a bit erratic with two interceptions. Wideouts Brandon Snell and Monterio Burchfield were up to the task as Snell hauled in 9 receptions for 144 yards, while Burchfield had 4 catches for 56 yards and a score. Safety Trevin Wiens had four tackles and his first interception of the young season. Former Wisconsin cornerback Jakarrie Washington recorded four tackles, and linebacker Alex Neuschafer lead the way with six.


The offensive output wasn't what Highland wanted in the loss to Garden City in the opener, but the defense was stout lead by defensive lineman Rostell King who had two sacks in the effort. Another standout on the defensive end was defensive back Tyree Horton who also secured two sacks in addition to an interception.


The backfield of Tennessee commit Alvin Kamara and former Georgia Tech running back Travis Custis shined in the opener. Kamara ran for 111 yards on 14 carries for two scores while Custis picked up 98 yards on 11 carries. Riley Hunsicker and Jeremiah Ledbetter had big days for the defense. Hunsicker lead the team in tackles with six, and also returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown. Ledbetter had five tackles, including three for loss and his first sack of the season.


Quarterback Tay Bender lead the offensive attack in the opening win over Coffeyville. He has one scholarship so far, and more may be on the way. He was very efficient on the day and threw for 259 yards and four scores. Defensively, former Georgia Tech defensive end Darius Commissiong had a productive day with six tackles and two sacks. Another former Georgia Tech defensive lineman, Kevin Robbins, also recorded five tackles and a sack. Outside linebacker Kelvin Rainey and safety Jayme Thompson lead the way with six tackles. Cornerback Mondo Williams recorded his first interception of the season.

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