A look at some of the top JUCO linebacker performances from last weekend

Here's a look at some of the top JUCO linebacker performances from last week including Dodge City's Gary Johnson (pictured) who had a big game in the Conqs' win over Iowa Central...

Kansas
Gary Johnson (Dodge City) (6-1, 225) - Johnson had 20 tackles, 2.5 tackles-for-loss and one sack in the Conquerors’ 27-7 win over Iowa Central.
DeMarcus Lloyd (Butler) (6-0, 215) - The sophomore had 15 tackles and four tackles-for-loss in Butler’s 42-39 win over Coffeyville.
Hugh Smith (Highland) (6-4, 235) - Smith finished with 16 tackles, two tackles-for-loss, one sack and three quarterback hurries in the Scotties’ 31-12 win over Hutchinson.
Tyree Horton (Highland) (6-2, 225) - Horton had 16 tackles and 6.5 tackles-for-loss while helping lead Highland to a 31-12 win over Hutchinson.
Josh Meis (Garden City) (6-2, 205) - In Garden City's 36-20 loss to Fort Scott, Meis totaled 11 tackles.
Drew Lewis (Coffeyville) (6-2, 220) - The Washington bounceback totaled a team-leading 12 tackles in Coffeyville’s 42-39 loss to Butler.
Marquel Moore (Coffeyville) (6-0, 215) - Moore finished with 12 tackles and a tackle-for-loss in Coffeyville’s 42-39 loss to Butler.

Mississippi
De'Arius Christmas (East Mississippi) (5-10, 210)* - The freshman totaled 13 tackles and one tackle-for-loss in EMCC’s 49-16 win over Northwest Mississippi.
Reggio Dean (Mississippi Gulf Coast) (5-10, 210)* - Dean posted 10 tackles and three tackles-for-loss in the Bulldogs’ 31-30 overtime loss to Copiah-Lincoln.
Malik Hawkins (Northwest Mississippi) (6-1, 215) - Hawkins rang up 10 tackles, two tackles-for-loss and one sack in the Rangers’ 49-16 loss to East Mississippi.

NEFC (Northeast)
Daniel Palmer (Dean) (6-2, 250) - The run-stuffing middle linebacker was a key contributor in Dean’s 21-7 win over Nassau as he finished with 12 tackles, four tackles-for-loss and 1.5 sacks in the winning effort.
Jacquae Peart (Dean) (6-0, 240) - Peart racked up 11 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 2.5 tackles-for-loss, one interception and a pass breakup in the Bulldogs’ 21-7 win over Nassau.
Jason Vranic (Erie) (6-0, 225) - Vranic totaled nine tackles, 1.5 tackles-for-loss and one interception in Erie’s 28-13 loss to ASA.
Kapri Doucet (Lackawanna) (6-1, 230) - Doucet racked up six tackles, two tackles-for-loss and two sacks in the Falcons’ 50-0 win over Monroe.

SWJCFC (Texas/Oklahoma)
Somari Wright (Tyler) (6-2, 245) - The sophomore had 10 tackles and three sacks in Tyler’s 69-55 win over Navarro.

Iowa
Detric Bing-Dukes (Iowa Western) (6-0, 230)* - The Georgia bounceback had seven tackles, 1.5 sacks and two tackles-for-loss in Iowa Western's 20-13 win over College of DuPage.

WSFL
Wesley Payne (Pima) (5-11, 220) - Payne totaled 16 tackles in Pima’s 34-19 win over Glendale.
Kana'i Picanco (Pima) (6-1, 215) - Picanco finished with 10 tackles, one sack and 3.5 tackles-for-loss in Pima’s 34-19 win over Glendale.
Amonai Itaaehau (Mesa) (6-1, 235) - The sophomore totaled 10 tackles and a tackle-for-loss in Mesa’s 27-21 loss to Arizona Western.
David Luafatasaga (Arizona Western) (6-4, 225) - Luafatasaga racked up 13 tackles and three tackles-for-loss in the Matadors’ 27-21 win over Mesa.
Patrick Macon (Arizona Western) (6-3, 225)* - The freshman had 10 tackles, 1.5 sacks and three tackles-for-loss in Arizona Western’s 27-21 win over Mesa.
Tomarcio Reese (Eastern Arizona) (5-11, 215)* - Reese had a team-leading 14 tackles and two sacks in the Gila Monster’s 37-27 win over Snow.

Southern California
Daniel Collins (Santa Barbara) (6-0, 225)* - Collins led the way for the Vaqueros, finishing with a game-high 13 tackles to go along with half a sack and a tackle-for-loss, but his team still dropped their game with L.A. Valley by a score of 28-27.
Thomas Hopp (Santa Barbara) (6-2, 225)* - The freshman totaled 10 tackles, 1.5 tackles-for-loss and a quarterback hurry in Santa Barbara’s 28-27 loss to L.A. Valley.
Adrian Barrios (Citrus) (6-2, 240) - In Citrus’ 41-10 loss to Mt. San Antonio, Barrios finished with 10 tackles and one blocked kick.
Sitiveni Tamaivena (Mt. San Antonio) (6-1, 230) - The sophomore finished with a team-high six tackles, two sacks, two tackles-for-loss and a quarterback hurry in the Mounties’ 41-10 win over Citrus.
Keith Walker (Cerritos) (6-2, 225) - Walker racked up 14 tackles and one tackle-for-loss in Cerritos’ 31-28 win over Allan Hancock.
Jose Mora (Santa Ana) (6-0, 220) - Mora totaled 13 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles-for-loss in Santa Ana’s 20-14 loss to Fullerton.
Daniel Epperson (San Bernardino) (6-1, 195) - Epperson led the Wolverines to a 28-27 win over Victor Valley by going 20 of 30 for 315 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.
A.J. Hotchkins (Riverside) (5-11, 230) - Hotchkins rang up 11 tackles and half a tackle-for-loss in Riverside’s 55-7 win over L.A. Harbor.
Jalyn Williams (Pasadena) (6-1, 235) - Williams had 12 tackles, a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry in Pasadena’s 62-31 loss to Ventura.
Devin Pope (Moorpark) (6-0, 205) - Moorpark dropped to 1-5 with a 31-15 loss to Bakersfield, but Pope still had a big day, posting 10 tackles and one pass breakup.
Gabe Artiega (Bakersfield) (6-0, 225) - Arteaga racked up nine tackles, 2.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles-for-loss in Bakersfield’s 31-15 loss to Moorpark.
Trevon Benton (Los Angeles Southwest) (6-2, 210) - Benton had 11 tackles, 2.5 tackles-for-loss and 3.5 tackles-for-loss.
Adam Suruy (Antelope Valley) (6-0, 200)* - The freshman helped lead the way to the Marauders’ 24-19 win over Glendale by posting a game-high 11 tackles, one sack and 1.5 tackles-for-loss.

Northern California
Lionel Guillaume (Foothill) (6-4, 250) - Guillaume had 11 tackles, two sacks, three tackles-for-loss, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery, but it wasn’t enough as Foothill was blown out by CCSF by a score of 61-7.
Zack Moreland (Yuba) (6-0, 215)* - Moreland finished with 13 tackles, two tackles-for-loss and one pass breakup in the 49ers’ 16-13 loss to Contra Costa.
T.J. Bolden (Yuba) (6-3, 225)* - Bolden totaled nine tackles, two sacks, 2.5 tackles-for-loss and a fumble recovery in Yuba’s 16-13 loss to Contra Costa.
Kevin Brown (Santa Rosa) (6-5, 240) - The sophomore posted 11 tackles and a tackle-for-loss in Santa Rosa’s 17-14 win over San Mateo.
Alec Bonsall (Cabrillo) (6-1, 225) - Bonsall notched a team-leading 13 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 5.5 tackles-for-loss and two forced fumbles in Cabrillo’s 42-21 loss to Gavilan.
Troy Lowe (Merced) (6-0, 225) - Low racked up 21 tackles and a tackle-for-loss as well as a pass breakup in Merced’s 49-42 loss to Monterey Peninsula.
Christian Shaffer (Shasta) (5-10, 205) - Shaffer finished with nine tackles, one sack, one tackle-for-loss, one pass breakup and two blocked kicks in Shasta’s 49-47 win over Mendocino.
Tamarcus Russell (Fresno) (5-10, 210) - Russell finished with 11 tackles and one tackle-for-loss in the Rams’ 35-16 win over Laney.


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