JC Grid-Wire Academic AA Team, Stats, and More

We're pleased to announce the 2003 JC Grid-Wire JC Academic All-American Team. Also, this issue includes our year-end national statisical summary; recap of bowls and how we did on our predictions; notes on coaching changes; and a preview of the big California Championship Game being held this weekend in Bakersfield. There's a lot here, so give yourself some time to read!

2003 J.C. GRID-WIRE SCHOLAR/ATHLETE JR. COLLEGE ALL-AMERICANS

 

POS – NAME – TEAM – HT/WT – GPA - MAJOR 

OFFENSE

Backs

STEVE HAREN, SAN MATEO (6-2, 210) - 3.6 - ENGINEERING
DEREK MURRAY, LANEY (6-1, 180) - 3.55 - BUSINESS
NATE MEIKLE, SNOW (5-10, 170) - 4.0 - PRE-LAW
ZACH TESKE, HIGHLAND (6-4, 210) - 3.88 - EDUCATION 

Linemen

SHANE SANDAU, GLENDALE, AZ. (6-4, 290) - 3.7 - ENGINEERING
NICK MERICA, SANTA ANA (6-1, 285) - 3.9 - KINIESIOLOGY
JACOB PEELER, HOLMES (6-3, 283) - 4.0 - UNDECIDED
MIKE MENGERS, N.E. OKLAHOMA (6-5, 270) - 3.88 - LIBERAL ARTS
JULIAN DIAZ, CERRITOS (6-1, 295) - 3.35 - COMMUNICATIONS 

Tight End

STEVE LEVESQUE, KILGORE (6-4, 245) - 3.65 - BUSINESS

Wide Receivers

RYAN PARTRIDGE, GOLDEN WEST (6-2, 205) - 3.4 - BUSINESS
TONY ZEGERS, FULLERTON (5-9, 170) - 3.65 - BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Kicker

BILLY BRUBAKER, KILGORE (5-10, 160) - 3.73 - ACCOUNTING 

DEFENSE

Linemen

ADAM DEGRAFFENREID, BUTLER COUNTY (6-2, 245) - 4.0 - ENGINEERING
NASKIN CARTER, MONTEREY (6-8, 345) - 3.6 - COMPUTER SCIENCE
ADAM SPEEG, COPIAH-LINCOLN, (6-3, 251) - 3.58 - PRE-NURSING
MIKE SKLAROSKY, LACKAWANNA (6-5, 275) - 3.8 - SPORTS MANAGEMENT
GREG POWELL, MESABI RANGE (6-5, 295) - 3.1 - UNDECIDED

Linebackers

MYLES BUSH, SOUTHWESTERN (6-2, 220) - 3.8 - PRE-MED
HOANG MAI, RUVERSIDE (5-10, 230) - 3.2 - BUSINESS
JESSE HEJNY, BUTTE (6-3, 240) - 3.0 - BUSINESS

Defensive Backs

DARIUS VINNETT, WEST HILLS (5-9, 165) - 3.65 - BUSINESS
DARYL DRINKWATER, MT. SAN JACINTO (6-2, 220) - 3.81 - SOCIAL SCIENCE
ADAM BENDER, NAVARRO (5-9, 175) - 3.7 - PRE-MED

Punter

JESSE MARTINEZ, SANTA ROSA (6-5, 220) - 3.3 - BUSINESS

Return Specialist

BRIAN ROMNEY, SNOW (5-9, 182) - 3.34 - PRE-MED

HONORABLE MENTION

OFFENSIVE BACKS –

Jerad Romo, ANTELOPE VALLEY; Cory Campbell, SANTA ANA; Adam Madsen, DIXIE;  Blake  Moorman, SAN DIEGO MESA; Luke Sniewski, PASADENA; Adam Ernest, MT. SAN ANTONIO

LINEMEN –

Morgan Vittwyl, HUDSON VALLEY; Keith Standingen, BUTLER COUNTY; Joe Swanson, ROCHESTER;  Anthony Casey, COMPTON; Taylor Lewis, COFFEYVILLE; Andrew Marr, BLINN

TIGHT ENDS AND RECEIVERS –

Logan Hall, TE, SNOW; Brent Hecht, TE, BUTLER COUNTY; Todd Rigby, SANTA ANA; Tony Brackett, CANYONS;  Craig Goboroski, L.A. PIERCE

KICKER –

Joel Rosenberg, SANTA MONICA

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN –

Damien Stephens, GARDEN CITY; Brent Maddox; MT. SAN JACINTO

LINEBACKERS –

Jerome Ard, WEST HILLS; Brent Overmiller, INDEPENDENCE; Chris Cassidy, ORANGE COAST

BACKS –

Scott Ware, SANTA ROSA; Jimmie Gunn, MESABI RANGE; James Morzelewski, DIXIE;  Frank Melia, L.A. PIERCE; Ryan Gobel, NO. DAKOTA ST

At least a 3.0 grade point average is required to qualify. First team selectees receive certificates compliments of the SEATTLE SEAHAWKS.


J.C. BOWL WRAP-UP - FINAL MINUS ONE

HAWAIIAN PUNCH
REEDLEY 21, SAN FRANCISCO 27 (Our pick: 21 – 45)

SOCAL TITLE GAME
FULLERTON 30, GROSSMONT 47 (Our pick: 17 – 20) 

DIXIE ROTARY
BUTLER COUNTY 14, DIXIE 10 (Our pick: 42 – 35)

GOLDEN ISLES
SNOW 27, GEORGIA MILITARY 21 in OT (Our pick: 28 – 35)

HEARTS OF TEXAS
ROCHESTER 3, TYLER 55 (Our pick: 14 – 48) 

DALTON DEFENDER
N.E. OKLAHOMA 30, COFFEYVILLE 27 (Our pick: 17 – 21)

VALLEY OF THE SUN
HUTCHINSON 17, GLENDALE, AZ 41 (Our pick: 20 – 38) 

CLO BOWL
SANTA ROSA 41, WEST VALLEY 7 (Our pick: 35 – 24) 

TRI-COUNTIES
FEATHER RIVER 24, BUTTE 44 (Our pick: 27 – 38) 

CAPITAL SHRINE
GAVILAN 13, SIERRA 54 (Our pick: 7 – 45) 

SO CAL SEMIS 1
FULLERTON 42, MT. SAN ANTONIO 38 (Our pick: 24 – 21) 

SO CAL SEMIS 2
CANYONS 10, GROSSMONT 14 (Our pick: 28 – 31)


NATIONAL STATS

SCORING (non Kick)
NAME - SCHOOL – PTS
Joe Harris - Butler County - 136
Todd Watkins – Grossmont - 134 *
Derrick Ross – Blinn - 132
Tim Brown - San Francisco - 126
Charles Elix - N.E. Oklahoma - 120
Quinton Ganther – Citrus - 114
Emmanuel Marc - Hudson Valley - 108
Johnny Bentley - West L.A. - 106
Kendrick Johnson - New Mexico Military - 104
Sione Tavake - San Mateo - 102
David Anger – Dixie - 100
Jabber Graham - Los Medanos - 96
Richard Hubbard - Diablo Valley - 96
Jesse Martinez - Santa Rosa - 96
Nate Wright – Fresno - 95

*Included 50 Pats and 12 field goals

SCORING (Kicking)
NAME, SCHOOL: PAT – ATT, FG – ATT, PTS    
Ryan Lux, Palomar: 30 – 28, 29 – 21, 91      
Todd Watkins, Grossmont: 50 – 51, 12 – 15, 86       
Josh Cummings, Canyons: 47 – 51, 13 – 20, 86            
Derius Ghoddoussi, CCSF: 55-65, 10-15, 85     
Joe Tantarelli, Glendale, Az.: 45-46, 13-?, 84     
Colt Cody, Butler County: 60-71, 6-10, 78     
Jeff Edwards, Coffeyville: 49-50, 9-13, 76     
Chris Smith, Tyler: 42-45, 11-?, 75     
J.D. Williams, Blinn: 56-61, 6-?, 74     
Sam Paulesco, Fullerton: 37-37, 12-17, 73      

RECEIVING
NAME, SCHOOL – NO – YDS - TDS
Anthony Ferguson – Marin: 103 - 1304 - 14
Cody Sorenson – Chaffey: 68 - 1143 - 13
Rashod Turner – Blinn: 64 - 1045 - 11
Cleve Johnson - San Diego Mesa: 58 - 1041 - 13
Brendon Parnell - Santa Rosa: 73 - 1031 - 7
Ed Macon – Sacramento: 59 - 1031 - 10
Kenneth Shelton - Trinity Valley: 45 – 1005 - 13
Matt Yaklich – Sierra: 62 - 984 - 8 
Ted Mason – Gavilan: 56 – 933 - 6
LaMark Henderson - West L.A.: 64 - 932 - 5
Bryan Alberty - L.A. Pierce: 63 - 923 - 4
Todd Watkins – Grossmont: 40 - 915 - 8
Keith Eloi – Harper: 72 - 907 - 8
Greg Prator – Chaffey: 49 - 899 - 12
Delanie Walker - Mt. San Antonio: 50 - 669 – 8 

RUSHING
NAME, SCHOOL: TCB – YDS – TD – AVG
Emmanuel Marc, Hudson Valley: 273-1,769-17-196.5
Charles Elix, NEO: 279-1,710-20-171.0
Derrick Ross, Blinn: 208-1,629-22-162.9
Larry Turner, Iowa Central: 353-1,580-16-158.0
Joseph Harris, Butler Co.: 210-1,580-24-158.0
Jason Peters, Butte: 244-1,507-9-150.7
Andre Hall, Garden City: 258-1,489-8-148.9
Ramel McIntosh, Glendale (Az.): 173-1,142-11-142.7
Robert Hubbard, Diablo Valley: 311, 1,377-15-137.7
Tim Brown, CCSF: 169-1,354-19-135.4
Nate Wright, Fresno: 176-1,350-15-135.0|
Chad Strike, Rochester: 195-1,207-9-134.1
Carlos Velasquez, Cerritos: 209-1,304-9-130.4
Cornell Johnson, Alfred State: 216-1,324-11-120.4 

PASSING
NAME, SCHOOL: COMP – ATT – YDS – TD – INT
Geary Davenport, Marin: 279-495-3,388-32-15
Jordan Borovicz, Santa Rosa: 239-401-3,230-37-18
Devin Hollins, West LA: 197-348-3,309-34-7
Dane King, Blinn: 193-326-2,797-27-7
Jesse Kozak, Sacramento: 161-303-2,675-26-13
JP Greco, Sierra: 167-277-2,630-32-7
Nick Davila, Chaffey: 172-266-2,556-24-9
Jason Coutts, Snow: 184-322-2,539-27-5
Matt Engle, El Camino: 193-313-2,478-21-9
Scott Jeffries, Victor Valley: 133-237-2,434-25-12
Korey Hendrix, Monterey: 184-347-2,407-22-8
Blake Moorman, San Diego Mesa: 164-295-2,389-26-13
Nick Smith, Cisco: 202-361-2,539-15-17
Anthony Johnson, Pearl River: 143-308-2,386-22-8*
Dave Koral, Santa Monica: 155-281-2,202-18-6

* TD/INT not adjusted for playoff games.

PUNTING
NAME, SCHOOL: NO. - AVG.
David Rios, Cisco: 45 - 46.0
Sam Paulesco, Fullerton: 46 - 45.8
Rhian Madrid, Phoenix: 60 - 44.8
Lance Lance, Blinn: 37 - 44.1
Jake Hendy, Dixie: 37 - 43.7
Andrew Leavers, Foothill: 34 - 42.2
Mike Whitcher, L.A. Harbor: 52 - 42.1
David Dittman, Shasta: 52 - 42.0
Albert Garcia, Cabrillo: 43 - 41.8
Trey Lunsford, Pearl River: 46 - 41.6

INTERCEPTIONS
NAME, SCHOOL: NO-YDS-TD
Josh Hargis, Palomar: 11-157-2
Larry Kendrick, Pearl River: 9-169
Jason Tanner, Morrisville: 8-162
Quinten Sullivan, Jones County: 8-96
Dustin Lopez, Minnesota West: 8-90
Jerry Geir, West Hills: 8-190-1
Kevin Stanley, Victor Valley: 8-132 

SACKS
NAME, SCHOOL: NO
Chris Hayes, Kilgore: 17
Rob Ninkovich, Joliet: 16
Claude Wroten, Miss. Delta: 15
Jeremy Stewart, Compton: 14.5
Brett Bischofberger, Butte: 14
Lester Johnson, Blinn: 14
Adam DeGraffenreid, Butler County: 13
Eddie White, Itawamba: 13 

TEAM STATISTICS

POINTS – OFFENSE
CCSF: 51.8, Sierra: 51.2, Grossmont: 49.1, Butler Co.: 48.9, Blinn: 48.9 

POINTS – DEFENSE
Mesabi Range: 5.3, Iowa Central: 7.7, CCSF: 8.1, Coffeyville: 10.4, Georgia Military: 10.4

RUSHING – OFFENSE
N Mex. Military: 295.3, CCSF: 259.5, San Mateo: 255.6, Feather River: 250.3, Sierra: 246.4

RUSHING – DEFENSE
CCSF: 34.1, Reedley: 56.1, Saddleback: 57.1, Pearl River: 58.3, NW Miss. & Mt. SAC: 63.4 

PASSING – OFFENSE
Santa Rosa: 354.0, West LA: 350.5, Marin: 340.8, Chaffey: 338.4, Blinn: 309.6 

PASSING – DEFENSE
N Mexico Military: 97.4, Miss. Delta: 99.9, Hancock 104.8, CCSF: 108.6, E Miss. & Co-Lin: 115.1

TOTAL – OFFENSE
Blinn: 558.7, Sierra: 517.5, Marin: 508.3, CCSF: 508.3, Chaffey: 506.2 

TOTAL – DEFENSE
CCSF: 142.7, Miss. Delta: 186.6, Pearl River: 201.8, Moorpark: 217.7, Sierra: 220.3


ONE GAME TO GO -  

GROSSMONT VS. SAN FRANCISCO IN CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

This one will go a long way in deciding the ultimate J.C. Grid-Wire 2003 National Champion.  BUTLER COUNT concluded a remarkable campaign with a 12-0 spotless record.  Both GROSSMONT (13-0) and  SAN FRANCISCO (11-0) are unbeaten making this perhaps the  nation's only post-season game pitting two undefeated elevens. 

QUESTION?  Can Grossmont survive the rigors of 13 games to face the terrific Rams defense, which has allowed just an average of 142 yards per game?  They have already lost All-American Lber Dan Catalano plus several key reserves during the 3-game playoffs.

QUESTION?  How much will CCSF miss All-American OT, 6-7, 340-pound Albert Toeaina, who was suspended from this game for getting the boot against Reedley?

QUESTION? How will the two freshmen QBs react to the championship pressure?  The Griffins' Jarrod Jackson went 133 of 237 and 1,978 yards while connecting on 18 TD passes and giving up just 4 picks in 9 games.  He was terrific vs. Canyons and has great running capabilities if he can't get the ball in the air.  He has a sensational athlete in WR/PK Todd Watkins to throw to, and if he is covered there are ample options.

Head Coach Dave Jordan throws three RBs at the opposition. The Griff DBs are as good as any in JC football, headed by Maurice London at free safety, and Watkins has scored 234 points in two years.

George Rush has been 12-0 in four of the past five years with his CCSF eleven and each year has a slick QB.

Jason Swanson was the starter at the beginning of the year but by mid-season freshman Jason Ayoob, a 6-2, 200-pounder, had taken command.  He quickly accounted for 21 TDs.  An example of his prowess was displayed vs. Reedley.  Ayoob hit on 21 of 30 passes for 306 yds and a TD and rushed for yet another. All-American RB Tim Brown is a blur, dashing for 1,354 yards on just 169 carries (8-yd per carry average).  He also tallied 19 times.  Antwon Guidry is a not-so-secret weapon who might show up at RB, or cornerback, and definitely as a return guy.  FS Bret Jones, WR Deqawn Mobley and TE Jamir Davis are just a few top members of the supporting cast.

This one shapes up as a doozy.  Last year we thought Canyons could outscore Reedley and failed to go with the team with the best defense.  Result, a resounding 35-15 win for Reedley.  Our hunch is that Grossmont is the Cinderella team this year and their defense against Canyons showed plenty.  Watkins will kick a pair of field goals, the last one late in the game to provide a GROSSMONT 27, SAN FRANCISCO 24 verdict.

NEXT WEEK WE WILL ISSUE OUR FINAL J.C. GRID-WIRE TOP-THIRTY TEAMS FOR 2003

SOME COACHING CHANGES ALREADY IN PLACE –

MT. SAN JACINTO is advertising for a replacement for Greg Shaw.  Ken Blumenthal's tenure at SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY ended after one season.  Steve DaPrato is being replaced at CHABOT.  There are rumors swirling around three Kansas Jucos: INDEPENDENCE, DODGE CITY and FORT SCOTT.

BOWL NOTES - 

We felt lucky in coming out of the post-season with 17 correct picks and 11 losses.  That puts our overall total, starting in 1986, to 236 wins, 124 losses and 6 ties.  That's a still healthy 67.7 percent.  I'll take that to Vegas with me anytime.

N.E. OKLAHOMA avenged an earlier 12-0 loss to Coffeyville, traveling to Kansas to edge the Ravens 30-27 on Jason Dixon's 43-yd field goal late in the game.  Fred Shaw had a key pick in the end zone with 40 seconds to play.  Lee Baker gained 110 on 26 carries for CCC and Dustin Bromley caught 6 for 100 and 2 scores.   

Tony Eckert had 3 TD passes for TYLER in rout of Rochester.  RCC tallied their field goals for the first scores of the game. 

SNOW DT Justin Schroader had a pair of sacks and numerous tackles to pave way for 27-21 OT win over Georgia Military.

GLENDALE forced 5 fumbles and turned 3 of them into scores and Glendale RB Ramel McIntosh earned MVP honors.

As usual BUTLER COUNTY trailed at halftime, and as usual the Grizzlies came back to win.  Joseph Harris pounded out 120 yards in 30 lugs for the victors, who had 3 sacks for minus 29 yards.

Butte QB Bret Ratliff was 15 of 27 for 281 and ran for 3 TDs while Shaun Bodiford caught 10 for 202 and one TD. 

Tim Brown went 32 times for 130 and 2 TDs and caught 2 for 45 and another for CCSF.  Safety Bret Jones had 1 INT, 1 fumble recovery, and a host of tackles.

FULLERTON's Tom Kirchmeyer went 16 for 27 and 391 yards and Adam Ernst was 18 of 44 for 243 for MT. SAN ANTONIO.

Delanie Walker of Mt. SAC hauled in 14 passes for 268 yards and 3 TDs in what was probably the top individual effort of any one player, especially on a losing side. Hornets' WR Chaz Guinn countered with 8 grabs  for 246-2. 

GROSSMONT racked up 568 yards in the finals as Jackson tossed for 278 yards and 4 scores.

QB Jordan Borowicz was 24 of 38 for 332 and 4 TDs for SANTA ROSA and Brendon Parnell recorded 8 catches for 131 yards and ran 12 times for 136 and a TD.  Safety Scott Ware was MVP-D and Luke Sheldon, who had a perfect shotgun snaps in a down pour, was MVP offense.

All feedback on this story should be sent to Hank Ives at JC Grid-Wire. (hank@jcgridwire.com)


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