Top Performances & News of Note (9-28-04)

September 28 - Here is our weekly look at top performances from around the country. Plus, we packed in a ton of news and a little This-and-That from around the country. Hank recaps the biggest game of the weekend, which was Coffeyville vs. defending co-National Champion Butler. Out in California, Ventura WR Chris Brewer (6-3, 210) is making a name for himself. He hauled in 9 balls for 179 yards and 2 TDs. Here's more...




FORT SCOTT: Frosh Scott Lipovac, 5-11, 155, went 17 of 34 for 345 vs. Dodge City.

PEARL RIVER:  Jimmy Oliver connected on 19 of 32 passes for 305 yards and 2 scores and ran for 2 more in a 60-14 win over East Central.

MODESTO: Ryan Thorson, 6-2, 200, despite being sacked 4 times, went 22 of 49 for 304 yards and a TD vs. Sequoias. This was following a 20 of 26 for 243 and 4 TD performance the previous week against Merced.

VENTURA: Jimmie Griffin, 6-3, 240, completed 20 of 32 for 300 yards and 2 TDs in a 42-4 win over Santa Barbara.

SAN FRANCISCO:  Joseph Ayoob, 6-3, 215, was 17 of 33 for 257 and 2 scores and ran for a TD.


N.W. MISSISSIPPI:  Eldra Buckley, 5-9, 180, scampered 269 yards and scored 4 times in a 54-27 win over Copiah-Lincoln.

MESABI:  Quentin Cochey had 23 carries for 242 yards in his team 66-0 win over Central Lakes 66-0.

NAVARRO: RB Clarence Robinson rushed 36 times for 213 yards in a loss to Tyler.

BAKERSFIELD: Antony Stewart had his 2nd straight 200-yard game, carrying 26 times for 208. Backfield partner Ricky Herod chipped in 119 yards on 14 carries, and added 2 KORs for another 81 yards.

DODGE CITY: Andrew Audelin, 5-9, 210, rushed 21 times for 204 yards and scored 3 times in a 53-35 win over Fort Scott.

VENTURA: Alex Garfio, 5-7, 190, scooted for 192 yards and 3 TDs on 26 carries vs. Santa Barbara.

SANTA ANA:  Dartangan Johnson, 6-0, 220, contributed 27 carries for 172 yards and scores of 4 and 57 yards. He also caught 3 for 26 yards.

TRINITY VALLEY: Freshman Anthony Carter, 5-10, 220, rushed for 165 yards on 14 carries and 2 TDs in a 40-3 win over Cisco.

SNOW: Landon Bues, 5-9, 197, ripped the Phoenix defense for 157 yards and 2 TDs to earn WSFL Offensive Player of Week.

LONG BEACH: Richard Nichols, 5-9, 180, had his 2nd straight 100-yard rushing game with 16 for 142 vs. Riverside.

MODESTO:  Dannie Carr, 5-9, 195, had 16 carries for 113 yards and a TD in his team's 34-27 loss to Sequoias.

CABRILLO:  Loran Jensen, 5-11, 210, carried 36 times for 283 yards and 3 scores in a 27-20 upset of Laney.


MORRISVILLE: Matt St. Claire, 6-1, 190, caught 8 passes for 125 yards and a score in a loss to Erie.

CANYONS: All-American Tyrell Smith, 6-0, 185, had his 3rd straight 100-plus game, hauling in 9 balls for 102 yards and 2 TDs vs. Hancock.

VENTURA:  Chris Brewer, 6-3, 210, made 9 catches for 179 yards and 2 TDs.

SANTA ROSA:  Brandon Simpson, 5-10, 175, caught 11 for 135 in Bear Cubs' 45-16 win over West Valley.

BLINN: Rashod Turner, 5-11, 180, made 5 catches for 104 yards and a TD plus a 60-yard punt return vs. Kilgore.


SAN BERNARDINO: Freshman Brett Bankus, 6-2, 190, set a school record with 4 INTs, including one returned 98 yards for a TD and another returned over 60 yards that was called back because of a penalty. SBVC upset Victor Valley 19-16. DT Ricky Vann, 6-3, 265, contributed 7 tackles & 3 sacks.

ERIE: LB Chris Wooten, 6-1, 255, had 12 tackles, 1 for loss, and a pass broken up while LB Ben Baer, 6-0, 245, made 11 tackles and had 2 sacks as Erie won 13-12 for the 2nd straight week.

GARDEN CITY:  DE Rodney Allen, 6-4 268, tallied 10 tackles (6 UA-4 AT), 2 sacks for minus-13, and 4 QB hurries vs. Independence.

SOUTHWESTERN:  LB Tony Koone, 6-3, 210, had 1 sack, 2 QB hurries, 3 TFLs, 3 solo stops and 5 assists in a 13-12 loss to Antelope Valley.

PIMA: LB Johnny Nunez, 6-1, 220, was named WSFL Defensive POW with 12 solo tackles & 4 TFLs in a 28-7 win over Glendale.

FULLERTON:  Gabe Long, 6-4, 290, chipped in 8 tackles, 3 TFL, 2 sacks, forced a fumble and deflected a pass in a 28-14 win over OCC.

ORANGE COAST: DT Ryan Davis, 6-1, 270, made 6 tackles (2 for loss) and recovered a fumble.

TYLER: All-American FS Michael Johnson, 6-3, 200, had 11 tackles, a sack, and an interception in the Apaches' 22-16 win over Navarro.

PALOMAR: DE Corey Mace, 6-3, 280, tallied 12 tackles (8 solo), including 1 for a loss, in a 36-17 loss to Saddleback.

MOORPARK: LB Rusty Worthen, 6-2, 230, had 13 tackles (8 solo), 3 TFLs and a hurry in their 16-13 OT win over LA PIERCE. And for LAPC, freshman LB Alain Karetepeyan, 6-3, 240, tallied 4 solo tackles, 4 assists, 1 INT, and 1 fumble recovery.

GLENDALE, CA:  Fred Gamble, 6-1, 240, had 9 solo tackles, 3 assists, 1 TFL, and 2 hurries in a winning effort over West LA.

SANTA ANA:  Frosh DB Thomas Christian, 5-6, 165, made 4 solo stops and had 2 INTs - one returned 24 yards for the winning TD - in a 30-17 victory over Golden West.

SADDLEBACK: FS Matt Mitchell, 6-2, 205, recorded 5 solo tackles, 7 assists, an INT, and 2 pass break ups.

MERCED:  Fr. LB Mathew Rascon, 5-11, 217, had 11 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries and caused one in a 15-9 victory over Hartnell.

NAVARRO: LB Mark Young had 9 tackles, recovered a fumble, and returned a punt 46 yards to set up a TD.

SHASTA: FS Zach Catanese, 6-3, 212, contributed 1 INT, 5 solo tackles, 5 assists and broke up 3 passes in a 26-6 win over Solano two weeks ago.

LOS MEDANOS:  Delo Hilton, 6-1, 205, scored on a 89-yard fumble recovery and then again on a 85-yard INT. He also had 5 solo stops in a 21-14 upset of Reedley two weeks ago.


GARDEN CITY:  Luke Dreiling, 5-9, 170, has developed into a D1 prospect.  He has been drilling field goals, including 42-, 47-, and 49-yarders. Plus, 12 out of 13 kickoffs have been put into the end zone.

ERIE:  Jason Fralicker, 5-10, 175, booted 25- and 52-yard field goals and for the 2nd straight week provided the difference in 13-12 wins.

SAN FRANCISCO: LSU bounceback Lavelle Hawkins, 6-0, 185, had 5 catches for 90 yards and a TD and a 90-yard punt return for a score.

LONG BEACH:  Jeffrey Hastings, 5-10, 180, was 4 for 4 in FG attempts (39, 35, 32, 27) and boomed 4 punts for a 41.8 average.

GARDEN CITY:  Luke Dreiling, 35- and 37-yard FGs, 7 XPTs, and 9 kickoffs into and through the end zone in a 61-13 win over Independence. Garden City OT Anthony Kilby, 6-5, 316, graded out at 98% in the tough game vs. Butler.

GLENDALE CA: Freshman Evgeniy Mameev, 6-0, 180, kicked 3 FGs (40, 28, 32), the last one being the winning points. He also had 5 punts for a 40.2 average in the Gauchos' 17-15 win over West LA.

PASADENA:  Ryan Weigand, 6-2, 190, punted 5 times for a 45.2 average including a pair of 53-yarders.

NAVARRO:  Bryan Woodard booted field goals of 31-, 31-, and 44-yards. He also averaged 39 yards per punt (Season: 20-40.7).


PALOMAR is airing all of its football games live on the World Wide Web.  All games, home and away, are simulcast via the internet on AM radio and on Cox digital radio channel 958…

FRESNO ran the ball 65 times in their 56-6 rout of Shasta. RB Nate Wright broke the game open early scoring on a 68-yard run then catching a 50-yard slant pass just before half.  He went 12 for 117 and 2 TDs and caught 2 passes for 79 and one more TD.  His backup, Jose Rojas, 5-9, 200, ran 15 times for 107 yards and a score after Wright dinged his shoulder.  All told the Rams managed 584 total yards…

HUTCHINSON threw only 2 passes but rushed it 62 times in a 21-7 triumph over Air Force Prep.  RB Leanord Brice had 33 carries for 125 and a TD and Brian Roulac traveled 24 times for 114 and a pair of scores.


These two teams staged a very entertaining, major defensive struggle.  ECC scored once on a long pass when the ball bounced right off defenders into WR Mike Sanford's hands in full stride and he just headed for the end zone.  The other came as the result of an interception (one of 3 by the Warriors).  The Mounties didn't do much threatening and settled for a field goal.  All QBs on both sides were harassed continually and both defenses swarmed to the ball.  The Mounties' DE Fili Tafisi showed why he is being heavily recruited.  He has great pursuit and seldom misses a tackle. He had 3 sacks, 4 hurries, and 5 tackles.   SS Tony DeMonaco flew around all over the place.  At 6-1, 200 he is a sharp tackler.  The Warrior DEs, Delvondre Gardner, 6-5, 245, and Rick Talanoa (he's got to be related to Ken, who played here in '92, then Arizona State), 6-3, 265, are solid, hard-nosed QB-seeking guys.  CB Steven Akarim had a great game with a pair of picks. 5 tackles, and a pass deflection.  FS Nate Ness had an INT, 6 tackles, and a pass deflection.  Punter Matt Dragich displayed incredible hang time and averaged 42.2 on 6 punts.  Both teams should be playoff contenders. 


This wide-open game before 5,000 fans at Coffeyville's Veterans Memorial Stadium, was practically a reverse blueprint of the last two times they faced one another.  Last year, Butler overcame 25- and 28-point leads to win both meetings.  Saturday the Grizzlies piled up a 25-0 lead and seemed to have things well in hand, only to have  Ravens QB, Michael Machen, spark a comeback that found Coffeyville taking a 29-25 lead with time running out.  With 0:54 left Butler's Ryan Torain ploughed 2 yards for the winning score.  The last drive was directed by Wake Forest transfer Zac Taylor, who went 22 of 31 for 362 yards and 3 TDs.  WR Franz Hardy caught 7 for 189 and a TD.  Torain rushed 9 times for 88 yards and Kenny Wilson 8 for 93. For the Ravens, QB Machen was 32 of 52 for 425 yards with 3 TDs -- but had 3 picked off.  The completions and yards set school records. Kerry Reed caught 8 passes for 155 yards and 2 TDs and Prechae Rodriguez caught 8 for 110. PJ Ikner ran for 61 yards on 16 carries and a TD.  It was Butler's 22nd consecutive conference win spanning 4 seasons and its 17th successive overall win.   Butler (no longer called Butler County) has conquered the Ravens 10 straight times.


GROSSMONT trailed MT. SAN JACINTO 10-0 at the half, but after that it was no contest.  The "D" took over in a big way. CB John Guice, 5-9, 180, had 2 more INTs giving him 5 for the season and WR Marques Clark caught 6 passes for 123 yards. Viewers were particularly impressed with MSJC MLB Chris Decker (pictured), a 22-year old ex-Marine, who had seen action in Iraq and Afghanistan. Decker, 6-3, 265, had 3 sacks and was all over the place.  He probably didn't mind the 102 degree heat either.  GC has a starting FB who weighs in at 275 pounds in Roderick Cooksey.  QB Jarrod Jackson is having some trouble this year because he just does not have a WR of the Todd Watkins ilk.  Watkins caught 9 passes for 212 yards against Boise State last weekend and is BYU's number one receiver this season…

ERIE has blocked 6 PATs and FGs in the past 3 games.  They defeated Nassau and Morrisville by the same 13-12 scores the past two weekends, so the blocks came in handy.  Jason Fralicker has booted 4 FGs in those two games, including a 52-yarder vs. Morrisville.

PASADENA's 10-7 win over Cerritos broke a 15-game losing streak, dating back to 2002.  SAN BERNARDINO also shed the loser's wreath with its 19-16 triumph over Victor Valley.  The Wolverines had lost 11 in a row... LA HARBOR running back, Joe Harris, has some fine 4 games stats showing 94 carries for 767 yards and 6 TDs with an 8.2 average…While it is true that PALOMAR only sports a 1-3 record, it might be a good idea to remember the Comets 3 losses came at the hands of teams with a combined 11-1 mark: Canyons, Fullerton and Saddleback.

PASADENA DL, Munir Muwwakkii, (go ahead try to pronounce it) is starting for the Lancers despite being completely hearing impaired. The 6-2, 285-pounder from Pinelias Park, Largo, FLA, made 12 tackles, half a sack, and knocked down a pass vs. Cerritos…

In case you have been wondering what has happened to our Pre-season All-American RB Jason Peters of BUTTE, he has battled injuries, but came back last week to lug the leather 9 times for 109 yards.  In that game, BUTTE totaled 130 yards in penalties, more than they gave up in total offense to REEDLEY (121 including minus-4 rushing on 19 carries)…

REGARDING THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PLAYOFFS, sure it's a bit early, but there were no overwhelming stats that show one conference over the other. With the two cross-over games completed, the MISSION finished 13-11, FOOTHILL 9-9 and WESTERN 14-16.

MESABI RANGE has definitely muscled in to Rochester's space in the Minnesota Conference. In their 49-10 rout, MR QB Chris Woodard, 6-3, 182, hooked up with William Norwood, 6-2, 207, for four TDs of 8-, 18-, 38- and 82-yards.  Woodard, tossed another of 33 to Rasheed Rowe as the Norse passed for 369 yards.  CB Jermaine Walters, 5-11, 215, is the "real deal."  RCC managed just 38 yards rushing…

The TRINITY VALLEY defense, headed by CB Jamarcdon Hayesus O'Neill, has held their last 4 opponents to under 100 yards rushing…IOWA CENTRAL relies on a two-pronged running game featuring Daren Williams and London Hayes.  Williams has gained 712 yards on 100 attempts in 5 games good for 5 TDs and Hayes has picked up 614 yards on 92 rushes and scored 6 times.  IC's only loss was a 24-17 double OT thriller to North Iowa Area, that team's only victory to date.

SEQUOIAS used the long ball in their win over Gavilan.  Freshman DB Quran Barge, 5-11, 200, scored on a 55-yard INT, DL Lawrence Finney 6-3, 235, returned an INT 32 yards for a TD, and RB David Robinson, 5-6, 158, went 91 yards to endzone on a KR.  Coach Roger Kelly must also be happy to have I'Lario Vital eligible after an academic tussle…EAST L.A. managed just 3 yards rushing vs. Harbor, and had only 13 against Desert.


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