JC Grid-Wire Rankings & More (10-5-04)

SANTA ANA – The JC rankings are finally stabilized. C.C. San Francisco remained on top of the JC football rankings with the other top five spots remaining the same. When the weekend ended just 15 teams were still unbeaten, seven from California. Six teams, Bakersfield, Fullerton, Santa Rosa, Tyler, Hinds and Erie suffered defeat for the first time.

Rank

School (Last Rank)

 

Weekend Scores

1.

SAN FRANCISCO (1)

5-0

LAMBASTED LANEY 59-13

2.

COLLEGE OF CANYONS (2)

5-0

SHUT OUT SANTA BARBARA 38-0

3.

BUTLER, KS. (3)

6-0

HURTLED HUTCHINSON 34-13

4.

GROSSMONT (4)

5-0

STUNNED SOUTHWESTERN 45-9

5.

PEARL RIVER, MS. (5)

5-0

HIT HINDS WITH 37-30 DEFEAT

6.

DIXIE STATE, UT. (7)

5-0

OUTSCORED ARIZONA WESTERN 68-51

7.

CHAFFEY (6)

4-0

EDGED VICTOR VALLEY 41-40

8.

EL CAMINO (8)

5-0

CLIPPED CERRITOS 21-16

9.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI. (11)

6-0

HUMILIATED IOWA CENTRAL 40-13

10.

SIERRA (15)

5-0

SACKED SACRAMENTO 59-14

11.

BUTTE (14)

5-0

GOT BY YUBA 22-14

12.

COFFEYVILLE, KS. (16)

5-1

WENT OFF ON HIGHLAND 81-14

13.

FRESNO (19)

4-1

DEFENSE WAS SOLID VS MODESTO 40-17

14.

MT. SAN ANTONIO (22)

4-1

STOPPED UNBEATEN FULLERTON 17-3

15.

PIMA, AZ (17)

5-0

POUNDED NEW MEXICO MILIT. 19-5

16.

NW MISSISSIPPI (20)

5-0

HOUNDED HOLMES 35-6

17.

SADDLEBACK (24)

4-1

TROUNCED LONG BEACH 48-10

18.

SAN JOAQUIN DELTA (NR)

4-1

KNOCKED SANTA ROSA OFF 35-28

19.

BLINN,TX (NR)

4-1

DUMPED UNBEATEN TYLER 41-14

20.

SANTA ROSA (10)

4-1

LOST TO S.J. DELTA 28-35

21.

KILGORE, TX (23)

4-1

ROUTED RANGER 61-0

22.

HINDS, MS. (9)

4-1

LOST TO PEARL RIVER 30-37

23.

N.E. OKLAHOMA (25)

4-1

CLOBBERED CISCO 31-13

24.

FULLERTON (18)

4-1

LOST TO MT. SAN ANTONIO 3-17

25.

BAKERSFIELD (13)

4-1

LOST TO HANCOCK 17-22

TIE

N.E. MISSISSIPPI (23)

6-0

BEAT ITAWAMBA 24-13

TIE

MESABI RANGE (21)

5-0

VAULTED VERMILION 28-0

 

OTHER TEAMS TO WATCH

Citrus 4-1; Foothill 4-1; San Mateo 4-1; Snow 3-1; Jones 4-1; Santa Ana 4-1; Tyler 5-1; Ellsworth 5-1; Rochester 5-1; Garden City 4-2; Hutchinson 4-2

BIG GAMES THIS WEEKEND

This is the weekend that most of California's JCs will be off.  Independence @ Butler; San Bernardino Valley @ Grossmont (1); Jones @ Pearl River;  Dixie State @ Pima in battle of unbeatens;  Southwestern @ Chaffey;  Grand Rapids @ Harper; Coffeyville @ Fort Scott;  East Mississippi @ N.W. Mississippi (Thurs);  Blinn @ Trinity Valley;  Kilgore @ Tyler;  Navarro @ N.E. Oklahoma;  Mesabi Range @ Rainey River 


LITTLE THIS-N-THAT

THROUGHOUT THE J.C. FOOTBALL WORLD there are any number of relatives playing on the same squads, sons following in dad's footsteps, cousins, etc. and just plain items that we thinks would be of interest to you.  So we will bring a few of them to your attention.

AT DIXIE STATE, brothers Billy Ray and Doug Morris are starting defensive ends on each side.  RB Alphonso Cunningham is the half brother of Buffalo Bill star Travis Henry; QB Danny Southwick is the step-son of noted CNN talk show host Larry King; Beau Manutai is a starter at LB and brother Levi sees lots of action at DE;  Returning missionary Will Kofe, a DT transfer from Montana State, is the brother of Vili Kofe, who was the defensive player-of-the-year in Hawaii in 2002.

C.C. SAN FRANCISCO has Alex Toeaina plying at LB.  He is the brother of last year's All-American OT Albert, who is doing fine at Tennessee; safety Curlee Bishop is the cousin of starting LB and pre-season All-American, Desmond Bishop.

PASADENA also has its share:  Tyler Campbell, a Lancers RB, is the son of NFL Hall of Famer Earl Campbell; freshman TE Fred McNeill, is the son of UCLA's Fred McNeill, who played in the NFL for 12 years; TE Tanner Maher is the son of head coach Tom Maher; Danny Pittman, who played for the Lancers, then Wyoming, and the Cardinals of the NFL, has a son, Dennis, playing DB.

EVERYONE KNOWS THAT MARTY SCHOTTENHEIMER is the head guy with the San Diego Chargers, but DID YOU KNOW that his son Kurt is an assistant with the Chargers? Kurt is a former QB for COFFEYVILLE and still holds the records for most completions in a game (22) and TDs.

ORANGE COAST QB Beau Budde's dad, Brad, was in the NFL for 6 years with Kansas City.  Brad is now an assistant coach at OCC and Beau is on the bench with an injury.

GARDEN CITY: Freshman DE George Kearse, 6-3, 265, is a cousin of Jevon, the all-pro with the Eagles by way of the Tennessee Titans.

EAST CENTRAL: Freshman LB Paul Tolbert, 6-1, 215, is a half-brother of CB Joe Mingo, 6-0, 190.  They are from Homerville, GA. 

DODGE CITY:  RB Jon Edwards, 5-9, 210, is said to physically resemble uncle Barry Sanders.

HIGHLAND:  Head coach Marty Allen still gets help from his 70-year old brother Bill who assists despite two artificial knees.

We will keep looking for more of these relative situations and if you readers happen to know of any, let us know. Just email hankives@jcgridwire.com.

NOTES AND STUFF…

DIABLO VALLEY had 4 INTs and 6 sacks vs. Mendocino…SANTA ANA and SANTA MONICA had a total of 1,030 yards…FRESNO held Chabot to just 1 yard rushing…Independence was able to gain just a total of 10 total yards vs. COFFEYVILLE…The new coach at CONTRA COSTA is John McDermott…

The way we heard it, SADDLEBACK QB Colt Brennan declined to play in the contest against Palomar, citing too much distraction for his teammates.  It apparently was his choice alone.  Then after more discussions with SADDLEBACK brass it was decided he would play the remainder of the games…

LaVelle Hawkins, a hotshot prep receiver from the Bay area who signed with LSU, has bounced back to CCSF and making a big mark…

KANSAS JUCOs are relying more and more on the pass.  In the BUTLER-COFFEYVILLE contest the two teams combined for a staggering 1,024 aerial yards on 54 of 84 pass completions…It's official, BUTLER is BUTLER and not BUTLER COUNTY henceforth and from now on. 

Robert Schmidt, the more-than-able RIVERSIDE SID, came up with a dandy idea when he encompassed all of his visiting rivals rosters into the first program.  "We saved a couple of grand in printing costs," said Schmidt, "and we sell each successive program for a buck less than the previous home game."

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, SHOULD BE A BIG DAY FOR CCSF.  That's the day the judge is supposed to rule on the Rams' appeal of a year's probation and no post-season game in 2004 (as it stands at the time of this writing.)…

SIERRA has been completely dominant in winning its 23 straight games.  The Sept. 25, 35-22 win over Solano, was the closest in two seasons.  However, the Wolverines committed 6 turnovers, all fumbles, and had 9 penalties for 65 yards.  If they had to step up in class for a bowl game, that probably wouldn't work for them.  DB Brad Kester has been a tiger on defense pulling down 5 INTs in 4 games, the last one coming when Solano had taken a 22-20 lead.

ALUMNI REPORT – Dane King, ex-BLINN QB, is helping Baylor gain respectability…CB Ced Williams and WR Yamon Figurs, both of GARDEN CITY, are playing well for Kansas State…Greg Farr, PALOMAR, has had his eligibility restored by the NCAA, so he is back helping Southern California from his FS spot.  Now there is a story of a walk-on succeeding…EL CAMINO's Antonio Chatman, is seeing lots of PT for the Green Bay Packers and K Kevin Lovell is doing well for the University of Cincinnati. Ex-Warriors great Steve Sarkisian, is now an assistant coach for the Oakland Raiders…CERRITOS WR TJ Houshmandzadeh caught Carson Palmer passes for over 100 yards recently, finally getting a chance to do something other than return punts.  With Champ Bailey gone in the trade for Clinton Portis, Washington is utilizing former HINDS great, CB Fred Smoot, all over the defensive backfield.  EL CAMINO DE Ryan Riddle has been a key defensive factor for the California Bears.

1970 WAS AN AMAZING YEAR FOR JC STATS.  One of the most incredible stats was turned in by REEDLEY's Larry Battle, the will-'o-the-wisp wide receiver, who is still tied for the all-time scoring title with 204 points.  He did that in 9 games while catching 80 passes for 1,326 yards and 26 TDs.  He kicked PATs as well.  In a game vs. Cuesta he caught 13 passes for 254 yds at 6 TDs while scoring 42 points.  CANYONS RB Clint McKinley became the first  to surpassed 400 yards rushing in a single game, racking up 419 on 41 carries against Mt. San Jacinto.

IN KEEPING WITH THE TRADITION of never missing a deadline in our 44 and one/half years of publication, you may have noticed that a good deal of what we wrote this weekend was done prior to Oct. 4.  This was necessitated by a Friday, October 1 surgery. Nothing major, but it was the 2nd in a month and could well be ranked in the painful category, and  figured to make the old computer sort of out of bounds.  We'll make up for it this weekend.

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES

QUARTERBACKS:

BLINN: Daniel Marshall completed 26 of 32 passes for 349 and 3 TDs in a 41-14 win over Tyler.

SIERRA: Dave Johnson went 18 of 31 for 236 yards in a win over Solano.

FRESNO: Frosh Jeff Scott, 6-3, 215, completed 15 of 22 for 232 yards and a TD and ran for two more in decisive 56-6 win over Shasta.

SACRAMENTO: Frosh Vince Seeno, 6-4, 184, was 11 of 18 for 194 yards and 5 TDs in a 46-31 win over American River

RUNNING BACKS:

SACRAMENTO:  Keith Johnson, 5-11, 186, had 25 carries for 198-1 in a 34-33 loss to Delta.

SIERRA: Rusty Deaton gained 157 yards on 31 carries and scored 4 times on runs of 3, 9, 4 and 10 yards in a 35-22 win over Solano. After 4 games he scored 14 times.

MINNESOTA WEST: Frosh Anthony Johnson, rambled for 124 yards and scored twice in loss to Hibbing

RECEIVERS:

LANEY: Josh Stone, 5-10, 195, caught 11 balls for 212 yards and a TD in a 41-12 loss to Siskiyous.

MENDOCINO: Frosh Robert Kirvia, 6-4, 175, made 11 receptions for 174 yards and 2 tallies in a 34-20 loss to De Anza.

HARTNELL: Shane Haag, 6-1, 185, had 11 catches for 157 yards and a score in a 15-9 loss to Merced.

DEFENSE:

N.E. OKLAHOMA: LB Jason Northern recorded 15 tackles, 7 solo, a sack and tackle for loss in a 31-13 win over CISCO.

KILGORE: Tremaine Wright returned a kickoff 70 yards to score in a 61-0 win over Ranger and DB Keaton Daniels scored with a 54-yard interception.

DIABLO VALLEY: Freshman DB Castine Bridges, 6-1, 185, had 3 INTs and made 5 tackles vs. Mendocino.

RIDGEWATER: DT Brent Simon, had 4 solo tackles, 5 assists, 2 sacks, 1 TFL, forced a fumble and blocked a kick in a 34-13 win over Rainy River.

SANTA ROSA: Freshman DB K.J. McCrag, 6-2, 210, blocked a punt and returned another for a TD, had an INT and broke up 2 passes in a 45-7 win over Redwoods.

HIBBING: S Abioyd Oyeyemi had 7 solo tackles and 5 assists in a 23-22 win over Minnesota West.

BUTTE: DB Brandon Williams, 5-9, 170, had a 24-yard INT return for a TD, caused a fumble and had 4 tackles as BC limited Reedley to 136 total yards.

CONTRA COSTA: LB Bradley Moore, 6-1, 250, had a pick, a hurry and 14 tackles in a 35-14 loss to Cabrillo.

OTHERS:

DE ANZA:  Chad Talley, 6-0, 180, after 4 games had 22 punts for a 45.7 average.  Last year he averaged 39.8 on 64 boots.

 


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