JC Grid-Wire Weekly Notebook (11-2-04)

Who are the top teams over the last five years? Here's your top five for starters: 1. SAN FRANCISCO 57-2 2. ROCHESTER 52-6 3. BUTLER 53-7 4. DIXIE STATE 50-9 5. FRESNO 47-8. Continue on to see the rest of the list. This week's Notebook also includes the bowl game schedule, a couple of "big game" recaps, and more.

Top Teams Over the Last Five Years (cont.)

6. GEORGIA MILITARY 46-8

7. BUTTE 46-9

8. COLLEGE OF CANYONS 47-10

9. CHAFFEY 45-10

10. N.W. MISSISSIPPI 41-10

11. GROSSMONT 44-13

12. PALOMAR 43-13

13. GARDEN CITY 42-14

14. N.E. OKLAHOMA 41-15

15. IOWA CENTRAL 39-13

15. NASSAU 39-13

17. HINDS 39-14

17. LACKAWANNA 39-14

19. JOLIET 38-14

20. FOOTHILL 39-15

21. SNOW 37-13

22. HARPER   37-14

23. REEDLEY 38-15

23. GLENDALE, AZ 38-15

25. MT. SAN ANTONIO 37-17 

25. TYLER 37-17  

27. KILGORE 35-16

28. SANTA ROSA 36-17

29. MORRISVILLE 35-18

30. COFFEYVILLE 35-19

NOTES AND STUFF

The current Kansas playoff system is ridiculous.  They play 8 games to decide who plays who in the first round.  Consequently, BUTLER ends up playing Fort Scott, a team they had defeated 62-10 two weeks prior and this score is 59-0.  COFFEYVILLE gets a second run at Independence and now has 65-0 and 86-0 records on the log.  Suggestion:  Expand schedules to 9 games and then have 4 top teams in playoffs.  Four teams would play 9 games, two would play 10 and two would play 11.

FRESNO is happy to have RB Nate Wright back from injury after missing two games.  He was 14 for 105 against San Joaquin Delta, but it wasn't enough…

COFFEYVILLE has a dynamite return guy in sophomore Harrison Kush, 5-11, 190.  He returned a punt 86 yards for a score vs. Hutchinson, his 4th PR for a TD and was 6 for 127 on the day.  For the season he has 34 PRs for 708 yards, an incredible 20.8 yard avg.  He'll be needed to be in top form Sunday when the Ravens face BUTLER for the Kansas title.

GROSSMONT RB Rajive Otah, 5-8, 190, needs just 92 yards in regular season finale Saturday vs. Antelope Valley to become just the 3rd Griffin to surpass 1,000 yards.  Yep, it's a passing school.  His 15 TDs ties him for 2nd all-time with ex-WR Richard Zayas….DL Renell Robinson, 6-1, 240, stripped Santa Ana QB of ball at goal line, then fell on it for game-winning TD, 27-23.

PASADENA had a number of heroes in the team's OT 38-31 win over unbeaten El Camino.  Fr. QB Shane Jackson, 6-1, 205, hit on 22 of 44 for 261 and a pair of scores with WR Kris Riggins, 6-2, 185 pulling in 8 for 160 and 1 TD;  RB Randy Tresvant, 5-9, 170, had 4 TDs and 140 all-purpose yards and Fr. Ron Williams, 6-1, 220, from Florida, went 17 for 123.  (Season: 110-565)  On the defensive side freshman DB Marlon (son of Batman) Wood, 5-10, 190, had a diving INT in the end zone to preserve an upset, plus 4 tackles, 2 pass breakups and had 5 returns for 93 yards; LB Marcus Raines tallied 6 solo stops, 4 TFLs and 5 QB hurries; Frosh DB Sergio Villesenor, 6-1, 220, made 4 tackles, a 49-yard INT return and 4 pass breakups…EL CAMINO had a pair of 100-yard receivers in Laferrell Payne, 6-3, 195, who tallied 5-120-1 TD and Mike Sanford, 5-9, 175, tallied 8-115-1 TD.  DT Delvondre Gardner, 6-4, 275, was in on 6T, 3A, 5 QB hurries and had a sack. John Featherstone's Warriors have been squeaking by week after week and it just caught up with them in this one.  SADDLEBACK visits ECC this Saturday in what should decide the Mission National title.

The MT. SAN ANTONIO-LONG BEACH GAME on Nov. 13 would appear to be the decider in the Mission American Division. GROSSMONT has clinched the Foothill championship, L.A. HARBOR has a 1 game lead over WEST L.A. in the Western State Conference South and CANYONS looks good in WSC North, although MOORPARK could win it by defeating both Hancock and Canyons in their last two tiffs.

WE WILL GO INTO THE VARIOUS PLAYOFF AND BOWL POSSIBILITIES NEXT WEEK.

BOWL SCHEDULE

NOV. 14

GRAPHIC EDGE PRINTING (Doubleheader) @ Ames, IA

NOV. 20

EAST COUNTY @ Los Medanos, CA
GRAFFITI @ Modesto, CA
PRODUCERS DAIRY @ Fresno, CA
SILICON VALLEY @ Foothill, CA
TRI-COUNTIES HOLIDAY @ Butte, CA
VERIZON @ Chaffey, CA

NOV. 27

CAPITAL SHRINE BOWL @ Sacramento, CA

NOV. 28

DALTON  DEFENDERS BOWL @ Coffeyville, KS

DEC. 4

CLO BOWL @ Santa Rosa, CA
HAWAIIAN PUNCH @ San Francisco, CA
VALLEY OF THE SUN @ Scottsdale, AZ
DIXIE ROTARY @ St. George, UT   
ZIONS BANK TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN @ Salt Lake City, UT
PILGRIMS PRIDE @ Mt. Pleasant, TX
SEA ISLAND CO. GOLDEN ISLES @ Brunswick, GA
C.H.A.M.P.S HEART OF TEXAS @ Copperas Cove, TX

DEC. 11

CITI CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIP @ Mineral King Bowl, Visalia, CA

PLAYOFF SCHEDULES

MINNESOTA –

MINNESOTA WEST (5-4) hosts ITASCA (7-2)
MESABI RANGE (9-0) hosts ROCHESTER (7-2)

Last season, Mesabi defeated Rochester during the season but lost 14-12 in the playoffs.

TEXAS –

BLINN (8-1) hosts TYLER (7-2)
KILGORE (8-1) hosts TRINITY VALLEY (3-6)

MISSISSIPPI –

PEARL RIVER (9-0) hosts ITAWAMBA (4-4)
N.E. MISSISSIPPI (7-2) hosts HINDS (8-1) 

MORE THIS-N-THAT

Mississippi Jucos have 55-player rosters with a limit of 28 scholarships and 8 out-of-state players. Only 5 of the out-of-staters can be on scholarship. It's interesting. It is a bit new and supposedly is bringing parity to the conference, but inevitably we have NORTHWEST, HINDS, JONES, PEARL RIVER on top of the heap. NORTHWEST was sailing along unbeaten but lost 19-16 to NE and then 20-19 to Itawamba in the last 2 games, costing them a berth in the playoffs.  Ex-KILGORE TE Kevin Everett is considered to be the #1 TE in the next NFL draft. He followed Jeremy Shockey and Kellen Winslow to Miami…

TYLER has an all-freshman DL and 2 more newcomers in the backfield, so watch out in 2005…

CHAFFEY had 692 total yards (450 rushing) vs. Desert.

BAKERSFIELD's 17-8 loss to L.A. PIERCE took a lot of the edge off of their clash with CANYONS this Saturday, but a win would sure make the Renegades' season.  Did you notice – no POTATO BOWL on the schedule in California? It was the nation's longest continuous bowl contest and played in a great facility. And then they lost the state title game. It begs the question, what's going on here?

CHECKING THE J.C. GRID-WIRE RANKINGS ONE YEAR AGO AND GUESS WHAT?  Checking the top 5:

BUTLER
SAN FRANCISCO
GROSSMONT AND
CANYONS with
SANTA ROSA in fifth.

Now look at this year's rankings.

 


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