Notes and Top Performances (Sept. 20)

This week's Notes and Top Performances includes a look at #1 CCSF and #3 Butler. Offensive and defensive top performances: CCSF LB Larry Grant (6-3, 225), 2 INTs for 23 yards, a blocked punt he ran for a 35-yard TD and many tackles and a sack or two. Lots more top performances. Plus, a few game recaps.



REEDLEY:  Terry Mayo, 6-4, 235, completed 18 for 32 and 326 yards and 2 long TD passes.

MT. SAN JACINTO:  Matt Ticich, 6-0, 180 was 18 of 36 for 336 and 3 TDs before suffering an injury vs. Grossmont.

LONG BEACH: Alex Aispuro, 6-2, 200, completed 23 of 42 for 308 yards and 2 TDs in loss to Saddleback.

PALOMAR: Josh Somerville, 6-3, 230, 15 of 35 for 305 yards and a pair of scores and ran another

BUTLER:  Paul Eck, 6-4, 207, completed just 9 passes but 5 went for TDs of 82, 27, 75, 55 and 35 yards for a total of 306

SANTA ANA: Daniel Morales, 6-0, 200, 25 of 39 for 292 and 2 scores plus total offense of 283.

GARDEN CITY;  Rod Windsor, 6-2, 205, 27 of 40 for 284 yards and a TD vs. Butler.

PASADENA:  Carlos Celis, 6-0, 185, 23 of 41 for 280 yards and 4 TDs.

SEQUOIAS:  Brent Schaeffer, 6-3, 200, 12 of 20 for 248 with 4 TDs and ran 7 times for 49.

MOORPARK: Cameron Merrill, 6-2, 215, 13 of 25 for 224 and 3 TDs.

CANYONS:  Marcel Marquez, 5-11, 205, 13 of 26 for 211 and 4 TDs.


MERCED:  Robert Hill had 30 carries for 230 yards and TDs of 85, 1 and 3 in a 41-31 win over Modesto.

GARDEN CITY:  Marcus Cross, 23 carries for 216 yards and TDs of 13, 8 and 8.

BUTLER:  Kenny Wilson, 6-1, 217, rushed for 214 yards with TD runs of 9, 33 and 39 yards.

CITRUS:  Dario Camacho packed the leather 20 times for 192 yards and 2 tallies in 44-14 win over SMCC.

BLINN:  James Johnson, 5-11, 195, carries just 8 times but gained 175 yards and scored 4 times.

TRINITY VALLEY:  Rs-Frosh Eric Ransom, 5-10, 185,  rushed for 167 yards and 3 TDs.

SADDLEBACK:  P.T. Gates had 160 yards on 23 carries and one score.

HIGHLAND:  Eugene Holloman lugged the ball 31 times for 159 yards and 2 TDs in 35-29 triumph over Fort Scott.

L.A. HARBOR: Robert Miller, 5-9, 180, had 21 carries for 152 yards and 2 TDs and 3 catches for 20 yards plus a 33-yard KOR for 205 all-purpose yards.

CISCO:  Chauncey Campbell rushed for 149 yards and 2 TDs in 26-0 shutout of Tyler.

MORRISVILLE:  Dante Bryant, 5-10, 195, had 26 carries for 136 yards and a TD in 27-24 victory over Alfred St.

NASSAU:  FB Joe Williams, 5-11, 200, rambled for 123 yards on 14 carries with one score and TB Brett Wilson had 121 and a TD.

COFFEYVILLE: Travis Evans, 5-9, 200, rushed for 142 yards with 3 TDs and Kendrick Smith, 5-11, 205, 18 for 103.

SCOTTSDALE:  Clinton Polk dented the New Mexico Military defense for 126 yards on 14 carries, 2 TDs and 4 catches for 46 yards. 


MERCED:  Brian Fludd had 3 catches for 187 yards and TDs of 76 and 68 yards.

SEQUOIAS:  Darius Passmore, 6-1, 175, hauled in 5 catches for 177 yards and 3 TDs, giving him 8 in 3 games. 1 PR for 19, 1 KR for 20.

GROSSMONT:  Michael Omar, 6-1, 195, 5 catches for 155 yards and 3 TDs

SADDLEBACK:  Quincy Lever, 6-1, 185, 10 catches for 147 yards and 1 TD.

VENTURA:  Charles Dillon, 6-1, 190, caught 9 passes for 187 yards and 3 TDs.


SAN FRANCISCO:  LB Larry Grant, 6-3, 225, 2 INTs for 23 yards, a blocked punt he ran for a 35-yard TD and numerous tackles and sacks while leading defense that held Fresno to 170 total yards.

N.E. OKLAHOMA:  DE Micah Howeth, 6-4, 230, had a sack and 13 tackles in loss to Trinity Valley.

HUDSON VALLEY – LB John Fuschino, 6-1, 219, 11 tackles and 4 sacks, in 30-24 win over Dean.

DIXIE STATE:  LB Misi Tupe, 6-0, 235, 8 solo stops, 4 assists, 3 sacks and caused a fumble.

DEAN:  Josh Jennings had 19 tackles and 4 sacks.

LONG BEACH:  DE Henry Filo 9.5 tackles and a pair of sacks.

MERCED:  Jacob Merrill, LB, had 15 tackles, including 4 for losses and 1.5 sacks.

PALOMAR:  S Adam Tenney, 6-3, 215, had a 37-yard INT for a TD, 9 tackles, 8 solo and broke up 3 passes.

CERRITOS:  LB Dylan Campanale, 6-2, 245, 11 tackles, 5 solo, an INT for 45 yards and broke up 2 passes.

ORANGE COAST:  Justin Williams, 6-0, 250, DE, had 7.5 tackles, 5.5 for loss, 2 sacks and a fumble recovery.

COFFEYVILLE:  Frosh LB Craig Durfee, 5-10, 200, 7 solo, 2 assists, a T for –8, a sack, 2 QB hurries, and a fumble recovery,

CANYONS: LB Joey Larocque, 6-2, 225, 11 tackles, 5 solo, 3 sacks and a pick.

GLENDALE:  Marco Ramirez, 6-3, 235, 14 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 hurries in 14-7 loss to Compton.

NAVARRO: LB Damon Hurst, 5-11, 225,  12 tackles and a recovered fumble, frosh S Ray Sims, 6-0, 205, 15 tackles and LB Will  Clewis, 6-0, 225, 14 tackles, one for a loss, in 14-11 win over Kilgore. 


GROSSMONT:  Frosh RB Derrell Hutsona, 5-10, 180, had 269 all-purpose yards, including a school record 98-yard KOR, and 10 carries for 107.

ORANGE COAST:  WR Shane Hoffman, 6-1, 200, returned kickoffs 97 and 83 yards for TDs.

PASADENA:  WR/DB/QB/PR Tremane Vaughns, 5-8, 170, caught 13 passes for 151 yards, with TDs of 25 and 28 yards, had an 11-yard punt return, rushed for 17 yards had a tackles and broke up a pass in loss to Golden West.

MT. SAN ANTONIO: Frosh Greg Woidneck, 6-1, 195, nailed 4 punts for 45.8 avg. and PK Brian Giambustiani, 6-1, 180, 3 FGs, 26 and 44 yards and a 32-yard game-winner.

TRINITY VALLEY:  RS-FR Sinisa Vrvilo, 6-1, 230, was 4 for 4 on PATs, had 2 field goals, one of 42 yards, and 4 of 6 kickoffs were touchbacks.


ALLAN HANCOCK 58, SANTA BARBARA 35 in a wild contest that featured the running of AHC's mighty mite, 5-8, 196-pound Drew Williams and the pass-catching of SBCC's Ernie Pierce.  The game was tight for the first half with Hancock walking off with a 24-21 lead.  But Williams, who gained 225 yards on 28 carries and scored 5 times, tallied the next three TDs and the Bulldogs won their 11th straight from their county rivals.  Pierce a lanky 6-4 freshman, grabbed 8 passes for 153 yards and 3 TDs plus a nifty 63-yard kickoff return, kept SBCC in the game.


MISSISSIPPI schools get their season's underway this week, IF the new hurricane doesn't change plans. It will be interesting to see how Tim Hatten's PEARL RIVER eleven, the 2004 NJCAA champs and No. 2  behind only Canyons in the final J.C. GRID-WIRE rankings, will do after being all primed to play ball way earlier this month.  The Wolves are sporting a 19-game winning streak.  Speaking of streaks, SIERRA will start appearing on the all-time winning streak lists after posting 32 in a row.  Since you ask, SAN FRANCISCO holds the record with 42 straight victories.  BOISE, back when they were a JC in the late 40s, reeled off 38 in a row, DUPAGE 36 and COFFEYVILLE 35, so the Wolverines are already the number five all-time with their 32 straight.

GROSSMONT's 83-35 tiff with MT. SAN JACINTO, easily provided the season's highest point total.  The 118 total is a long way from the record of 144 set in 1998 when SHASTA outscored MERCED 73-71 for 144.  GROSSMONT was in a game that found 121 point tallied when they lost to SOUTHWESTERN 64-57 in 1992.  By the way, beating up on someone by 80 points does not really add any points to a team's ranking potential.  We realize a coach cannot send in his subs and tell them not to play hard, or not to score, but it doesn't enhance power ratings.

CONGRATS to HIGHLAND coach Marty Allen, whose Scotties suffered through an 83-19 and 76-0 pounding by those Kansas scourges Coffeyville and Butler before entering the win column last weekend with a 35-29 win over FORT SCOTT (currently in the midst of a 17-game losing skein).  The Kansas Conf. at one time was pretty competitive, but in recent years Butler and Coffeyville have dominated big time.  And soon they will be in their playoff structure with the biggies tuning up for their inevitable clash with some more 83-0 scores over the bottom guys.  Too bad the Big Two can't join the Texas or WSFL conferences.

Did you notice that ex-PALOMAR CB Chris Cash was picked up by Atlanta after being released by Detroit?  He had earned starting status with the Lions until he was hurt last season.  GAMES I'd LIKE TO SEE THIS WEEK: BUTTE @ REEDLEY, DIXIE @ SCOTTSDALE, FULLERTON @ SADDLEBACK and MT SAN ANTONIO at EL CAMINO.  Those could turn up some changes in next week's Top-25.  BUTTE's log shows 119 points scored in 3 games and just 6 allowed.  We look for REEDLEY to tally maybe 3 times, but if backed into a corner to predict the score would make it something like BUTTE 17, REEDLEY 14.

A date to remember:  October 1, 7 p.m. when CANYONS invades BAKERSFIELD's Memorial Stadium.  Should be plenty of red-shirted Renegade fans, plus many from over the Grapevine on hand for that one.



TYLER: K Jonathon Roberts accounted for all his teams points with 4 FGs, including a 47-yarder, in 27-12 loss to Trinity Valley.

BUTTE: RB Webster Patrick, 5-9, 205, scampered for 202 yards on 23 trips and 3 TDs vs. Feather River.

SAN FRANCISCO: Tyreece Jacks, 5-10, 195, 20 for 185 and 3 scores, in 69-0 win over West Valley.

GOLDEN WEST: DB Wes Winston, 5-11, 205, 23-yard INT for TD, plus 3 solos and 3 assists in loss to Ventura.

ORANGE COAST: DT Justin Williams, 6-0, 250, 4.5 tackles, 2.5 for loss, 2 sacks and forced fumble which led to TD.

PALOMAR: QB Josh Somerville, 6-3, 230, passes for 256 and 2 TDs and ran 29 yards for 2 more, 275 total offense vs. Harbor.

DIABLO VALLEY:  Jason Palmer, 5-9, 208, 19 trips for 172 yards and 2 TDs, in 32-0 win over Contra Costa.

CABRILLO: Chris Uribe, 5-7, 165 , grabbed 11 tosses for 169 yards and a TD in loss to Sierra.

GAVILAN: Shane Butcher, 5-9, 185, caught 7 passes for 133 yards in 20-0 win over Marin.

SANTA ROSA: P/DB K.J. McCrae, 6-2, 210, 3 punts for 45.3 avg. blocked a punt, 10 tackles, 7 solo, and 2 pass break ups in 62-0 rout of Shasta.


COACH:  George Rush
RAMS have won 56 and lost 3 over the past five years.  In 3 games this season have scored 123 and allowed 12. Andrew Storm has taken over at QB, replacing All-American Joe Ayoob, and has gone 43 of 78 for 551 6 TDs and 1 int. Capable receivers in Maurice Purify (13-149-3) and Jomar Drake (15-153-4).  As usual, Rush likes to distribute the ball to some 6 receivers.  Freshman Tyreece Jacks seems to have earned the starting RB job over Angelo Jeffery.  Jacks is 46-274-4 and Jeffery 24-90-2.  LB Larry Grant, a 6-5, 225 ace, heads the defense, along with SS Curlee Bishop (5-11, 200) and FS Matthew Harris (5-11, 185).  Rush said before the season that he thought this group might be better all around than the 2004 edition and the wiley one (227-77) is probably right.


COACH:  Troy Morrell
GRIZZLIES are 53-7 for the past 5 seasons, or since Morrell took over as head man.  4 game totals are 188-62. Morrell picked up Ole Miss transfer QB Paul Eck, a 6-4, 215-pounder, and he has fit in very nicely for  Zac Taylor now at Nebraska.  Kenny Wilson and Ryan Torain have been limited by injuries but it hasn't derailed this express.  Paul Griffin is an All-American at DT, 6-1, 285, Sherrone Moore, 6-6, 305, ditto at OT.  S Teddrick Verdell, 6-3, 210, is a good one as is DE Alton Boudreaux, 6-3, 235.  Morrell always plans ahead so he has plenty of redshirts to fill the shoes of graduates to play in his multiple I offense and multiple 4-3 defense.

HISTORIAN HARRY FRYE JR. says the all-time best team was the 1951 SAN BERNARDINO squad coached by Clyarde Williams. They went 11-0 and had a 498-49 log with 5 shutouts, a 40.8 differential.  Perry Jeter, Willie Mims, John Rushing, John Trianovich and Paul Womack were on that great squad.  Don't know that I agree, or disagree without checking it out.  The '63 ORANGE COAST, '59 BAKERSFIELD, '89 NAVARRO squads come to mind or the 2001 SAN FRANCISCO crew.


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