Notes & Top Performances (10/4)

This week's Notes and Top Performances recaps the Hartnell victory over Sequoias, 66-60, as well as the San Francisco vs. Laney game. How about some Did You Knows? Since NASSAU (NY) started football in 1968, the Lions have finished above .500 every season? With five wins already in the bag, one more victory will insure the eastern powerhouse of its 37th straight winning season. Lots of top performances too.



PEARL RIVER: Jimmy Oliver, 6-0, 170, bounced back from a rather slow opening game to connect on 25 of 43 passes for 467 and a pair of scores in 48-26 win over Hinds.

CERRITOS: Jeff Kline, 6-2, 200, completed 26 of 35 for 302, 2 TDs and had 12 carries for 48 and another tally, in 28-24 win over Long Beach.

EL CAMINO: Frosh Lyle Moevao, 5-11, 205, went 14 of 26 for 300 yards and 4 TDs in 31-20 win over Palomar in his first start.

JONES: Brett Hyatt, 6-3, 200, connected on 28 of 38 for 299 and 2 TDS in 20-19 win over Southwest.

GOLDEN WEST: Frosh Joey Halzle, 6-4, 220, was 21 of 37 for 287 and a TD and had another rushing TD.

NAVARRO: Chris Johnson, 6-3, 230, went 22 of 41 for 275 yards and 2 TDs in 41-17 loss to Trinity Valley.

L.A. VALLEY: Frosh Troy Jackson, 6-2, 190, completed 27 of 47 for 265 and a TD in 21-23 loss to Ventura.

LONG BEACH: Alex Aispuro, 6-2, 200, hit on 28 of 43 for 267 and a pair of scores.

CANYONS: Marcel Marquez, 6-0, 210, was 16 of 30 for 230 and 2 tallies and ran 19 times for 85 yards and another score.

BAKERSFIELD: Thomas Peregrin, 6-3, 185, completed 15 of 24 for 230 and 1 score.


BUTLER: Kenny Wilson, 6-1, 215, pounded out 267 yards on just 10 carries with TD runs of 96, 43 and 87 yards and Ryan Torain, 6-1, 217, accounted for 144 yards on 9 trips with 2 scores in rout of Hutchinson.

KILGORE: Frosh Billy Martin, 5-10, 200, rushed for 205 yards on 20 efforts and 1 TD in 44-7 win over Ranger.

SAN FRANCISCO: Freshman Tyreece Jacks, 5-10, 195, had 23 carries for 201 yards and 2 TDs in 27-8 win over Laney (5G: 77-497-6)

GLENDALE, CA: Jamal Rashad had 26 carries for 195 yards and 2 TDs in 33-21 over L.A. Harbor and Brandon McCullough was 25-171-1.

GARDEN CITY: Marcus Cross, 5-11, 210, had16 lugs for 180 and TDs of 2, 60 and 9 yards in 71-27 win over Highland and Maurice Green, 5-10, 215, 14 lugs for 116 yards.

LANEY: Burly RB Frank Summers, 5-11, 244, lumbered for 152 yards on 37 lugs against CCSF.

PASADENA: Ron Williams, 6-0, 220, 26 carries for 144 yards and 1 TD.

MORRISVILLE: Dante Bryant, 5-10, 195, 21 carries for 143 yards in 44-30 win over Dean.

WEST HILLS: Shawn O'Conner rushed 27 times for 140 yards in 23-21 loss to Cabrillo.

TYLER: Brian Rodgers, 5-8, 175, carried 17 times for 130 yards and scored 3 times vs. Blinn.

L.A. SOUTHWEST: Darryl Crummie had 20 carries for 130 yards and 2 scores in 36-6 win over Santa Monica. He's a 5-7, 163, freshman.

FULLERTON: Super freshman Joe Chatman, 5-10, 190, had 13 carries for 130 with TDs of 8, 12 and 84 yards. (5G: 928 yards)

SOUTHWESTERN: Larry Richardson, a 5-7, 170-pound workhorse, carried 31 times for 124 yards.

FOOTHILL: Jacob French ran for 119 yards and 3 scores on just 14 carries.

BLINN: James Johnson, 5-11, 195, rushed for 118 yards and a TD and caught 4 passes for 44 yards and a score.

NEW MEXICO MILITARY: Freshman Alex Courtney, 5-8, 175, carried 10 times for 97 and 3 TDs in 26-13 win over Pima.


EL CAMINO: Marcel Reece, 6-3, 235, 5 catches for 155 yards and a 74-yard TD.

GROSSMONT: WR Michael Omar, 6-1, 195, caught 7 passes for 130 yards.

PALOMAR: Jermaine McQueen, 6-2, 180, had just 3 catches, but they went for 130 yards with TDs of 59 and 52 yards.

BAKERSFIELD: Speedster Taj Smith, 6-2, 170, collected 6 tosses for 118 yards.


MESA: DE Tyson Estes, 6-3, 225, 4 solo tackles, 2 assists, 3 sacks, recovered a fumble and blocked a kick in 34-13 win over Phoenix.

FULLERTON: S Darryl Gober, 6-2, 220, returned a fumble 56 yards for a TD and intercepted a pass in FCC's end zone, plus a pair of tackles vs. Golden West.

HANCOCK: DB Lafe Viker, 6-0, 186, 7 tackles, 5 pass breakups in 55-17 win over L.A. Pierce.

BLINN: LB Jacob Patek, 6-1, 201, 14 tackles, 8 solo, 2 sacks in 28-21 win over Tyler.

ORANGE COAST: DE Justin Williams, 6-0, 245, 7 tackles, 4 solo, a sack and 5 pass rushes and LB Dave Ronning, 6-3, 230, totaled 13.5 (11 solo), and a sack vs. Riverside. The pair have been outstanding all season.

N.W. MISSISSIPPI: CB Zach Britten, 5-10, 185, 3 interceptions, 6 tackles, 3 PBU and helped hold Holmes to just 12 yards rushing.

FRESNO: LB Stevie Allen had 8 tackles vs. Modesto.

CANYONS: LB Joey Larocque, 6-2, 235, 7 tackles, 5 solo, recovered a fumble and added a sack.

L.A. SOUTHWEST: DL Nicholas Enriquez, 6-2, 230, 5 tackles, 3 solo, 2 for loss, 2 sacks and a hurry.

JONES: LB Michael   Jones, 6-0, 240, 11 tackles and 4 assists in win over Southwest.


RIVERSIDE: PK Raul Torres, 5-11, 245, boomed FGs of 41, 41 and 26 yards in 16-0 blanking of Orange Coast.

GROSSMONT: DB Adam Cooper, 6-1, 188, with time running out booted one 40 yards for 23-21 win over West Hills.

TRINITY VALLEY: PK Sinisia Vrvilo toed 2 more field goals giving him 9 for 11 and added 3 more touchbacks, one from the 20.

VENTURA: Frosh Robby Smith, 5-9, 170, kicked 3 FGs of 47, 41 and 25 yards and punted 7 times for 38.9 avg. 23-21 over Valley.

SADDLEBACK: P Andrew Larson had 9 kicks for a 40.6 avg. with 3 inside the 20.

SANTA ANA: Freshman David Buehler, 6-2, 215, a LB/RB/PK, had 2 rushes for 32 yards (7- and 25-yard TDs), 5 tackles, 3 solo, an interception for 13 yards and 5 touchbacks on his kickoffs.

COFFEYVILLE: OT Brandon Walker, 6-4, 320, for the 2nd straight week graded out at 83% and had five pancakes.

CATCHING UP         

MENDOCINO: Freshman Dayton Edwards, 6-1, 200, passed 25 times with 16 complete for 373 yards and 3 scores in a 55-25 win over DeAnza.

LANEY: LB Dante Floyard, 6-0, 232, had 3 sacks, 12 tackles and a recovered fumble in 30-14 win over Siskiyous.

MONTEREY PENINSULA: Freshman LB Derek Griffith, 6-0, 191, had an interception, 2 fumble recoveries one returned for 19-yard TD win over Marin.

CONTRA COSTA: Freshman LB Troy McConico, 6-1, 245, 12 tackles, 11 solo and a forced fumble in 20-0 loss to Cabrillo.



SAN FRANCISCO didn't have an easy time with unbeaten LANEY before emerging with a 27-8 victory. Freshman QB Jimmy Collins, 6-0, 180, made his debut for the Rams filling in for the injured Andrew Strom. Collins hit on 12 of 22 passes for 218 yards and 2 TDs. Not too bad for the first time out on a team that has national title aspirations. CCSF had problems stopping the bull-like rushes of Laney's Frank Summer, a 5-11, 244-pounder, who lugged the ball 37 times for 152 yards. CCSF Freshman sensation Tyreece Jacks, had one TD run of over 30 yards that left a lot of equipment dangling around opponents knees. Word has it that the game was a sellout. That is just great. Nice matchup of coaches, who first faced one another back in 1966 in the Prune Bowl. Stan Peters in his first year as assistant coach at Laney and George Rush playing for the Rams along with the  likes of O.J. Simpson, Al Cowlings, Dwight Tucker and Mike Taylor. Laney had Norm Thompson and Louis "Speedy" Thomas. Second-string QB To Read pitched Laney to an upset victory, 35-13, as Thomas ran for 120 yards with five catches. It was a miserable day and a muddy field and O.J. could gain just 29 yards and score once. CCSF had been denied the Jr. Rose Bowl invitation (it went to Pasadena, who took a 40-13 licking from Henderson, now known as Trinity Valley) and might not have had their hearts in the game. LANEY ultimately became the only JC team in the country with a perfect (10-0) record. Stan Peters has declared he will retire at the end of this season. One thing we have always noticed, aside from his competitive teams, is that his players usually graduate at mid-term and with decent grades. He will be missed from the coaching fraternity.

MORE NOTES: With their next victories, Henry Washington of L.A. SOUTHWEST and Joe Kersting of GLENDALE (ARIZ.), will reach the highly coveted 100-victory plateau. REEDLEY coach Michael White must have his fingers crossed that QB Terry Mayo, who injured his elbow in the first half vs. Diablo Valley, will be OK for the Oct. 15 conference opener vs. SAN JOAQUIN DELTA. Last week we were thinking that SANTA ROSA's 48 point first period splurge vs. Redwoods might be a record. Then this week along comes BUTLER putting 55 2nd quarter points up against Hutchinson. They know that's their record for one period. By the way, we have been advised that DODGE CITY QB Omar Haugabook is indeed 220 pounds, but 6-1, rather than 6-2.

At one time Saturday we were headed for the GROSSMONT-SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY game on the latter's new turf. However, 100-degree heat sent us off in another direction. Just as well. Neither SBVC's heralded Kendrick Harris nor Grossmont's Derrell Hutsona, a pair of outstanding RBs, played in the game. SBVC outrushed the Griffins 257 to 132, but GCC had a huge 295-65 bulge in the passing department. N.W. MISSISSIPPI earned win No. 1 for coach Randy Pippin, 10-7, over Holmes, by limiting HCC to just 12 yards rushing and registering 6 QB sacks and 4 picks. PK Billy Bishop's first-ever FG attempt, a 26-yarder, was good and spelled the difference in the 10-7 contest. HOORAY FOR HUTCHINSON. They now have a full-time SID, Steve Carpenter, former Sports Editor of the Hutchinson News.

DID YOU KNOW that the last Southwest JC Conference victory for CISCO came in the last game of the 2000 season, 17-10, vs. Ranger, until they knocked off Tyler 26-0 on Sept. 24?  In their 29-26 loss last weekend to N.E. OKLAHOMA, CISCO managed just 11 yards rushing. Since NASSAU started football in 1968, the Lions have finished above .500 every season?  With five wins already in the bag, one more victory will insure the eastern powerhouse of its 37th straight winning season.


Ex-COFFEYVILLE All-American Brandon Jacobs is the touchdown maker for the NY Giants. After a Monday Night Football Game in which he had scored, his former Raven Mentor, Jeff Leiker said, "It's great to see things like that. You know who they are and you know what they have gone through to get there and so it is special."  BUTLER's QB of '04, Zac Taylor, led Nebraska to a double-OT win over ranked Iowa State by completing 36 of 55 for a school record 431 yards. Word is out that Jesse Mahelona, ORANGE COAST, will be a 1st round draft choice out of Tennessee. Sam Paulescu, FULLERTON, averaged 45.6 on 8 punts for Oregon State in a 44-33 win over Washington State and Jerome Harrison went 31 for 124 and 3 TDs for Wazoo. DT Domato Peko, CANYONS, picked up a Michigan fumble and rambled 74 yards for Michigan State's game-tying TD. Dante Hall, GROSSMONT, scored on a KOR for Kansas City, accomplishing the feat for the 6th time. That puts him in a tie with 2 other former JCs: Mel Gray, COFFEYVILLE, and Travis Williams, CONTRA COSTA, along with Gale Sayers. How about the defensive efforts of Arizona State backs against USC's Trojans? Maurice London and Josh Golden, both ex-GROSSMONT lads and S Zach Cantanese, SHASTA, were all over the field. ASU was said to have started something like 9 ex-JCs, but we are still checking on that.


HARTNELL 66, SEQUOIAS 60. Just when the COS Giants were starting to think about various championship possibilities, along came long-time foe, Hartnell, to knock them off the undefeated perch. And what a shootout it was. Figure 1,188 combined yards, 749 via the airlanes. COS QB Brent Schaeffer, ex-Vol who is thinking maybe Florida next year, set school marks for total offense 567 yards, 6 TD passes and 7 scores, and A.J. Jackson caught 10 passes for 157 yards and 4 TDs. COS took a 34-31 lead at the start of the 2nd half and then HARTNELL QB Brandon Olden (20 of 28 for 325, 5 TDs and 12 yard run for a score) led the Panthers back to a 66-46 lead. Wham! … the Giants came back for two quick TDs in the final 6 minutes and ended up on the 4-yard line when time ran out. As the Angels radio broadcaster would say, just another routine JC football game. 

HISTORIAN HARRY FRYE JR. comes up with another set of interesting stats. TOP 20 SCHOOLS WITH THE MOST ALL-AMERICANS since inception of the J.C. GRID-WIRE in 1960.

1.  FULLERTON - 142                                  
2.  EL CAMINO - 140
3.  N.E. OKLAHOMA - 137
7.  PASADENA - 111
8.  FRESNO - 110
9.  GARDEN CITY - 106
11. NAVARRO – 104
12. CERRITOS – 99
14. DIXIE – 96
17. TYLER – 93


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