OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS
SANTA ROSA: 2nd unit QB Mark Grey went 27 of 35 for 420 yards and 4 TDs in 3 quarters of play vs. Foothill.
CANYONS: Marcel Marquez hit on 19 of 29 for 414 yards and 2 scores and ran for another in 51-35 win over Citrus.
EL CAMINO: Lyle Moevao, 5-11, 105, was 27 of 37 for 324 and 3 TDs, with a long of 76 yards.
GROSSMONT: Reilly Murphy, 6-3, 215, 18 of 29 for 244, 2 TDs and ran for 2 more in one half
SAN FRANCISCO: Frosh QB Jimmy Collins, 6-0, 180, completed 12 of 23 for 184 and 4 TDs and ran 6 times for 41 and 2 more scores.
FRESNO: Jeff Schott, 6-3, 220, completed 17 of 24 for 251 and a TD, but was sacked 7 times.
BAKERSFIELD: J.R. Rogers, 25 carries for 203 yards and 3 TDs in 49-7 rout of LA Harbor.
COMPTON: Brian Baylor, 26 carries for 188 and 2 scores. He now has 85-636-5.
DIXIE: Glen Milner replaced injured J.T. Diedrichs, scored 3 TDs and ran for 182 yards in 48-21 win over unbeaten Snow.
GULF COAST: TB Dantrell Savage, 21 carries for 164 yards and a TD, in a 35-17 win over East Central.
HANCOCK: Frosh Corey Stollmeyer, 6-1, 171, 9 carries for 156 yards, 2 TDs and Drew Williams 17 for 127 with 5 TDs.
N.E. OKLAHOMA: Deji Kafrim rushed for 162 yards and 3 TDs on runs of 56, 30 and 2 yards in upset of Blinn.
BAKERSFIELD: Leandre Matthews, carried 14 times for 161 yards and a TD.
CISCO: Chauncey Campbell, gained 154 yards, scored 3 times and added 3 catches for 34 in 43-21 win over Navarro
MERCED: Robert Hill, 23 carries for 154 yards and TDs of 81, 4 and 1 yard in 22-20 loss to West Hills.
VENTURA: Aaron Brown, 28 for 153 with 2 TDs in loss to Compton.
GLENDALE, Ca.: Frosh Jamal Rashad, 6-1, 195, 20 trips for 129 yards with 2 scores, in 35-12 win over LA Pierce.
GARDEN CITY: Marcus Cross went over the 1,000-yard mark (1,038 in 8 games) with 16 for 116 and 2 TDs in a 50-14 win over Hutch.
SAN FRANCISCO: Tyreece Jacks, 5-10, 195, 18 for 116-1 in just one half of play.
SANTA ROSA: WR Angelo Richardson, 6-2, 205, hauled in 16 passes for 324 yards and 4 TDS in 46-41 loss to Foothill.
GOLDEN WEST: Gerald Fields, 6-0, 195, caught 9 passes for 161 yards and 2 tallies. His 67-yard TD started 3rd quarter rally.
EL CAMINO: Marcel Reese, 6-3, 235, 5 receptions for 154 yards, with TDs of 76 and 50 yards. The big guy can run.
MORRISVILLE: Anthony Rodrigu had 94-yard catch for TD, 66-yard punt return and caught 5 for 145 yards in loss to Lackawanna.
GROSSMONT: TE Jeremiah Mareko, 6-0, 282, snagged 3 passes and scored on 2 of them.
NORTHWEST MISS: LB Marcus Johnson, 14 tackles, including two for losses, in 12-7 defeat by Coahoma.
MT. SAN JACINTO: Frosh Scott James, 5-10, 178, 5 tackles, 2 assists, 3 deflects and a pick, in 14-10 win over San Bernardino Valley.
FRESNO: LB Steve Allen, 6-2, 230, 9 solo and 11 assists, 2 TFLs and a pass break up in loss to Sequoias.
TRINITY VALLEY: LB Ric Palmer had 16 tackles, a QB pressure and returned a fumble 22 yards for a TD in 28-24 win over Kilgore.
CISCO: Jonathon Baston, safety, had 2 interceptions, one a 60-yard TD and 6 tackles in victory over Navarro.
BLINN: LB Jacob Patek had 16 tackles, 4 for losses and 2 QB pressures in loss to NEO.
NEW MEXICO MILITARY: Vince Cary had 11 solo stops including 2 for losses in 38-34 shootout with Eastern Arizona.
MOORPARK: Dan Tromello, 5 tackles, 1 pass break up and an INT he returned for 43 yards from his own goal line.
GLENDALE, CA: Jason Bonwell, 6-0, 230, 6 tackles, a deflection, sack, tackle for loss and 4 hurries.
CANYONS: LB Joey Larocque, 10 tackles, 7 solos, and a sack.
SADDLEBACK: SS Jack Meehan, 6-0, 205, 13 tackles, a –9-yard sack and forced 2 Cerritos fumbles. SANTA ANA: SS Donny Spreeman, 6-0, 185, had a solo, 4 assists, 1 TFL, broke up a pass and returned a fumble 80 yards to TD.
N.E. OKLAHOMA: Fr. CB Trenton Stand, 6-0, 200, returned an INT for a TD, had 3 solo stops and 2 deflects vs. Blinn.
ORANGE COAST: Fr. DB Chris Assily, 6-1, 205, had 9.5 tackles, 8 solo and an interception.
LONG BEACH: LB Antonio Steele, 6-2, 215, 6 tackles, 4 assists, 1.5 for loss, blocked a punt that resulted in a TD.
JONES: P Lonnie Starks booted 8 times for a 48.5 avg. including an 87-yarder in 23-7 loss to N.E Miss.
N.E. OKLAHOMA: Antwon Moore returned 4 kickoffs for 43.3 avg. including 61 and 55 yarders.
BLINN: Brandt Goeke connected on FGs of 35, 37 and 25 yards.
SANTA ANA: PK Curtis Gladden, 6-1, 170, connected on field goals of 25, 30, 38, 41 and 50 yards, the 25-yarder coming with 5 seconds remaining and provided a 29-27 victory. He also avg. 44.7 on 3 punts, one inside the 20.
MT. SAN ANTONIO: Frosh WR Travis Lee, 5-9, 165, had 5 KORs for 170 and 7 catches for 59 yards.
S.W. MISS: QB Fred Jones completed 21 of 34 passes for 410 yards and 3 TDs in 34-31 OT win over Gulf Coast.
EAST MISS.: LB LeMarcus Cooper, 10 tackles, 4 for losses and 2 QB sacks in 12-10 win over Northwest.
VERMILION: WR Patrick O'Malley caught 9 for 158 yards and 4 TDs in 33-32 OT win over Northland.
ROCHESTER: Frosh RB Mike Ferron went 17 for 149-2 vs. Minn. St. and 27-146 the next week vs. Ridgewater in 10-14 loss. Against Itasca Ryan Collins caught 8 passes for 149-2 in triple OT and FS Tyler Lodermeier, had 3 tackles, 8 assists, 2 tackles for losses a caused fumble and an interception in 24-14 win over Hibbing.
MINNESOTA STATE: Anthony Carpenter romped for 332 yards on 32 carries and 2 scores vs. Rainey River.
RAINY RIVER: DE Andre Osby had a 70-yard INT return, 5 tackles, 7 assists in 21-13 win over Minn. St.
RIDGEWATER: CB Tony Kley, 3 interceptions, 4 tackles and 3 assists.
GEORGIA MILITARY: CB Scott Broughton, 6-1, 190, had 4 interceptions vs. Ranger totaling 232 yards and a TD.
NAVARRO: Dustin Calhoun, 6-1, 180, 91-yard fumble recovery for a TD and an INT late in the game to stop potential winning score. He also had 3 tackles, an assist, broke up a pass, caused and recovered a fumble.
NOTES AND STUFF –
Arizona State did indeed start 8 ex-JCs against the USC Trojans: DBs Zack Cantanese, SHASTA; Maurice London, Josh Golden GROSSMONT; CB Keno Walter-White, SAN DIEGO MESA; DE Will Kofe, DIXIE; DT Dewayne Hollifield, L.A. HARBOR; LB Dale Robinson, GLENDALE, Az., and DL Quency Darley, KILGORE.
No less than 23 receivers have caught passes from GROSSMONT QBs. Speaking of the Griffins, they have a rather flossy record of 38-1 since installing their new field turf. Only loss was triple OT to CHAFFEY. One reason for EL CAMINO's success is a very stingy pass defense. The Warriors have 15 interceptions to date. DEFENSES went to work in the SEQUOIAS 33-24 win over FRESNO. The two teams totaled just 205 yards rushing as the Tall Trees defeated the Rams for the first time in 7 years and collected their first conference win at home since 1998. QB Brent Schaeffer (14 of 34 for 233-2) shared his completions with 8 receivers.
PIMA has thrown in the towel for the season citing a lack of players. The Storm forfeited last weekend's contest with SCOTTSDALE and all remaining games on this year's calendar. It's been no secret their current administration has wanted to abolish football. Apparently that has happened and they won't be back in 2006. One would think a city the size of Tucson could easily provide enough talent to form a pretty good team. Is MARIN next? Rumor has it the Mariners are down to about 20 players.
CITRUS vs. CANYONS broke in the renovated Owl stadium in Glendora, Calif. with a 51-35 shootout and 997 yards of total offense. CITRUS led several times, but 60 minutes later the lead belonged to the Cougars and their slick QB Marcel Marquez. WR Shane Morales made himself useful by catching 7 passes for 181 yards. Those ball-hawking CBs, Justin Tryon and Ja'Vonte Holmes, came up with two and one picks and some solid runbacks. The Owls' Fr. QB Bryan Waggener, who keeps improving weekly, was 19 of 32 for 274 yards and a pair of tallies, but had those darned 3 INTs. Dario Camacho, (133-796-5) lugged the swineskin (as an old gentleman named Major LB Chapman used to call the football) 32 times for 171 yards and a score. Grady Thomas grabbed 9 tosses for 143 yards and 1 TD.
DID YOU KNOW THAT former SAN DIEGO MESA QB Steve Fairchild is now calling the offense for the St. Louis Rams?
THAT ORANGE COAST is allowing just 64 yards per game rushing?
That COAHOMA defeated NORTHWEST MISS. for the first time since the school started football, 12-7, some 29 meetings ago?
That this year's California State championship game will be just part of a sports festival that will feature eight different sports at different Fresno athletic venues? I have to admit some skepticism on this when I first heard about it, but with a new executive director in Carlyle Carter, the COA seems to have its plans well laid out. Now, hopefully, they will devote some time and money to publicizing the events.
BUTLER 65, COFFEYVILLE 28
No surprises here, except the size of the score. Everything Butler tried worked. Ryan Torain ran 16 times for 132 yards and TDs of 7, 19 and 30 yards. QB Paul Eck was 14 of 24 for 163 with TD aerials of 15, 16, 16 and 50 yards. Kenny Wilson went 99 yards in 22 trips and caught 2 passes for 25 yards. The Grizzlies had 622 total yards and limited the Ravens to just 260. FS Toddrick Verdell had 10 tackles and SS Jonathon Warren picked off 2 passes and made 5 solo tackles. BUTLER ran their winning string over Coffeyville to 12. Eight of the past 11 had been decided by 7 points or less. QUOTABLE QUOTE: "They have weapons everywhere," said Coffeyville coach Jeff Leiker. "You try to stop one thing and you open yourself up to something else. They were accurate on their throws, you can't tackle their backs and their offensive line is so big and physical."
Now the dumb playoffs starts with BUTLER destroying poor FORT SCOTT, in the midst of a 21-game losing streak. GARDEN CITY will do a number on HIGHLAND, COFFEYVILLE will swamp INDEPENDENCE. Only No. 4 vs. No. 5 might be a decent game. That would be HUTCHINSON at DODGE CITY, but DC seems to be improving and they beat the Dragons 55-38 in the season opener.
For humanity sake, the playoffs should involve just the top four teams and still it is a mismatch. Next year the Kansas teams are supposedly going to face Texas elevens, which should make for more interest, at least until the playoffs.
SANTA ROSA'S WR Angelo Richardson collected 16 catches vs. Foothill which almost put him in the record books. LANEY's Jason Gaffney caught 21 in 2002 (oddly against Santa Rosa) for the regular-season record. Ron Fair of PRATT, Ks. and Mark Leslie, ROCK VALLEY, Ill. each had 19 established in 1986 and 1980. Bobby Lugo of SOUTHWESTERN had held the California mark of 18 set in 1993. Stacy Colbert of MONTEREY pulled down 23 passes in a playoff encounter vs. Merced in 1978, but post-season records do not go in the official books. Richardson's 324 yards would be listed as No. 3 on the all-time list behind the 361 set by Mario Ballestrasse SAN MATEO, in 1985 and the 357 by Logan Hunter in 1970.
WHILE WE ARE ON RECORDS, ALLAN HANCOCK'S 81 points against SANTA MONICA would be right up there and the total points, 115, well not quite on the list. In 1998, SHASTA downed MERCED 73-71 for 144 points. However, it took 3 overtimes. An * also goes on the 1999 SANTA MONICA 71, EL CAMINO 67 – 138, which is 2nd highest, because it came in a bowl game. SO THE MOST POINTS SCORED IN REGULATION AND REGULAR SEASON belongs to ARIZONA WESTERN 69, EASTERN ARIZONA 66 in 1999 and SAN JOAQUIN DELTA 69 and LOS MEDANOS 66 in 1996 for a total of 135.
SIERRA has moved into a tie for fourth-place in the all-time consecutive wins department with 35. COFFEYVILLE put together 35 in a row from 1939 to '46. One more Wolverines win will deadlock them for 3rd place with COLLEGE OF DUPAGE, who achieved 36 straight wins, 92-96, under Bob MacDougall. BOISE JC 38 from ‘46 to "50 and CC SAN FRANCISCO 42, '99-'03 still loom ahead.
ALUMNI NOTES - Lee Foliaki, BUTLER, has been playing brilliantly at LB for Texas A&M, but will be sidelined with a broken arm. Robert Johnson, who led REEDLEY to the 2002 J.C. Grid-Wire national championship as a run and pass QB, has been switched to a wide receiver at Texas Tech and is catching his share. Quinton Ganther, CITRUS, is a solid RB for the Utah Utes.
SOME MORE PLAYER NOTES –
DE Jo'Dane Craigman, MENDOCINO, has 12 sacks in 6 games. He just committed to play for Kentucky next year. MORRISVILLE DE Curtis Johnson has 4 blocked punts. CERRITOS QB Jeff Kline has been consistent all year. He was 20 of 32 for 231 and 2 TDs vs. SADDLEBACK, who turned loose P.J. Gates for 127 yards on 19 carries and Daniel Dixon, 118 on 15 against his former team. RIVERSIDE LBs, Nicholas Garza, Adam Wright and Tilford Smith, plus DE Jeff Benjamin and DB Andre Saulsberry, put up an awesome defense in 35-7 win over Palomar.