Notes & Top Performances (10/25)

This week's JC Grid-Wire 'Notes & Top Performances' features a long list of athletes who had big games over the weekend. Can you top this? Pearl River QB Oliver (6-1, 180) connected on 34 of 70 passes for 623 yards and 6 TDs in 55-47 loss to GULF COAST. In California, Chaffey RB Bernard Payton (Pictured above; 6-1, 215) rushed for 205 yards. Foothill RB Jacob French set a school record for touchdowns in a season (17). Also: records, bowl schedule, alumni notes & more!




Southern California Playoff Quarterfinals & Bowls, including (t.b.a.):
American Bowl at Mission Conf. Team
Golden Empire Bowl at Bakersfield
US Bank Beach Bowl at Santa Monica
Southern California Bowl at Foothill Conference Champ
Western State Bowl at WSC Champ
Bulldog Bowl at Col. of San Mateo, noon
US Bank Bowl at Butte, noon
East County Bowl at Los Medanos, 1
Silicon Valley Bowl at Foothill, 1 


Southern California Playoff Semifinals
Capital Shrine Bowl at Sacramento, noon 


Southern California Championship
Producers Dairy Bowl at Fresno, noon
Hawaiian Punch Bowl at San Francisco, 1 


California Championship Game at Grizzlies Stadium, Fresno, 1 p.m.


GRAPHIC EDGE BOWL, Ames, Iowa - Nov. 20
DALTON DEFENDER, Coffeyville, Kans. - Nov. 27
C.H.A.M.P.S HEART OF TEXAS, Copperas Cove, Texas - Dec. 3
DIXIE ROTARY, St. George, Utah - Dec. 3
PILGRIMS PRIDE BOWL CLASSIC, Mt. Pleasant, Texas - Dec. 3
VALLEY OF THE SUN, Phoenix, Ariz. - Dec. 3
ZIONS BANK TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN, Salt Lake City, Utah - Dec. 3


PEARL RIVER QB Jimmy Oliver passed for 623 yards in his team's loss to GULF COAST (34 of 70 with 6 TDs) giving him the 3rd best single game yardage record. Jim Bergstedt, HIBBING, posted 667 in 1990 and Jim Arrellanes, L.A. VALLEY, 644 in 1994. They rank one-two.

SIERRA won its 36th straight game and is now in 3rd place all-time, tied with COLLEGE OF DUPAGE.  They are behind SAN FRANCISCO (42) and BOISE (38).

LONG BEACH QB Alex Aispuro, 6-2, 200, set a season-high for completions with 37 and attempts 62 with a couple of TDs good for 384 yards in a 30-22 loss to Riverside.

ORANGE COAST freshman QB Kekoa Crowell, 6-2, 180, went 19 of 38 for 328 yards and 3 TDs, the most yards by an OCC QB in 6 years.

SANTA ANA CB Thomas Christian, 5-6, 165, set a school record by returning a fumbled 2-point PAT 99 yards. He had 3 tackles, also.

SANTA ANA PK/P Curtis Gladden, 6-1, 170, tied the national record the previous week by kicking 5 field goals in the game. He shares the mark with 7 others, the most recent being Curtis Estes of MESA in 1994. Rich Ehmke, GROSSMONT, kicked all 5 of his in one quarter in 1985.

FOOTHILL RB Jacob French carried 18 times for 137 yards and 3 TDs. He now has 17 tallies, setting a school record for TDs.

HANCOCK had a school record 6 interceptions in their win over Valley.


SAN FRANCISCO was #1, BUTLER 2, GROSSMONT 3, PEARL RIVER 4,  EL CAMINO 5, and CANYONS was 6. Now look at this year's rankings. There are a total of 2 losses between those same 6 teams this season.


BLINN was our pre-season pick and outside of one week led the parade to the wire. On this date the Top-5 teams were: BLINN, SADDLEBACK, DIXIE, GARDEN CITY, and SACRAMENTO. QB Michael Bishop was the hero for BLINN, but didn't have as good a year as he did as a freshman. But he still took the Bucs to a 12-0 record. GROSSMONT QB Akili Smith beat him out as the 1st team All-American. Coach Willie Fritz went on to Central Missouri State following his 2 back-to-back 12-0 seasons (12-0 in 1995 also, but LONG BEACH captured the title with an 11-0 record). CB Brandon Harrison was a stud on that Buc team as was FB Wayne Limbrick and RB Vaughn Inniss. SADDLEBACK hung on with an 11-0 mark to finish 2nd and sported a 17-game winning streak while DIXIE was 3rd. OL Stockar McDougal, NAVARRO, and DE Tony Bryant, COPIAH-LINCOLN, both were All-Americans and are still performing in the NFL.


SAN MATEO did a major number defensively on FOOTHILL, rushing for 474 yards and allowing the Owls just 99.  QB Julian Edelman, 31 carries for 216, RB Sean Conner, 15-95, Ryan Faumulna, 12-82, showed a devastating ground attack. How about that sprint option?

Sean Flynn returned to QB the L.A. HARBOR team after missing 3 games with an injury. 

WHAT'S IN A NAME?  Liumotumotuaagaileafi Sulaunoa is the fine looking LB for PALOMAR and is the man with the longest name in the JC ranks.

SAN JOAQUIN DELTA had 4th and 4 to the goalline vs. SEQUOIAS but their QB overthrew a pass. COS took the lead with just 5:55 remaining.

SAN FRANCISCO WR Maurice Purify has 13 TD catches. The Rams defense held BUTTE's stellar Webster Patrick to 85 yards on 22 carries and stymied their offense to the tune of 193 total yards. SAN FRANCISCO and BUTTE combined for 22 penalties and 244 yards, with the Rams collecting 14 for 156.  Are the officials calling penalties much tighter this year? They walked up and down the field in the EL CAMINO-SANTA ANA game which started at 6pm and ended after 9:30 pm.

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST's only loss was by 3-points to Southwest Miss in the opener.


Scott Ware, USC/SANTA ROSA, had at least 2 helmet crunchers against Notre Dame two weeks ago.  Maurice "the Forgotten One" Morris, hammered out 104 yards on just 8 carries for Seattle, avg. 13.0 yards per trip for the Seahawks vs. Houston.  That's sort of like when he was at FRESNO. Gibril Wilson, NY Giants/CCSF, had 11 solo tackles and Antonio Pierce, MT. SAC, 9 on consecutive weeks. DeMorio Williams, KILGORE/Atlanta, 59 yard return of blocked FG for a TD. The CCSF connection worked at the end for California as Joe Ayoob, CCSF, hit Lavelle Hawkins, CCSF, with a 9-yard TD pass with just 1:50 left to defeat Washington State 42-38. Jerome Harrison, PASADENA, went for 162 yards for the Cougars, his 10th consecutive game over 100. 

DID YOU KNOW that SEQUOIAS QB Brent Schaeffer has passed 188 times and has yet to be intercepted?  The transfer from Tennessee has 25 TD tosses, tying him with Robert Dougherty (1991) for first on the COS charts?

ON THE KANSAS FRONT: COFFEYVILLE's Travis Evans lugged the ball 41 times for 202 yards and 2 TDs.  LB Jayarden Everett, 6-0, 205, had 12 solos and 4 assists. GARDEN CITY's Rod Windsor was 15 of 27 with 3 TDs and ran 5 times for 79 yards and Marcus Greer gained 140 on 20 trips.  BUTLER's Kenny Wilson was 15 for 151 with TDs of 6, 31 and 48 yards. Omar Haugabook led DODGE CITY with 12 of 22 connections for 282 yards, but will have his work cut out this Sunday against BUTLER's ferocious defense which allowed Fort Scott just 18 total yards.



PEARL RIVER: Jimmy Oliver, 6-1, 180, connected on 34 of 70 passes for 623 yards and 6 TDs in 55-47 loss to GULF COAST. He now has 5G-109-209-1708-16-9.

GROSSMONT: Reilly Murphy, 6-3, 215, 22 of 33 for 344 yards and 4 TDs in 2.5 quarters.

SAN JOAQUIN DELTA: Jeff Combie, 6-1, 220, went 29 for 47 good for 318 yards and a pair of scores vs. Sequoias.

SAN FRANCISCO: Freshman Jimmy Collins, 6-0, 180, was 13 of 27 for 308, 5 TDs and 1 pick.

NAVARRO: Freshman Jamaal Pettiford, 6-1, 190, 17 of 29 for 305 and a score vs. Ranger.

L.A. HARBOR: Sean Flynn, 6-4, 220, came off 3-game injury list to go 18 of 27 for 288 and 4 TDs and ran 5 for 54.

SADDLEBACK: Freshman Nick Nelson, 6-2, 215, 19 of 34 for 248 yards and 4 TDs.

N.E. OKLAHOMA: Robert Treadwell, 6-2, 205, in his 1st start of the year went 17 of 28 for 241 and 2 TDs vs. Kilgore.

SANTA ANA: Daniel Morales, 6-1, 200, 20 of 36 for 231 and TDs of 5, 13, 15 and 29 yards and rushed 10 times for 32 yards.


GLENDALE, AZ: Johnny Sanchez, 5-9, 195, ripped off 236 yards on 18 carries including an 80-yard TD scamper.

EL CAMINO: Brian Flowers, 5-8, 185, scampered for 235 yards on 20 carries and 3 TDs in 52-38 win over Santa Ana.

SAN MATEO: QB Julian Edelman ran 31 times for 216 yards and 3 TDs and threw a 47-yard TD pass in 38-28 upset of Foothill.

PALOMAR: Freshman Darrick Jackson, 5-9, 185, 29 carries for 216 yards and 2 TDs. He had just one prior carry for 8 yards.

CHAFFEY: Bernard Payton, 6-1, 215, rushed for 205 yards of team total 273 in 21-14 win over Desert.

VICTOR VALLEY: Freshman Antoine Randolph, 5-8, 175, carried 32 times for 204 yards and 2 TDs vs. Grossmont.

TRINITY VALLEY: RS Freshman Eric Ransom, 5-10, 185, gained 188 yards bringing his conf. leading total to 1,184.

MERCED: Robert Hill, 5-8, 207, carried 38 times for 185 yards and a score in 24-12 loss to Fresno

FULLERTON: Freshman Joe Chatman, 5-10, 190, 30 carries for 180 yards (193-1,222-6.3-12 TDs)

CITRUS: Dario Camacho, 5-11, 205, 29 lugs for 147 yards.

HANCOCK: Drew Williams, 5-8, 196, 12 for 131, 2 TDs, giving him 124-968-7.8-15 TDs for the year.


PEARL RIVER: Larry Freeman, 6-3, 195, caught 12 passes for 251 yards and 2 scores.

GROSMONT: Michael Omar, 6-1, 195, caught 10 for 186 yards and a TD, all in the first half and Mario Bunker, 6-2, 180, hauled in 5 for 120 and a pair of tallies.

SAN FRANCISCO: Maurice Purify, 615, 215, 5 catches for 184 yards with 3 TDs, All in 1st half of 42-14 win over Butte.

SAN JOAQUIN DELTA: Freshman Brandan Anson, 5-11, 175, grabbed 13 tosses for 172 yards and 2 TDs.

MOORPARK: Frosh Tony Washington, 6-0, 180, caught 9 passes for 170 yards vs. Ventura.

CITRUS: Grady Thomas, 5-7, 173, caught 8 passes for 151 yards and a score vs. Glendale.

EL CAMINO: Fast WR Marcel Reece, 6-3, 235, caught just 3 but gained 127 yards and  had 68- and 54-yard TDs.

MESA: Kenny Mahone, 6-2, 210, 8 catches for 109 and 2 scores in 21-20 victory over Arizona Western


GLENDALE, CA: DL Jason Bonwell, 6-0, 230, 11 tackles, 3 sacks (giving him 18.5 on the year), 3 TFL and 2 hurries.

MERCED: DE Antoine Coleman, 6-0, 220, 9 tackles, 4 for losses, including 3 sacks and 4 QB hurries.

COPIAH-LINCOLN: DT Rex Hill, 6-3, 312, 13 tackles, 3 sacks and 3 tackles for losses in 17-14 loss to Jones.  Teammate DE Ryland Wilson, 6-5, 250, leads Miss. JCs with 8 sacks in 5 games.

ORANGE COAST: LB Dave Ronning, 6-2, 230, 4 solo, 10 assists, and a tackles for a loss, in 30-28 win over Saddleback.

MT. SAN JACINTO: DE Jason Boyce, 6-5, 240, had 6 tackles, 3 sacks and defended 2 passes.

MORRISVILLE: LB Zimier McCloud, 5-11, 215, 7 solo and 8 assists in 10-7 win over Erie.

NASSAU: DB Charles Hall, 6-1, 198, had 2 fumble recoveries, one he returned for a 36-yard TD and a pair of interceptions.

ELLSWORTH: LBs Joe Hall, 6-0, 210, and Cody Stockdale, 6-0, 216, had 13 and 16 tackles in loss to North Dakota St.

HANCOCK: LB Luke Deras, 5-11, 215, 2 INTs, 6 tackles and a sack and DB Donald White, 6-1, 175, picked off 2 more.

COMPTON: Ashley Palmer, 6-4, 216, 9 tackles, 7 solo, 4 pass break ups and a 63-yard INT for a TD in 26-11 win over East LA.

NAVARRO: Damon Hurst, 5-11, 225, 9 tackles, an INT, 2 sacks and returned a fumble for a TD, in 49-6 win over Ranger.

GLENDALE AZ: LB Torrey Huckaby, 6-2, 210, 10 solo stops, 7 assists, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 for a TD.

ARIZONA WESTERN: Roy Burr, 5-10, 220, 8 tackles, 8 assists, 1.5 sacks and an INT vs. Mesa.


MISS. GULF COAST: WR C.J. Hawthorne, 5-10, 175, was instrumental in upset win over Pearl River by returning a blocked punt for a TD and blocking a punt as well.

JONES: Michael Swancey has avg. 41.7 yards on 28 punts with a long of 87.

RIVERSIDE: PK Raul Torres, 5-11, 245, kicked FGs of 33, 37 and 32 yards missing just a 50-yarder in surprise of Long Beach.

LA HARBOR: Robert Miller 16 carries for 140 yards, 3 catches for 50 and 2 KORs for 52 giving him 242 all-purpose yards.

EAST L.A.: Vincent Gonzales leads Calif. punters with 42.3 avg.


MINNESOTA STATE: Freshman Anthony Carpenter, 6-0, 190, 30 carries for 129 yards and caught 5 for 75 14-10 loss to Central Lakes.

GEORGIA MILITARY: CB Scott Broughton, 6-1, 190, 2 INTs, 1 for 70-yard TD, 3 tackles 1 assist, in 34-6 win over Nassau.

VERMILION: FS Javoris Jackson, 6-4, 220, 10 tackles, 3 assist, 2 INTs and broke up a pass in 19-18 win over Hibbing.         

SACRAMENTO: DB Joe Johnson, 6-2, 210, had 2 INTs, blocked 2 PATs and made 7 tackles in loss to San Francisco.

MESABI: Frosh QB Anthony Johnson, 5-11, 190, was 23 of 43 for 340 yards, 3 TDS and ran for another in loss to Itasca.

SEQUOIAS: LB Jerron Poole, 6-1, 240, 2 sacks, recovered a fumble, 5 solo stops and 4 assists vs. Fresno.

CABRILLO: DE Danny Young, 6-2, 210, 3 sacks, recovered 3 fumbles, forced 2, had 7 tackles and blocked 4 passes vs. Monterey Peninsula.


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