OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS
SAN MATEO: Freshman Julian Edelman, 5-11, 185, was 6-12 for 135 and ran 26 times for 140 while scoring 4 times.
SAN FRANCISCO: Freshman Jimmy Collins, 6-0, 180, went 25 of 34 for 413 yards, 4 TDs and 1 INT.
SADDLEBACK: Freshman Nick Nelson, 6-2, 215, 21 of 31 for 298 and 4 TDs in 3 periods of work in 52-20 win over Golden West.
L.A. HARBOR: Sean Flynn, 6-4, 194, 19 of 39 for 269 and 4 TDs.
GLENDALE: Steve Martinez, 5-10, 170, 14 of 21 for 261 and 4 TDs, in 56-54 3 OT win over West LA.
N.E. OKLAHOMA: Robert Treadwell, 6-2, 205, 19 of 27 for 256, 3 TDs and ran 33 yards for 2 more scores vs. Tyler.
GROSSMONT: Reilly Murphy, 6-3, 215, 20 of 35 for 253 and a score and ran for another.
CANYONS: Marcel Marquez, 5-11, 205, 13 of 22 for 251 and TDs of 14, 52, 47 and 19 and ran for a 20-yard score going 73 on 15 carries. He continually slipped tackles and appeared to be the difference between COC and Hancock.
COAHOMA: Omair Avant completed 17 of 26 for 247 yards and 3 TDs in 26-21 win over Holmes.
CISCO: Marcus Johnson hit 16 of 28 passes for 235 yards and 1 TD and rushed 42 for another.
ORANGE COAST: Freshman Kekoa Crowell, 6-2, 180, 21 of 39 for 226 and scored game-winning TD with 13 seconds remaining.
S.W. MISS: Fred Jones went 16 of 24 for 200 yards and 2 TDs and rushed 13 times for 58 yards in 36-19 win over Copiah-Lincoln.
EL CAMINO: Brian Flowers, 5-8, 185, raced for 2 TDs, 1 for 70 yards and gained 209 on 21 carries with 236 all-purpose yards.
CITRUS: Dario Camacho, 5-10, 210, 39 lugs for 201 yards and now has 201 for 1,144 and 7 scores.
MESA: Freshman Chad Barnecki, 6-2, 215, lit up Eastern Arizona for 194 yards on 37 carries and scored 3 TDs in 27-26 win.
SANTA MONICA: LaVaughn Macon, 21 carries for 171 yards and TDs of 43 and 38 yards, in team's first win, 48-23, over East LA.
L.A. SOUTHWEST: Darryl Crummie carried 25 times for 171 yards and a TD.
SOUTHWESTERN: Freshman Larry Richardson, 5-6, 175, 22 carries for 153 yards and a TD in 40-7 win over San Diego Mesa.
PALOMAR: Freshman Billy Hibdon, 5-9, 180, raced for 116 yards on 21 carries in just one half and caught 2 for 18.
SAN FRANCISCO: Maurice Purify, 6-5, 215, was the difference in 41-40 win over San Mateo, catching 12 balls for 220 yards and a pair of TDs.
GLENDALE, Calif.: Darion Donnelly, 6-2, 190, caught 9 passes for 151 yards and 3 TDs and a 2-pt PAT, the difference in 56-54 win.
GOLDEN WEST: Gerald Fields, 6-0, 195, 7 catches for 167 and TDs of 57 and 33 yards.
SADDLEBACK: Quincy Lever, 6-1, 185, 7 catches for 127 yards.
NASSAU: Freshman DB Kurt Ellis, 6-2, 195, had a pair of INTs and was in on 8 tackles.
L.A. VALLEY: DB Jerrell Sanford, 5-7, 170, 2 INTs and led defense that held Santa Barbara to 38 yards rushing.
COMPTON : LB Anthony Atkins, 6-4, 255, 9 solo and 7 assists in loss to LASW.
MESA: DL Jordan Stone, 6-1, 270, had 3 solo, 6 assists, caused and recovered a fumble and had 1.5 sacks.
GLENDALE: DE Jason Bonwell, 6-0, 230, 7 tackles, 1 sack and 11 hurries.
VENTURA: DB Andrew Henggeler, 2 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 interception.
EAST CENRAL: DB Jarius Neal, 6-3, 215, had 11 tackles and 3 interceptions in 28-14 win over Jones.
CERRITOS: LB Dylan Campanale, 6-2, 245 was sideline to sideline recording 14 tackles and forcing a fumble.
LONG BEACH: Josh Tauanauu, 6-5, 300, 4 solo, 2 for loss, and a 26-yard interception plus a sack in win over Fullerton.
MT. SAC: Frosh DE Paul Unga, 6-3, 265, 5 solo, 2 assists, 2.5 for loss of 10 yards, one-half sack and an INT.
BLINN: LB Cedric Johnson, 5-11, 217, had 12 tackles, 4 for loss and recovered a fumble in 14-10 win over Navarro.
GROSSMONT: DB Adam Cooper, 6-1, 188, intercepted his 4th pass in 4 games and had 8 tackles and freshman DB Lee Paleafei, 5-9, 180, returned a fumble 25 yards for his 3rd defensive TD in 6 games.
SADDLEBACK: CB Terrell Vinson, 5-9, 170, a transfer from Wyoming, had INT on 3rd play of game for TD plus 5 tackles and a caused fumble.
PASADENA: SS Justin Garrett, 6-2, 190, from Louisiana, 11 tackles, 10 solo and caused a fumble.
EL CAMINO: The OL of C. Mark Gray, 6-2, 285, Marvin Arnold, 6-4, 285, Jon Such, 6-2, 295, and Jeffrey Eugene, 6-3, 305, was given credit for school record 414 yards rushing in 43-19 win over Cerritos. They each graded out over 85% and allowed just 1 sack in the last 4 games.
SOUTHWESTERN: Ryan Bowling kicked FGs of 37 and 39 yards and 40+.
SANTA ANA: Curtis Gladden, 6-1, 170, a fine PK also punts and avg. 41.8 on 6 including 65 and 66-yarders vs. Orange Coast.
FRESNO: QB Jeff Schott, 6-3, 225, went 18 of 36 for 2 scores, both to freshman WR Roger Brunswick, 6-1, 185, in 24-12 win over Merced. Schott totaled 279 yards, while Brunswick caught 8 passes for 160. FS Jason Strope, 6-1, 195, 7 tackles, 1 INT.
WEST HILLS: RB Sean O'Conner scampered for 130 yards on 27 carries against a tough Reedley defense and scored twice and Carlos Munera, 6-2, 195, had 5 punts for a 50-yard avg.
REEDLEY: WR Albert Daniels, 6-0, 180, had scoring catches of 53 and 56 yards going 6 for 152.
SHASTA: Chad Cavender, 6-1, 185, threw 22 completions in 33 attempts with 4 TDs and had 95 yards rushing and 2 more TDs in 41-20 victory over Redwoods.
MONTEREY PENINSULA: Korey Hendrix, 6-2, 186, completed 19 of 35 for 267 yards and 4 TDs as MPC romped over DeAnza 44-17.
NORTHLAND: FB Steve Stene had 32 carries for 172 yards and 1 score in 39-24 loss to Mesabi Range.
NORTH DAKOTA ST.: Brandon Cooper, went 174 yards on 23 carries all in the 2nd half in 18-10 victory over Ellsworth
HARPER: Jarred Armstrong is avg. 40.9 yards per punt.
VERMILION: LB Jon Dodds, 9 tackles, 3 assists, an interception and a sack in 43-28 win over Itasca.
N.E. MISSISSIPPI: DE Chris Bradwell, 6-5, 280, had 7 solo tackles, 5 for losses and 2 sacks, and deflected a pass that turned into an INT. LB Nikko Doyle, 6-3, 240, 13 tackles, 8 solo, 2 for loss, in victory over NW Miss.
ELLSWORTH: LB Joe Hall, 6-0, 210, had 10 tackles and LB Dustin Kaisand, 6-0, 253, 6 tackles, 2 TFLs and a sack.
NOTES AND STUFF
KANSAS JUCOS will have a playoff system starting in 2006 that makes sense. Each team will play the Air Force Prep during the season along with a team from the Southwest Conf. This guarantees each team a minimum of 9 games. The four teams with the best records will play in the playoffs. Some interesting openers find BLINN at COFFEYVILLE, N.E. OKLAHOMA @ DODGE CITY, GARDEN CITY at TRINITY VALLEY and BUTLER at KILGORE. All of these games will be played on August 26.
Sam Paulescu, former FULLERTON punter, is making a strong bid for All-PAC-10 honors at Oregon State.
Archivist Harry Frye comes up with the answer to a question we posed several weeks ago. The last time NW MISS., JONES, and HINDS all lost on the same weekend was in the 5th week of 1988. COPIAH-LINCOLN 19, NW MISS 18; HOLMES 29, JONES 27; MISS. DELTA 9, HIND 5.
GROSSMONT might have an awesome offense next year considering there are only 3 sophomore backs on the current roster, and none of them has carried more than 10 times. The Griffins passed to their 24th receiver last week when the team showed perfect balance with 321 yards rushing and 321 passing.
NO QUESTION PASADENA'S LANCERS have looked like something hit by a train this year, but rumors now are that the team may cash it in and forfeit the rest of the games. What in the world has happened to that once proud football program? Talk about internal strife.
THE LONG BEACH-FULLERTON GAME developed like a track meet in the 2nd period with the teams scoring 21 points in one minute and 21 seconds. An Alex Aispuro pass to Paul Robinson was good for an 18-yard TD and a 7-0 Viking lead. Then FCC's Kenny Stiger returned the kickoff 92 yards to tie the game at 7-7. LBCC came right back as Brian Williams zoomed 102 yards with the Hornets kickoff, good for a 14-7 halftime lead. The Vikes did a great job of containing Joe Chatman, who managed just 58 yards on 25 carries with nothing longer than 8 yards. Go figure this LBCC team. They got waxed by SADDLEBACK, lost to CERRITOS and RIVERSIDE, then knock FULLERTON from the unbeaten ranks. Our guess is that both of these teams will be playing in the post season.
ILLINOIS won the battle with IOWA schools once they interlaced their schedules this season. HARPER won all 4 of its contests; GRAND RAPIDS WENT 3-1, Joliet and Rock Valley split 2-2 and DUPAGE was 1-3, giving Illinois the 12-8 edge. However, all things considered, the joining of the two conferences seemed to work out well.
BIGGEST UPSETS OF THE YEAR: How about ELLSWORTH (3-6) beating GRAND RAPIDS (8-1) 24-7, and the DODGE CITY 23-17 triumph over BUTLER in the Kansas semis-finals?
KANSAS PLAYOFF GAMES
DODGE CITY 23 BUTLER 17
DCCC only lost 24-14 back in Sept., which should have been a tip off. Butler led 17-14 going into the final quarter, but Dodge came back with nine unanswered points, on a 24-yard field goal by Kyle Weber and a 63-yard pass from Omar Haugabook to Gerald Tate with only 2:18 remaining. It was BUTLER's first setback of 2005, snapping a 25-game home winning streak (last loss was opening game in 2002). It also ended a 13-game playoff winning streak that went back to the 2000 season. DCCC QB Haugabook connected on 15 of 16 passes at one point and was 21 of 37 for 251 overall as DC totaled 395 yards.
COFFEYVILLE 40, GARDEN CITY 26
This game was just the opposite of the first meeting, when GC scored twice in the last 4:40 to win 25-21. In this one GARDEN scored with 2:31 remaining in the 4th period to make it 26-25. The Ravens then scored twice to win it 40-26 in a wild finish. GC QB Rod Windsor was 15 of 34 for 223 and TDs of 45 and 28 yards and rushed 19 times for 109 yards, but was picked off 4 times. Marcus Cross ran for 101 on 23 trips and WR Damian Atkins had 7 catches for 128 yards and both TDs.
BIG SOCAL GAME OF THE WEEK
CANYONS 42, HANOCK 24
Hancock suffered a bad break when they lost ace RB Drew Williams to a leg or ankle injury in the first period. He had only gained 8 yards in 7 carries but showed he was ready to break a long one at any moment. Bulldogs coach Kris Dutra said he didn't think his team played very well and admitted they lacked speed at the WR position, but the underdogs were a scrappy lot and played very solid rush defense. Dutra also said CANYONS QB Marcel Marquez was something special. That he was, completing 12 of 21 for 231 and 4 TDs and running 15 times for 70 yards and another score. At 5-11, 205, Marcel is not only speedy, but has a strong upper body and refuses to be arm tackled. Anthony Melton filled in well for Williams. He's big and strong, 6-0, 240, and picked up 126 yards on 18 carries. We also liked WR Derek Sedin, 6-4, 210, who needs another receiver to take some of the defensive attention off of him. CANYONS was tough on defense and has that slick pair of CBs Ja'Vonte Holmes, 6-0, 175, and Justin Tryon, 5-10, 185. Freshman WR Terence Scott is real quick with good hands. LB Joey Larocque, 6-2, 235, is all over the place and chimed in with a 69-yard INT for a TD that iced the game. DB Michael Carr, 6-0, 195, had 12 solo stops and 2 passes broken up. In the end, the Cougars played their game and won pretty much as expected.
ONE OF SEVERAL BIG NORCAL GAMES OF THE WEEK
SAN FRANCISCO 41, SAN MATEO 40
This one was a super-entertaining contest with 3 lead changes in the final 7 minutes. CSM jumped out to a 24-7 lead, probably the first time the Rams had trailed all season. CCSF came up with a 31-13 run of their own to take a 38-37 advantage, but Gil Hernandez toed his 4th FG of the game for a 40-38 lead with 2:55 left in the game. CCSF bounced back to drive down the field and set up John Abrams' 34-yard game-winning FG. SAN MATEO proved they can play in the tough NORCAL Conference and be very competitive. Julian Edelman was awesome controlling the option attack. He went 6 of 12 for 135 yards and ran 26 times, often in various directions, for 140 yards and hit the end zone 4 times. CCSF WR Maurice Purify was unstoppable, grabbing 12 passes for 220 yards. CSM has learned what it is like to score 40 points and lose, doing it twice. They also had a 42-40 setback to SEQUOIAS, a team that was unbeaten at the time. The Bulldogs have an outstanding OL headed by James Tretheway, 6-6, 300, and Alexander Reyes, 6-4, 330, and including Andrew Havili, 6-3, 270, Avery Bustamante 6-2, 265 and Landon Laurusaitis, 6-3, 280. All will be heavily recruited.
CHECKING SOME PLAYOFF SCHEDULES
Nov. 26 - First round of playoffs at bowl sites (see last week's list)
Dec. 3 - Southern California Championships at site of highest ranked team
Dec. 12 - California Championship at Fresno
Dec. 3 - NORCAL champion vs. VALLEY champion in HAWAIIAN PUNCH BOWL at San Francisco City College
Nov. 12 - #2 in North at #1 South and #2 South at #1 North
Nov. 19 - Two-winners play
Nov. 5 - Mesabi Range at Minnesota West, 1 pm; Rochester at Vermilion, 1pm. The winners play Nov. 12 at St. Cloud St. College at 1 pm
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