JC Alumni Report (9-18-02)

OK, better late than never with this week's JC Alumni Report. Every week we like to report on top performances by ex-JCs making a difference at the four-year level. This report covers last weekend's (9-14) action, but includes the game from tonight (9-18).

Arizona State 39, San Diego State 28
  • Former Palomar and now San Diego St. PK, Tommy Kirovski, hit FGs of 41, 29, and 27. His only miss was from 45.
  • DE Matt Mason (Glendale CC) recovered a fumble and made one tackle for ASU.
  • Sundevils CB Josh Golden (Grossmont), who was offered a scholarship in summer, was in on three tackles.
  • ASU punter Tim Parker (Southwestern) launched 10 punts for 417 yards with a long of 59. The overall average was 41.7.
  • SDSU linebacker Brooke Miller (Bakersfield) was out with an injury last year but now he's seeing action. He was in on 3 tackles including one for loss.

California 46, Michigan State 22

  • B.J. Lovett (SUNY-Morrisville) is turning it up for Michigan State this year. In a losing effort he gathered in a 35-yard TD pass and had 3 catches for 48 overall. Lovett also returned a kick for 31 yards.
  • WR Jonathan Makonnen (CCSF) continues to impress. This week he hauled in 4 for 46 yards.
  • Ex-College of the Canyons punter Jason Daily punted for times for a 36.5 average (long 44).
  • JCKevin watched some of this game and spotted ex-Ranger back-up QB Amish Patel on the sidelines for the Spartans. He was in uniform.

Arizona 23, Utah 17

  • Former Butte WR and Canadian, Paris Jackson, recorded 3 receptions for 37 yards and a TD for his Utes.

Stanford 63, San Jose State 26

  • The final score was ugly, but there were some beautiful performances by ex-JC players. The highlight? Former Citrus superstar Charles Pauley returned a KO 97 yards for a TD. He also hauled in a 60-yard TD pass.
  • The Spartans' leading receiver this week was Jammal Broussard (College of the Canyons) with 6-56 and a TD.
  • Kendrick Starling (Navarro) contributed 40 yards on 4 receptions.
  • Scott Rislov (Ellsworth) and Beau Pierce (Allan Hancock) shared time at QB but neither was particularly effective. The former threw 2 TD passes but 3 INTs. Pierce was 7-13 for 25 yards with 1 INT.

Oregon 58, Idaho 21

  • Malfred Shaw wasn't exactly a household name while at Sierra College, but he's doing a good job for Idaho. Against Oregon he rushed for 89 yards on 14 carries -- including a 52-yard TD sprint.
  • Idaho RB Blair Lewis (Pasadena) is finding himself healthy again and contributed 41 yards on 10 lugs for the Vandals.
  • Cedric Thompson (College of the Canyons) returned 3 punts for 21 and 6 KOs for 123 (long 23).

Oregon State 47, UNLV 17

  • The Beavers are off to a fast start and getting help from former Mt. San Antonio TE, Jermaine Jackson. Against the Rebels he caught 2 for 8 yards and a TD.
  • Former Fullerton WR Ken Farley hauled in 3 for 55 yards.
  • Last year S Lawrence Turner was earning a spot on the All-Golden Gate Conference team playing for CCSF. Yesterday he picked off a UNLV pass.

UCLA 38, Oklahoma State 24

  • OSU WR John Lewis (Hinds) made 7 grabs for 113 yards in the loss to UCLA.
  • Cowboys' DB Kobina Amoo (NEO) picked off a pass and returned it 9 yards.
  • Cowboys' DE Antonio Smith recorded a sack and was in on four tackles.
  • Former JC Top 101 DT Ryan Boschetti (San Mateo) was in on three tackles for UCLA.

N.C. State 32, Wake Forest 13

  • Here's an excerpt from the NC State site about Shawn Price (LA Valley):

    "For the better part of three-quarters, Shawn Price was on the verge of making a big play. Consistently running around Wake Forest offensive tackle David Walters, NC State's speedy defensive end spent a lot of time in the Deacons' backfield. But on many occasions, he would arrive just a half step late, hitting Wake quarterback James MacPherson just a fraction of a second after he had released the football. But with the Wolfpack nursing a 23-13 lead late in the third quarter, Price finally made the type of game-changing play that was expected of him when he brought his substantial physical talents to Raleigh from L.A. Valley Community College just a year ago.

    Rushing from the outside, Price hit MacPherson and jarred the ball loose. Quickly bouncing to his feet, the New Jersey native scooped the ball up and raced into the end zone for his first career touchdown. Not only did the play send 51,094 fans into a frenzy, it also gave the 19th ranked Wolfpack (4-0, 1-0) all the cushion it would need in a 32-13 ACC win over the Deacs."

  • Price recorded 2 TFL (sacks), 1 FF and the recovery for TD.

Kansas State 63, Eastern Illinois 13

  • Speedy WR Lawrence "Taco" Wallace (Mt. San Antonio) hauled in a 58 yard TD pass and was 2-69 on the day for K-State.
  • Daniel Davis (Garden City) handled the rock 9 times for 60 yards and a TD. (6.6 avg.) The KSU RB was a starter at North Carolina as a true freshman, played on year at GCCC, sat out 2001, and is now on track. Good to see it.
  • KSU quarterback Marc Dunn set records at Ricks College (now defunct)...and he's finally getting to show what he can do at the next level after sharing time with Ell Roberson in 2001. Against 1AA Eastern Illinois, Dunn was 3-4 for 67 yards and 2 TDs. He also ran one in. Okay, so that's not really 'showing what he can do,' but that'll change versus Southern California this weekend.
  • Former Butler Co. wide receiver James Terry scored on a 41-yard strike for KSU.
  • Bobby Walker has played real well for KSU since coming up from Trinity Valley. He picked off a pass and returned it 31 yards. Walker also contributed 7 tackles.
  • KSU DB Randy Jordan (Bakersfield) picked off a pass and had 3 tackles.

Iowa State 36, Iowa 31

  • What can you say about Seneca Wallace, the former Sac City QB that used to get dogged on the JCFootball.com message boards. "Yeah, but he threw 6 INTs against Butte and was even worse against CCSF! He can't win in the big games," is what people used to say. Well, that was the reality at the JC level. But now that he's moved down to the Big 12...well...he's doing better. ;-) In a dramatic comeback win over in-state rival Iowa he was 23-37-1-361 and rushed 12 times for 30 yards and a TD.
  • Adam Benike, the Cyclones' PK and Rochester alum, nailed FGs of 36 and 38 yards down the stretch.
  • Brad Banks (Hinds) QB'd the losing Hawkeyes. He went 12-21-178 with 2 TD passes (long 50).

Bowling Green 51, Missouri 28

  • TE Ben Fredrickson (Orange Coast) doesn't catch many balls for many yards, but he always gets in on the fun for Mizzou. This week he caught 2 for 9 yards.
  • Former Sac City standout Keith Wright is a monster at Missouri. Against Bowling Green he tallied 14 tackles, 4 TFL, 2 sacks, and a QB hurry.
  • Coffeyville and Missouri are pretty tight. Last winter the Red Ravens sent DT Atiyyah Ellison (2 tackles, 1 QB hurry) to Mizzou and two years ago it was Rover/KR Tauras Ferguson (5 tackles).
  • DE Antwaun Bynum (Hutchinson) had 4 tackles and 2 sacks for the Missouri.

Boise State 35, Wyoming 13

  • Senior BSU linebacker Chauncey Ako (Santa Rosa) led the Broncos with a career-high 14 tackles (10 unassisted).
  • Wyoming DB Nate Young (Hinds) contributed 8 tackles with 1.5 TFL in the loss.

Utah State 38, Idaho State 33

  • The Aggies got TDs from two former Pasadena players: WR Gary Coleman and RB James Samuel.
  • Ex-Cerritos QB Doug Baughman was a little off last weekend going 20-50-4-268 for the Bengals.
  • Emery Beckles has left Compton College for Idaho State and things are working out well so far. Against USU he tallied 6 solo stops and did a great job returning punts.

Portland State 23, NC A&T 20 (OT)

  • PSU defensive end Josh Ratliff (Butte; Texas Tech) had nine tackles, three for loss and a sack.
  • Ex-College of San Mateo QB Jason Douglas is starting for A&T in his first season there. He went 18-24-0-189 with on TD pass in the tough loss. Unfortunately, he was on the run a lot and coughed up the ball a time or two.
  • Jesse Levin (CCSF) was the fourth receiver two years ago at CCSF...but he has been a world beater at Portland State. Every time I look at the box scores, especially last year, he is tearing it up. Versus A&T he had 4 receptions for 92 yards.

Eastern Washington 55, Western Oregon 20

  • Former Snow TE Boyd Clyde caught one ball for 14 yards -- and it was a TD. He's with the EWU guys.
  • DB Deonta Birdsong (Fullerton) chipped in 4 tackles for his EWU squad.

Sept. 18, 2002

Auburn 42, Mississippi St. 14

  • Auburn QB Daniel Cobb (Butler Co.) threw 3 TDs and no interceptions in a big win over SEC opponent Mississippi State.
  • Mississippi State's Kahlil Nash, formerly of Arizona Western, contributed 5 tackles, a TFL, and .5 sack from his DT spot.


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