Weekly Meanderings (10-29-02)

Round One of the Kansas Jayhawk Conference playoffs is in the books, and here I give you a summary. San Jose gave their new coach, Don Stagnaro, his first win. And we present our annual JC / NFL All-Star team--including coaches. Lots more, too...

LITTLE THIS-N-THAT

ANNUAL JC / NFL ALL-STAR TEAM

QB – Jeff Garcia, Gavilan/49ERS
RB - Charley Garner, Scottsdale/49ERS
RB - Corey Dillon, Dixie/Bengals
RB - Deuce Staley, Itawamba/Eagles
TE - Jeremy Shockey, NE Okla./Giants
WR – Keyshawn Johnson, West LA/Bucs
WR – Joe Horn, Itawamba/Saints
C - Larry Moore, Grossmont/Redskins
G - Randy Thomas, Co-Lin/Jets
G - Derrick Deese, El Camino/49ERS
T - Walter Jones, Holmes/Seahawks
T - Stockar McDougle, Navarro/Lions
K - Jose Cortez, LA Valley/49ERS

DL – John Randle, Trinity Valley/Seahawks
DL – Cornelius Griffin, Pearl River, Giants
DL – Grady Jackson, Hinds/Saints
DL – Tony Bryant, Co-Lin/Raiders
DL – Norm Hand, Itawamba/Saints
LB – Kendrell Bell, Middle Georgia/Steelers
LB – Derrick Rodgers, Riverside/Dolphins
LB – Markus Steele, Long Beach/Cowboys
CB – Chris McAlister, Mt. SAC/Ravens
CB – Fred Smoot, Hinds/Redskins
S – Jason Sehorn, Shasta/Giants
S – Kwame Lassiter, Butler Co./Cardinals
P – Mitch Berger, Tyler/Rams

GENERAL MANAGER - BILL WALSH, SAN MATEO/49ERS
HEAD COACH - JIM FASSEL, FULLERTON/GIANTS
ASSISTANTS - MIKE MARTZ, SANTA ANA/RAMS, DICK VERMEIL, NAPA, CHIEFS

RESERVE SQUAD -

QB – AKILI SMITH, GROSSMONT/BENGALS;
RB – ANTOWAIN SMITH, EAST MISS/PATRIOTS; MIKE ANDERSON, MT. SAN JACINTO/BRONCOS
FB - RUEBEN DROUGHNS, MERCED/BRONCOS
TE - DAVID SLOAN, FRESNO/SAINTS; WR – QUINCY MORGAN, BLINN/BROWNS
OL - LARRY ALLEN, BUTTE/COWBOYS; EDWIN MULITALO, RICKS/RAVENS

DL - TIM BOWENS, ITAWAMBA/DOLPHINS DE – DELAWRENCE GRANT, EL CAMINO/RAIDERS
LB - LEONARD LITTLE, COFFEYVILLE/RAMS; BRANT BOYER, DIXIE/JAGS
DB - AARON GLENN, NAVARRO/TEXANS; LANCE SCHULTERS, NASSAU/TITANS
P - JEFF FEAGLES, SCOTTSDALE/SEAHAWKS

NOTES AND STUFF

MESA RB Willie Henry, 5-11, 185, carried 28 times for 340 yards two weeks ago against Phoenix. The 340 yards broke a long-standing school record of 225 yards set by Jimmy Smith in 1970. MESA also destroyed their single-game rushing record by pounding PC for 553 yards on the ground. The week before that Henry had gone 17 for 111-1 TD in a loss to ARIZONA WESTERN. He now has 8-game stats showing 137 carries for 1,143 yards and 78 points.

LANEY WR Jason Gaffney, who earlier in the month had set a new all-time record with 21 catches against Santa Rosa, seemed well on his way to another record run last Friday in a 26-8 victory over West Valley. With just one minute gone in the 2nd stanza the 6-2, 185-pounder had grabbed 7 passes for 155 yards and scored once. Alas, a collision on the sidelines and a season-ending "blown knee." "Justin has turned into about the best receiver I have ever seen in JC football," said Stan Peters, LANEY head man, who has been coaching for 28 years. "He looked like he was going to break that record again for sure. Seven catches with just a minute gone in the second quarter, man oh man…."

NASSAU coach John Anselmo, won his 100th JC game last weekend with the Lions 19-14 victory over Hudson Valley.

KUDOS to REEDLEY's defense. A couple of weeks ago they held Sacramento to just 5 points. In the Panthers other five games they averaged 47 points per game.

GO FIGURE. EL CAMINO's erratic Warriors, losers to 2-6 Santa Monica in OT, turned around and knocked CERRITOS from the unbeaten ranks 44-21. ECC held the potent Falcon running game to 19 net yards rushing, although Jermaine Whiten was 20 for 82. CERRITOS coughed up the leather 4 times on fumbles and twice on interceptions. Meanwhile a rather dormant ECC offense came up with 44 points, 451 yards total offense, coming from 14-10 at halftime.

CANYONS explosive offense racked up 573 yards and 28 first downs vs. Ventura.

SAN JOSE gave their new coach, Don Stagnaro his first win, 21-20 over Diablo Valley.

KANSAS PLAYOFF PICTURE -

GARDEN CITY travels to COFFEYVILLE and BUTLER COUNTY entertains DODGE CITY. Both games are on Sunday at 1:30. Now that last week's offering of "set ups" the four big boys can get down to business. If you get the idea that we don't like a playoff system that lets every team in the league play in it, you are right. Can't imagine that INDEPENDENCE enjoyed losing to BUTLER COUNTY 53-0 after taking it on the chin 54-13 just two weeks before. OK, that said, here is how last week's games played out.

BUTLER COUNTY utilized Joseph Harris, 5-9, 210, (22-176-3) in the first half and Monte Williams, 5-7, 175, (13-169-2) in the 2nd half. The pair accounted for 345 of the 437 yards rushing. The Grizzlies outgained the Pirates 529-96. The day included 6 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries and a pick. RS-FR LB Lee Foliaki had 6 tackles, an INT, caused a fumble and 2 tackles for loss as 21 players made tackles.

COFFEYVILLE's Brandon Jacobs rambled 193 yards on 23 carries and a TD (Season: 194-1,442-15) behind stalwart blocking of FB Chris Beyer, 5-10, 225, and linemen Steve Franklin, Joel Saulsberry and Taylor Lewis. DE Wali Muhammad had 4 sacks to set school record at 21.

DODGE CITY again was paced by RB Gerard Jackson, 29 for 116 (Season: 235-1,263-6) and QB Walter Washington, 21-92, in whipping Hutchinson 25-15.

GARDEN CITY used a one-two punch to belt Highland 36-7. Kay Jay Harris ripped off 150 yards on 22 carries and Tyson Thompson had 18 for 104. Each scored once. However, it was the blocking of FB Cullen Homolka, 5-10, 242, that led the way, as it has all season. Harris is headed for West Virginia U. and plans on taking Homolka with him.

DID YOU KNOW?

THAT O.J. Simpson ranks just fifth on the all-time SAN FRANCISCO season rushing list? Kevin Brown had 1,762 in 1997, Daymon Carter 1,721 in '93, Jabari Jackson 1,622 in '96, and Major Norton, 1,543 in '94. OJ collected 1,365 in 1966, but it should be noted he carried just 153 times, being utilized much of the time as a wingback.


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