SOLANO 72 – MARIN 69
Second largest total score in JC history. Record was set in 1998 when
SHASTA defeated MARIN 73-71. Those MARIN teams like to put points on
the board. Last year on the same weekend, MARIN lost to SIERRA 70 to 40.
In lst weekend's game SOLANO showed that powerful rushing can offset potent
passing. Freshman Draak Davis rambled 360 yards and scored 7 times.
(At press we are not sure if the 7 scores came on the ground. If so, it
ties him for the record with Putzer Dayton of COFFEYVILLE, set way back in
1986.) He now has 1,660 yards and 21 TDs with 132 points with a game left.
MARIN Fr. QB Gary Davenport, easily shattered the passing yards mark totaling
781 yards and 9 TDs. He went 44 for 64. The 44 completions ties him with
Matt Booher of INVER HILLS, who had 44 in 1987. The 9 TDs ties him with
Will Hall of NORTHWEST MISS. set in 2000, but the 781 is all his.
Interestingly, the all-college record belongs to Zamir Amin of DIII Menlo at 731
set in 2000.
Lastly there is WR Nick Royer of MARIN. He caught 16 passes for 265
yards and 2 TDs and now holds the all-time high mark for career catches with 176
(old record Dennis Short, MENDOCINO) 165 in 96-97. The first catch
he makes this week at Contra Costa will tie him with Greg Quesada, LOS MEDANOS,
1993, at 95.
MARIN doesn't win a whole bunch of games but the Mariners sure put on an
aerial display for their customers. In the past 2 games Davenport has
passed for 1,189 yards and completed 80 of 116 attempts.
BOWL PICTURE –
The annual Bowl preview will be next week, but we will toss around some
DALTON DEFENDERS in Coffeyville, KS.
COFFEYVILLE (8-3) vs. ROCHESTER (11-0). First time this game will be
played. Red Ravens will utilize their brand new turf field. RCC
could make a game of it for a half or 3 quarters, but if CCC has their solid
ground game working – watch out.
RED RIVER, Bedford, TX – Winner of the NE OKLAHOMA-TRINITY VALLEY game
(both 9-1) will play ERIE, NY. How Erie snuck in there with their 7-2
record ahead of MORRISVILLE (9-2), a 17-16 winner over Erie in the opener.
SW Conf. winner will be a big favorite.
SEA ISLAND – GEORGIA MILITARY (10-0) vs. JOLIET (10.0). Again, GMC will be
big favorites after the way they handled Butler County last year. Joliet
could well be a sleeper, however.
VALLEY OF THE SUN – GARDEN CITY (7-3) vs. GLENDALE AZ (8-2). Rematch
of the 2000 game won by Glendale, 13-7, for the NJCAA mythical title.
DIXIE ROTARY – DIXIE (9-2) vs. BUTLER COUNTY (10-1) – Should be one of
the better matchups on JC Bowl weekend.
HEART OF TEXAS – It'll be the loser of TRINITY VALLEY/NEO vs. Jones
County, runners-up in Mississippi.
It's not anywhere as easy in California, but we will just make some
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – CHAFFEY vs. CANYONS or PASADENA (both have reasonably
tough opponents for their last games.
POTATO BOWL – CANYONS/PCC vs. MOORPARK
STRAWBERRY – CERRITOS vs. SADDLEBACK
WESTERN STATE - COMPTON vs. LONG BEACH
SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE – GROSSMONT vs. PALOMAR. It's a natural draw
and each team should be once-beaten.
BEACH - L.A. HARBOR vs. VICTOR VALLEY
CAPITAL – SIERRA vs. WEST HILLS
EAST – LOS MEDANOS vs. SAN MATEO
EXCHANGE – SANTA ROSA vs. LANEY
PACIFIC GRAFFITTI – MODESTO vs. MARIN
HAWAIIAN – SAN FRANCISCO vs. FRESNO
SILICON – FOOTHILL vs. SAN JOAQUIN DELTA
TRI COUNTIES – BUTTE vs. REEDLEY
REMEMBER, THESE ARE STRICTLY GUESSWORK MATCHUPS. The official pairing will be
released this Sunday on the COA site and on JCFootball.com.
2002 HEISMAN CANDIDATE FROM THE J.C. RANKS
Chris Brown, FORT SCOTT/COLORADO, RB
Brad Banks, HINDS/IOWA, QB
Seneca Wallace, SACRAMENTO/IOWA STATE, QB
Lance Mitchell, SAN FRANCISCO/OKLAHOMA, LB
Jerome McDougle, HINDS/MIAMI, DE
ODDS AND ENDS
Chris Bruhn, BUTTE RB of 2000/01, will be getting his AA at mid-term and is
said to be reshaping his sights with FRESNO STATE maybe getting the nod.
Wash. State was big in the picture, but with the success of Jermaine Green
BUTLER COUNTY, and Jonathan Smith, PASADENA, around for another year, we are
betting on FSU.
HOLMES won the Mississippi title with a solid defense that did not allow a
score in either playoff game. The Bulldogs blanked PEARL RIVER 3-0 and
JONES 7-0, the latter coming on a 69-yard run by Terrance Fleming. JC
dominated the stats but could not get the ball in the end zone. How about
20 first downs to 4 and 391 total yards to 161.
LA PIERCE apparently had 13 unsportsmanlike penalties in loss to CANYONS.
Too many kids are watching the pros and all of their posturing and forgetting
it's a sport to be enjoyed, not to for post-game bloodshed. Nuff said.
GROSSMONT had a 45-7 halftime lead over Victor Valley, helped somewhat by an
injury to ace QB Dylan Lockwood, in the 2nd period. Grossmont lost the
services of solid LB John Castillo for the season.
FRESNO RB Earl Charles was held sub-100 going 20 for 70 and none of the usual
Rams showed up with big stats. They scored just 44 points, although they trailed
at one point 14-7.
AN AVERAGE CANYONS score is 54 to 20.
BUTLER COUNTY had hoped for a shot at the NJCAA title by playing GEORGIA MILITARY in a rematch of 2001 where they lost 31-19. Grizzlies had best pay attention to their rival DIXIE REBELS, winners of 9 straight.