Big Win On The Road Leads To Bowl Chance At Home

Big Win On The Road Leads To Bowl Chance At Home

2016 GROSSMONT COLLEGE FOOTBALL 

 

By Bill Dickens
© EastCountySports.com

 

COSTA MESA (11-07-16) — The way Grossmont College 10-year head coach Mike Jordan sees it, the Griffins could conceivably land a post-season bowl berth if they are successful against Palomar in the regular season finale.

 "It's all about going 6-4 now," Jordan said. "If we win next week I think there's a 90 percent chance we'll get a bowl bid."

 The Griffins snapped a three-game losing streak by edging the Golden West Rustlers 40-28 on Saturday (Nov. 5) in a National Southern Conference contest. The Griffs now stand at 5-4 overall and 1-3 in the division.

 "There are no cheap wins in our conference," Jordan pointed out. "By winning this game it's new life for us, even though I know we could have won games we've lost in the past."

 The Grossmont passing trio of quarterback Brad Cagle and his sure-handed receivers Adrian Tolbert and Jabril Clewis put on an aerial exhibition against previous conference-leading Golden West (4-5, 3-1 SCFA).

 Cagle, who ran circles around an aggressive Golden West defense, completed 19 of 39 passes for 229 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also scored on a 10-yard scramble, clipping the pylon as he dove into the endzone, which gave Grossmont a 33-28 lead they would not lose with 8:40 remaining.

 Cagle & Company punched the lights out when he fired a 27-yard TD pass that Tolbert beat the ace of the Golden West secondary with an over-the-shoulder catch.

 The 6-foot-4 Tolbert finished the game with 7 catches for 134 yards and 3 touchdowns.

 "Is Tolbert a D-I receiver? There's no doubt," Jordan said. "He has all the moves. He can really go up and get the ball."

 Jordan continues to rave about his 6-foot freshman quarterback.

 "He's probably only a 5-11 guy but I'll take him any day," Jordan said. "He's my guy. He's like a Brett Favre."

 Cagle led the Griffins to a 27-14 halftime lead. In the second half Golden West put on a series of blitzes that disrupted the Grossmont offense. The Rustlers took a 28-27 lead before Cagle rallied the Griffin troops for the victory.

 Grossmont is laden with injuries. The team's leading rusher NEHEMIAH BROWN is on the sidelines with a hamstring pull. His availability next week is questionable.

 "Our line was patched up. We had to go with four guards and a center, our tackles were injured," Jordan said.

 Running back Keith Fulton led the Griffin ground troops with 16 carries for 76 yards.

 Grossmont College scored their 5th defensive touchdown of the season in this game. The Griffs scored 24 points off Rustlers' turnovers.

 Freshman defensive back Jordan Ellis was a ball hawk, pulling down his 7th, 8th and 9th interceptions at the expense of the Rustlers. The Griffins now have 19 picks as a team. Anton Paige also grabbed an interception for the Griffs.

 Three Griffins sacked the Rustlers' quarterback – Cole Kidd, Narquesse Smith and Quantarrius Boon.

 Sophomore Sebastian Smith tipped the lid on the Griffins' scoring with their first touchdown of the game. It was on an 18-yard pass from Cagle, and the race was on.

 

GROSSMON vs. GoldenW at Orange Coast College
11/5/2016 at 7:00pm
Grossmont 
40
Golden West 
28
SCORING 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Grossmont (5-4, 1-3) 20 7 0 13 40
Golden West (4-5, 3-1) 7 7 0 14 28
Orange Coast College | LeBard Stadium
PRD TIME SCORING SUMMARY GROSSMONT – GOLDEN WEST
1 14:44 Golden West – Zimari Manning 23 yd pass from Adam Vance. (Quinton Conaway kick is good).
Drive: 2 plays, 23 yards in 0:06.
0 – 7
1 11:04 Grossmont – Sebastian Smith 18 yd pass from Brad Cagle. (Dominick Grimm kick failed).
Drive: 9 plays, 73 yards in 3:30.
6 – 7
1 07:07 Grossmont – Adrian Tolbert 26 yd pass from Brad Cagle. (Conner Erwin kick is good).
Drive: 8 plays, 51 yards in 2:23.
13 – 7
1 02:10 Grossmont – Jordan Ellis 45 yd interception return. (Conner Erwin kick is good). 20 – 7
2 07:33 Grossmont – Adrian Tolbert 15 yd pass from Brad Cagle. (Conner Erwin kick is good).
Drive: 7 plays, 58 yards in 3:29.
27 – 7
2 03:18 Golden West – Zimari Manning 4 yd pass from Adam Vance. (Quinton Conaway kick is good).
Drive: 7 plays, 78 yards in 3:54.
27 – 14
4 14:53 Golden West – Angel Matute 28 yd pass from Adam Vance. (Quinton Conaway kick is good).
Drive: 11 plays, 89 yards in 6:04.
27 – 21
4 11:21 Golden West – Desmond Bowden 2 yd run. (Quinton Conaway kick is good).
Drive: 3 plays, 38 yards in 1:18.
27 – 28
4 08:40 Grossmont – Brad Cagle 10 yd run. (2pt conversion pass by Brad Cagle failed).
Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards in 2:34.
33 – 28
4 07:10 Grossmont – Adrian Tolbert 27 yd pass from Brad Cagle. (Conner Erwin kick is good).
Drive: 1 plays, 12 yards in 0:23.
40 – 28
GROSSMONT STATISTICS GOLDEN WEST
23 FIRST DOWNS 22
13
6
4
Passing
Rushing
Penalty
13
7
2
40% (6 of 15) THIRD DOWN EFFICIENCY 38% (5 of 13)
100% (1 of 1) FOURTH DOWN EFFICIENCY 0% (0 of 1)
229 NET YARDS PASSING 347
19-39
5.9
1-8
0
Completions-Attempts
Net yards per pass play
Sacked: Number-Yards
Had intercepted
28-46
7.5
2-19
4
109 NET YARDS RUSHING 68
26
4.2
Rushing Attempts
Average gain per rush
27
2.5
7-233 PUNTS: Number-Yards 5-184
33.3 Average 36.8
147 TOTAL RETURN YARDS 159
1-11
4-38
4-98
Punt Returns: Number-Yards
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards
Interception Returns: Number-Yards
3-35
7-124
0 0
12-88 PENALTIES: Number-Yards 11-106
1-1 FUMBLES: Number-Lost 4-1
2-19 SACKS: Number-Yards 1-8
4-98 INTERCEPTIONS: Number-Yards 0 0
26:02 TIME OF POSSESSION 33:58

Grossmont

Golden West

PASSING C-A YDS LG TD INT
Brad Cagle 19-39 229 27 4 0
PASSING C-A YDS LG TD INT
Adam Vance 28-46 347 39 3 4
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Keith Fulton 16 76 4.8 21 0
Brad Cagle 6 31 5.2 14 1
Nolan Minfield 2 2 1.0 1 0
Dominic Juarez-Lewis 1 1 1.0 1 0
TEAM 1 -1 -1.0 0 0
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Gabriel Ford 10 46 4.6 17 0
Desmond Bowden 10 23 2.3 15 1
Zimari Manning 3 10 3.3 5 0
Adam Vance 4 -11 -2.8 6 0
RECEIVING NO YDS AVG LG TD
Adrian Tolbert 7 134 19.1 27 3
Jabril Clewis 6 42 7.0 14 0
Sebastian Smith 2 25 12.5 18 1
Javon Walker 2 20 10.0 10 0
Quintin Vinzant 1 11 11.0 11 0
Keith Fulton 1 -3 -3.0 0 0
RECEIVING NO YDS AVG LG TD
Sheldon White 8 135 16.9 39 0
Zimari Manning 7 101 14.4 34 2
Angel Matute 3 37 12.3 28 1
Quinn McElfresh 3 32 10.7 19 0
Gabriel Ford 3 25 8.3 11 0
Samuel Flowers 1 9 9.0 9 0
Desmond Bowden 3 8 2.7 4 0
KICKING FG LG XP PTS
Conner Erwin     4/4 4
Dominick Grimm     0/1 0
KICKING FG LG XP PTS
Quinton Conaway     4/4 4
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG TB IN 20
Nels Haltom 2 78 39.0 41 0 0
Blake Lester 5 155 31.0 42 0 2
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG TB IN 20
Quinton Conaway 5 184 36.8 44 0 1
KICKOFFS NO YDS AVG TB OB
Nels Haltom 7 426 60.9 0 0
KICKOFFS NO YDS AVG TB OB
Quinton Conaway 5 252 50.4 1 0
KICKOFF RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Jabril Clewis 2 26 13.0 17 0
Perry Afato 1 9 9.0 9 0
Gabe Oilar 1 3 3.0 0 0
KICKOFF RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Darren Sandoval 6 120 20.0 24 0
Tommy Kramer 1 4 4.0 4 0
PUNT RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Dylan Spradling 1 11 11.0 11 0
PUNT RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Zimari Manning 2 35 17.5 35 0
Nicholas Kunkel 1 0 0.0 0 0
INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Jordan Ellis 3 93 31.0 48 1
Anton Paige 1 5 5.0 5 0
INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
FUMBLES NO LOST
Gabe Oilar 1 1
FUMBLES NO LOST
Zimari Manning 1 0
Gabriel Ford 2 1
Nicholas Kunkel 1 0
DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
# GROSSMONT SOLO AST TOTAL SACKS-YDS TFL-YDS FF FR-YDS INT-YDS BRUP BLKS QBH
23 Narqesse Smith 7 0 7 1 – 6 1 – 6        
29 Anton Paige 4 3 7   1-0 1-5      
55 Ryden Kerr 6 1 7 1 – 1        
43 Trey Schemke 3 3 6 1 – 1        
7 Kurtis Brooks 2 3 5        
44 Roderick Woods 2 3 5        
9 Dominic Juarez-Lewis 4 0 4        
49 Quantarius Boone 2 2 4 1 – 13 2.5 – 15        
19 Hunter Clark 3 0 3        
26 Jordan Ellis 3 0 3   3-93      
27 Joseph Watkins 1 2 3        
41 Cole Kidd 2 0 2 1 – 2        
50 Johnny Garcia 1 1 2        
80 Sebastian Smith 1 0 1        
32 Tommy Washington 1 0 1        
36 Perry Sherrod 0 1 1        
39 Perry Afato 0 1 1        
56 Lance Leota 0 1 1 0.5 – 1   1    
59 Chris James 0 1 1        
81 Gabe Oilar 1 0 1       1
TOTALS 43 22   2 – 19 7 – 26   1-0 4-98 1   1
# GOLDEN WEST SOLO AST TOTAL SACKS-YDS TFL-YDS FF FR-YDS INT-YDS BRUP BLKS QBH
50 Bobby Orellano 1 5 6 1 – 3        
7 Joseph Inda 2 4 6 0.5 – 1       1
20 Trevin Kahunanui 2 3 5   1   1
10 Matthew Posey 2 2 4 1 – 8 1 – 8   3    
47 Keiti Iakopo 3 1 4        
15 Hunter Margain 1 2 3        
23 Rimareyae Harvey 3 0 3        
91 Jamie Diaz 0 3 3 1 – 1        
13 Nick Ebanks 1 1 2        
21 Joey Maduena 2 0 2        
26 Desmond Passi 2 0 2        
2 Jason Thomas 1 1 2        
32 Darren Sandoval 1 1 2        
41 Jack Pilkerton 1 1 2 0.5 – 2       1
3 Kory Garcia 1 1 2   2    
6 Gabriel Ford 1 0 1        
5 Kyle Manliguis 1 0 1        
24 Lynval Sutherland 1 0 1 1 1-0      
44 David Aldapa 0 1 1        
33 Tyler Vaimaona             1
TOTALS 26 26   1 – 8 4 – 15 1 1-0 6   4
OTHER INFORMATION
Location: Orange Coast College
Stadium: LeBard Stadium
Attendance: 250
Weather: Fair
Temperature: 65
Wind: SW 5MPH