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Top-ranked Riverside rallies early, holds off Griffins late

2015 GROSSMONT COLLEGE FOOTBALL

 

By Bill Dickens

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RIVERSIDE (9-20-15) — A fast start and a swift finish wasn’t enough to permit visiting Grossmont College to knock off No. 1 ranked Riverside City College Saturday night (Sept. 19) at the Tigers’ den known as Wheelock Field.

 

grossmont griffinsThe Griffins stormed to a 14-0 lead eight minutes into the game, only to have Riverside counter with 31 unanswered points heading into the final period.

 

The Tigers, who were upset by the Griffins when RCC was ranked No. 1 in the state a year ago, nearly saw Grossmont come back and steal the rematch.

 

Despite a 15-point burst in less than a minute in the fourth quarter, Grossmont succumbed to unbeaten Riverside 31-29.

 

A 35-yard punt return by TENEIL COOPER to the Tigers’ 11-yard line set the tempo for the Griffins’ fourth quarter charge.

 

Trailing at one time 31-14, the Griffins got off the floor on a 3-yard scoring run by JAMARCUS FEDERICK with 14:08 remaining. Quarterback TOMMY PISTONE completed a 2-point conversion pass to TYLER GUICE, cutting the deficit to 9 points.

 

A 41-yard interception return for a touchdown by linebacker NICK GALATIS lifted the Griffins to within 3 points. JORDAN REECE kicked the extra point with 13:16 remaining. It was his 3rd PAT in as many attempts.

 

Grossmont attempted on onside kick and appeared to have made the recovery, but the officials saw it differently and called the Griffins offside.

 

“I don’t know how they could make that call,” fumed Griffins coach MIKE JORDAN. “The official farthest away from the play made the call, while the guy right in front of us on our sideline did not. How can that be?”

 

The Griffins would have three more possessions but were unable to move into field goal range down the stretch.

 

Grossmont (2-1) took an early 7-0 lead on a 4-yard scoring run by THOMAS McDONALD. Five minutes later SERGIO BAILEY hauled in a 51-yard TD strike from Pistone.

 

At that point there was plenty of excitement on the Grossmont sideline.

 

Due to an injury to sophomore QB MICHAEL CARRILLO, Pistone went the distance under center for the Griffins, completing 13 of 35 passes for 128 yards. He suffered two interceptions.

 

Bailey finished with 4 receptions for 79 yards, while McDonald pulled in 3 aerials for 21 yards.

 

CHRISTIAN BROOKS also caught 3 passes and returned 3 kickoffs for 125 yards.

 

Galatis, who previously earned Player of the Week in the SCFA Southern Conference, notched a game high 15 tackles including one for loss.

 

AIRRIC PARKER charted 10 tackles, KALEB HARSTVEDT pulled down 9 Tigers (8 of them solos), and DEVAUGHN MURRAY racked up 8 stops.

 

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HUNTER CLARK had Grossmont’s only sack, and DERRELL WHITAKER returned an interception 44 yards to setup a Grossmont first quarter score.

 

“Of course we wanted to win, but it wasn’t disappointing that we lost,” said Jordan. “We played a very good football team. We didn’t win this time but I think we’re the best team in the state. If we play these guys again (in the playoffs) we’ll beat them.”

 

Late Reports – A broken down charter bus delivering Los Angeles Pierce College’s football team from Woodland Hills to Chula Vista’s Southwestern College caused Saturday night’s kickoff, scheduled for 6 p.m., to be eventually  teed off at 8:37. The Jaguars left the field with a 23-20 victory at 11:30 p.m.

 

In another local game Palomar mauled San Diego Mesa 42-21.

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SUMMARY

Grossmont Griffins vs. Riverside Tigers at Riverside, CA
9/19/2015 at 6:00 pm
Grossmont 
29
Riverside 
31
SCORING 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Grossmont (2-1)  14  0  0  15  29
Riverside (3-0)  14  10  7  0  31
Riverside, CA | Wheelock Field, RCC
PRD TIME SCORING SUMMARY GRO- RIV
1 12:26 Grossmont – McDonald, T. 4 yd run. (Reece, Jordan kick is good).
Drive: 6 plays, 36 yards in 2:24.
7 – 0
1 06:52 Grossmont – Bailey, Sergio 51 yd pass from Pistone, Tommy. (Reece, Jordan kick is good).
Drive: 2 plays, 54 yards in 0:48.
14 – 0
1 03:47 Riverside – Rodriguez,Evan 2 yd pass from Olsen,Kevin. (McCarley,Aidan kick is good).
Drive: 9 plays, 53 yards in 2:58.
14 – 7
1 00:07 Riverside – James,Dontel 2 yd run. (McCarley,Aidan kick is good).
Drive: 6 plays, 23 yards in 2:37.
14 – 14
2 11:08 Riverside – McCarley,Aidan 31 yd field goal.
Drive: 12 plays, 34 yards in 3:46.
14 – 17
2 00:13 Riverside – Thomas,Jajuan 4 yd pass from Olsen,Kevin. (McCarley,Aidan kick is good).
Drive: 7 plays, 62 yards in 0:59.
14 – 24
3 07:18 Riverside – Brooks,Alonge 59 yd pass from Olsen,Kevin. (McCarley,Aidan kick is good).
Drive: 5 plays, 99 yards in 2:02.
14 – 31
4 14:08 Grossmont – Federick, J. 3 yd run. (2pt conversion pass by Guice, Tyler is good).
Drive: 2 plays, 11 yards in 0:28.
22 – 31
4 13:16 Grossmont – Galatis, Nick 41 yd interception return. (Reece, Jordan kick is good). 29 – 31
GROSSMONT STATISTICS RIVERSIDE
15 FIRST DOWNS 23
4
9
2
Passing
Rushing
Penalty
8
14
1
8% (1 of 13) THIRD DOWN EFFICIENCY 45% (9 of 20)
67% (2 of 3) FOURTH DOWN EFFICIENCY 0% (0 of 2)
249 TOTAL OFFENSE 478
66
3.8
Total Offensive Plays
Average gain per play
92
5.2
128 NET YARDS PASSING 212
13-35
3.7
1-7
2
Completions-Attempts
Net yards per pass play
Sacked: Number-Yards
Had intercepted
21-38
5.6
1-6
2
121 NET YARDS RUSHING 266
31
3.9
Rushing Attempts
Average gain per rush
54
4.9
6-251 PUNTS: Number-Yards 7-312
41.8 Average 44.6
305 TOTAL RETURN YARDS 102
6-74
5-146
2-85
Punt Returns: Number-Yards
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards
Interception Returns: Number-Yards
0 0
5-98
2-4
9-66 PENALTIES: Number-Yards 11-107
3-3 FUMBLES: Number-Lost 0-0
1-6 SACKS: Number-Yards 1-7
2-85 INTERCEPTIONS: Number-Yards 2-4
23:22 TIME OF POSSESSION 36:38

Grossmont

Riverside

PASSING C-A YDS TD INT
Tommy Pistone 13-35 128 1 2
PASSING C-A YDS TD INT
Kevin Olsen 21-38 212 3 2
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Thomas McDonald 16 77 4.8 17 1
Jamarcus Federick 8 44 5.5 9 1
Tommy Pistone 4 5 1.3 7 0
Jordan Reece 1 0 0.0 0 0
Christian Brooks 2 -5 -2.5 0 0
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Christopher Anderson 22 119 5.4 16 0
Dontel James 19 99 5.2 14 1
Kyrion Parker 8 57 7.1 21 0
Kevin Olsen 3 1 0.3 4 0
TEAM 2 -10 -5.0 0 0
RECEIVING NO YDS AVG LG TD
Sergio Bailey 4 79 19.8 51 1
Thomas McDonald 3 21 7.0 9 0
Christian Brooks 3 14 4.7 7 0
Adrian Tolbert 1 8 8.0 8 0
Paul Gooden 1 6 6.0 6 0
Tyler Guice 1 0 0.0 0 0
RECEIVING NO YDS AVG LG TD
Durron Burton 6 66 11.0 16 0
Alonge Brooks 1 59 59.0 59 1
Dominique Maiden 2 23 11.5 18 0
Jajuan Thomas 4 19 4.8 9 1
Kj Young 2 17 8.5 19 0
Jacoby Herring 1 13 13.0 13 0
Malik Yoakum 3 9 3.0 13 0
Dontel James 1 4 4.0 4 0
Evan Rodriguez 1 2 2.0 2 1
KICKING FG LG XP PTS
Jordan Reece 3/3 3
KICKING FG LG XP PTS
Aidan McCarley 1/1 31 4/4 7
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG TB -20
Alex Templeton 6 251 41.8 53 0 3
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG TB -20
James Fonseca 7 312 44.6 66 0 2
KICKOFFS NO YDS AVG TB OB
Jordan Reece 5 265 53.0 0 0
KICKOFFS NO YDS AVG TB OB
Julian Castro 6 351 58.5 1 0
KICKOFF RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Christian Brooks 3 125 41.7 62 0
Tyneil Cooper 1 16 16.0 16 0
Justin Barlow 1 5 5.0 5 0
KICKOFF RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Sebastian La Rue 2 45 22.5 29 0
Tareke Lewis 1 42 42.0 42 0
Eltoro Allen 1 11 11.0 11 0
Elijah Williams 1 0 0.0 0 0
PUNT RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Tyneil Cooper 3 58 19.3 35 0
Paul Gooden 3 16 5.3 8 0
PUNT RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Derrell Whitaker 1 44 44.0 44 0
Nick Galatis 1 41 41.0 41 1
INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Sebastian La Rue 1 0 0.0 0 0
Abraham Reinhardt 1 4 4.0 4 0
FUMBLES NO LOST
Christian Brooks 1 1
Jordan Reece 1 1
Tommy Pistone 1 1
FUMBLES NO LOST
DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
# GROSSMONT SOLO AST TOTAL SACKS-YDS TFL-YDS FF FR-YDS INT-YDS BRUP BLKS QBH
55 Nick Galatis 9 6 15 1 – 1 1-41
30 Airric Parker 6 4 10
43 Kaleb Harstvedt 8 1 9 1
20 Davaughn Murray 3 5 8
1 Maurice Carnell IV 5 0 5 1
31 Dylan Thompson 2 2 4
57 Lance Leota 3 1 4 1 – 2
45 Jordan Arnold 0 3 3
86 Tyler Guice 1 2 3
90 Anthony Davis 0 3 3
8 David Lewis 1 1 2 1 – 4 1
24 Tyneil Cooper 1 1 2 1 – 2 1
35 Armando Smith 2 0 2
44 Phillip Diaz 2 0 2
48 Miracle Tausaga 1 1 2
51 Victor Washington 1 1 2 1
58 Billy Cummings 2 0 2
92 Joe Gordon 1 1 2
4 Derrell Whitaker 0 1 1 1-44
9 Cory McKessen 0 1 1
19 Hunter Clark 1 0 1 1 – 6 1 – 6
23 Miles Steed 1 0 1
27 Narqesse Smith 1 0 1
62 Marques Barlow 0 1 1
70 Charles Levine 0 1 1
91 Chris Erby 1 0 1
TM TEAM 1
TOTALS 52 36 88 1 – 6 5 – 15 2-85 4 2
# RIVERSIDE SOLO AST TOTAL SACKS-YDS TFL-YDS FF FR-YDS INT-YDS BRUP BLKS QBH
55 Aj Hotchkins 2 6 8
36 Abraham Reinhardt 4 2 6 1-4
45 Silas Stewart 2 3 5
51 Deshawn Fortune 1 4 5 1 – 2 1
27 Lavell Thomas 3 1 4 1 – 2 1
23 Jc Jackson 1 2 3 1 – 3 1 1-0 1
30 Breon Coke 1 2 3 1-0
68 Markus Lewis 1 2 3
91 Michael Taylor 1 2 3 1
99 Kennedy Kodua 2 1 3 1 – 7 1 – 7 1
20 Jonathan Lyles 1 1 2 1
42 Ethan Pulley 1 1 2
43 Acquarey Eddington 1 1 2 1
56 Ricco Maiden 1 1 2
59 Derrick Lino 1 1 2
TM TEAM 1 1 2
4 Sebastian La Rue 1 0 1 1-0 1
15 Barry Ware 1 0 1
18 Durron Burton 0 1 1
19 Kevin Olsen 1 0 1
21 Eltoro Allen 1 0 1
39 James Fonseca 1 0 1 1 – 2
44 Melvin Johnson 0 1 1
49 Julian Castro 1 0 1
97 Ernest Bagner 0 1 1 1
94 Michael Erim 1
29 Tareke Lewis 1
25 Isaiah Armstrong 1-0
TOTALS 30 34 64 1 – 7 5 – 16 2 3-0 2-4 7 3
OTHER INFORMATION
Location: Riverside, CA
Stadium: Wheelock Field, RCC
Attendance: 1019
Weather: Sunny, hot
Temperature: 96 deg.F
Wind: slight
Referee: Robin Hall
Umpire: Joe Lloyd
Head Linesman: Ryan Bressler
Line Judge: Juan Cardenas
Back Judge: Brian Earls
Field Judge: Bobby Grove
Side Judge: Darrell Brooks
Scorekeeper: John Czimbal

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