Latest on Galatis: Named NSL Defensive Player of Week

2015 GROSSMONT COLLEGE FOOTBALL

 

By Bill Dickens

© East County Sports.com

EL CAJON (9-24-15) — For the second time in three weeks Grossmont College sophomore linebacker NICK GALATIS has been named National Southern League Defensive Player of the Week by the SCFA.

 

Galatis, out of Clairemont High, racked up a game high 15 tackles and returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown in the Griffins’ 31-29 loss to No. 1 ranked Riverside.

 

Another honoree for the Griffins was punter ALEX TEMPLETON, a product of Poway High, launched six punts ­– three of which landed inside the 20 – in Grossmont’s duel against Riverside. Templeton averaged 41.8 yards per punt.

 

Meanwhile somehow Grossmont College (2-1), which dropped a 2-point decision to top-ranked Riverside, fell from No. 12 to No. 15 in this week’s California Community College football coaches poll, compiled by JCAthletic Bureau.

 

Talk about mythical . . . on the side of the pollsters, 10 teams of the top 25 are 3-0.

 

Grossmont will host No. 6 ranked Golden West (3-0) on Saturday (Sept. 26) at Mashin-Roth Field at 3 p.m.

 

Riverside City College remains No. 1 among California Community College Athletic Association football teams for a third week in the JC Athletic Bureau’s poll of football coaches.

 

There were two changes in the top five.

 

San Mateo nudged San Francisco for the No. 2 spot after beating Butte, 56-27, while CCSF edged Fresno, 39-34, giving now No. 12 FCC its first setback.

 

Long Beach remained No. 4 following a 38-7 win over Bakersfield, while Canyons moved up a spot to No. 5 after beating Santa Ana, 28-21.

 

Completing the top ten are Golden West, Modesto, Sequoias, Diablo Valley, and Fullerton. Riverside has a bye week, after giving Grossmont its first setback, 31-29.

 

Other Southern California teams begin league play Saturday.

 

Orange Coast (1-2) plays at No. 10 Fullerton (2-1). No. 5 Canyons (3-0) begins National Northern play at Pasadena (0-3), while No. 11 Cerritos (2-1) is at No. 14 Ventura (2-1).

 

In the National Central, defending state champion No. 19 Mt. San Antonio (1-2) opens at No. 20 Chaffey (2-1).

 

In the American Division Mountain League, Southwestern (1-2) opens at defending champion No. 17 Victor Valley (3-0) and San Bernardino Valley (3-0) hosts Mt. San Jacinto (1-2). The Pacific League has Santa Monica (2-0) at Antelope Valley (2-1) and LA Southwest (1-2) at LA Valley (2-1).

 

In Northern California, only the American Division teams begin league play.

 

Defending Golden Coast champ No. 25 Hartnell (3-0) hosts Cabrillo (1-2) and West Hills (2-1) plays at Monterey Peninsula (2-1). In the Pacific 7, Shasta (2-1) is at Redwoods (1-2) and Mendocino (1-2) at Yuba (1-2). Ted Hoal won his 100th game as Yuba coach last week, 40-24, over Gavilan.

 

Non-conference competition continues for NCFC National Division teams, including two Friday contests: Siskiyous at No. 9 Diablo Valley and No. 24 Santa Rosa at No. 18 Laney.

 

Saturday’s top games: No. 2 San Mateo at San Joaquin Delta, No. 16 American River at No. 3 CCSF, No. 7 Modesto at Sacramento, De Anza at No. 8 Sequoias, No. 12 Fresno at Butte, No. 13 Chabot at Feather River, and No. 22 Contra Costa at Merced (an American non-league contest).

 

2015 JCAB  Poll of California Community College Football Coaches

 The Top 25 teams in the JC Athletic Bureau’s State Poll of California Community College Football Coaches, with first-place votes in brackets, won-loss  records,  total points (based upon 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote), and previous ranking.

[Final poll is also used in the NATYCAA Cup all-sports rankings for football.]

Rk  College                          Record  Pts.    Prv 
  1. Riverside              [11]     3-0       392      1
  2. San Mateo             [3]       3-0       375      3
  3. San Francisco       [2]         3-0       372      2
  4. Long Beach                      3-0       356      4
  5. Canyons                         3-0       328      6
  6. Golden West                     3-0       313      9
  7. Modesto                         2-1       249      14
  8. Sequoias                        3-0       237      18
  9. Diablo Valley                   2-1       234      5
  10. Fullerton                       2-1       232      15
  11. Cerritos                        2-1       230      7
  12. Fresno                          2-1       228      10
  13. Chabot                          2-1       209      13
  14. Ventura                         2-1       207      8
  15. Grossmont                       2-1       206      12
  16. American River                  2-1       173      16
  17. Víctor Valley                   3-0       125      17
  18. Laney                           2-1       122      19
  19. Mt. San Antonio                 1-2       114      20
  20. Chaffey                         2-1       110      11
  21. Palomar                         2-1       106      22
  22. Contra Costa                    3-0       79       21
  23. Allan Hancock                   2-1       74       nr
  24. Santa Rosa                      2-1       73       nr
  25. Hartnell                        3-0       62       24                                       Prv = Previous Ranking

Others included

Santa Monica (2-0), San Bernardino Valley (3-0), Saddleback (1-2), Siskiyous (1-2), San Joaquin Delta (1-2), Shasta (2-1), Sacramento (1-2), West Hills (2-1), Merced (2-1), Reedley (2-1), Sierra (0-3), Orange Coast (1-2).

 

STATE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Redwoods QB Josh Schleining (6-2, 185, sophomore from Reynolds H.S., Troutdale, Ore.) completed 19 of 32 passes for 418 yards and five TDs (no interceptions) and also rushed for 25 yards as the Corsairs came back to defeat Cabrillo, 49-40 – scoring 35 unanswered points after falling behind 27-14.

Saddleback sophomore QB Johnny Stanton (6-2, 230, from Santa Margarita H.S., Rancho Santa Margarita), completed 37 of 48 passes for 468 yards and four TDs (1 int.); also had 20 carries for 72 yards and a TD. He totaled 540 yards on 68 plays as the Gauchos tallied 33 unanswered points in the 42-17 comeback victory at El Camino.

Long Beach sophomore RB Darren Johnson (5-9, 182 from Cabrillo H.S., Long Beach) rushed 21 times for 212 yards (10.1 average) and two TDs in 38-7 win over Bakersfield.

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