East County Sports

East County grads stand out on Saturday



By Bill Dickens

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EL CAJON (9-27-15) — The KEYES brothers – KENDALL and KENNY – out of Helix High helped lead Nevada Las Vegas to an 80-8 victory over Idaho State on Saturday (Sept. 26) in Las Vegas.


Sophomore Kendall Keyes caught 3 passes for 30 yards in the predominantly running Rebels’ offense. A year ago as a freshman he reeled in 24 passes for 310 yards.


Senior defensive back Kenny Keyes intercepted a pass and added to his total 53 tackles for UNLV.



  • Mount Miguel product CORY LITTLETON (6-foot-3, 227-pounds), a senior outside linebacker for the University of Washington, was on the Butkus Award Watch List. He had 6 tackles and a sack in the Huskies’ 30-24 loss to Cal. For his career, Littleton has logged 176 tackles and 7 sacks in 39 games.


  • USD freshman quarterback ANTHONY LAWRENCE (Grossmont HS) completed 21 of 28 passes for 214 yards and 4 touchdowns as the Toreros toppled Valparaiso 38-6.


  • Oregon State’s SETH COLLINS (Granite Hills) may not be a household name right now, but if he keeps dropping dimes like he did Friday night in Corvallis, he may be soon.In the fourth quarter of Oregon State’s game against Stanford, Collins dropped an absolutely beautiful 40-yard spiral right into the hands of wide receiver Jordan Villamin. Collins had 152 yards rushing in the Beavers’ 42-24 loss to Stanford.


  • Former Valhalla-Grossmont College receiver NICHOLAS KURTZ caught 2 passes for BYU in the Cougars’ 31-0 loss to Michigan. Through four games Kurtz has caught 4 passes for 171 yards.


  • DANIEL McMANUS, a product of West Hills and USD, averaged 58 yards on 7 punts for the Toreros in the game against Valpo.
  • JIMMY PRUITT, from Helix, picked off a pass and ran it back for an insurance touchdown in San Jose State’s 49-23 win over Fresno State Saturday night.Pruitt stepped in front of a pass and returned it 28 yards.Pruitt is in his fourth season with the Spartans, having started at both safety and corner during his career. He has picked off a pass in each of his four years at San Jose State.

    Saturday’s interception marked his second of the season.

  • Tennessee State freshman punter AUSTIN ROWLEY (Helix) has averaged 36.6 yards on 16 punts with three inside the 20 and three touchbacks.

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