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Rustlers round up Griffins in Top 15 defensive feature

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By Bill Dickens

© East County Sports.com

EL CAJON (9-27-15) — Grossmont College, led by sophomore linebacker NICK GALATIS, turned in a superlative effort on defense, but the Griffins offense could not keep up as visiting Golden West College claimed a 17-7 National Southern Conference victory in Saturday’s (Sept. 26) opener at Mashin-Roth Field.

 

12079201_886249771483298_5027058191433983434_nThe No. 6 ranked Rustlers cashed in on two touchdown passes of 21 and 11 yards from Adam Vance to Jordan Veasy. Humberto Maciel added two extra points and a 31-yard field goal for Golden West.

 

Grossmont (2-2, 0-1), which stumbled throughout the game, avoided the shutout on a 5-yard touchdown run by THOMAS McDONALD with 4:56 remaining.

 

After McDonald scored, the Griffins had eyes for a comeback.

 

Grossmont used an 8-play drive to the Golden West 32, but a fumble recovered by Nathan Jellicoe in the final minute sealed the victory for the Rustlers.

 

“It’s pretty frustrating to lose a game like this when you know you played so well,” Galatis said. “I know we need more offensive help to pull a game like this out.”

 

A two-time National Southern Conference Player of the Week, the 6-foot, 225-pound Galatis is Grossmont’s leading tackler, registering 9 against the Rustlers along with 2 sacks and a pass breakup.

 

“I used what I have (in terms of size),” he said. “I go out there to fight. As far as I’m concerned I’m unchallenged. I read my keys and stick my nose in there.”

 

Galatis recognized that Golden West was running its offensive plays away from him.12109173_886249548149987_1461365200959625346_n

 

“I realized that right away,” he said. “I read the quarterback’s eyes and flowed that way. When you’re trying to do that you have to read the block, shuffle, shuffle and make things happen.”

 

Galatis was a non-renowned player at Clairemont High. He broke an ankle in his first year at Southwestern College, and then suffered a broken eye socket in the off-season transition to Grossmont.

 

“All the time out of high school my focus was to go to Grossmont College because I was aware that Grossmont has a better record of placing players at a four-year college. But I suffered so many injuries in high school I was afraid I couldn’t make it at Grossmont, so I went to Southwestern. I’m glad to be back on my feet at Grossmont (being recruited by Fresno State, San Diego State and Oregon among others).”

 

Galatis’ act was not solo, as RUEBEN LEASAU notched 8 tackles and forced a fumble for the Griffins. MAURICE CARNELL registered 5 stops and JORDAN ARNOLD logged 4 tackles and 3 sacks in Grossmont’s defensive effort.

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No. 6 Golden West (3-0) at No. 15 Grossmont (2-1)

at Mashin-Roth Stadium

EastCountySports.com preview of the game

GOLDEN WEST vs. GROSSMONT at Grossmont College
9/26/2015 at 3:00
Golden West 
17
Grossmont 
7
SCORING 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Golden West (4-0)  7  3  7  0  17
Grossmont (2-2)  0  0  0  7  7
Grossmont College | Mashin-Roth
PRD TIME SCORING SUMMARY GOLDEN WEST – GROSSMONT
1 05:38 Golden West – Jordan Veasy 21 yd pass from Adam Vance. (Humberto Maciel kick is good).
Drive: 4 plays, 45 yards in 1:31.
7 – 0
2 13:27 Golden West – Humberto Maciel 31 yd field goal. 10 – 0
3 08:55 Golden West – Jordan Veasy 11 yd pass from Adam Vance. (Humberto Maciel kick is good).
Drive: 13 plays, 85 yards in 6:00.
17 – 0
4 04:56 Grossmont – Thomas McDonald 5 yd run. (Jordan Reece kick is good).
Drive: 1 plays, 5 yards in 0:06.
17 – 7
GOLDEN WEST STATISTICS GROSSMONT
17 FIRST DOWNS 11
11
4
2
Passing
Rushing
Penalty
7
2
2
44% (7 of 16) THIRD DOWN EFFICIENCY 18% (3 of 17)
0% (0 of 1) FOURTH DOWN EFFICIENCY 25% (1 of 4)
300 TOTAL OFFENSE 255
69
4.3
Total Offensive Plays
Average gain per play
70
3.6
222 NET YARDS PASSING 190
22-32
6.9
3-18
0
Completions-Attempts
Net yards per pass play
Sacked: Number-Yards
Had intercepted
23-45
4.2
1-4
1
78 NET YARDS RUSHING 65
37
2.1
Rushing Attempts
Average gain per rush
25
2.6
7-297 PUNTS: Number-Yards 6-242
42.4 Average 40.3
22 TOTAL RETURN YARDS 101
0 0
1-14
1-8
Punt Returns: Number-Yards
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards
Interception Returns: Number-Yards
4-21
4-80
0 0
9-98 PENALTIES: Number-Yards 13-120
2-2 FUMBLES: Number-Lost 4-2
1-4 SACKS: Number-Yards 3-18
1-8 INTERCEPTIONS: Number-Yards 0 0
33:03 TIME OF POSSESSION 26:57

Golden West

Grossmont

PASSING C-A YDS TD INT
Adam Vance 20-27 198 2 0
Nick Sternard 2-4 24 0 0
Josh Smith 0-1 0 0 0
PASSING C-A YDS TD INT
Michael Carrillo 18-32 154 0 1
Tommy Pistone 4-12 19 0 0
Christian Brooks 1-1 17 0 0
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Dominique Kane 8 42 5.3 18 0
Johnny Hills 14 32 2.3 10 0
Adam Vance 5 3 0.6 11 0
Josh Smith 3 2 0.7 7 0
Giles Guy-Williams 1 1 1.0 1 0
Malcom Smith 3 0 0.0 3 0
TEAM 2 0 0.0 0 0
Nick Sternard 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Thomas McDonald 10 48 4.8 16 1
Jamarcus Federick 8 23 2.9 10 0
Tommy Pistone 3 5 1.7 59 0
Michael Carrillo 3 -5 -1.7 5 0
TEAM 1 -6 -6.0 0 0
RECEIVING NO YDS AVG LG TD
Jordan Veasy 7 102 14.6 22 2
Quest Truxton 5 47 9.4 23 0
Giles Guy-Williams 1 22 22.0 22 0
Johnny Hills 6 18 3.0 6 0
Malcom Smith 1 17 17.0 17 0
Josh Smith 1 16 16.0 16 0
Denim Sansom 1 0 0.0 0 0
RECEIVING NO YDS AVG LG TD
Sergio Bailey 5 55 11.0 21 0
Levi Boyd 4 43 10.8 18 0
Quadarius Fair 4 33 8.3 22 0
Paul Gooden 2 19 9.5 20 0
Thomas McDonald 4 16 4.0 9 0
Cory McKessen 3 14 4.7 9 0
Brandon Bonham 1 10 10.0 10 0
KICKING FG LG XP PTS
Humberto Maciel 1/2 31 2/2 5
KICKING FG LG XP PTS
Jordan Reece 0/1 0 1/1 1
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG TB -20
Humberto Maciel 7 297 42.4 53 2 1
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG TB -20
Alex Templeton 6 242 40.3 50 0 3
KICKOFFS NO YDS AVG TB OB
Humberto Maciel 4 200 50.0 0 0
KICKOFFS NO YDS AVG TB OB
Jordan Reece 2 104 52.0 0 1
KICKOFF RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Quest Truxton 1 14 14.0 14 0
KICKOFF RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Christian Brooks 1 45 45.0 45 0
Tyneil Cooper 1 29 29.0 29 0
Miracle Tausaga 2 6 3.0 5 0
PUNT RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
PUNT RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Tyneil Cooper 2 11 5.5 8 0
Paul Gooden 2 10 5.0 10 0
INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Jared Wilson 1 8 8.0 8 0
INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
FUMBLES NO LOST
Malcom Smith 1 1
Dominique Kane 1 1
FUMBLES NO LOST
Michael Carrillo 1 1
Tommy Pistone 2 1
TEAM 1 0
DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
# GOLDEN WEST SOLO AST TOTAL SACKS-YDS TFL-YDS FF FR-YDS INT-YDS BRUP BLKS QBH
4 Jake Jiannoni 3 3 6 0.5 – 3
21 Daniel Tejeda 6 0 6 1-0
5 Phillip Hong 4 1 5
24 Kory Garcia 5 0 5 3 – 4 3
7 Tristian Green 3 0 3 1
94 Frank Larriva 2 1 3 1-0
17 Justin Stewart 2 0 2 1 – 4 1 – 4 2
23 Drake Kieler 2 0 2
25 Johnny Hills 2 0 2
26 Damarrea Joyce 1 1 2 0.5 – 3
42 Alex Alagata 2 0 2
44 Alex Ojelabi 2 0 2
57 Silas Collins 2 0 2 1
96 Dominic Surace 1 1 2 1
6 Simaj Bilal 1 0 1
9 Aszuan Whiley 1 0 1
10 Diamonte Wiggins 0 1 1
18 Damon Roberts 1 0 1
20 Johnny Johnson 1 0 1
22 Jason Thomas 1 0 1
28 Melvin Kahunanui 1 0 1
37 Dylan Sneed 1 0 1 1
43 Will Talamaivao 1 0 1
90 Bobby Orelano 1 0 1
99 Sebastian Demartini 2
31 Jared Wilson 1-8
TOTALS 46 8 54 1 – 4 5 – 14 2 2-0 1-8 4 1 4
# GROSSMONT SOLO AST TOTAL SACKS-YDS TFL-YDS FF FR-YDS INT-YDS BRUP BLKS QBH
47 Rueben Leasau 6 2 8 1.5 – 7 1 1
55 Nick Galatis 4 4 8 1 – 5 1
1 Maurice Carnell IV 4 1 5
20 Davaughn Murray 4 1 5
43 Kaleb Harstvedt 3 2 5 0.5 – 1 1
30 Airric Parker 3 1 4 1 – 8 2 – 12
45 Jordan Arnold 4 0 4 2 – 10 2 – 10 1
90 Anthony Davis 2 2 4 1.5 – 6
35 Armando Smith 3 0 3
91 Chris Erby 3 0 3 1 – 1 1-0
4 Derrell Whitaker 2 0 2 1 – 1 1
9 Cory McKessen 2 0 2
24 Tyneil Cooper 1 0 1
27 Narqesse Smith 1 0 1
32 Dominic Juarez-Lewis 1 0 1
41 Cole Kidd 1 0 1
57 Lance Leota 1 0 1
58 Billy Cummings 0 1 1
66 Trea Samifua 0 1 1 0.5 – 1
92 Joe Gordon 0 1 1
44 Phillip Diaz 1-0
29 Jemeil Jackson 1
TOTALS 45 16 61 3 – 18 11 – 44 2 2-0 5
OTHER INFORMATION
Location: Grossmont College
Stadium: Mashin-Roth

 

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