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Griffins’ McDonald, Letuli are tabbed all-conference

GROSSMONT COLLEGE RB THOMAS McDONALD

2015 GROSSMONT COLLEGE FOOTBALL

 

By Bill Dickens
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EL CAJON (11-29-15 Rev.) — Ten players from the 2015 Grossmont College football team have been named to the All-Southern California Football Association National Southern Conference team.

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Johann Letuli (72)

First team offense honors went to running back THOMAS McDONALD and offensive lineman JOVANN LETULI.

Receiving second team offense honors were tight end LEVI BOYD, wide receiver-punt returner PAUL GOODEN and all-purpose performer CHRISTIAN BROOKS.

On the defensive side a sophomore linebacker tackling machine NICK GALATIS, defensive end JORDAN ARNOLD, corner MAURICE CARNELL, kick return specialist NEHEMIAH BROWN and punter ALEX TEMPLETON.

All but Brown are sophomores.

McDonald (5-10, 190) was the Griffins’ leading rusher with 622 yards and 5 touchdowns on 96 carries.  Letuli at 6-foot-5, 315-pounds is the second largest lineman on the 16-man SCFA first team.

Versatile Gooden (5-11, 170) generated 611 yards and 5 touchdowns on 60 plays that included rushing, receiving and returns. Boyd, a physical 6-5, 230-pound tight end, was a superb blocker with 261 yards of receptions and returns.

Brooks, a product of Grossmont High, was the Griffins’ leading receiver with 41 catches for 438 yards for a 10.7 average. He also delivered three halfback passes for touchdowns, and averaged 26.4 on 16 kickoff returns.

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 Levi Boyd (87)

Valhalla alum Brown returned five kickoffs for a 46.2 average.

Galatis averaged 10.1 tackles, which was second highest in the conference, 5 sacks, a fumble and an interception.

Arnold had 38 tackles, 11 for loss, a fumble recovery and 5 sacks.

Carnell was regarded as a blue-chip cover corner by the various scouts that visited the Grossmont College campus this season.

Poway product Templeton is viewed as a potential Division I punter who averaged 40.4 on 60 punts for the Griffins.

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Paul Gooden (85)

 

 

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