East County Sports

Griffins get a pick-five to rally past Seahawks

2016 GROSSMONT COLLEGE FOOTBALL 

GRIFFINS 37, L.A. HARBOR 27

By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com

SAN PEDRO (9-11-16) — On a night when the Grossmont College offense sputtered, the Griffins defense erased the deficit and rose to the occasion, posting five interceptions and returning three for touchdowns in a 37-27 victory over Los Angeles Harbor.

JORDAN ELLIS intercepted 2 passes for the second game in a row, returning one for 17 yards and a touchdown in the second quarter. It was his second pick six of the year.

JAMES JULIUS picked off a pass and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter, giving the Griffins a 37-21 lead and sealing the victory over the Seahawks (1-1).

Grossmont also received interceptions from TYLER CLANTON and ANTON PAIGE.

“Offensively we weren’t firing on all eight cylinders,” said Griffins coach MIKE JORDAN. “But our defensive play was real special.”

In two games Grossmont now has 9 interceptions, which leads the state.

Freshman running back KEITH FULTON broke into the Grossmont offensive backfield for the first time and left his mark. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Fulton, from Metairie, GA, rushed for 123 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown run on 23 carries.

“There’s no doubt he was our standout on offense this week,” said Jordan.

Grossmont took the early lead on a 25-yard field goal by CONNER ERWIN with 6:19 left in the first quarter.

LA Harbor then took the lead on a 42-yard interception return for TD by Justice Augasa.

The Seahawks continued the momentum in the second quarter as Jalin Scott flipped a 2-yard pass to Darrion Jones to make it 14-3 in favor of LA Harbor.

The Griffins (2-0) then barged back on a 2-yard plunge by NEHEMIAH BROWN to make it 14-10.

Roderick Chapman bolted 100 yards on the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown that gave the Seahawks a 21-10 lead. The momentum was clearly in Harbor’s corner.

Grossmont had different ideas, however, as the Griffins scored 4 consecutive touchdowns to recover the lead. Ellis scored on an interception, Fulton scored on a 16-yard run, RODERICK WOODS scooped up a fumble and ran 37 yards for a score. Julius knocked in the final nail with his lengthy interception return for a touchdown.

With 6:20 to play Harbor scored but could never out maneuver the Griffins down the stretch.

Grossmont produced only 187 yards total offense, and Harbor collected 199.

“We’re getting better each week,” said Jordan. “But we have to cut down on the errors and polish up our offense.”

Brown finished with 48 yards rushing on 18 carries. He also returned 4 kickoffs for 88 yards and caught one pass for 14 yards.

It was not quarterback BRAD CAGLE’s night as he completed only 6 of 23 passes for 34 yards, and suffered 2 interceptions.

Grossmont’s leading receiver, ADRIAN TOLBERT, was shut out by the Seahawks’ double- and triple-team coverage.

Grossmont opens the home season next Saturday (Sept. 17) when they host state power El Camino at 3 p.m.

 

SCORING 1 2 3 4  FINAL
Grossmont (2-0)  3  13  21  0  37
LA Harbor (1-1)  7  14  0  6  27
San Pedro, CA | Pirate Stadium
PRD TIME SCORING SUMMARY GROSSMONT – LA HARBOR
1 06:19 Grossmont – Dominick Grimm 25 yd field goal.
Drive: 11 plays, 45 yards in 4:53.
3 – 0
1 02:03 LA Harbor – Justice Augafa 42 yd interception return. (Jorge Paz kick is good). 3 – 7
2 14:11 LA Harbor – Darrion Jones 3 yd pass from Jalin Scott. (Jorge Paz kick is good).
Drive: 2 plays, 4 yards in 0:42.
3 – 14
2 10:05 Grossmont – Nehemiah Brown 2 yd run. (Dominick Grimm kick is good).
Drive: 3 plays, 7 yards in 1:57.
10 – 14
2 09:44 LA Harbor – R. Chapman 100 yd kickoff return. (Jorge Paz kick is good). 10 – 21
2 03:21 Grossmont – Jordan Ellis 17 yd interception return. (Dominick Grimm kick failed). 16 – 21
3 09:38 Grossmont – Keith Fulton 14 yd run. (Conner Erwin kick is good).
Drive: 8 plays, 49 yards in 2:14.
23 – 21
3 06:18 Grossmont – Roderick Woods 37 yd fumble return. (Conner Erwin kick is good). 30 – 21
3 00:16 Grossmont – James Julius 47 yd interception return. (Conner Erwin kick is good). 37 – 21
4 06:20 LA Harbor – Darrion Jones 3 yd pass from Tyler Sestich. (2pt conversion rush by Josiah Franklin failed).
Drive: 9 plays, 50 yards in 4:30.
37 – 27
GROSSMONT STATISTICS LA HARBOR
15 FIRST DOWNS 16
4
9
2
Passing
Rushing
Penalty
6
5
5
28% (5 of 18) THIRD DOWN EFFICIENCY 27% (3 of 11)
67% (2 of 3) FOURTH DOWN EFFICIENCY 0% (0 of 2)
187 TOTAL OFFENSE 199
75
2.5
Total Offensive Plays
Average gain per play
67
3.0
45 NET YARDS PASSING 124
7-26
1.7
2-19
3
Completions-Attempts
Net yards per pass play
Sacked: Number-Yards
Had intercepted
15-36
3.4
4-16
5
142 NET YARDS RUSHING 75
49
2.9
Rushing Attempts
Average gain per rush
31
2.4
7-296 PUNTS: Number-Yards 4-121
42.3 Average 30.3
175 TOTAL RETURN YARDS 236
0 0
5-86
5-89
Punt Returns: Number-Yards
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards
Interception Returns: Number-Yards
0 0
4-165
3-71
15-136 PENALTIES: Number-Yards 7-40
2-1 FUMBLES: Number-Lost 2-2
4-16 SACKS: Number-Yards 2-19
5-89 INTERCEPTIONS: Number-Yards 3-71
32:42 TIME OF POSSESSION 27:18

Grossmont

LA Harbor

PASSING C-A YDS TD INT
Brad Cagle 6-23 34 0 2
Spencer Moyer 1-3 11 0 1
PASSING C-A YDS TD INT
Tyler Sestich 14-30 121 1 4
Jalin Scott 1-6 3 1 1
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Keith Fulton 23 123 5.3 19 1
Nehemiah Brown 16 48 3.0 13 1
Adrian Maldonado 3 14 4.7 5 0
Brad Cagle 4 1 0.3 8 0
Shea Stevens 1 0 0.0 0 0
Spencer Moyer 1 -12 -12.0 0 0
TEAM 1 -32 -32.0 0 0
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Cavion Clanton 10 36 3.6 21 0
Jalin Scott 5 17 3.4 14 0
Noah McGhee 6 15 2.5 11 0
Matthew Ryan 3 6 2.0 4 0
Tyler Sestich 7 1 0.1 6 0
RECEIVING NO YDS AVG LG TD
Nehemiah Brown 1 14 14.0 14 0
Justin Barlow 1 11 11.0 11 0
Tyler Guice 1 10 10.0 10 0
Sebastian Smith 1 5 5.0 5 0
Dylan Spradling 1 4 4.0 4 0
Jabril Clewis 2 1 0.5 2 0
RECEIVING NO YDS AVG LG TD
Nick Settle 5 42 8.4 19 0
Darrion Jones 4 38 9.5 20 2
Kevin Click 1 19 19.0 19 0
Brandon Gosdoski 1 12 12.0 12 0
Cavion Clanton 2 10 5.0 6 0
Demetrius Minnifield 2 3 1.5 3 0
KICKING FG LG XP PTS
Dominick Grimm 1/1 25 1/2 4
Conner Erwin 3/3 3
KICKING FG LG XP PTS
Jorge Paz 0/1 0 3/3 3
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG TB -20
Blake Lester 7 296 42.3 71 1 3
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG TB -20
Roderick Chapman 4 121 30.3 34 0 0
KICKOFFS NO YDS AVG TB OB
Nels Haltom 7 424 60.6 3 0
KICKOFFS NO YDS AVG TB OB
Jorge Paz 5 284 56.8 0 0
KICKOFF RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Nehemiah Brown 4 65 16.3 23 0
Kurtis Brooks 1 21 21.0 21 0
KICKOFF RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Roderick Chapman 3 153 51.0 100 1
Martell Taylor 1 12 12.0 12 0
PUNT RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
PUNT RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
James Julius 1 47 47.0 47 1
Tyler Clanton 1 3 3.0 3 0
Jordan Ellis 2 17 8.5 17 1
Anton Paige 1 22 22.0 22 0
INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
D’Andre Smart 1 26 26.0 26 0
Justice Augafa 1 42 42.0 42 1
Peter Brown 1 3 3.0 3 0
FUMBLES NO LOST
Nehemiah Brown 1 0
TEAM 1 1
FUMBLES NO LOST
Jalin Scott 1 1
Cavion Clanton 1 1
DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
# GROSSMONT SOLO AST TOTAL SACKS-YDS TFL-YDS FF FR-YDS INT-YDS BRUP BLKS QBH
41 Cole Kidd 4 5 9 0.5 – 1
8 Alex Carswell 3 2 5 1.5 – 1 1
20 Tyler Clanton 4 1 5 0.5 – 1 1-3
44 Roderick Woods 4 1 5 1 – 3 3 – 5 1 2-52
23 Narqesse Smith 4 0 4 1
55 Ryden Kerr 4 0 4 1 – 1
7 Kurtis Brooks 3 0 3
50 Johnny Garcia 3 0 3
6 James Julius 1 1 2 1-47
30 Luqman Barcoo 1 1 2
52 Cameron Myers 1 1 2 1.5 – 7 1.5 – 7
56 Lance Leota 2 0 2 1 – 3 2 – 4 1
99 Chris Yohe 1 1 2
19 Hunter Clark 0 1 1
39 Perry Afato 1 0 1
45 Ikey Poumele 0 1 1 0.5 – 1
46 Nels Haltom 1 0 1
49 Quantarius Boone 0 1 1 0.5 – 3 0.5 – 3 1
84 Jabril Clewis 1 0 1
29 Anton Paige 1-22
26 Jordan Ellis 2-17
TOTALS 38 16 54 4 – 16 11 – 24 1 2-52 5-89 3 1
# LA HARBOR SOLO AST TOTAL SACKS-YDS TFL-YDS FF FR-YDS INT-YDS BRUP BLKS QBH
1 Jabbar Miles 11 3 14
9 Lui Faamasino 5 3 8 2 – 4
2 Roderick Chapman 6 1 7 2 – 19 2 – 19 1-0 1-0 2
10 Ryan King 3 1 4 1
13 Justice Augafa 4 0 4 3 – 6 1-42 3
50 Joel Fahina 2 2 4 1
11 Manoah Tuiasosopo 1 2 3 1
22 Peter Brown 2 1 3 0-3
91 London Ricks 1 2 3 1.5 – 4
33 Iosefa Sua 2 0 2
45 Gabriel Chapman 2 0 2
52 Helaman Yarbrough 0 2 2 0.5 – 0 1
80 Johnattan Mudd 1 1 2
88 Tre’Sean Artis 2 0 2 2
90 Jack Gonzalez 0 2 2 1
4 D’Andre Smart 0 1 1 1-26
6 Cavion Clanton 1 0 1
17 Josiah Franklin 1 0 1
20 Malcolm Marcus 0 1 1
58 Mau Lauaki 1 0 1
97 Derryhn Berry 1 0 1 1
TOTALS 46 22 68 2 – 19 9 – 33 1-0 3-71 5 8
OTHER INFORMATION
Location: San Pedro, CA
Stadium: Pirate Stadium
Attendance: 200

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