East County Sports

Griffins, Hornets meeting has big stakes




By Bill Dickens
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FULLERTON (10-7-16) — This is an historical battle which will be renewed on Saturday (Oct. 15) at Yorba Linda High School at 1 p.m.

The Grossmont Griffins travel to face the Fullerton Hornets at 1 p.m. in a big clash between ranked teams in Southern California.

In 1962, Fullerton blanked Grossmont 22-0 in its first season in a game that was televised live in Los Angeles by KCOP Channel 13.

screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-12-25-10-amGriffins fans this weekend can watch this game on the internet on SportsNetUSA.net, under the Hornets Football link.

Grossmont comes into this one 4-1 overall and ranked No. 6 in the National Southern Division, while Fullerton is ranked No. 3 with a 5-0 record.

Grossmont is led by quarterback BRAD CAGLE, who has completed 81 of 164 for 1134 yards. His totals include 9 touchdowns.

Receiver ADRIAN TOLBERT is averaging 20.4 yards per catch with 21 receptions for 428 yards and 5 touchdowns. Cagle’s favorite target is this guy.

The ground game is guided by NEHEMIAH BROWN with 309 yards and 5 touchdowns on 72 carries.

Running back KEITH FULTON has picked up the pace with 51 carries for 233 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Fullerton quarterback Trey Tinsley will test the Grossmont secondary for sure. He’s completed 2182 yards for 13 touchdowns.

That should alert Grossmont’s JORDAN ELLIS, who has 5 interceptions. Tinsley has been intercepted 6 times, which creates an interesting matchup.

GRIFFIN GRAFFITI:  Fullerton leads the all-time series 19-5 . . .  The first time the Griffins defeated the Hornets was in 1974, the year Grossmont won its first state championship . . . Grossmont defeated Fullerton also in 1978, ’92, 2005 and ’11 . . . Because so many teams had byes last week, the SCFA did not post Players of the Week awards.

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