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Gunslinging Griffins fall to Gauchos in shootout, 57-55

Marcelluz Smith of Grossmont / photo by Michael Brunker

2016 GROSSMONT COLLEGE FOOTBALL 

 

By Bill Dickens
© EastCountySports.com

 

EL CAJON (10-29-16) — Grossmont College succumbed 57-55 to the Saddleback Gauchos Saturday (Oct. 29) at Mashin-Roth Field despite the 5 touchdown passes completed by Griffins freshman quarterback BRAD CAGLE.

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Grossmont’s Marquisse Smith (23) pursues a fumble against Saddleback. / photo by Michael Brunker

The Griffins had plenty of chances to win but miscues left and right short-circuited their bid for a victory.

“I felt good for the first game back,” said Cagle, who missed two games and a bye with a concussion. “I got hurt on the tenth play against Fullerton (lost by the Griffins 79-18). I was running backward looking for a receiver, but before I could throw the ball they took me down.”

Cagle recorded 27 completions of 53 attempts for 573 yards and 5 touchdowns against the Gauchos (7-1, 2-1 Southern Conference).

Griffins receiver ADRIAN TOLBERT put his gloves on and caught 5 passes for 103 yards and 3 touchdowns against the Gauchos.

Ironically Tolbert’s high school career at Castle Park focused on the Wing-T offense.

“It was really strange because I actually had 1000 yards receiving,” said Tolbert of his high school career. “But I’m so glad to be over here (at Grossmont). I adapt fast. I have no regrets for coming to Grossmont. The offense here is much more receiver-friendly.”

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Grossmont sophomore GABE OILAR recovers a fumble against Saddleback on Saturday. / photo by Michael Brunker

For Grossmont the game started in disaster mode as the Griffins fumbled the opening kickoff at the 6-yard line, and that led to a Saddleback touchdown.

The Griffins (4-4, 0-3 SCFA) counterpunched in the first period after a fumble recovery by RODERICK WOODS to set the stage for an 11-yard TD pass from Cagle to Tolbert.

DOMINICK GRIMM booted a 40-yard field goal to give the Griffins a 10-8 lead by the close of the first quarter. He added a 31-yard field goal in the second quarter.

MARCELLUZ SMITH scored on a 44-yard touchdown pass from Cagle in the third quarter. JABRIL CLEWIS pulled in a 6-yard scoring toss from Cagle in the same quarter.

After that the Griffins, trailing 29-27, found themselves playing catch-up in the fourth quarter, where both team scored 4 touchdowns. The scoring never left up as 16 touchdown were registered between the two teams and two field goals.

KEITH FULTON scored twice in the minute and a half for Grossmont as the Griffins kept battling.

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Grossmont’s JABRIL CLEWIS runs with the ball on Saturday. / photo by Michael Brunker

As explosive as this offensive exhibition turned out, Grossmont collected 4 fumble recoveries – by LANCE LEOTA, GABE OILAR and KURTIS BROOKS including the one by Woods.

IKEY POUMELE and QUANTARIUS BOONE smothered a sack apiece for the Griffs.

 

 

 

 

Saddleback vs. Grossmont at Grossmont
10/29/2016 at 1:00 PM
Saddleback 
57
Grossmont 
55
SCORING 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Saddleback  8  14  7  28  57
Grossmont  10  3  14  28  55
SCORING SUMMARY
1st Qtr
SC Edward Vander 4 run, Dalton James 2 pt conversion run 8 0
(drive: 2 plays, 4 yds)
GC Adrian Tolbert 11 pass from Brad Cagle, Dominick Grimm kick 8 7
(drive: 6 plays, 71 yds)
GC FG Dominick Grimm 40 yds 8 10
(drive: 13 plays, 61 yds)
2st Qtr
SC Deondre Moore 48 yd punt return, Aaron Ball kick 15 10
(drive: 1 play, 48 yds)
SC CJ Harris 77 yd pass from Nick Robinson, Dalton James kick 22 10
(drive: 4 plays, 83 yds)
GC FG Dominick Grimm 31 yds 22 13
(drive: 8 plays, 59 yds)
3rd Qtr
GC Jabril Clewis 6 yd pass from Brad Cagle, Dominick Grimm kick 22 20
(drive: 4 plays, 28 yds)
SC Deondre Moore 25 yd pass from Nick Robinson, Dalton James kick 29 20
(drive: 4 plays, 4 yds)
GC Marcelluz Smith 44 yd pass from Brad Cagle, Dominick Grimm kick 29 27
(drive: 9 plays, 71 yds)
4th Qtr
SC Sefo Mailingi 31 yd interception return, Aaron Ball kick 36 27
GC Adrian Tolbert 1 yd pass from Brad Cagle, Dominick Grimm kick 36 34
(drive: 11 plays, 70 yds)
SC Deondre Moore 49 yd pass from Nick Robinson, Aaron Ball kick 43 34
(drive: 3 plays, 75 yds)
GC Adrian Tolbert 4 yd pass from Brad Cagle, Dominick Grimm kick 43 41
(drive: 10 plays, 75 yds)
SC Colin Kentros 46 yd kickoff return, Aaron Ball kick 50 41
GC Keith Fulton 2 yd run, Dominick Grimm kick 50 48
(drive: 5 plays, 55 yds)
SC Jojo Binda 11 yd run, Aaron Ball kick 57 48
(drive: 5 plays, 23 yds)
GC Keith Fulton 1 yd run, Dominick Grimm kick 57 55
(drive: 3 plays, 61 yds)
SADDLEBACK STATISTICS GROSSMONT
15 FIRST DOWNS 24
0
15
0
Passing
Rushing
Penalty
0
24
0
0% (0 of 0) THIRD DOWN EFFICIENCY 0% (0 of 0)
0% (0 of 0) FOURTH DOWN EFFICIENCY 0% (0 of 0)
325 TOTAL OFFENSE 613
38
8.6
Total Offensive Plays
Average gain per play
87
7.0
203 NET YARDS PASSING 550
23-12
16.9
0-0
0
Completions-Attempts
Net yards per pass play
Sacked: Number-Yards
Had intercepted
28-55
10.0
0-0
2
122 NET YARDS RUSHING 63
26
4.7
Rushing Attempts
Average gain per rush
32
2.0
1-40 PUNTS: Number-Yards 2-68
40.0 Average 34.0
303 TOTAL RETURN YARDS 27
2-49
6-223
1-31
Punt Returns: Number-Yards
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards
Interception Returns: Number-Yards
0 0
3-27
0 0
14-148 PENALTIES: Number-Yards 14-106
0-0 FUMBLES: Number-Lost 1-1
0 0 SACKS: Number-Yards 0 0
1-31 INTERCEPTIONS: Number-Yards 0 0
21:15 TIME OF POSSESSION 39:45

Saddleback

Grossmont

PASSING C-A YDS LG TD INT
Nick Robinson 18-11 190 0 3 0
Edward Vander 5-1 13 0 0 0
PASSING C-A YDS LG TD INT
Brad Cagle 28-55 550 54 5 2
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Edward Vander 15 76 5.1 4 1
Jojo Binda 3 25 8.3 11 1
Nick Robinson 5 14 2.8 0 0
Marvin Marshall 2 6 3.0 0 0
Vlad Dzhabiyev 1 1 1.0 0 0
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Keith Fulton 14 52 3.7 10 2
Nehemiah Brown 8 18 2.3 11 0
Marshall Faulk Jr 1 0 0.0 0 0
Brad Cagle 6 -6 -1.0 9 0
RECEIVING NO YDS AVG LG TD
C.J. Harris 3 90 30.0 77 1
Deondre Moore 4 88 22.0 49 3
Chris Spiering 2 20 10.0 0 0
Edward Vander 1 5 5.0 5 0
RECEIVING NO YDS AVG LG TD
Sebastian Smith 6 136 22.7 38 0
Adrian Tolbert 5 103 20.6 54 3
Michael Ledesma 5 101 20.2 43 0
Jabril Clewis 8 101 12.6 6 1
Marcelluz Smith 1 34 34.0 34 1
Keith Fulton 1 12 12.0 12 0
KICKING FG LG XP PTS
Aaron Ball 0/1 0 5/5 5
Dalton James 2/2 2
KICKING FG LG XP PTS
Dominick Grimm 2/2 40 7/7 13
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG TB IN 20
Chris Evagues 1 40 40.0 40 0 0
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG TB IN 20
Blake Lester 2 68 34.0 39 0 0
KICKOFFS NO YDS AVG TB OB
KICKOFFS NO YDS AVG TB OB
KICKOFF RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Jojo Binda 3 103 34.3 0 0
Colin Kentros 1 46 46.0 0 1
Louie Thek 1 38 38.0 0 0
Vlad Dzhabiyev 1 36 36.0 0 0
KICKOFF RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Jabril Clewis 2 14 7.0 0 0
Keith Fulton 1 13 13.0 0 0
PUNT RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Deondre Moore 2 49 24.5 48 1
PUNT RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Sefo Mailangi 1 31 31.0 31 1
INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
FUMBLES NO LOST
FUMBLES NO LOST
Brad Cagle 1 1
DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
# SADDLEBACK SOLO AST TOTAL SACKS-YDS TFL-YDS FF FR-YDS INT-YDS BRUP BLKS QBH
34 Jonathan Hernandez 1 0 1 1-0
91 Sefo Mailangi 1 0 1 1-31
94 Chris Evagues 1
47 Jack Dexter 1
1 Edward Vander 1
TOTALS 25 25 1-0 1-31 3
# GROSSMONT SOLO AST TOTAL SACKS-YDS TFL-YDS FF FR-YDS INT-YDS BRUP BLKS QBH
93 Taetafe Tuia 4 0 4
44 Roderick Woods 3 0 3 1-0
7 Kurtis Brooks 2 0 2 1-7
43 Trey Schemke 2 0 2
81 Gabe Oilar 1 0 1 1-8
56 Lance Leota 1-4
TOTALS 33 33 4-19 7
OTHER INFORMATION
Location: Grossmont
Attendance: 0
Scorekeeper: Brian Hilemon

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