East County Sports

Accolades roll in for easterners



By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com


EL CAJON – End of the season all-conference accolades began to roll in for East County prep alums this past week, as many of the teams from the lower divisions seasons came to a finish.

Freshman JAYLON KUYKENDALL, an offensive lineman from Helix, was named second team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference for Southwest Baptist University.

Senior DARRIEN OLIVER, an offensive lineman out of Helix, finished his career at Chadron State by making second team All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

Sophomore JOHN TODD II, a wide receiver from Valhalla, was named second team All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference for Humboldt State. Todd had 44 receptions for 610 yards this season and scored four touchdowns. He really turned up his production over the last month of the season, registering a pair of double-digit receptions games.

Sophomore JORDAN JOHNSON, a wide receiver out of Steele Canyon, made second team All-Great Plains Athletic for Hastings (Neb.) College after his 47 catch, seven TD season.

Junior MILES STEED, a defensive back out of Valhalla, was named Honorable Mention All-Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference for Bethel College after finishing with 60 tackles on the season.

Senior ANTHONY JACKSON, a wide receiver from El Cajon Valley also was named honorable mention All-KCAC after his 41 catch, four touchdown campaign.

In this weekend’s action…

LEEPO NAPOLEON, defensive tackle from Helix, had four tackles Oregon State’s emotional 42 – 17 win over Arizona. The Beavers played inspired with the thoughts of teammate SETH COLLINS (Granite Hills) on their minds, as the sophomore receiver out of El Cajon continues to improve after his recent major illness. Collins’ condition was upgraded to “good” late last week, although he remains hospitalized.


ANTHONY LAWRENCE (Grossmont), of the University of San Diego, went 20-of-28 for 205 yards and a touchdown as the Toreros finished the Pioneer Football League season unbeaten and were named to the FCS championship field. USD (9-1), which earned the PFL automatic qualifier by winning the league outright with its 8-0 record, will play at Cal Poly (7-4) on Saturday. The game is slated for 4 p.m. at Spanos Stadium in San Luis Obispo and will be streamed live on ESPN3. It is a rematch from this season’s opener that saw the host Mustangs defeat the Toreros 38-16 back on Sept. 3rd.

KENDALL KEYS (Helix), of UNLV, had seven tackles and a pass break-up in the 42-25 loss to senior star offensive lineman MARIO YAKOO (Steele Canyon) and the Boise State Broncos.

BYU’s NICK KURTZ, from Valhalla and Grossmont College, had three catches for 20 yards in the Cougars’ 51-9 win over Mass.

Utah’s TIM PATRICK, also from Grossmont College, had six catches, for 58 yards in the Utes’ stunning loss at home against Oregon.

Eastern Michigan star receiver SERGIO BAILEY, another former Griffin, had three catches, inlcuding a touchdown, but the Eagles were upset at home byNorthern Illinois, 31-24.

JALEN DAVIS, a defensive back out of Helix, had five tackles and a sack in a 38-37 loss to Nevada.

GARY THOMPSON, a defensive lineman out of Helix had a sack and three tackles in Marshall’s 31-14 lost to Florida International.

JABRION BURNSIDE, linebacker out of Helix, had eight tackles in Azusa Pacific’s NAIA playoff loss to Sioux Falls (S.D.), 34-21.

SPENCER HAVIRD, a defensive back out of Valhalla, now at Gardner Webb had seven tackles and a pass break-up in a big 34-33 win over Monmouth College.

LAWRENCE DICKENS, a wide receiver from Steele Canyon, had 105 yards on kickoff returns and two receptions for 19 yards in Marist’s PFL season-ending loss to Jacksonville, 41-35.

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