East County Sports

Former Griff Moyer is Mesa’s man now

2017 GROSSMONT COLLEGE FOOTBALL

SAN DIEGO MESA at GRIFFINS

SATURDAY, 3 P.M. 

 

EastCountySports.com staff report

 

EL CAJON – Nearly three years ago, East County quarterbacking stars BRAD CAGLE and SPENCER MOYER faced off in a less-than-memorable one-sided affair in Lakeside when Cagles’s championship-bound El Capitan squad rushed all over the overmatched Wolf Pack despite nearly 200 yards passing from then-West Hills junior.

Two years later, the duo would be competitive teammates vying for playing time last season at Grossmont College.

On Saturday, Cagle and Moyer will oppose one another again on opposite sidelines when the Griffins host San Diego Mesa at 3 p.m.

SPENCER MOYER

Moyer, who threw for 537 yards last season as the backup to Cagle at Grossmont, is touted to lead the Olympians offense this season.

Moyer passed for a career-high 247 yards and three TDs last Oct. 15, but the Griffs lost, 79-18, at powerful Fullerton after Cagle was knocked from the game after completing his first four passes. Two of Moyer’s miscues were returned for scores.

Cagle appeared fully entrenched at Grossmont’s starter entering this season.

Cagle threw for over 2,000 yards last season and 19 touchdowns as Grossmont had their moments early in the season before fading to several Southern California powers down the stretch.

Cagle had a 550-yard game in a 57-55 loss versus Saddleback last Oct. 29.

It should be noted that Grossmont’s entirely young roster consists of virtually no returning receivers.

“I’ve never actually had this young of a team so you can only expect the worst,” Grossmont head coach MIKE JORDAN said. “But really, the thing we have going for us is an excellent group of freshman players. The very few sophomores who are returning from last year’s team are great leaders and great players.

“We also had a very productive off-season with very good consistency and participation from the new players. We had quite a few high school seniors working out with us in spring football classes.”

Grossmont won the opener last season at Mesa, 49-21, as Cagle started his season with a 253-yard game. Moyer came in late in the contest and threw an 81-yard touchdown pass.

Jordan, along with second-year assistant coach, C.J. ARNOLD, hope to develop the young squad quickly.

XAVIER WADE

“The trajectory of freshman learning curve is inevitable though. We just got to coach our asses off and get that curve to the curve,” Jordan said.

Grossmont’s defense is expected to be paced by sophomore defensive lineman CHRIS JAMES and returning linebacker LOGAN BAKER, out of Valhalla, who caught his only pass of the season for an 11-yard touchdown in the game versus the Olympians last year.

Mesa features former Monte Vista star XAVIER WADE, who had 55 tackles last year on the defensive line, but also can play standing up.

The Olympians roster also dots a few other former East County prep starts, including the former Monarchs JORDAN JOHNSON and RYAN SHIELD, former Grossmont Foothiller RICKY VALDEZ and former Santana receiving star ADAM CHILDRESS.

Jordan feels that early games come down to special teams, penalties and turnovers.

 

 

 


 

GROSSMONT GRIFFINS 2017 ROSTER

No. Name Pos. Ht Wt Yr High School Hometown State

1

Summers, John WR 5’10”

175

FR El Capitan San Diego CA

2

Barcoo, Luq DB 6’1″

170

SO Castle Park Chula Vista CA

3

Davis, Trey WR 5’10″

170

FR Central Catholic Portland OR

4

Cagle, Brad QB 6’0″

190

FR El Capitan San Diego CA

5

Dockery, Alex WR 5’10″

170

FR La Jolla San Diego CA

6

Ward, Terrance DB 5’11″

180

FR Wisconsin Lutheran Milwaukee WI

7

Range, Tyree RB 6’0”

230

SO Rancho Bernardo San Diego CA

8

Harris, Josh QB 6’6”

230

FR Oceanside San Diego CA

9

Sepulveda, Tyler DB 6’3”

190

FR West Hills San Diego CA

10

James, Chris DL 6’0”

250

SO Chaparrel Oceanside CA

11

Schimke, Trey LB 6’3”

225

SO Valhalla San Diego CA

12

**RETIRED IN HONOR OF JOE ROTH**

13

Steen, Mylik WR 6’0”

165

FR Castle Park San Diego CA

14

McKinney, Joaquin QB 6’1”

180

FR Serra San Diego CA

15

Bruno, Dustin WR 6’2”

180

FR Jack C Hays Austin TX

16

White, Sean WR 6’0”

195

FR Ashley Ridge Charleston SC

17

Walker, Anthony WR 6’2″

190

SO B.T. Washington Tulsa OK

18

Jones, Riley TE 6’4″

225

FR Edwardsville Edwardsville IL

19

Finerty, Isaiah WR 5’10”

165

FR

20

Feeler, Matthew DB 5’11”

175

FR Torrey Pines San Diego CA

21

Johnson, Jerome RB 6’3”

240

FR Valhalla San Diego CA

22

Al-Ghani, Zayid RB 5’11”

190

FR Southridge Kennewick WA

23

Baker, Logan LB 5’10”

200

SO Valhalla San Diego CA

24

Garcia, Ernie LB 6’2″

220

SO West Hills San Diego CA

25

Kingsley, Stephen DB 5’8”

165

FR Mira Mesa San Diego CA

26

Bruno, Mark DB 5’9″

180

FR Cypress Ranch Cypress TX

27

Self, Lane DB 6’1”

175

FR Creekview Carrollton TX

28

Stephens, Sam RB 5’11”

195

FR Otay Ranch San Diego CA

29

Barela, Wayne LB 5’11”

200

FR Steele Canyon San Diego CA

30

Bryan, Delano DB 5’10”

160

FR Westview Avondale AZ

31

Francis, Kevin DB 6’2″

190

FR Valhalla San Diego CA

32

Jenkins, Tre DB 5’10”

165

FR Ashley Ridge Charleston SC

33

Powell, Andrew DB 6’1″

165

FR Mountain Empire Pine Valley CA

35

Wade, Richard DB 6’0″

165

FR El Cajon Valley San Diego CA

36

McNamara, Maurice DB 5’9″

160

FR Steele Canyon San Diego CA

37

Rosen, Trey RB 5’10

180

FR Mt Miguel San Diego CA

38

Romero, Robert RB 5’10”

220

FR Johanson Modesto CA

39

Shaw, Jacob RB 5’10”

220

FR West Hills San Diego CA

40

Crowel, Jaylin DB 6’1

170

FR Lincoln San Diego CA

41

Mirich, Cooper LB 6’1″

230

SO Cheyenne Central Cheyenne WY

42

Lopez, Tristin LB 5’10”

215

SO Patrick Henry San Diego CA

43

Williams, Davon LB 6″1″

210

FR Bonner Springs Kansas City KS

44

Faitau, Chance LB 6’0”

220

FR Liberty (NV) Honolulu (HI) NV

45

Caliver, Kyle DL 6’0”

250

FR Cathedral Catholic San Diego CA

46

Kendall, Haiasy LB 6’1”

225

FR Grossmont San Diego CA

47

Stogsdill, ,Michael DB 5’9″

170

FR Mountain Empire Pine Valley CA

48

Stevens, Jordan LB 6’1”

220

FR Central Catholic Portland OR

49

Haddad, Race LB 5’10”

220

FR Lincoln San Diego CA

51

Davis, Martel LB 5’9″

200

FR Scripps Ranch San Diego CA

50

Wyatt, Jalen DL 6’3”

275

SO Helix San Diego CA

52

Woods, Kyree DL 6’3”

290

FR Steele Canyon San Diego CA

54

Schwenke, Max LB 5’10”

225

FR Mater Dei San Diego CA

55

Deason, Elijah LB 6’1”

220

FR Madison San Diego CA

56

Alvarez, Daniel LB 5’9″

205

FR West Hills San Diego CA

57

Sines, Jake OL 6’6″

280

FR Valhalla San Diego CA

59

Johnson, Dachelle DE 6’3”

225

FR Mt Miguel San Diego CA

60

Villa, Roman OL 6’0″

280

FR El Capitan San Diego CA

63

Gortney, Drew OL 6’4”

315

FR Oxford Oxford AL

64

Fowler, Marco OL 6’2”

290

FR West hills Santee CA

65

Shalabey, Samer OL 6’3”

280

FR Bogan Chicago IL

69

Allen, Gerald DL 6’1″

280

FR Evergreen Park Evergreen Park IL

70

McClain, Terrance OL 6’4”

300

FR Owingsmills Baltimore MD

71

Grays, Ajani OL 6’3″

300

FR Morse San Diego CA

72

Saavedra, Francisco OL 6’4”

270

SO Granite Hills San Diego CA

73

Denney, Brendan OL 6’4″

350

FR Granite Hills San Diego CA

77

Bernal, Mario OL 6’4″

330

FR Helix San Diego CA

80

Cass Williams, Amadi WR 6’2”

205

FR Steele Canyon San Diego CA

81

Stephens, Rahnyae WR 5’9”

150

FR Valhalla San Diego CA

82

Cravens, Wilton WR 6’3”

195

FR Kahuku Laie HI

83

Davis, Ernest WR 6’1″

175

FR Landstown Virginia Beach VA

84

Crutcher, Zack WR 6’0”

185

FR Sweetwater San Diego CA

88

Williams, Jay DE/TE 6’5”

250

FR Nuview Bridge Moreno Valley CA

95

Taylor, Coleman DL 6’0″

290

SO Lincoln San Diego CA

96

Perry, Tim DL 6’0”

240

FR Landstown Virginia Beach VA

97

Erwin, Conner K 6’1

165

SO West Hills San Diego CA

98

Lester, Blake P 6’2”

180

SO Helix La Mesa CA

99

Haltom, Nels P/K 5’10”

180

SO Bountiful High Bountiful UT
Flournoy, Marjaan DB 5’10”

185

FR Helix San Diego CA
Franklin, Lyndon DB 5’9″

180

FR Cathedral Catholic San Diego CA
Harris, Cortez LB 5’10”

225

FR Morse San Diego CA
Perrault, Kyler DB 5’11”

175

FR Carencro Lafeyette LA

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