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Dunninway’s 4 TD passes, Olympians’ picks beat Griffins

REGINALD PRINCE celebrates his pick-six touchdown in the first half on Saturday.

2018 COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOOTBALL

SAN DIEGO MESA 40, GROSSMONT 14

Grossmont running back JARIUS BURNETTE looks for running room on Saturday night.

EastCountySports.com staff report

 

SAN DIEGO  – The San Diego Mesa College Olympians defeated the Grossmont College Griffins, 40-14, Saturday on Homecoming night.

The Olympians spent the evening intercepting several Grossmont passes, which combined with a four-touchdown passing performance by JAKE DUNNINWAY, was more than enough on this night.

“It’s always nice to get a victory,” Mesa head coach GARY WATKINS said. “It’s nice to correct any mistakes we had after a victory. We talk to them a lot about not compounding mistakes.”

REGINALD PRINCE picked off a pass deep in Grossmont territory and quickly got into the end zone for an 18-yard score and a 13-0 lead. By the end of the night, the Olympians may need another trip to the hardware store for a new steel “Turnover Trashcan.”

“It’s always nice when you get a defensive touchdown,” Watkins said. “It’s so exciting. Our defense is always banging on that trashcan during the game. It’s been a nice little deal for us.

“It’s even better when you get a turnover that leads to an offensive touchdown, too, those are always nice to have.”

Mesa also forced and recovered a fumble.

“We have to win that turnover battle each week,” Watkins said. “We have to take care of the football at all times. The previous two games we had zero turnovers and tonight we had one. Our defense gives us the opportunity to win the turnover battle.”

Mesa College opened the game with a long touchdown pass by Dunninway to DJ SMITH on their first offensive series to take a 7-0 lead.

The Olympians forced a turnover near midfield toward the end of the first quarter and then recovered a Grossmont punt attempt at the Griffins’ 10-yard line.

The short field set up a second connection between Dunninway and Smith and a 21-0 advantage.

Mesa got its third interception in the in the first half when HAVANI MAKIHELE took it down to the Grossmont 33.

“This week our linebackers stepped up,” Watkins said. “Both Havani and Prince were gray shirts last year, so this is just their fourth game. It takes time to get used to playing those big downs, but hopefully, they will continue this progression.

“Up front is where we are seeing the consistency. DEVIN SANDER and ISAIAH STILLS are really coming to play each and every week.

Dunninway later found ISAIAH WILLIAMS for his third TD pass of the first half.

DANIEL WEATHERS added a third interception in the first half with 1:10 left before intermission.

“We did a good job pressuring their O-line,” Watkins said. “We made their O-line have to have to react to different movement.”

Dunninway’s fourth touchdown throw came in the third quarter when he connected with JOSEPH MOREIN for an 87-yard hookup.

“We’ve got confidence in Jake,” Watkins said. “With TREY (COX) not being cleared to participate, Jake is getting more reps and every game his confidence is growing and growing. He is getting more comfortable in what we’re doing.”

JUSTIN KAPLAN closed out Mesa’s scoring-fest with a pair of field goals, from 26 and 40 yards, respectively.

“I wanted to put Kaplan out there for live kicks in a game,” Watkins said. “He’s recovering from an injury, but he’s getting his plant-leg strength back and was impressive in practice this week.

“As he has grown in confidence, I want to give him those opportunities in games. With each kick that goes through, his confidence will continue to grow.”

Grossmont MAZE MASOE had a sack in the first half.

“JARIUS BURNETTE and JAY WILLIAMS both had outstanding games,” Grossmont head coach MIKE JORDAN said.

Mesa scores a touchdown.

GROSSMONT vs. SAN DIEGO MESA at El Cajon, CA
9/22/2018 at 6:00PM
Grossmont
14
San Diego Mesa
40
SCORING 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Grossmont (0-5)  0  0  14  0  14
San Diego Mesa (4-1)  7  20  13  0  40
El Cajon, CA |
PRD TIME SCORING SUMMARY GROSSMONT – SAN DIEGO MESA
1 10:19 San Diego Mesa – Dejon Smith 26 yd pass from Jake Dunninway. (Justin Kaplan kick is good).
Drive: 5 plays, 41 yards in 1:26.
0 – 7
2 13:50 San Diego Mesa – Reginald Prince 10 yd interception return. (Justin Kaplan kick failed). 0 – 13
2 10:58 San Diego Mesa – Dejon Smith 11 yd pass from Jake Dunninway. (Justin Kaplan kick is good).
Drive: 2 plays, 10 yards in 0:17.
0 – 20
2 01:36 San Diego Mesa – Isaiah Williams 22 yd pass from Jake Dunninway. (Justin Kaplan kick is good).
Drive: 3 plays, 18 yards in 1:24.
0 – 27
3 12:17 Grossmont – D. Sutherland 49 yd interception return. (Ethan Albertson kick is good). 7 – 27
3 10:52 San Diego Mesa – Joseph Morein 71 yd pass from Jake Dunninway. (Justin Kaplan kick is good).
Drive: 3 plays, 80 yards in 1:25.
7 – 34
3 06:28 San Diego Mesa – Justin Kaplan 26 yd field goal.
Drive: 6 plays, 57 yards in 3:22.
7 – 37
3 03:32 Grossmont – Jarius Burnette 1 yd run. (Ethan Albertson kick is good).
Drive: 8 plays, 71 yards in 2:56.
14 – 37
3 00:20 San Diego Mesa – Justin Kaplan 35 yd field goal.
Drive: 6 plays, 25 yards in 3:12.
14 – 40
GROSSMONT STATISTICS SAN DIEGO MESA
8 FIRST DOWNS 21
1
5
2
Passing
Rushing
Penalty
12
5
4
13% (2 of 16) THIRD DOWN EFFICIENCY 29% (4 of 14)
0% (0 of 5) FOURTH DOWN EFFICIENCY 0% (0 of 2)
68 TOTAL OFFENSE 367
61
1.1
Total Offensive Plays
Average gain per play
76
4.8
38 NET YARDS PASSING 303
8-32
1.2
4-24
3
Completions-Attempts
Net yards per pass play
Sacked: Number-Yards
Had intercepted
25-39
7.8
2-21
1
30 NET YARDS RUSHING 64
29
1.0
Rushing Attempts
Average gain per rush
37
1.7
6-256 PUNTS: Number-Yards 7-253
42.7 Average 36.1
143 TOTAL RETURN YARDS 62
3-7
6-87
1-49
Punt Returns: Number-Yards
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards
Interception Returns: Number-Yards
4-23
1-0
3-39
9-80 PENALTIES: Number-Yards 13-127
5-2 FUMBLES: Number-Lost 3-1
2-21 SACKS: Number-Yards 4-24
1-49 INTERCEPTIONS: Number-Yards 3-39
27:41 TIME OF POSSESSION 31:24

Grossmont

San Diego Mesa

PASSING C-A YDS LG TD INT
Jacob Siegfried 3-14 22 15 0 1
Brady Abt 5-18 16 8 0 2
PASSING C-A YDS LG TD INT
Jake Dunninway 21-34 273 71 4 1
Laquan Williams 4-4 30 14 0 0
Sammy Muniz 0-1 0 0 0 0
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Jarius Burnette 8 45 5.6 20 1
Jacob Siegfried 4 17 4.3 12 0
Christopher Boguille 7 16 2.3 4 0
Dallin Woodley 3 -1 -0.3 2 0
Mathew Dunfee 1 -11 -11.0 0 0
Brady Abt 4 -13 -3.3 6 0
TEAM 2 -23 -11.5 0 0
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Tyler Tutt 11 35 3.2 11 0
Isaiah Williams 7 24 3.4 6 0
Laquan Williams 1 11 11.0 11 0
Milan Grice 5 6 1.2 6 0
Jose Sanchez 4 3 0.8 2 0
Jake Dunninway 5 2 0.4 14 0
TEAM 4 -17 -4.3 0 0
RECEIVING NO YDS AVG LG TD
Wilton Cravens 2 20 10.0 15 0
Johnathan Summers 2 12 6.0 8 0
Jacob Rozar 1 5 5.0 5 0
Tanez Davis 1 2 2.0 2 0
Dallin Woodley 1 0 0.0 0 0
Fabias Shipman III 1 -1 -1.0 0 0
RECEIVING NO YDS AVG LG TD
Joseph Morein 1 71 71.0 71 1
Dominic McManus 8 70 8.8 13 0
Dejon Smith 4 49 12.3 26 2
Isaiah Williams 4 48 12.0 22 1
Larone Scales 1 25 25.0 25 0
Moses Agcolicol 1 14 14.0 14 0
Austin Rumbo 2 12 6.0 7 0
Cade Weaver 1 11 11.0 11 0
Dylan Loewenthal 1 5 5.0 5 0
Natano Lologo 1 0 0.0 0 0
Milan Grice 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
KICKING FG LG XP PTS
Ethan Albertson 2/2 2
KICKING FG LG XP PTS
Justin Kaplan 2/2 35 4/5 10
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG TB IN 20
Brock Ellis 4 146 36.5 50 0 0
Mathew Dunfee 2 110 55.0 66 0 1
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG TB IN 20
Cade Weaver 6 214 35.7 50 0 3
Flavio Varela 1 39 39.0 39 0 1
KICKOFFS NO YDS AVG TB OB
Ethan Albertson 3 138 46.0 2 0
KICKOFFS NO YDS AVG TB OB
Justin Kaplan 8 331 41.4 0 0
KICKOFF RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Andrew Lira 3 57 19.0 33 0
Frankel Alexis Jr. 2 19 9.5 13 0
Robert Romero 1 11 11.0 11 0
KICKOFF RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Kevin Levesque 1 0 0.0 0 0
PUNT RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Andrew Lira 3 7 2.3 14 0
PUNT RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Rashaun Brown 4 23 5.8 18 0
INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Derek Sutherland 1 49 49.0 49 1
INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Reginald Prince 1 10 10.0 10 1
Darriel Weathers 1 8 8.0 8 0
Havani Makihele 1 21 21.0 21 0
FUMBLES NO LOST
Jarius Burnette 1 0
Brady Abt 1 1
Andrew Lira 1 1
TEAM 2 0
FUMBLES NO LOST
TEAM 3 1
DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
# GROSSMONT SOLO AST TOTAL SACKS-YDS TFL-YDS FF FR-YDS INT-YDS BRUP BLKS QBH
9 Darian Williams 5 5 10 3 – 15
34 Dylan Helmholtz 5 1 6 1 – 4 2 – 7
44 Bryson Collins 5 1 6 2
52 Kyree Woods 3 2 5 1.5 – 3 1-0
91 Maze Masoe 3 2 5 1 – 17 3.5 – 20
14 Treaquan Jenkins 2 2 4
23 Andrew Lira 3 1 4 2
26 Derek Sutherland 0 4 4 1-49
41 Chris McDonough 1 3 4
2 Preston Piltoff 3 0 3 1 – 4 1
17 Dachelle Johnson 1 1 2 0.5 – 0
21 Kyler Perrault 2 0 2
31 Hakeem Martin 2 0 2
32 Brandon Philo 1 1 2
33 Peter Garcia 1 1 2
43 Blake Jarrell 2 0 2
45 Anthony Sola 2 0 2
50 Chris Rouston 1 1 2 1.5 – 3 1
1 Johnathan Summers 1 0 1
3 Jarius Burnette 0 1 1
6 Wilton Cravens 1 0 1
54 Anthony Jordan 0 1 1
77 Jay Williams 0 1 1
TOTALS 44 28 72 2 – 21 13 – 52 1 1-0 1-49 5
# SAN DIEGO MESA SOLO AST TOTAL SACKS-YDS TFL-YDS FF FR-YDS INT-YDS BRUP BLKS QBH
6 Reginald Prince 7 7 14 1 – 1 1-10 1
58 Devin Sanders 4 3 7 0.5 – 3 0.5 – 3 1 1
30 Havani Makihele 1 3 4 0.5 – 0 1-21
2 Isaiah Sayles 2 1 3 1 – 6 2 – 16
2B Hunter Allen 2 1 3 1 – 12 1
3D Anthony Barksdale 3 0 3 3
17 Joel Bracomontes 3 0 3
1D Matt Cain 2 0 2
2D Alex Lemon 1 1 2 1 – 5 1.5 – 6
20 Brendan Torrance 1 1 2
22 Darriel Weathers 1 1 2 1 1-8
23 Damurier Palmer 1 1 2
5 Jelani Wells 1 0 1 1 1
11 Dejon Smith 1 0 1 1
14 Sammy Muniz 0 1 1 1-0 1
21 Aveon Irving 1 0 1 1 – 12
28 D.J. Dotson 0 1 1
43 Isaiah Bolden 1 0 1 1 – 7 1 – 7 1
90 Tahrel Weatherford 1 0 1 1 – 4
99 Hugh Anthony 0 1 1 0.5 – 3 0.5 – 3
31 Andre Kell 1-0
TOTALS 33 22 55 4 – 24 10 – 64 3 2-0 3-39 8 2
OTHER INFORMATION
Location: El Cajon, CA

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