East County Sports

Comets, Griffins under sun on Saturday

Palomar goes on the road Saturday to play Grossmont College at 3 p.m. at Grossmont High School. / (Hugh Cox File Photo)

2018 COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOOTBALL

PALOMAR AT GROSSMONT, SAT., 3 P.M.

 

From Palomar Sports Information

SAN MARCOS (9-28-2018) – Coach Joe Early analyzes Palomar’s final non-conference game of the season against long-time rival Grossmont on Saturday (3 p.m. at Grossmont High School’s Jack Mashin Stadium in El Cajon) this way:

The Griffins are winless on the season at 0-4.

But they’re also dangerous.

“Overall records mean nothing right now,” Early says. “They look athletic and quick on film, and we can’t afford to make the mistakes that cost us winning last week.”

That was in a 45-38 shootout loss to Ventura, at the time the No. 3-ranked team in the JCAB State Coaches’ Association poll, which has moved up to No. 2 in the state this week, at the Ventura College Sportsplex.

The Comets roared back from a 21-point deficit midway through the fourth quarter to pull to within seven points of the Pirates, only to see only to see a fourth-down pass in the end zone on a play from the 11-yard line fall incomplete in the end zone with 13 seconds to play.

Palomar outgained Ventura in that game 599 yards in total offense to 527 yards and passed for 483 yards (427 yards and four touchdowns by quarterback Shea Morales, who shared the National Division Offensive Player of the Week award with teammate Malachi Russell, who caught 10 passes for 161 yards and two TDs).

But the Comets, who will take a 2-2 record into the Grossmont game, shot themselves in the foot due to untimely breakdowns and mistakes to keep them from posting the upset of the year among California community college teams.


PROBABLE PALOMAR LINE-UPS

OFFENSE

Quarterback

Shea Morales (6-4, 210, Fr., Carlsbad HS)

-or-

Conner Curry (6-2, 200, Fr., Evangel Christian HS, Shreveport, LA / Ouachita Baptist University)

Running Back

Shevell Sterling (5-10, 190, Fr., Grossmont HS)

Fullback

Arnold Yoder (6-1, 260, 260, So., Toledo HS, Toledo, WA / USMC)

Receivers

Logan Gamble (6-6, 200, Fr., St. Anthony HS, Long Beach / Cal)

Malachi Russell (6-0, 160, Fr., El Camino HS, Jacksonville, FL)

Mikel Barkley (5-11, 165, Fr., Temecula Great Oak HS)

Zack Morel (6-2, 193, So, Vista HS)

Slot Receivers

Devin Nilson (6-0, 187, So., Carlsbad HS)

Johnny Armentrout (5-10, 175, Fr., El Camino HS)

Johnny Arzola (6-0, 195, So., Oceanside HS, Dixie State)

Tight End

William Gonzalez (6-4, 230, Fr., Murrieta Valley HS)

Left Tackle 

NQuinton Maxwell (6-3, 340, Fr., King HS, Detroit)

Left Guard

Francisco Rodriguez (6-4, 300, Fr., Sicks HS, Tampa, FL)

Center

Anthony Escalante (6-2, 240, Fr., Rancho Buena Vista HS)

Right Guard

Brayton Lindholm (6-6, 290, Fr., Moses Lake HS, Moses Lake, WA)

Right Tackle

Will Eoff (6-6, 290, Fr., Vista Murrieta HS)

DEFENSE

End

Mason Simeta (6-3, 240, Fr., Lacey HS, Timberline, WA)

End

Jordan Duson (6-1, 240, Fr., Oceanside HS)

Tackle

Koa Evalu-Robinson (6-3, 275, Fr., Lahainaluna HS, Maui, HI)

Tackle 

Nick So’oto (6-2, 300, Fr., Parkway HS, Bossier, LA / Northeastern State)

Linebacker

Spencer Kaoanga (6-1, 220, Fr., Oceanside HS / Air Force Prep)

Linebacker

Chris Calhoun (6-1, 210, Fr. Mission Hills HS)

Cornerback

Jihad Hightower (5-9, 171, Fr., Creekside HS, St. Johns, FL)

Cornerback

Louie Flores (5-10, 180, Fr., Mission Hills HS)

Safety

Jay Craft (5-11, 180, Fr., Cherry Creek HS, Cherry Creek, CO / Kansas State University)

Safety

Giovanni Herrera (5-10, 185, Fr., Mira Mesa HS)

Safety

Josh Bernard (5-11, 205, So., Oceanside HS)

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kickoffs, PAT’s, FG’s)

Mark Meador (5-8, 147, Fr., Del Norte HS)

Punter

Jacob Stepanek (6-3, 205, Fr., Temescal Canyon HS, Lake Elsinore)

Holder

Jacob Stepanek

Long Snappers

Ryan McCowan (5-8, 170, Fr., Valley Center HS)

Edwin Vorachack (5-10, 175, Fr., Escondido HS

Kickoff Returners

Lamar Raboteau (5-8, 165, Fr., Mira Mesa HS)

Damon Wigand (5-10, 180, Fr., Mission Hills HS)

Punt Returners

Devin Nilson

Johnny Arzola

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.