East County Sports

Griffins will have to wait for home win




EastCountySports.com staff report


LA MESA – The Grossmont Griffins’ long-awaited first game at their renovated field will have to wait, as the finishing touches and some temporary bleachers are put into place.

The first victory of the season will have to wait as well after Long Beach City College had its way with the Griffins, 55-24, on Saturday at Grossmont High. 

The Vikings led 48-10 in the fourth quarter after leading 28-10 at halftime. The fourth quarter featured 34 points.

LBCC gained 611 yards of total offense to Grossmont’s 344, as Viking redshirt freshman quarterback Derrach West passed for 211 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for a touchdown.

Zion Bowens had two touchdown receptions for the Vikes.

Grossmont sophomore running back JARIUS BURNETTE had 82 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown run of 36 yards.

GC quarterback SHARIF HARRIS-LEGREE passed for 148 yards and a touchdown pass.

Griffs wide receiver MYLIK STEEN had four receptions for 84 yards, including a 57-yard reception.

Former West Hills specialist JACK BROWNING booted three extra points, as well as, a 32-yard field goal. Three of his nine punts he put inside the 20.

Grossmont got interceptions from ROBERT WHITEHEAD (Steele Canyon) and CHARLES SMITH (El Cajon Valley).

Former Helix star REE REE TARRANT-PATANE had 15 tackles.

ROBERT DORAME had 1 1/2 sacks for Grossmont, while teammate ROCK GONZALEZ added a sack.

Bowens caught a 35-yard pass from West to start the scoring, then two minutes later hauled in a one-handed 47-yard touchdown pass from fellow receiver Tahj Wright on a double-pass play. 

Long Beach scored at the end of the first quarter, as West found Wright to put LBCC up 21-7. LBCC’s Jonathon Watson had a 78-yard score to start the fourth quarter.

Running back Talaun Patton had 11 carries for 100 yards for the Vikings.




EastCountySports.com staff report


ESCONDIDO – The Palomar Comets took a 14-0 halftime lead on Rodney Thompson’s touchdown passes to Johnny Armentrout and Kyran Griffin in the first quarter to help propel them to a 30-19 win over visiting Moorpark on Saturday at Cougar Stadium.

The Comets maintained a 14-0 lead at halftime and led 17-0 on a third-quarter field goal by Noah Lopez’s 11:20 left.

Thompson passed for 235 yards and rushed for 32 more.

Armentrout and Griffin combined for 15 receptions and 207 yards receiving.

David Quintanilla and Kobe Dominguez had interceptions for the Comets.

Kameron Camp led Palomat with nine tackles.

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