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Griffins suffer heart-thumping football loss to Southwestern in first home game


Griffin Quarterback Mike Karls (13) successfully lands in the end zone for a 2-point conversion. (Photo: Dylan Burke)

By David Hurst

GROSSMONT COLLEGE—The Griffins outscored Southwestern College (SWC) 20-7 in the 4th quarter, but it was not enough as SWC escaped with a 40-37 football win at Mashin-Roth Stadium Saturday afternoon on the Grossmont campus. The team’s first home game of the 2011 season was witnessed by a capacity crowd that erupted after a 63 yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Chris Bonner to Wide Receiver Mervin Stewart only 45 seconds into the game.

The Griffins had a 17-7 lead at the end of the first quarter after a 29 yard field goal by Andres Carillo and a 1 yard run by Patrick Arinze that was set up by a 61 yard interception return by Eldredge Calhoun. SWC countered with 26 unanswered points and led 33-17 after 3 quarters. After an injury to Bonner sidelined him for the remainder of the game, backup Quarterback Mike Karls led the Griffins on a 3- play 78 yard drive that culminated in a spectacular 38 yard touchdown heave to Wide Receiver Joshua Bell. “I had to work hard for that catch; It helped our team out” said Bell. Karls then turned a broken play into a two point conversion by eluding two SWC defenders.

With the Griffins within a touchdown and a two point conversion of tying the game, Griffin defender Josh Canup intercepted a SWC pass and returned it 26 yards to the SWC 9 yard line. On the ensuing play Karls found Wide Receiver Tim Patrick for a 9 yard touchdown making the score 33-31. On the potential game tying 2 point conversion attempt, Karls’ pass fell incomplete and the Griffins were down by 2 points with 2:34 seconds remaining in the game.

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Winless Griffins face Southwestern in home opener football game Saturday, Sept. 17

By Dylan Burke

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — The Griffins will face Southwestern College at home at 1 p.m. Saturday, still looking for their first win of the season.

The football team  is 0-2 this year after dropping its opener 33-30 to San Diego Mesa and 34-7 to El Camino last weekend.
Despite the lopsided loss to El Camino, there are definite signs of improvement among the young Grossmont football players, according to head coach, Mike Jordan.

Jordan attributed the loss to a combination of mistakes made by all three squads: the offense, defense and special teams, “We were not securing the football”, he said;  however, the number of turnovers dropped from five in the San Diego Mesa game  to three against El Camino. 

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Grossmont’s victory over Orange Coast contrasts with win against Southwestern

By William Dudley

William Dudley

GROSSMONT COLLEGE–  Grossmont improved its 2010 football record to 3-1 by outscoring Orange Coast College 42-35 Saturday afternoon, Sept. 25.

The result of the Sept. 25 home game was similar to the team’s 45-31 win over Southwestern the previous week. But Grossmont took very different paths to the two wins. 

In the Southwestern game, Grossmont scored three quick touchdowns in the first quarter. In last Saturday’s game, Grossmont’s first five offensive possessions had the following results: lost fumble, incomplete 4th down pass, punt, punt, punt. 

In the Southwestern game, Grossmont’s offense relied on QB Ryan Wood’s arm while gaining less than fifty yards running. In Saturday’s game it was Grossmont’s ground game that finally got the offense moving. After Darrin Alix got sixteen yards on two carries, Traivonne Brown scored on a 37-yard dash to erase the Pilots’ 3-0 initial lead.

In the Southwestern game, Grossmont never trailed. In Saturday’s game, they found themselves behind several times, including 27-28 in the fourth.

The Pilots ended the game with the advantage in time of possession and in first downs. However, the Griffins were able to make enough big plays on offense and defense when it counted to come out with a victory.

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Griffins light up Southwestern football stadium with 45-31 victory over Jaguars

By William Dudley

William Dudley

SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE — In their first game on the road and under night lights, the Grossmont Griffins lit up the field with a high-scoring 45-31 victory over Southwestern College Saturday evening, Sept. 18, at Chet Devore Stadium.

Quarterback Ryan Woods tied a school record with six touchdown passes. The sophomore completed 31 of 41 passes for 452 yards.

Woods was quick to give credit to his teammates. “I actually threw some non-great balls” he said in a postgame interview with KCBS Sports, “but my receivers were making acrobatic catches left and right.”

Teammates were quick to reciprocate. “Hell of a game by our quarterback,” said right guard Joshua Spence to The GC Summit afterwards. “Made us look good.”  Continue reading