Open to student-athletes entering grades 9-12, the focus of
the Grossmont College Offensive Line Techniques Camp is to
provide young offensive linemen the opportunity to further
develop their fundamentals, skills, and techniques for offensive
Individual coaching, as well as group work, will assist in
helping players to develop not only the techniques to play, but
also the development of each player’s confidence.
List of 2009 Griffins at Universities grows
Grossmont College has seen 20 players from the 2009 roster
move on to play at the university level.
(11/24) Palomar College basketball player Kevin Deeb and
Grossmont football player Homer Mauga have been selected by the
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference as Men’s Athletes of the Week.
Mauga, a 6-foot-0, 220-pound sophomore linebacker from Helix
High School, contributed seven tackles and a sack, his 15th of
the season, as the Griffins traveled to El Camino College and
upset the Warriors 27-22 in the U.S. Bank Beach Bowl.
Grossmont football at Saddleback live on GSN.
The National Division Southern Conference game between
Saddleback College (7-2) and Grossmont College (7-2) will be
shown live on the Gaucho Sports Network at 6:00 PM, PST on
Saddleback will be looking to play the role of the spoiler
for Grossmont, who could advance to the Southern California
playoffs with a win. A loss by the Griffins would knock
Grossmont into fourth place and would land Palomar College (8-2)
in the playoffs. The Comets have already finished the regular
season and would have the tiebreaker advantage over Saddleback
after defeating the Gauchos 27-21 on October 10.
is 11-5-1 lifetime against Grossmont, with the latest being a
38-21 win over the Griffins in 2008. Saddleback led by as many
as 24 points late in the game against Grossmont last season,
rolling up 478 yards of offense in the process. The Griffins,
however, won the two previous meetings in 2001 and 2002 in a
series that started back in 1969.
The game can be purchased for live viewing on the Gaucho Sports
click here for more information.
(11/9) In their lowest scoring game of the season Grossmont
fell victim to a last second field goal by Santa Ana's Chase
Lansford to lose 10-13. The loss was Grossmont's only at home
The offensive bright spot for the Griffins was a 108 yard
effort by running back Joseph DeMartino. The Griffins lone score
of the game came two and a half minutes into the third quarter
on a 60-yard connection from Matt Jarvis to Jon Molzen.
On the ensuing kickoff Santa Ana's Ryan Handford lost the
ball on his own 18-yard line and it was recovered by Grossmont's
Damien Smith. The turnover setup a Troy Muenzer field goal and
the game would remain tied until Lansford's field goal with 20
seconds to play.
Defensively Grossmont's Jarrod Watson registered a sack, and
Homer Mauga had one-and-a-half sacks and a fumble recovery.
Defensive back Kyle Monson broke up three Santa Ana passes.
The Griffins wrap up their season next Saturday at
(10/24) The host Griffins used an explosive second half to
pound visiting Orange Coast College 43-12 on Saturday at Mashin-Roth
The Griffins expanded on a 10-3 halftime lead by scoring 33
points in the second half for the final margin of victory.
Quarterback Matt Jarvis threw touchdown passes of 61, 60, 50,
and 37 yards to three different receivers. On the afternoon
Jarvis was 16-fo-30 for 367 yards and no interceptions.
Jacob Podpora was Jarvis' top target hauling in 6 passes for
156 yards and two touchdowns.
The defensive backfield of the Griffins was tested all
afternoon with DB Cory Bell making two interceptions of Pirate
passes. Bell also had three pass breakups.
Defensive back Kyle Monson had another impressive game with a
team-best eight tackles, broke up two passes and had a touchdown
saving interception in his own end zone. Homer Mauga applied the
pressure for Grossmont tallying two quarterback sacks, six
tackles, and one hurry.
(10/11) Grossmont College's defense stifled visiting Long
Beach on Saturday en route to a 21-9 victory. Defensive back Kyle
Monson had a career day intercepting three passes while being
continually tested by the Vikings' passing attack.
It was clear that the Vikings intended to use their height
advantage and attack Monson with receivers who measured 6-0,
6-2, 6-3 and 6-6. Two of the interceptions came in the end zone
stopping Long Beach scoring opportunities, Monson nearly had a
fourth pick, but was unable to stay in bounds.
Grossmont's defense held Long Beach to 55 total yards rushing
led by Alexander Wong's 11 tackles. The Vikings were able to
make the game competitive with their air attack passing for 354
yards, yet they were only able to find the end zone once.
Quarterback Dorian Staton rushed for 63 yards and a score,
and was 20-fo-36 with a touchdown pass and no interceptions.
Running backs Ramon Judkins paced the ground attack with 85
yards. Running back Darrin Alix added a rushing touchdown along
with 34 total yards.
The Griffins travel to Fullerton next Saturday for a 6:00pm
kickoff at Fullerton High School.
(9/20) Grossmont College overcame a sluggish and
penalty-marred first half to rout visiting Southwestern 59-20 at
home on Saturday. The Jaguars capitalized on Grossmont turnovers
and penalties to jump out to a 10-7 lead after the first
The Griffins were without running back and PCAC Player of the
Week Joseph DeMartino and quarterback Brandon Fricke for
the entire game due to injuries.
Quarterback Matt Jarvis completed 12-of-27 passes for 209
yards and three touchdowns Jarvis also rushed for two
touchdowns. Running back Darrin Alix carried the load on the
ground for the Griffins rushing 20 times for 139 yards and a
touchdown. Running back Ramon Judkins added 49 yards and a
touchdown. Quarterback Dorian Staton -playing in the second
half- rushed for a touchdown and threw for another.
The Grossmont defense dominated the visiting Jaguars limiting
them to just 203 yards of offense, and picking up four fumbles.
Defensive lineman Ja'Rodd Watson had a big day with a sack, a
forced one fumble (which he also picked up) and another fumble
recovery. Jonathan Darby and Damien Smith each had in
interception for the Griffin secondary.
named Player of the Week
(9/17) Grossmont College running back Joseph DeMartino was
named Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week.
DeMartino is a 5-foot-11, 205-pound freshman out of Mt Carmel
High School. He was the offensive stalwart in Grossmont's 61-14
rout of visiting College of the Desert last week. He totaled 179
yards rushing against COD including a 61-yard touchdown run.
DeMartino has opened the season with back-to-back 100 yard
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(3/26) Grossmont kicker Brandon Bogotay signed a scholarship
last week with the University of Georgia. Bogotay just completed
a highly successful freshman campaign that saw him rank among
the state's best kickers.
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tradition of Grossmont Football.
The JCGridiron.com Dirty 30 Rankings (10/27/08)
1. Canyons (Calif.) 8-0
2. Mt. SAC (Calif.) 7-0
3. Navarro (TX) 8-0
4. Snow (UT) 7-0
5. Sierra (Calif.) 7-0
6. Fort Scott (KS) 7-0
7. Butler (KS) 6-1
8. El Camino (Calif.) 7-0
9. Blinn (TX) 6-1
10. Butte (Calif.) 7-011. Foothill (Calif.) 7-0
12. East Mississippi 8-1
13. Fresno City (Calif.) 6-1
14. Fullerton (Calif.) 6-1
15. Georgia Military 5-1
16. Harper (IL) 7-1
17. Santa Rosa (Calif.) 5-2
18. San Francisco (Calif.) 4-3
19. San Mateo (Calif.) 4-3
20. Eastern Arizona 4-2
21. Mississippi Gulf Coast 7-2
22. Ellsworth (IA) 6-1
23. Garden City (KS) 5-2
24. Saddleback (Calif.) 5-3 25. Grossmont (Calif.) 5-3
26. Phoenix (AZ) 6-2
27. Palomar (Calif.) 6-2
28. Kilgore (TX) 5-3
29. San Joaquin Delta (Calif.) 5-2
30. Dean (MA) 4-0
Others on the bubble: Pearl River (MS) 7-2, Bakersfield
(Calif.) 4-4, Desert (Calif.) 5-3, Jones County (MS) 7-2,
Reedley (Calif.) 4-3, Glendale (AZ) 5-2, Trinity Valley (TX)
4-3, Allan Hancock (Calif.) 5-3, Rochester (MN) 7-2, Laney
Overcoming an early interception, Fricke took advantage of a
couple of key situations handed to him by the Griffins defense
to upend host Orange Coast, 21-13, Saturday (Oct. 25) at LeBard
Fricke, who completed 13-of-29 passes for 165 yards and a
touchdown, seemed reasonably comfortable in his first collegiate
"There were some butterflies, but that's what I work for – I had
to perform," noted Fricke. "I found out at the beginning of the
week on Monday or Tuesday – it wasn’t for sure, but by the end
of the week, I knew for sure that I was starting."
Meanwhile, the Grossmont defense and special teams units again
performed admirably, limiting Orange Coast to just 278 yards in
total offense, including a mere 53 rushing yards on 41 carries.
Leading the charge was ELLIOT CHAMPAN, who registered 2.5 of the
Griffins' five quarterback sacks. Nine other plays went for
losses, including a long chase sequence by TERRANCE JOYNER, who
finally captured Pirates quarterback Taylor Hughes for a key
24-yard loss in the fourth quarter.
Following a scoreless first quarter, Grossmont special teams
set-up Fricke with excellent field position. ABRAHAM MUHEIZE
broke through the line to block an OCC punt, with KYLE BROWN
recovering the ball at the Pirates-30.
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(10/19) El Cajon, CA - Grossmont entered Saturday's showdown
with visiting Fullerton riding a dominating three game winning
streak that saw them outscore their opponents by an average of
At the end of the day, it was the Griffins (4-3, 2-1) who
were on the wrong side of a blowout, falling to No 19 Fullerton
(5-1, 2-0) 44-15.
The once-potent Grossmont offense struggled through the first
three quarters and only managed a 37-yard Brandon Bogotay field
goal over the first 45 minutes of play. The offense squandered a
monster game by running back Garen Demery who rushed 18 times
for 184 yards, and caught four passes for 34 yards.
The Griffin offense struggled to find a rhythm, and for good
reason. Grossmont was without the services of tailback Jamar
Reid, who did not dress. Quarterback John Soli was limited to
just a few plays in the second half due to a shoulder injury.
Grossmont will attempt to regroup Saturday October 25th at
Orange Coast College at 6pm.
"That was embarrassing," admitted Griffins free safety
ABRAHAM MUHEIZE. "So we started to put some pressure on their
quarterback – we let him know we were around after we started to
Nine sacks and three interceptions later – including a 17-yard
touchdown runback on a theft by Muheize – Grossmont ran off 33
unanswered points to roll over the Vikings, 33-7, at Veterans
The triumph leaves the Griffins and Saddleback –
a 24-21 winner over Palomar – on top of the "Super 7"
conference. Idle Fullerton, which visits Grossmont next Saturday
(Oct. 18) at 1 p.m., is also unbeaten in conference play at 1-0.
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Griffins break into JCGridiron Top 30
(10/6) The Grossmont College football team came in at number
29 this week in the JCGridiron
national top 30 poll.
The JCGridiron.com Dirty 30 Rankings (10/6/08)
1. Canyons (Calif.) 5-0
2. Mt. SAC (Calif.) 4-0
3. Snow (UT) 5-0
4. Sierra (Calif.) 5-0
5. Navarro (TX) 5-0
6. Butler (KS) 4-1
7. El Camino (Calif.) 5-0
8. Foothill (Calif.) 5-0
9. Fort Scott (KS) 5-0
10. Butte (Calif.) 5-0
11. East Mississippi 5-1
12. Blinn (TX) 3-1
13. Fresno City (Calif.) 4-1
14. Pearl River (MS) 5-1
15. San Mateo (Calif.) 4-1
16. Jones County (MS) 5-1
17. Santa Rosa (Calif.) 4-1
18. Georgia Military 3-1
19. Fullerton (Calif.) 4-1
20. San Francisco (Calif.) 3-2
21. Eastern Arizona 2-1
22. Harper (IL) 4-1
23. Trinity Valley (TX) 3-1
24. Moorpark (Calif.) 4-1
25. Glendale (AZ) 3-1
26. Desert (Calif.) 4-1
27. Reedley (Calif.) 3-2
28. Kilgore (TX) 3-2
29. Grossmont (Calif.) 3-2
30. Saddleback (Calif.) 3-2 Others on the bubble: Sequoias (Calif.) 3-2, Long Beach
City (Calif.) 3-1, Orange Coast (Calif.) 4-1, Ellsworth (IA)
4-0, Mississippi Gulf Coast 4-2, Palomar (Calif.) 4-1, DuPage
(IA) 4-2, Garden City (KS) 3-2, Iowa Central 4-1, Chaffey
Photo by Frank Gregorek
Griffins blossom when it counts, rattle Palomar with ease,
When the new Southern California Football Association was
recently formed, it was only natural to place these geographic
rivals -- finally -- in the same conference. On Saturday (Oct.
4), the schools met in a conference game for the first time
since the mid-1970s. And it was the inaugural contest in the new
Southern Conference to boot.
In a one-sided affair, Grossmont scored touchdowns over four
consecutive possessions to mount a 26-0 first-half advantage, as
the Griffins made the previously undefeated and 15th nationally
ranked Comets look "Foothill-ish" in a 49-3 victory.
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With his name listed as "Reed" throughout the opening weeks,
Reid burst from the shadows Saturday (Sept. 27), proving that
there is indeed an 'I" in team.
Reid, a sophomore out of New Berlin, N.Y. , registered three
touchdowns, including a back-breaking 80-yard kickoff for a
score moments after visiting Chaffey finally got on the
scoreboard, lifting the Griffins to an easy 51-16 win over the
previously undefeated Panthers in non-conference action at
Mashin-Roth Memorial Stadium.
"I got my 'I' back -- it feels a lot better," said Reid. "We
came back home and worked hard all week as a whole team (after
losing to Southwestern) and finally got a win out of it."
Over the past decade, either Grossmont and Chaffey has captured
the Foothill Conference championship. But due to realignment,
this might be the final meeting between the schools for several
years in a hard-fought rivalry.
And just like the majority of those Foothill encounters, the
Griffins (2-2) held the advantage for the first time all season
by striking early to put away Chaffey (3-1), exploding to a 21-0
lead just 6 1/2 minutes into the contest.
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running back Jamar Reed
(Photo by Russell Scoffin, SWC Media
The Jaguars' victory was their first over Grossmont in nearly a
decade, snapping an 8-game losing streak dating back to 1999.
"It's frustrating, but were still coming together" said
linebacker PAT KELLY, who registered an interception and a sack.
"It's no one's fault and we can't blame the offense -- we win as
a team and lose as a team, and that's all that matters at
Similar to a loss at College of the Desert, Grossmont's offense
dropped the ball to the tune of three fumbles (two lost) in the
opening eight minutes. The miscues allowed the Jaguars (1-2) to
grab an early 7-0 lead on a 10-yard scoring pass from Ryan
Nelson to receiver George Bell.
Southwestern would keep the advantage throughout, making a
winner of Jaguars coach ED CARBERRY, a former Griffins
Paced by the return of DAN LEWIS, the sophomore threw for 265
yards in the second half, including three touchdowns over the
final 7:46 of the fourth period. But when the Roadrunners
covered an onsides kickoff with 1:10 remaining, they released a
long sigh of relief after holding on to Saturday's (Sept. 13)
tight 47-40 non-conference triumph at Boone Field.
"If we gave up on the field, a lot of guys in the locker room
would be feeling down and things just wouldn't be right," said
Lewis. "But this lets our guys know we can still play football
-- we've got a good team and we're coming together."
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Head coach MIKE JORDAN was pleased to note that this was the
first time in his 3-year tenure that the Griffins had won their
“That was a good feeling,” Jordan said. “We made the usual
first-game mistakes and all that, but we probably played between
80 and 90 guys. The guys that didn’t get in shouldn’t think that
we’re discounting them. Some of them aren’t quite familiar with
the offense, others have minor injuries, but even in practice
when reps are so important, it’s difficult to operate with a
squad this large.”
At present Grossmont’s roster features 115 players.
“Normally we wouldn’t carry this many,” Jordan said. “But we
have a lot of good players and we need to evaluate them all.”
Grossmont is the only team in the state that did not conduct a
scrimmage against an outside opponent.
Meanwhile, against Mesa, sophomore quarterback JOHN SOLI clearly
established himself as the starter. Having sat out all of last
season due to injury, Soli had signs of rust, but it’s hard to
argue with his success as he completed 18 of 28 passes for 194
yards. That included a 44-yard touchdown strike to tight end
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2008 GROSSMONT COLLEGE FOOTBALL
2005 National Champions
Foothill Conference champions three of the last four years
Coach: Mike Jordan, third year (15-7)
Record last year: 10-2, 5-5
So. Abe Muheize 6-1, 185 (DB)
So. Garen Demery 5-10, 190 (RB)
So. Elijah Brown 5-10, 175 (WR)
So. Kyle Hipp 6-4, 250 (TE)
So. Chris Smith 6-2, 187 (WR)
So. Miles McPherson 5-10, 170 (WR)
Fr. Juan Bolanos 6-7, 310 (OL)
Fr. Homer Mauga 6-0, 220 (LB)
Fr. Jarrod Watson 6-2, 265 (DL)
Fr. Pat Kelly 6-2, 245 (LB)
Fr. Chris Leidigh 5-10, 185 (RB)
Fr. Derek Holsapple 6-1, 210 (LB)
So. Dan Lewis 6-2, 238 (QB)
So. John Soli 6-1, 189 (QB)
Fr. Billy Dawson 6-3, 290 (OL)
So. Chad O’Donnell 6-2, 255 (DL)
Fr. Larry Parker 5-10, 170 (DB)
So. Terrance Joiner 6-3, 290 (DL)
So. Michael Yamaguchi 5-5, 190 (RB)
So. Luis Villavicencio 6-0, 175 (DB)
So. Donavan Darrington 6-0, 180 (WR)
So. Jamar Reid 5-10, 200 (RB)
So. Calvin Pearce 6-1, 215 (DB)
So. Anthony Cazares 6-2, 235 (TE)
Fr. Tila Case 5-9, 170 (WR)
Fr. Isaiah Falo 5-10, 189 (LB)
Fr. Hutch Mauga 5-11, 250 (DL)
Fr. Spencer Kachele 6-4, 230 (DL)
Fr. Mike Vaimasanuu 6-2, 290 (DL)
Fr. Samatre Jones 6-1, 200 (DB)
Fr. Arthur Hobbs 5-10, 180 (DB)
Fr. Sililo Pale 6-5, 350 (OL)
Fr. Charles Wile 6-6, 310 (OL)
Fr. Marcos Stephens 6-3, 190 (QB)
After dominating the now defunct Foothill Conference for
decades, the Griffins will be confronted by a flashier promenade
of foes in the inaugural Southern California Football
Association’s National Southern Conference. Champions of the
Foothill circuit eight of the past 14 years – including four of
the last five seasons – the Griffins will be tested by the
state’s best on a weekly basis.
Are they ready? Jordan thinks so. This is a team with excellent
speed, ignited by Demery and Brown.
“We have a lot of depth and talent,” Jordan said. “But we only
have five starters returning from last year, which tells you how
young we are.”
The stable of receivers is deep, but who will start at
quarterback is unsettled. On the defensive side big-time safety
Muheize, Grossmont South League player of the year Mauga,
blue-chippers Watson and Kelly and tackle Joiner provide the
makings of a solid defense.
Saddleback selected preseason favorite
at SCFA Southern Conference media day
Saddleback College has been tabbed to
win its conference championship according to voters of the
2008 Southern California Football Association Southern
Conference preseason media poll. The rankings were announced
Thursday afternoon following the conference’s annual media
day lunch at Orange Coast College.
Saddleback captured four of nine
first-place votes and totaled 56 points to earn the top
Last season, Saddleback compiled a 7-3
overall record and finished in second place at 3-1 in the
Mission Football Conference National Division. Saddleback
opens its 2008 schedule ranked No. 17 in the country in the
J.C. Grid-Wire/JCFootball.com preseason national rankings.
Ten points behind in second place is
Palomar College. Palomar totaled 46 points and received two
first-place votes. Following closely in third is Fullerton
with 43 points (one first-place vote).
Rounding out the conference poll is
Santa Ana College (38 points, one first-place vote),
Grossmont College (33/1), Orange
Coast College (21), and Long Beach City College (15)
The 2008 season begins on Friday,
September 5 with two games (Citrus at Santa Ana, Saddleback
at Golden West) with the remainder of SCFA contests played
on Saturday, September 6.