No doubt this victory was Grossmont’s biggest since capturing
the state championship in 2005.
“I guess we’ve had bigger victories, but this one has to rank at
the top of the list,” said Grossmont head coach MIKE JORDAN.
The words “rebuilding” and “young” are routinely dealt by
coaches fielding a basically freshman team. This Grossmont unit
is the same.
The Griffins proved their youth in a 35-6 loss to Southwestern
in the opener, however, the Griffins have rebounded swiftly,
topping Pasadena 17-14 the following week and overpowering
Riverside in the latest contest.
The Griffins jumped on top of the Riverside Tigers 31-14 in the
first half, using a balanced attack to take that advantage as
freshman quarterback MICHAEL CARRILLO, a Christian High
graduate, completed 16 of 33 passes for 237 yards and 3
Hard-nosed running back THOMAS McDONALD out of West Palm Beach,
Fla. barged for 87 yards rushing on 11 carries and caught 4
passes for 82 yards for 169 total offense yards. READ TEH REST ON
Griffin defenders take it to
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GRIFFINS 17, LANCERS 14
Carrillo completed 15 of 25 passes for 176 yards and one
touchdown as Grossmont defeated visiting Pasadena City College
17-14 on Saturday (Sept. 13) at Mashin-Roth Field.
“I don’t really think about my size,” Carrillo said. “I just try
to deliver the ball to my receivers.”
The Christian High graduate led the Patriots to the San Diego
Section Division IV championships a year ago. His first
touchdown pass of the season was a 9-yard strike to former
Patriots teammate, PARIS MILLER, giving Grossmont a 7-0 lead
over the Lancers.
“My ultimate goal is to play Division I football, and I believe
with the help of God I’ll be able to do that,” Carrillo said READ TEH REST ON