Thursday, September 13, 2012

Junior College Highlight game: Week three

Photo by Lorenzo J. Reyna
There's one notable contest on the collegiate scene worth noting this upcoming weekend, and we're going to the Bay Area for this one.


Two teams at 2-0 square off, and both bring plenty of offensive firepower, but also a stacked secondary on one end.

PROSPECT WATCH FOR COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS: It all begins with that loaded secondary of the Giants. This unit currently has five total interceptions in the first two games.This group very seldom gives up big plays and even if they do, they're quick to help force a three-and-out. Texas Tech commit Darren Doston (left) and chiseled safety Jerry Haymon (right) have very strong instincts and very rarely allow anyone to run past them. Emerging freshman Gary Robinson has a team-best two interceptions so far. Steve Nelson (Georgia commit) and Brandon Bagley (Texas Tech) help create this "no-fly zone" with the rest of the Giants' defensive backs. On offense, Kevin Elijah had his breakout night at wide receiver last Saturday with 10 catches for 190 yards and three touchdowns in the 69-20 rout over West Hills-Coalinga. His quarterback, though, had a very strong redemption game from his erratic opening start. Tyler Ferguson (Ridgeview-Bakersfield) tossed six touchdown passes and 481 passing yards in the rout. When Ferguson sits comfortably in the pocket, he's very deadly with the deep ball.

PROSPECT WATCH FOR LOS MEDANOS: Wide receiver Terrence Polk is the big-play guy for the Mustangs. Polk already has 10 receptions for 189 yards and two scores. Quarterback Michael Behr doubles as a running and throwing threat for the Mustangs, who have scored a combined 78 points in their two wins. Josh Macias and Rahdeese Alcutt are two tackling machines at linebacker for Medanos. This team has been one of the best surprises on the junior college scene this season, since the Mustangs endured an 0-10 debacle one season ago.

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