Champion Riverside City tops final JC Athletic Bureau Poll; All-America teams release

Riverside RB Thomas Kinslow slips by for a touchdown.(Photo by Richard Quinton)
Riverside RB Thomas Kinslow slips by for a touchdown.(Photo by Richard Quinton)

JCAB Poll l All-America Teams

SAN MATEO – Riverside City College (13-0), with the national’s best community college football record in 2019, tops the final 2019 JC Athletic Bureau football poll after winning its first official California Community College Athletic Association football championship over formerly No. 1 College of San Mateo, 31-14, in the title game (Dec. 14) at Bakersfield College Memorial Stadium. Riverside was No. 2 in the final regular season poll.

By agreement with the California Community College Football Coaches Association, the two CCCAA finalists earn the final top two poll positions – in their order of finish. Southern California Football Association runner-up College of the Canyons (9-3) took the number three position with 179 points, just two ahead of Northern California Football Conference finalist Modesto JC (9-3).  Riverside defeated No. 12 Mt. San Antonio, 48-0, and Canyons, 58-53, to reach the title game. San Mateo blanked No. 7 Fresno, 21-0, and Modesto, 41-0. The CCCAA, which has the vast majority USA’s 2-year college football teams (68), crowns a “National” division champion and two regional “American” division champs. Latter winners were #14 Chaffey, 33-20, over #24 San Bernardino Valley (south) and #20 Reedley, 23-14, over #23 Foothill (north).

CCCAA TITLE GAME WRAP: Riverside took advantage of three first half miscues by San Mateo to take a 24-7 halftime lead and claim its first California Community College Athletic Association football championship, 31-14. Riverside quarterback Jacob Barlage completed 22 or 31 passes for 286 yards and a touchdown to earn game MVP honors. The Tigers won the battle of unbeaten teams that came in 12-0 and ranked No. 1 and 2 in the state and country. The Bulldogs had taken an early 7-0 lead on a 6-yard run by quarterback Luke Bottari to complete a 71-yard drive but could not maintain that early momentum. A CSM lost fumble, a bad hold on a field goal attempt, and a pass interception led to all the points Riverside needed in the second quarter.

After being limited to a first quarter field goal, the Tigers took the lead when Riverside’s Isaia PaoPao forced a Bulldogs fumble on their own 18, which was recovered by Zach Burrola. Riverside running back Thomas Kinslow ran the final 16 yards for a 10-7 advantage with 12:14 left in the second quarter. He was the game’s top rusher with 103 yards on 23 carries.

Riverside took over after the field goal miss on the bad hold, marching 80 yards to go up, 17-7, on Barlage’s 29-yard strike to Reggie Retzlaff with 6:18 left in the period. Those were the eventual winning points.

Riverside wide receiver Dylan Laurent was the offensive player of the game with seven receptions for 124 yards, including a long of 44 yards. The Bob Stangel defensive player of the game was Riverside linebacker Kobey Fitzgerald, with five tackles and a quarterback hurry. CSM’s standout was soph linebacker Akeal Lailand -- with a pacesetting ten tackles (eight solo), a forced fumble, and a key third quarter fumble recovery (in the RCC red zone) to keep the Bulldogs in the game. The game marked the first meeting of two of the state’s legendary football programs, Riverside in its 98th season and San Mateo in its 97th – both seeking an initial official state gridiron title. 

Junior College Athletic Bureau Poll (2019 Final)
Rk. School Record Pts. PR
1. Riverside City (8) 13-0 200 2
2. College of San Mateo 12-1 192 1
3. College of the Canyons 9-3 179 7
4. Modesto 9-3 177 5
5. Saddleback 9-2 170 4
6. American River 8-3 156 3
7. Fresno City 8-3 142 6
8. Long Beach City 7-3 131 12
9. Butte 8-3 130 9
10. Ventura 8-3 128 8
11. City College of San Francisco 8-3 127 11
12. Mt. San Antonio 7-4 109 10
13. Cerritos 7-4 108 16
14. Chaffey 10-0 101 14
15. El Caminoi 7-4 93 17
16. Sierra 7-4 76 18
17. San Diego Mesa 7-4 64 13
18. Shasta 7-4 62 20
19. Laney 6-5 53 15
20. Reedley 10-1 46 22
T21. Fullerton 5-5 29 24
T21. Southwestern 6-5 29 19
23. Foothill 10-1 26 21
24. San Bernardino Valley 9-2 22 23
T25. Monterey Peninsula 10-1 14 NR
T25. College of the Sequoias 6-5 14 25
Others: Allan Hancock 9, Golden West 8, Cabrillo 2.

 

2019 All-California Community College Football Teams

   
         
ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM OFFENSE      
Pos.   Player, College Ht. Wt. Yr.
WR Terrell Vaughn, Ventura 5-9 180 Fr. 
WR Bryson Allen, Sequoias 6-2 185 Fr.
WR Allonzel Henderson, Canyons 5-10 175 So.
WR Kameron Pleasant, Cabrillo 6-1 200 So.
OL TJ Bass, Butte 6-5 315 So.
OL Jordan Palmer, Canyons 6-2 310 So.
OL Sam Langi, San Mateo 6-5 310 So.
OL Donny Long, Riverside 6-4 295 So.
OL  Paul Sogialofa, Modesto 6-4 340 So.
QB Chance Nolan, Saddleback 6-2 200 Fr.
RB Rachaad White, Mt. San Antonio 6-1 190 So.
RB Dwan James, West Hills 5-9 210 So.
All-P Robert Ferrel, El Camino 5-9 155 So. 
Util. Terrell Carter, San Mateo 6-2 195 So.
PK Alberto Arroyo, Ventura 5-11 180 Fr.
   OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Chance Nolan, Saddleback     
         
ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM DEFENSE      
Pos.   Player, College Ht. Wt. Yr.
DL Noah Wright, Sequoias 6-5 320 So.
DL Josh Tarango, Fullerton 6-3 290 Fr.
DL Hulu Ahoia, San Mateo 6-1 265 So.
DL Shane Irwin, Long Beach 6-4 245 So.
DL Cole Parker, Shasta 6-2 250 So.
LB D’Anthony Jones, Long Beach 6-2 250 So.
LB Eteva Mauga-Clements, Diablo Valley 6-2 218 So.
LB Kobey Fitzgerald, Riverside 5-11 220 So.
LB George Spithorst, American River 6-2 235 So.
DB  Bennett Williams, San Mateo 6-1 195 So.
DB Justin Harrington, Bakersfield 6-4 218 So.
DB Ronald Hardge III, San Francisco 6-2 190 So.
DB Shawn Dourseau, Riverside 5-11 190 Fr. 
PRet. Eric Davis Jr. American River 5-9 175 So.
KRet. Kashan Griffin, Fullerton 6-1 170 Fr.
Pt. Eli Riofrio, Fresno 6-2 190 So.
   DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Noah Wright, Sequoias    
   COACH OF THE YEAR:  Tom Craft, Riverside      
         
REGION I        
ALL-CALIFORNIA FIRST TEAM OFFENSE      
Pos.   Player, College Ht. Wt. Yr.
TE Austin Jarrad, American River 6-4 230 Fr.
TE Jason Lloyd, San Mateo 6-4 240 Fr
WR Bryson Allen, Sequoias 6-2 180 Fr.
WR Terrell Carter, San Mateo 6-2 195 So.
WR Kenden Robinson Jr., San Francisco 6-3 195 So
OL TJ Bass, Butte 6-5 315 So.
OL Sam Langi, San Mateo 6-5 310 So. 
OL Paul Sogialofa, Modesto 6-4 340 So.
OL Luke Haggard, Santa Rosa 6-6 260 Fr.
OL Stephawn Townsend, Fresno 6-3 300 So.
OL Isaak Gutierrez, Butte 6-3 295 Fr.
OL Jimmy Ghilardi, American River 6-3 270 So.
QB Luke Bottari, San Mateo 6-1 190 Fr.
QB Kyle Lindquist, Butte 6-5 215 So.
RB Dwan James, West Hills 5-9 210 So.
RB Avery McCuaig, Butte 6-1 205 Fr.
RB Jermiah Johnson, American River 6-1 205 Fr.
RB Darryl Page, San Mateo 5-10 210 Fr.
All-P D’Angelo Biggs, Siskiyous 5-9 160 So.
Util. Chayce Akaka, Chabot 6-1 195 So.
PK Isaiah Gomez, American River 6-1 170 Fr.
         
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR      
Luke  Bottari, San Mateo      
COACH OF THE YEAR      
Tim Tulloch, San Mateo      
         
REGION I        
ALL-CALIFORNIA FIRST TEAM DEFENSE      
Pos.   Player, College Ht. Wt. Yr.
DL Noah Wright, Sequoias 6-5 320 So.
DL Hulu Ahoia, San Mateo 6-1 265 So.
DL Cole Parker, Shasta 6-2 250 So.   
DL Jay Kakiva, Fresno 6-5 335 So.
DL Detrius Kelsall, Shasta 6-3 295 So.
DL J’Quane Harris, Santa Rosa 5-10 260 Fr.
DL Tadarrius Patterson, San Francisco 6-2 245 So.
LB Eteva Mauga-Clements, Diablo Valley 6-2 215 So.
LB George Spithorst, American River 6-2 235 So.
LB Fred Thompkins Jr., San Francisco 5-11 225 Fr.
LB Ferrin G. Manuleleua, Modesto 6-1 230 So.
LB Siaosi Finau, Butte 6-1 245 So.
LB Sam Brooks, Sacramento 6-1 230 So.
DB Bennett Williams, San Mateo 6-1 195 So.
DB Ronald Hardge III, San Francisco 6-2 190 So.
DB Cameron Alfaro, Butte 5-10 190 So.
DB Bobby Peele, Sequoias 6-1 190 So.
DB Jamie Cousey, American River 5-10 190 So.
DB Eurijah Ports, Sacramento  5-10 180 So.
DB Eian Moore, Sierra 6-1 190 So.
Pt-R Eric Davis Jr., American River 5-9 175 So.
KOR Jermaine Jackson, San Mateo 5-9 175 So.
Pt. Eli Riofrio, Fresno 6-2 190 So.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR      
Noah Wright, Sequoias      
         
REGION II        
ALL-CALIFORNIA FIRST TEAM OFFENSE      
Pos.   Player, College Ht. Wt. Yr..
WR Kameron Pleasant, Cabrillo 6-1 205 So.
WR Jamari Sweet, Redwoods 5-10 180 So.
WR Dacian Sullivan, Monterey Peninsula 6-1 184 So.
WR Darius Thomas, Foothill 6-3 205 So.
OL Josh Reba, Reedley 6-2 295 So.
OL Dylan McCreery, De Anza 6-3 305 So. 
OL Justin Torres, Monterey Peninsula 6-1 265 So.
OL Robert Siavao, Yuba 6-3 275 So.
OL Hollis Ellis, Foothill 6-2 250 Fr.
OL Erick Bercerril, Cabrillo 6-1 285 Fr.
OL Jacob Valladao, Merced 6-1 285 So.
QB Cam Rottler, Foothill 6-3 215 Fr.
RB Jamon Chambers, Reedley 5-9 180 So.
RB DeRje Blanks, Foothill 6-1 180 So.
RB David Freeman, Hartnell 5-9 179 So.
All-P Jamón Chambers, Reedley 5-9 180 So.
Util. Hunter Raquet, Monterey Península 6-4 205 So.
PK Jorge Rosales, Reedley 6-3 180 Fr. 
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR      
Kameron Pleasant, Cabrillo      
COACH OF THE YEAR        
Erik Marty, Reedley      
         
REGION II        
ALL-CALIFORNIA FIRST TEAM DEFENSE      
Pos.   Player, College Ht. Wt. Yr.
DL Jordan Levu, Foothill 6-4 295 So.
DL Jay Vance, Reedley 6-3 250 So.
DL Jesse Ehimare, Cabrillo 6-2 290 So.   
DL Ivan Tchangam, De Anza 6-4 255 So.
DL Robert Brown, Hartnell 6-1 285 Fr.
DL Jake Saltenstall, Foothill 6-4 250 Fr.
LB Keenan Fyles, Reedley 6-1 205 So.
LB Heamasi Latu, Los Medanos 5-10 215 So.
LB Chadi Abdalla, Cabrillo 6-2 230 So.
LB Dion Leonard, Foothill 6-3 225 So.
DB Charles Peeples, Reedley 6-1 180 So.
DB Chuck Farmer, Yuba 6-1 200 So.
DB Jakob Streeter, Hartnell 5-10 178 So.
DB De’Jon Fort, Foothill 6-1 190 So.
DB Calvin Williams, Redwoods 6-2 175 Fr. 
Pt.-R Ramon Gordon, Cabrillo 5-10 170 So.
KOR Darion Dunlap-Johnson, Contra Costa 5-8 150 Fr.
Pt. Kieran Woodley, Cabrillo 5-9 170 So.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR      
Jordan Levu, Foothill      
         
REGION III      
ALL-CALIFORNIA FIRST TEAM OFFENSE      
Pos.   Player, College Ht. Wt. Yr.
WR Terrell Vaught, Ventura 5-9 180 Fr.
WR Allonzel Henderson, Canyons 5-10 175 So.
WR Giovanni Sanders, Riverside 5-11 190 Fr.
WR CJ Parks, Cerritos 6-1 190 So.
WR Isaiah Garcia-Castaneda, Saddleback 6-1 175 Fr.
WR Antoine Ware, San Diego Mesa 6-1 185 So.
OL Jordan Palmer, Canyons 6-2 310 So.
OL Donny Long, Riverside 6-3 315 So.
OL Victor Artega, El Camino 6-3 315 So.
OL Tavita Moe, Mt. San Antonio  6-3 350 So.
OL Gabriel Martinez, Saddleback 6-4 295 So.
OL Will Bonkavich, Ventura 6-4 290 Fr
QB Chance Nolan, Saddleback 6-2 200 Fr. 
QB Armani Edden, Canyons 6-1 175 So.
QB Jacob Barlage, Riverside 6-1 205 Fr.
RB Rachaad White, Mt. San Antonio 6-1 190 So.
RB Devon Jackson, Golden West 5-11 240 Fr.
All-P Robert Ferrel, El Camino 5-9 165 So.
All-P Cole Harrity, Saddleback 6-1 200 Fr. 
Util. Juan Gaytan, Ventura 6-1 190 So.
PK Alberto Arroyo, Ventura 5-11 180 Fr.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR      
Chance Nolan, Saddleback      
COACH OF THE YEAR       
Tom Craft, Riverside      
         
REGION III      
ALL-CALIFORNIA FIRST TEAM DEFENSE      
Pos.   Player, College Ht. Wt. Yr.
DL() Josh Tarango, Fullerton 6-3 290 Fr.
DL(e) Shane Irwin, Long Beach 6-4 245 So.
DL(e) Isaiah Sayles, San Diego Mesa 6-3 230 So.
DL(e) Logan Applewhite, Cerritos 6-3 230 Fr. 
DL(t) Andrew Schasa, Southwestern 6-1 327 So. 
DL(t) Anthony Shipton, Cerritos 6-4 285 So.
DL(t) Inoke Katoa, Mt. San Antonio 6-3 230 Fr.
DL(t) James Hansen, Riverside 6-4 275 Fr.
LB Kobey Fitzgerald, Riverside 5-11 220 So.
LB Tyriek Bell, Saddleback 6-2 210 Fr.
ILB Charles Ike, Canyons 6-1 240 So.
OLB D’Anthony Jones, Long Beach 6-2 250 So.
OLB Kue Olotoa, Riverside 6-3 215 So.
OLB Taimon Faimalo, Mt. San Antonio 6-2 225 Fr.
CB Dallas Branch, Long Beach 5-11 180 Fr.
CB Xavion Steele, Fullerton 5-10 185 So.
CB Wes Anusiem, Ventura 6-1 190 So.
CB Ray Estes, Riverside 6-1 180 Fr.
FS Justin Harrington, Bakersfield 6-4 218 So.
FS Shawn Dourseau, Riverside 5-11 190 Fr.
Pt.-R Zion Bowens, Long Beach 6-1 195 So.
KOR Kashan Griffin, Fullerton 6-1 170 Fr.
Pt. Damien Garcia, Mt. San Antonio 6-1 195 Fr.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR      
D’Anthony Jones, Long Beach      
         
REGION IV      
ALL-CALIFORNIA FIRST TEAM OFFENSE      
Pos.   Player, College Ht. Wt. Yr.
TE Jerome Afe, Allan Hancock 6-4 260 So.
WR Josh Rice, Santa Ana 6-3 200 Fr.
WR Brandon Brock, Los Angeles Pierce 5-9 179 Fr.
WR C.J. Sullivan, Mt. San Jacinto 6-4 205 So.
WR David Telles, Pasadena 5-9 160 So.
WR Tate Pringle, San Bernardino Valley 6-2 195 So.
OL Chase La Blanc, West Los Angeles 6-7 320 So.
OL Kory Butcher, San Bernardino Valley 6-2 300 So.
OL Logan Faitau, Allan Hancock 6-1 310 Fr.
OL(c) Kevin Marroquin, Chaffey 6-1 300 So.
OL(c) Ahmeen Reese, Allan Hancock 6-1 360 So.
OL Hakim Simmons, Antelope Valley 6-1 250 Fr.
QB Jeremy Moussa, San Bernardino Valley 6-5 225 Fr.
QB Brett Virgil, Mt San Jacinto 5-11 190 So.
QB Caleb Arreola, Chaffey 6-2 195 So.
RB Devean Randall, West Los Angeles 5-11 175 So.
RB DJ Whitmill, Allan Hancock 5-9 210 So.
RB Darrell Turner Jr. San Bernardino Val. 5-10 195 So.
RB Elijah Washington, Glendale 5-11 195 So.
All-P Sherod White, Mt. San Jacinto 5-10 190 Fr.
Util Ezekial Zaragoza, San Bernardino Val. 5-10 205 So.
PK Nick Lawson, Chaffey 6-1 170 So.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR      
Jeremy Moussa, San Bernardino Valley      
         
REGION IV      
ALL-CALIFORNIA FIRST TEAM DEFENSE      
Pos.   Player, College Ht. Wt. Yr.
DL(e) Jacob Shultz, Santa Barbara 6-5 225 So.
DL(e) Anthony Lira, Los Angeles Valley 6-3 220 So.
DL(e) Damen Studstill, San Bernardino Valley 6-3 240 Fr.   
DL(t) Kalai Clark, Antelope Valley 6-1 196 Fr.
DL(t) J.J. Liavaa, West Los Angeles 6-3 310 So.
DL(t) Logan Graham, Victor Valley 6-1 260 Fr
ILB Steven Bradshaw, Mt. San Jacinto 6-2 215 Fr.
ILB Mark Navarro, Pasadena 5-9 220 So.
ILB Dallas Frederick, Mt. San Jacinto 6-2 205 So.
ILB Kenny Phillips, Santa Ana 6-1 220 So.
OLB Joseph Lewis, Los Angeles Southwest 6-4 220 Fr.
OLB Jaylynn Harvery, Antelope Valley 6-2 220 Fr.
CB Kaydon Spens, Pasadena 6-1 180 Fr.
CB Maquail Al-Mantaser, Desert 5-9 185 So.
FS Dayshawn Littleton, LA Harbor 6-2 207 So.
FS Curtavious McDonald, Allan Hancock 5-11 180 So.
FS Augustin Lorfils, Antelope Valley 6-1 170 Fr.
Pt=R Keeshawn Johnson, West Los Angeles 5-10 170 Fr.
KOR Jaylon Smith, Santa Barbara 6-1 185 Fr.
Pt. Axel Perez, Los Angeles Harbor 6-1 157 So.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR       
Steven Bradshaw, Mt. San Jacinto        
COACH OF THE YEAR:  Robert Hadaway, Chaffey      
         
--Teams selected by: California Community College Football Coaches Assoc. Board of Directors.    CCCFCA President: Craig Thompson (Shasta) 
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 All-State Coordinators:  Ben Noonan (Sierra) and Fred Baer (JCAB)   
Note: With 68 teams, California has the majority of the nation’s JC/CC football teams.  
The smaller National JC Athletic Association also selects a JC All-America from its 57 teams (none in California).  
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Compiled by Fred Baer (JC Athletic Bureau)