Thumbnails from JC state championship

Thumbnails from JC state championship

<p>Although CCSF lost the California JC championship game to College of the Canyons 39-33, future Bears Joseph Ayoob, Desmond Bishop, and Lavelle Hawkins, all had good games for the Rams. Along with observations on those three players are comments about a few other players from both teams who played well.</p>

Joseph Ayoob, 6'3" 210 - Displayed a fantastic arm and strong athletic ability. In addition, Ayoob showed nice command of the field as evidenced by his ability to improvise against pressure and make plays. Ayoob's mechanics are sound overall yet he has a little Rich Gannon in him, sometimes dropping arm angles with pressure out of the pocket.  (22-of-41 for 386 yards, 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions, also ran 7 times for 62 yards)

Lavelle Hawkins, 5'11" 180 - The first thing you notice about Lavelle is that he possesses great feet. As a kick returner, his vision is solid, yet it's his footwork in traffic that makes him incredibly dangerous. At receiver, Hawkins lined up both wide and in the slot. Although his opportunities were somewhat limited by the other talents at receiver for CCSF, Hawkins displayed good hands and ran solid routes when his number was called. (Four catches for 56 yards, three kickoff returns for 58 yards)

Desmond Bishop 6'2" 240 - This young man has a great motor. Playing the "Mike" linebacker in CCSF's 4-3 front, Bishop just flat out made plays all day long. He moves extremely well sideline to sideline. Cal fans, for comparison sake, think Jerrot Willard. Bishop will immediately impact Cal's defensive look this spring. (14 tackles, one sack)

Other players of note:


Ruben Jackson, 5'11" 190 - the best receiver on the squad; great hands and speed. Caught two long touchdowns on the day. (Nine catches for 178 yards and two touchdowns)

Maurice Purify, 6'5" 210 - used mainly in red zone opportunities, he was nearly unstoppable on corner and fade patterns. Only a freshman. (Four catches for 69 yards, two touchdowns, one two-point conversion)

Thomas Patton, 6'4" 290 - solid against the run. played both DE and DT (four tackles)

Curtis Grant, 6'2" 205  - good size for a receiver; strong after the catch. caught a lot balls over the middle (five catches for 83 yards)

College of the Canyons

Jason Lance, 6'5" 220 - Listed as a tight end, but lined up at receiver. Very impressive receiver with excellent hands. Made plays early and often. (Six catches for 93 yards, two touchdowns)

Jerrod Perry, 6'0" 220 - excellent speed with good lateral movement; (13 tackles, one tackle for loss)

Dennis Ellis, 6'5" 240 - best pass rusher on the field; left early 3rd quarter with should injury, yet previous to that was in the CCSF backfield all the time (Two tackles, one tackle for loss)

David Stanton, 6'5" 260 - another impressive pass rusher and athlete. (Three tackles, one sack for six yards)

Cory Miles, 6'1" 210 - crafty, intelligent quarterback makes good decisions, runs and throws very well - kept CCSF off-balance all game, named game's MVP. (18-of-23 for 226 yards and 3 touchdowns, ran 18 times for 74 yards).

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