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Narbonne Rolls To The Championship Game

Dorsey Dons vs Narbonne Gauchos
Dorsey Dons vs Narbonne Gauchos (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)
      Narbonne Rollin’ on top during the Dorsey Dons vs Narbonne Gauchos (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)

Los Angeles, Ca – There was only one game standing between the Coach Manuel Douglas and his Narbonne Gauchos  to reach another opportunity at a Championship ring. That team was the Dorsey Dons the marine league #3 behind 1st year head coach Irvin Davis. Both teams playing pretty lose with nothing to lose mentality. Narbonne came away with impressive 42-0 victory over the Dorsey.

The Gauchos had a balanced scoring each quarter finding the end zone with four different options. It was a great game plan playing against a team that had nothing to lose but was thinking they could steal one. The safe play netted them just what they need an injury free game to be at full strength for the Championship.

Narbonne Players all fun on checst bumps in endzone during the Dorsey Dons vs Narbonne Gauchos game. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)
Narbonne Players all fun on checst bumps in endzone during the Dorsey Dons vs Narbonne Gauchos game. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)

The night was little more special for Narbonne QB Roman Ale  who tied Troy Williams’ school record for career touchdowns with 40 on a 74-yard strike to Cedric Byrd. Ale was able to complete 8/10 for 203 yards on the night.

Running back Sean Riley normally is needed to be Mr. Spectacular but tonight just need to be the clean up man scoring on runs for 1, 3 yards for his two touchdowns. Back up running back  Kameron Denmark had a 8 yard touchdown run, while the offense just marched most of the game down the field.

Dorsey Dons vs Narbonne Gauchos
Dorsey RB Devin Mangrum finding a few yards during the Dorsey Dons vs Narbonne Gauchos (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)

Dorsey’s offensive never really got going on the ground by Devin Mangrum or Charles Mincy, Jr., the line just was a step slower getting to their blocks. Narbonne secondary played tight coverage most of the night and never let QB Jerman Gotoy get any deep passes into his receivers.

Now the Division I Championship game is set Narbonne (11-2) will play No. 6 seed Crenshaw next Saturday at 7 p.m. in the City final at Cerritos College. It is Narbonne’s fifth-straight trip to the City finals.

Dorsey Dons vs Narbonne Gauchos

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SMC – ‘Unbelievable’ 11-0

Nov 21 : America Division Championship Bowl Victor Valley Rams vs Santa Monica College Corsairs Game action at SMC in Santa Monica, Ca (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)
Nov 21 : SMC QB Troy Williams & LB Marquis Lomax after 63-0 Victory in America Division Championship Bowl Victor Valley Rams vs Santa Monica College Corsairs Game action at SMC in Santa Monica, Ca (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)
Nov 21 : SMC QB Troy Williams & LB Marquis Lomax after 63-0 Victory in America Division Championship Bowl Victor Valley Rams vs Santa Monica College Corsairs Game at SMC in Santa Monica, Ca (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)

Santa Monica, Ca – How do you follow up Four Straight American Pacific Conference Titles? That was the question starting this 2015 Santa Monica College Corsairs football season. This team delivered with an “Unbelievable” 11-0 and 5th consecutive title.   The coaching staff was the one constant during this period of success behind the leadership of Head Coach Gifford Lindheim (Coach of year 2015) in his 7th full season (1st Year Interim).

This journey began back in the summer with a large group of hopeful football players eager to play for the great SMC Family football team. Not all who started on this journey were strong or fortunate enough to endure the pruning of college football season. Coach Lindheim started off the season the same way as his other teams caring for his players on and off field and in the classroom. Every player knows that coach will be there by phone or by facebook on their personal page. Each year The Corsairs grow as a FAMILY and it helps on the field in battle.

Nov 21 : America Division Championship Bowl Victor Valley Rams vs Santa Monica College Corsairs Game action at SMC in Santa Monica, Ca (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)
Nov 21 : SMC Offensive Coordinator Tim Kaub with QB Troy Williams after the America Division Championship Bowl Victor Valley Rams vs Santa Monica College Corsairs Game at SMC in Santa Monica, Ca (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)

On the football field the up tempo offense was coordinated by Tim Kaub who been calling his spread no huddle offense for years. This season welcomed an old player from his High School era with the Utah Utes bound Troy Williams (Pacific Offense MVP 2015) who ran this offense with him to a title before. So the learning curve for Williams was little to none just going back into his memory bank. He saved his best performance for last JUCO game in the American Pacific Conference Bowl game with 7 Touchdowns (6 First Half) hitting 9 different targets. The defense made the field shorter by creating 7 turnovers (6 interceptions, 1 fumble) and a shutout of the Mountain League #2 Victor Valley.

SMC Corsairs vs WLAC Wildcats
SMC Corsairs Hard Helmet Rocking Defense shown at West LA College. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)

We all know defense wins championships, led by Coordinator Steven Garcia who been running the ship for each of title runs. You will always hear his voice before you see him wearing our signature orange shirt to allow for defense to spot his calls easier. This defensive held its opponents to only 207 points for the season which was 18 points a game. They also put on an interception clinic in the championship bowl.

Every game wasn’t a breeze they had their fair share of scares and comeback wins during this magical run. Earlier in the year one of most gratifying victories was verse nemesis Southwestern 48-21. Then in a league game shootout with LA Valley 28-20, who won their bowl game verse Mountain #1. That showed how dominate the Pacific was this year making it even more sweeter of a season. The defense had 8 players make 1st/2nd team All Pacific league, with MVP being their very own Max Lyons.

SMC Corsairs vs WLAC Wildcats
SMC Corsairs Defense Flying To The Ball Relentlessly. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360) 

The players can tell you stories for days on how special this season was and will continue to be. Coach Lindheim summed up this season in one word, “Unbelievable”; he would even let his team reflect on the season as they were winning week to week till Monday after their last victory to complete the 11-0 undefeated season and taking the torch from last SMC undefeated team 25 years ago.

Matadors Couldn’t Kill The Trojans

Los Angeles, CA – USC Trojans men’s basketball team hosted the CSUN Matadors at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California.

The Trojans are on a roll. Strutting through the streets of Los Angeles with 4 wins, all the while handing the Matadors there 7th  all time loss with a final score USC 96 CSUN 61.

When you sit back and look at the stats from tonight’s game it read like a fine Greek Tragedy, USC field goal percentage was at 48.7 while CSUN was at 33.4.  The Matadors not able to pull out one 3 point shot in the first half. USC’s biggest lead of the game was 36 points. Jordan McLaughlin had 20 points, 9 defensive rebounds and 6 assist, Julian Jacobs had 11 rebounds to pair with his 10 assist, and Katin Reinhart, Bennie Boatwright and Nikola Jovanovic with a combine point total of 39 you know the Trojans were the stars on the floor that’s not to say that the Matador’s Jason Richard (18 points), Olalekan Ajayi (12 points) and Tavrion Dawson (11 points) did their best to slow the Trojans down to no avail. I mean the Matadors looked like they just couldn’t catch a break or find the grove what so ever.

The Trojans are looking like they are on fire. I mean just steam rolling their competition. Today was no exception.  The Matadors at best looked at their best to be the Trojans practice squad, at worst Stonehenge.  The Trojans have been playing smart, physical, fast, and unselfish. They’ve achieved clear growth over last season.  With all those previously mentioned improvements and brazen wins have the Trojans been challenged enough on these season openers to prepare them for the next big team match ups on the East Coast next week? Oh where’s a good fortune teller when you need one.

PAC-12 FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK 12

Pac-12 Logos of Pac-12 North, Pac-12 South
Pac-12 Logos of Pac-12 North, Pac-12 South
Stanford Christian MaCaffrey finding little day light. Photo by Jordon Kelly
                               Stanford RB Christian MaCaffrey finding little day light. (Photo by Jordon Kelly/fi360 News)

SAN FRANCISCO – Quarterback Vernon Adams, Jr. of OREGON, linebacker Antonio Longino of ARIZONA STATE and running back Christian McCaffrey of STANFORD have been named offensive, defensive and special teams Pac-12 Players of the Week in football.

Adams Jr., a senior quarterback from Pasadena, Calif., tied the Ducks’ school record with six touchdown passes to six different receivers in the 48-28 win over USC. Adams Jr., had his best performance in an Oregon uniform, throwing 20-of-25 for 407 passing yards. His performance marked the most single-game touchdown passes ever against USC. Adams Jr., is tied for second in the nation for most touchdown passes in a single game this year and is ranked fifth nationally for single-game passing efficiency this year at 287.95. Adams was also named the AutoNation National Offensive Player of the Week. This is Adams’ second Conference weekly accolade this season, previously winning the award on Nov. 2.

Longino, a senior linebacker from Cleveland, Ohio, tallied nine tackles with seven coming solo in the 52-37 win over Arizona. Additionally, he registered four sacks for a loss of 13 total yards, the first Sun Devil to record four or more sacks in a single game since Derron Ware in 2006. Longino and the Sun Devil defense held the Arizona running game to 109 yards, 117 yards below their season average. To date, he has 10 sacks and 19 tackles for loss this season, leading Arizona State as well as the Pac-12. This is Longino’s second weekly nod and the first player to win Pac-12 honors in consecutive weeks this season.

McCaffrey, a sophomore running back from Castle Rock, Colo., gained a Cardinal record 389 all-purpose yards, the nation’s highest total this year and broke Glyn Milburn’s Cardinal record of 379 accomplished in the 1990 Big Game. McCaffrey scored two long touchdowns within a four-minute span in the second quarter to lead Stanford to a 35-22 win over California in the Big Game, helping Stanford complete the sweep of the California schools. McCaffrey rushed for 192 yards on 29 carries, had one reception for 49 yards and posted 148 yard on kickoff returns with a 98-yard return for a score. McCaffrey passed the single-season all-purpose yardage totals of Reggie Bush, Marcus Allen and Mike Rozier from their Heisman-winning years. McCaffrey’s performance this past weekend also named him Walter Camp National Player of the Week.

Also nominated for Offensive Player of the Week: Devin Lucien, ASU; Christian McCaffrey, STAN; Jordan Payton, UCLA; Justin Davis, USC; Joe Williams, Jr.; Jake Browning, WASH; Gabe Marks, WSU. Also Nominated for Defensive Player of the Week: DeForest Buckner, ORE; Brennan Scarlett, STAN; Matt Dickerson, UCLA; Olajuwon Tucker, USC; Kylie Fitts, UTAH; Destiny Baeao, WSU. Also Nominated for Special Teams Player of the Week: Matt Haack, ASU; Matt Mengel, UCLA; Adoree’ Jackson, USC; Andy Phillips, UTAH; Dante Pettis, WASH.

2015 Pac-12 Football Players of the Week

Week Offensive Defensive Special Teams
Sept. 7 Josh Rosen, UCLA Justin Thomas, UTAH Dante Pettis, WASH
Sept. 14 Luke Falk, WSU Gionni Paul, UTAH Bralon Addison, ORE
Sept. 21 Kevin Hogan, STAN Kenneth Olugbode, COLO Cory Butler-Byrd, UTAH
Sept. 28 Travis Wilson, UTAH Kyle Kragen, CAL Tom Hackett, UTAH
Oct. 5 Mike Bercovici, ASU Stefan McClure, CAL Matt Haack, ASU
Oct. 12 Devontae Booker, UTAH Travis Feeney, WASH Tom Hackett, UTAH
Oct. 19 Christian McCaffrey, STAN Shalom Luani, WSU Tim White, ASU
Oct. 26 Luke Falk, WSU Cameron Smith, USC Ka’imi Fairbairn, UCLA
Nov. 2 Vernon Adams, ORE Travis Feeney, WASH Charles Nelson, ORE
Nov. 9 Luke Falk, WSU Gionni Paul, UTAH Raymond Hudson, CAL
Nov. 16 Jared Goff, CAL Antonio Longino, ASU Casey Skowron, ARIZ
Nov. 23 Vernon Adams, ORE Antonio Longino, ASU Christian McCaffrey, STAN
– www.pac-12.com –

Chiefs Frustrate The Chargers On L.T. Day

Nov 22 : Chargers Wideout Stevie Johnson catching a pass  during NFL Game action at the Kansas City Chiefs vs San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Ca (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)
Nov 22 : Chargers Wideout Stevie Johnson catching a pass during NFL Game action during the Kansas City Chiefs vs San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Ca (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)

San Diego, Ca – The stage was set for an emotional victory by the Chargers have little extra spirit on a special day. Ownership choose this Sunday to recognize one of their recent greats LaDainian Tomlinson aka “L.T.” with his jersey being retired and being place in Ring of Honor. All the extra energy did nothing for Chargers who were defeated by The Kansas City 33-3.

The visiting Chiefs had a game plan of their own which amassed 385 yards total offense. Alex Smith had his offense going on the ground and  through the air the injury depleted Chargers just couldn’t answer back. One of biggest Running Backs #92 Dontari Poe went over the top of pile for 1 yard Touchdown leap for game 1st score. That was story of the day, if Defensive Tackle score you better look out. The Chargers never led in the game managing only a field goal before the half.

Nov 22 : L.T. LaDainian Tomlinson Hall of Fame Induction / Jersey Retirement Ceremony at the Kansas City Chiefs vs San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Ca (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)
Nov 22 : L.T. LaDainian Tomlinson Hall of Fame Induction / Jersey Retirement Ceremony at the Kansas City Chiefs vs San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Ca (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)

This was a Family affair for the Tomlinson’s, with L.T. wife LaTorsha Tomlinson singing the National Anthem like a platinum recording artist. The halftime presentation was all L.T. with an emotional ceremony first having his name shown in Chargers Ring of Honor. He was overtaken with joy and even shed a few tears behind his sunglasses. He thanked God, Wife, Mom, teammates….fans and ownership, that is when fans booed. The San Diego fans let everyone know that they don’t want their team to move to Los Angeles and they are not happy with management right now. But after the boos the cheers came roaring back when the unveiled L.T. famous #21 next too other greats #55 Seau, #14 Fouts.

The current Chargers running back 1st rounded Melvin Gordon just could get things go today rushing for only 37 yards on 15 touches. The musical chairs offensive line could open up running lanes on Chiefs front seven.  It wasn’t too much better with Phillip Rivers being sacked 3 times and dropped balls all over the field. The drops were happening with all the receivers having their fair share of mental errors. The crowd even saw the 2-8 team start pointing fingers on the sideline. Rivers spoke on the exchange, “Brothers argue that what brothers due..”

Nov 22 : Chiefs Running back Charcandrick West makes moves in NFL Game action at the Kansas City Chiefs vs San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Ca (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)
Nov 22 : Chiefs Running back Charcandrick West (35) makes moves in NFL Game action during the Kansas City Chiefs vs San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Ca (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)

Now the Chiefs are back to five hundred ball and trail the first place AFC West Denver Broncos by 3 games. The Chiefs will use today game as momentum to chase a wildcard spot if they can rack up some wins. This Chargers team will be in line for a great draft pick going into next year with the playoffs mathematical out of question. It will be up to Chargers coach Mike McCoy to keep this locker room together at seams so that things don’t get toxic. Next week the Chargers will travel east to face Jacksonville and look to get back in win column.

USC Jumps On New Mexico

Nov 16, 2015 USC forward Nikola Javanovic getting into the paint during the Monmouth Hawks vs USC Tojans Men's basketball game at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, Ca. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)
Nov 13 USC Basketball file photo against San Diego during the San Diego vs USC Basketball game at Galen Center in Los Angeles, Ca. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)
Nov 13 USC Basketball file photo against San Diego during the San Diego vs USC Basketball game at Galen Center in Los Angeles, Ca. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)

Los Angeles, CA – The USC Trojans men’s basketball team hosted the New Mexico Lobos at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California.

The Trojans got their 3rd win in a row at the Lobos expense, USC 90 New Mexico 82. The Trojans issuing the Lobos their first lost of the regular season. Trojan fans are hoping this winning spirit is enough to get their team through this grueling schedule the team is about to embark on.

Now I need to go on recorded and say the final score is no reflection of how down right entertaining this game was. I mean this was good!  The Trojans played a team that I felt was there mirror image. Had the Lobos not been running  cold at the rim in the 1st half, I know the final outcome would have been skin tight close. The game was extremely physical but not in a bad sportsmanship kind of way. Both teams came out exploding with energy, making fast plays and stayed looking for wholes in each others armor.

USC had 4 players in double digits (Jordan McLaughlin 19, Elijah Stewart 18, Bennie Boatwright 15, Julian Jacobs 14), which is why they were hitting a solid 56.3% field goals in the 1st half compared to New Mexico’s 38.2%. USC’s largest lead of the game was 21 points in the 2nd half which would have discouraged your average opponents but the Lobos are no parts of average. Bennie had the 3’s raining down so hard he could have been given the nick name of Mr. Tri tonight.

Elijah Brown named the first Mountain West Conference Player of the week of the 2015-16 season, so when he sunk three 3 point shots in three minutes everyone totally got a glimpse of how he earned that honor.  Tim Williams served up a respectable 25 points, and when USC’s lead looked like it was about to get ridiculous Tim and the rest of the Lobos turned it up!!! They went from 19 rebounds in the 1st half to 28 in the 2nd (USC 19 rebounds in the 1st and 20 in the 2nd), and in the last seven minutes of the game Tim Jacobs, Cullen Neil, Elijah Brown and Anthony Mathis made enough 3 point shots to get them with 5 points of the Trojans.

It’s fair to say that New Mexico made USC come and work for this win … and work the did. In the infamous words of Jay Z … “on to the next one”.

Calabasas Topples Lawndale, Bonnie Still Alive

Nov 20 : Calabasas Coyotes wr, cb Darnay Holmes (11) Game action in quarterfinals of CIFSS Playoffs with Calabasas vs. Lawndale at Lawndale High School in Lawndale, Ca (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)
Nov 20 : Lawndale Cardinals quarterback Chris Murray (C) (12) fighting for extra yards  in quarterfinals of CIFSS Playoffs with Calabasas vs. Lawndale at Lawndale High School in Lawndale, Ca (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)
Nov 20 : Lawndale Cardinals quarterback Chris Murray (C) (12) fighting for extra yards in quarterfinals of CIFSS Playoffs with Calabasas vs. Lawndale at Lawndale High School in Ca (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)

South Bay, CA – The playoffs are here for high school football, it the time of year that Champions are Made. The Lawndale Cardinals took a loss to #1 Seed Calabasas Coyotes 33-7 in a tough battle. This would have been a later round match-up but due to a few CIFSS infractions this Quarterfinals game was a sight to see now. They players on both teams got to chance to impress Nebraska Defensive Coordinator Mark Banker look for talent.

The Coyotes started slow with little success in first quarter of play, it wasn’t till 2nd quarter that first touched scoreboard. They took lead for short second after missing the extra point and excite the visiting crowd.  Lawndale responded behind QB Chris Murray drove team down field and capped it off with QB keeper for 7-6 lead. This was the only time the Cardinals held the lead during the game.

Nov 20 : Game action in quarterfinals of CIFSS Playoffs with Calabasas vs. Lawndale at Lawndale High School in Lawndale, Ca (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)
Nov 20 : Calabasas Defensive ware flying around all night in this quarterfinals of CIFSS Playoffs with Calabasas vs. Lawndale at Lawndale High School in Ca (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)

This Calabasas team had too many weapons for the short handed Cardinals who lost running back Zach Cooper in first half. So Murray had more weight to carry on already unstable legs from few hits slowing him down but still had enough to show he is the real deal. The trio of juniors had the field covered starting at QB Tristan Gebbia with targets of Darnay Holmes &  Keyshawn Johnson jr. on the outsides who both made a bunch big catches and racked up good chunks of yardages. The standout Senior Nebraska commit Marquel Dismuke returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, caught an 18-yard touchdown pass and reeled in a pair of interceptions to move Calabasas to its first semifinal in 17 years.

Nov 20 : Narbonne Sean Riley (2) breaking free during this quarterfinals of CIFLACS Playoffs with San Pedro vs Narbonne at Narbonne High School Ca (Photo by Jordon Kelly/Jordon Kelly Photography )
Nov 20 : Narbonne Sean Riley (2) breaking free during this quarterfinals of CIFLACS Playoffs with San Pedro vs Narbonne at Narbonne High School Ca (Photo by Jordon Kelly/Jordon Kelly Photography )

Down the bay in City Section the Narbonne Gauchos were marching on to their quest for Championship run of their own. The Gauchos handled marine league foe San Pedro 55-24 for second time this year. This team has the #1 seed and coach Manuel Douglas has them performing like such.

The officials even took two touchdowns away from Narbonne but they wasn’t enough to slow down running back Sean Riley. Reaching the end zone this season has been a place where Riley has visited a lot. Just last week on one of his touchdown celebrations mimic WWE drop off the ropes when viral after uploading it to social media. He finished the game with 335 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns, including a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. The team has been playing great football all season and if they don’t reach the division 1 championship game it will be a big disappointment.

Nov 20 : Narbonne Justin Franks (15) breaking free during this quarterfinals of CIFLACS Playoffs with San Pedro vs Narbonne at Narbonne High School Ca (Photo by Jordon Kelly/Jordon Kelly Photography )
Nov 20 : Narbonne Justin Franks (15) breaking free during this quarterfinals of CIFLACS Playoffs with San Pedro vs Narbonne at Narbonne High School Ca (Photo by Jordon Kelly/Jordon Kelly Photography )

The South Bay will be represented well next week in City Section with Narbonne hosting Dorsey, then in other side Crenshaw at Arleta. In the Southern Section Palos Verdes with host Mira Costa, Redondo Union will travel to Calabasas. Surprisingly the Serra Cavaliers will not be moving on after 1 point defeat to Mater Dei.

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Maximum Glory

“Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it?

Lamentations 3:27

God is sovereign. He is in control of everything that happens in your life…everything.

Nothing can happen to you that He hasn’t purposed to be part of the bigger picture for the plan and purpose for your life.

Yes, sometimes that may be difficult to hear or understand, but He is a loving Father that is not out to harm you, bur to bring about His will in the earth, and to get the maximum glory out of your life.

Continues to stand strong, and trust Him no matter what! He is in control.

Once this is over, you will understand that God always look at the bigger picture. You get the growth, He gets the Glory!

LA KISS ASSIGNED 3 FORMER NFL PLAYERS

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LA KISS ASSIGNED THREE FORMER NFL

PLAYERS TO THEIR ROSTER 

TRAVIS BOND, QUMAIN BLACK AND JUSTIN WILSON JOIN THE LA KISS

Los Angeles, CA  (November 17th, 2015) – The LA KISS have been assigned three former NFL players to their roster for the 2016 AFL season. They have acquired offensive linemen, Travis Bond, cornerback, Qumain Black, and wide receiver, Justin Wilson.

 

“I’m really excited to see what these guys can do because they all have so much experience,” said Head Coach, Omarr Smith. “Black and Winston have tremendous athleticism and the potential to be impact players. Travis Bond could really develop into a dominate offensive lineman within this league.”

 

Travis Bond, the 6’6”, 329lbs, offensive linemen, originally from North Carolina, is entering his 1st season in the AFL. Bond played collegiate football at the University of North Carolina where he appeared in 51 games in his 4 year career. Following college, Bond spent two seasons in the NFL, with the Minnesota Vikings, Carolina Panthers, and St. Louis Rams.

 

Qumain Black, the 5’10”, 188lbs, cornerback, comes to the LA KISS from the Chicago Bears and is entering his 1stseason in the AFL. Black was signed by the Bears following the 2015 draft from East Central University. At East Central, Black was a 4 year starter and earned “All-GAC First Team Selection” and made the “Don Hansen All-Super Region Three Third Team,” in 2013.

 

Justin Wilson, the 6’1”, 175lbs, wide receiver, is also entering his 1st season in the AFL. He attended Delaware State where he is ranked 2nd for receptions (189), 4th for touchdowns (23) and 4th in receiving yards (2,416). Following college, Wilson made the Green Bay Packers training camp in 2013 and also played the last 2 years in the CFL.

 

For more information about the LA KISS and this announcement, please visit lakissfootball.com.

 

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OKLAHOMA IS AUTONATION NATIONAL TEAM OF THE WEEK

FWAA AutoNation Team of the week
FWAA AutoNation Team of the week

DALLAS (FWAA) – The Oklahoma Sooners changed the outlook of the Big 12 Conference and likely the national playoff race as well with a 44-34 win at Baylor to improve to 9-1. Oklahoma contained one of the nation’s top offenses and snapped Baylor’s 20-game home win streak to earn the AutoNation National Team of the Week honor for games of the weekend of Nov. 14.

The Sooners held Baylor under its season averages in total offense, limiting the Bears to 416 total yards (250 below its 665.6 average) and 257 yards passing (100 yards below its 356.8 average), while also limiting them to a season-low 34 points. Oklahoma forced five three-and-outs by a Baylor offense known for its quick-strike ability and handed the Bears their first loss at the two-year-old McLane Stadium.

“You go into the number six team’s backyard on a night like this and play this way, it just tells you that we’re one of those teams that has a chance at everything,” Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said. “We’re just going to keep trying to improve and give yourself an opportunity next week to play just as well or better. Again, you come into an undefeated team ranked that high, waiting on you, and win by 10. It’s got to be a positive.”

Oklahoma surpassed the 500-total-yard mark (with 511) for a fifth consecutive game in part behind quarterback Baker Mayfield and receiver Sterling Shepard, who connected 14 times for 177 yards and two touchdowns. Mayfield tossed three touchdowns in all and added one on the ground. He finished 24-of-34 for 270 yards, recording his fifth game this season with at least three passing touchdowns and at least one rushing score. It was Mayfield’s seventh time to account for at least four touchdowns in a game, which leads the nation.

This is the fifth time for Oklahoma to win the National Team of the Week Award since its debut in 2002.

Other AutoNation National Team of the Week nominees for the weekend of Nov. 14 included:

• Arkansas (6-4): The Razorbacks won at No. 9 LSU, 31-14, in front of 101,399 fans, taking consecutive games from the Tigers for the first time since 2007-08. Arkansas rolled up 440 yards of total offense – 299 of it on the ground – while its defense limited LSU to 330 yards with five sacks and an interception.

• New Mexico (6-4): The upstart Lobos put themselves in position to win the Mountain West Conference’s Mountain Division for the first time with a 31-24 win at Boise State. It was UNM’s first win over the Broncos in the seven-game series, and came on the road where Boise State was 96-4 in its previous 100 home games. The Lobos are 6-5 in their last 11 conference games after going 5-41 in the previous 46.

As part of AutoNation’s history of charitable involvement, AutoNation will donate $1,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) in the University of Oklahoma’s name. This charitable college football initiative culminates with the AutoNation Cure Bowl, a new post-season NCAA football game that kicks off bowl season at the Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Fla., and will be aired by CBS Sports Network. The aptly named AutoNation Cure Bowl also serves as a fund raiser for the BCRF, CharityWatch’s only A+ rated breast cancer organization in the country.

“We want to celebrate the very best of college football, while also helping to raise awareness for the importance of finding a cure for cancer,” says AutoNation CMO Marc Cannon. “This season-long partnership with the FWAA, leading up to the AutoNation Cure Bowl, puts a spotlight on a cause that we’re determined to tackle.”

“In our 75th season of existence, this a marvelous platform to get our players and the team of the week series excellent exposure as well as helping AutoNation in its effort to fight cancer and contribute to the educational funds of deserving student-athletes,” said FWAA 2015 President Lee Barfknecht of the Omaha World-Herald. “It is very exciting to be able to help our organization as well as others in this splendid effort.”

The Football Writers Association of America has named a national team of the week since the 2002 season. This is the first season AutoNation has presented the award. Members of the FWAA All-America Committee decide the weekly honor. Each remaining Monday during the 2015 college football regular season, the FWAA will name a National Team of the Week. Members of the FWAA All-America Committee decide the weekly honor.

AutoNation is also the presenting sponsor of the FWAA’s national offensive and defensive players of the week  announced each Tuesday, the 2015 FWAA All-America Team and the 75th Anniversary FWAA All-America Team. The 2015 AutoNation FWAA All-America Team will be announced at the AutoNation Cure Bowl on Dec. 19.

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AutoNation is transforming the automotive retail industry through bold leadership. We deliver a peerless automotive retail experience through our customer-focused sales and service processes. Owning and operating 293 new vehicle franchises, which sell 35 new vehicle brands across 15 states, AutoNation is America’s largest automotive retailer, with state-of-the-art operations and the ability to leverage economies of scale that benefit the customer. As an indication of our leadership position in our industry, AutoNation is a component of the S&P 500 Index.

About the AutoNation Cure Bowl:
The AutoNation Cure Bowl a new post-season NCAA football game whose net proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The AutoNation Cure Bowl takes place December 19 at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, and will be broadcast by CBS Sports Network. The bowl is scheduled to involve teams from the American Athletic and Sun Belt conferences.

About the Football Writers Association of America:
Founded in 1941, the FWAA consists of 1,400 men and women who cover college football. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas that include game-day operations, major awards and its annual All-America team. For more information about the FWAA and its award programs, contact Steve Richardson at tiger@fwaa.com.

2015 AutoNation National Teams of the Week
• Weekend of Sept. 5: Temple Owls
• Weekend of Sept. 12: Toledo Rockets
• Weekend of Sept. 19: Ole Miss Rebels
• Weekend of Sept. 26: Utah Utes
• Weekend of Oct. 3: Florida Gators
• Weekend of Oct. 10: Texas Longhorns
• Weekend of Oct. 17: Memphis Tigers
• Weekend of Oct. 24: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
• Weekend of Oct. 31: Iowa State Cyclones
• Weekend of Nov. 7: Navy Midshipmen
• Weekend of Nov. 14: Oklahoma Sooners

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