The Rob Stone Scouting Report


Behind some strong running and forceful footwork from five-foot-nine-inch, 200-pound junior running back Dallas Kessman (19 carries for 102 yards rushing and two touchdowns, as well as throwing in one reception for six yards receiving for good measure), the University of San Diego (USD) Toreros football team brought the Dayton Flyers back down to earth by a final score of 40-29 in a Pioneer League ballgame played at Torero Stadium on Saturday evening, October 25.

Helping Kessman out in the Toreros backfield on this night were five-foot-nine-inch, 185-pound sophomore running back Jonah Hodges and six-foot-one-inch, 185-pound sophomore quarterback Keith Williams.

Hodges had 13 carries for 40 yards rushing, while Williams wreaked havoc as a dynamic dual threat on offense (12-21, 163 yards, 2 TD’s, 7 carries, 32 yards, 1 TD) for USD.

Williams was aided in the Toreros air raid by six-foot-three-inch, 208-pound senior wide receiver Brandon White (four receptions for 73 yards and one touchdown), six-foot, 200-pound senior wide receiver Reggie Bell (three receptions for 28 yards and one touchdown), and six-foot-five-inch, 237-pound freshman tight end Ross Dwelley (two receptions for 21 yards).

Six-foot-one inch, 230-pound junior running back Chris Campano also hit paydirt when he crossed the goal line and went into the end zone on a one-yard run for USD’s other touchdown on the evening.

Other scores: Week 4: USD 20, Marist 16 Notable: Hodges (24 carries, 90 yards) Williams (18-27, 227 yards, 1 TD) Week 5: USD 31, Stetson 23 Notable: Hodges (17 carries, 273 yards, 2 TD’s) White (7 catches, 65 yards) Trey Wheeler (19-32, 151 yards, 2 TD’s) Week 6:  USD 27, Butler 21 Notable: Williams (20-28, 251 yards, 1 TD) White (9 catches, 93 yards) Week 8: USD 17, Drake 14 Notable: Hodges (16 carries, 89 yards) Williams (16-27, 202 yards, 2 TD’s) Week 9: USD 49, Morehead St. 28 Notable: Hodges (20 carries, 160 yards, 2 TD’s) Kessman (18 carries, 89 yards, 1 TD) Williams (15-25, 217 yards, 4 TD’s) Bell (5 catches, 107 yards, 1 TD) White (4 catches, 73 yards, 2 TD’s) Week 10: USD 32, Valparaiso 27 Notable:Hodges (20 carries, 168 yards) Williams (19-33, 263 yards, 4 TD’s, 10 carries, 55 yards) Bell (5 catches, 110 yards) White (5 catches, 78 yards) Week 11: Cal Poly 34, USD 3 Notable: Hodges (14 carries, 56 yards) Williams (14-29, 153 yards)

Six-foot-two-inch, 191-pound Horizon Christian Academy Panthers alumnus Darren Carrington, a freshman wide receiver for the University of Oregon Ducks football team, enjoyed his biggest single game statistically on the year thus far when he hauled in a season-high five pass receptions for 79 yards from six-foot-four-inch, 219-pound junior quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Marcus  Mariota during the Ducks 45-20 victory over the University of Washington Huskies in a PAC-12 matchup at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday night, October 18.

Other scores: Week 8: Oregon 59, Cal 41 Notable: Carrington 1 catch, 5 yards Week 9: Oregon 45, Stanford 16 Notable: Carrington 4 catches, 78 yards, 1 TD Week 11: Oregon 44, Colorado 10 Notable: Carrington 3 catches, 41 yards

Five-foot-eight-inch, 195-pound Francis Parker Lancers alum Deon Randall, a senior wide receiver for the Yale University Bulldogs football team, averaged 18.7 yards per pass reception on six catches for 112 yards in Yale’s 44-30 triumph over Princeton in an Ivy League affair played in New Haven, Connecticut on Saturday afternoon, November 15.

Other scores: Week 1: Yale 54, Lehigh 43 Notable: Randall 14 catches, 172 yards, 2 TD’s Week 2: Yale 49, Army 43 Notable: Randall 4 catches, 54 yards Week 3: Yale 51, Cornell 13, Notable: Randall 10 catches, 129 yards, 2 TD’s Week 4:Dartmouth 38, Yale 31 Notable: Randall 9 catches, 106 yards Week 5: Yale 45, Colgate 31 Notable: Randall 7 catches, 114 yards Week 6: Yale 43, Penn 21 Notable: Randall 7 catches, 78 yards, 1 TD Week 7: Yale 25, Columbia 7 Notable: Randall 4 catches, 48 yards Week 8: Yale 45, Brown 42 Notable: Randall 6 catches, 76 yards, 1 TD Week 10: Harvard 31, Yale 24 Notable: Randall 6 catches, 40 yards

The Madison High Warhawks football team soared over the Point Loma High Pointers 36-14 to capture the Western League championship in a contest at George Hoagland Memorial Stadium on the campus of James Madison High School on Friday evening, November 7.

After starting out this season 0-3 with losses to the El Capitan Vaqueros, St. Augustine Saints, and Eastlake Titans, the Warhawks have now reeled off seven consecutive victories over Bonita Vista, Mira Mesa, Mission Bay, Olympian, Kearny, La Jolla, and Point Loma.

Six-foot-one-inch, 180-pound senior quarterback, KUSI silver pigskin finalist, and Utah State commit Kareem Coles demonstrated accuracy and a nice touch for Madison against Point Loma in completing sixty-five percent of his passes, (13 out of 20, good for 205 yards passing and a career-high five touchdowns through the air).

Meanwhile, five-foot-eight-inch, 145-pound junior wide receiver Marc Quinlin displayed good hands, catching six of Coles’ spirals for 60 yards and 5-foot-11-inch, 205-pound senior running back Isaiah Osborne ran the ball robustly, bulldozing his way for 86 yards on 17 carries for the Warhawks.

Rob Stone is a lifelong resident of the Clairemont Mesa/Kearny Mesa area and is also a certified talent scout through Sports Management Worldwide. If you would like a professional scouting report on your budding son or daughter’s sports talent, feel free to contact me directly.,,, or 1 (619) 241-6516. &

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