Wednesday Aug 31 2011
Former Falcon roundup
By: Mike Ray, Colfax Record Sports Editor
If it’s football season it must mean that there’s plenty of ex-Colfax Falcons flying around and plying their trades at colleges around the west. Mike Olson, Southern Oregon University — The 2007 Colfax grad, a transfer from American River, caught six passes for 89 yards including a 40-yarder for a touchdown but Olson’s SOU Indians dropped a wild 50-47 double overtime loss to Montana Tech last Saturday in Butte, Mont. This Saturday, SOU plats at Div. I-AA Portland State. Mike Cody, UC Davis — UC Davis opens it 2011 season tonight against Pac-12 foe Arizona State and Cody, another ’07 CHS grad and a transfer from Sierra College, is UC Davis’ starting tight end. Listed at 6-4 245 lbs. Cody caught five passes for 44 yards in 10 games last season. Justin Chastain, Sacramento State — After red-shirting in 2010, Chastain, CHS ’07, looks recovered from a shoulder injury suffered in the spring and hopes to break into the wide receiver rotation for the Hornets who open the season Saturday at Oregon State. Alex Rump, Humboldt State — Another CHS ’07 graduate, Rump surfaced at Humboldt State after playing one season (2009) at Sierra where he threw for 20 touchdowns and helped lead the Wolverines to a 10-1 season. Rump is one of three quarterbacks on the Lumberjack roster that are backing up starter Mike Proulx. Humboldt opens its season tonight at Mesa State in Grand Junction, Colorado. Jeff Divine, Sierra College — Divine, a 2009 CHS graduate, is playing receiver and will be returning kicks for Jeff Tisdel’s Wolverines. Sierra opens its season Sept. 10 with a home game against nationally ranked Butte. Daniel Stephens, Laverne University — Stephens, a sophomore, is a defensive lineman for the Leopards who begin their grid campaign on Sept. 10 at Azusa Pacific. Stephens graduated from Colfax in 2010. Colton Russi, New Mexico Highlands — After earning all-NorCal Defensive Player of the Year honors at American River College last season, Russi has transferred to New Mexico Highlands, which is located in Las Vegas, N.M. A member of the NAIA Rocky Mt. Athletic Conference, the Cowboys open their season Saturday at Eastern New Mexico. Zach Flagg, Cal Lutheran — Flagg, a 2008 graduate from Colfax, plays defensive back for the Kingsmen who open their season Sept. 10 in Oregon against Linfield. Marcus Arroyo, Cal — The 1998 CHS graduate, an all-state quarterback in his playing days, begins his career as Cal’s quarterback coach when the Bears meet Fresno State Saturday at Candlestick Park. Grid Picks The season got off to a good start in the prediction department with a 9-1 slate from last weekend. This week: Colfax 36 Bradshaw Christian 22 – Pride scored 63 against West Campus. Bear River 28 Hug 17 – Hawks lost two QBs to injury in opener last week. River City 24 Center 7 – Cougars won’t handle Raiders up front. Natomas 22 Lincoln 20 – Zebras surrendered 54 to Woodcreek. Placer 50 Brookside 6 – New running clock rule could be invoked here. Oakmont 21 Foothill 20 – Vikes are better than El Dorado. Elsewhere: Nevada Union 36 Ponderosa 14; Union Mine 40 El Camino 20; Del Oro 28 Westlake 25; St. Mary’s (Stockton) 35 Granite Bay 25; Fresno State 33 Cal 30.