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Four Santa Monica College football players are heading to Appalachia as they will sign to play at Division II Glenville State in West Virginia later today, according to SMC head coach Gifford Lindheim.
Among those are former Venice quarterback Alfonso Medina and Westchester wide receiver Ralph Gordon who both last played for the Corsairs in the 2012 season.
Medina, who holds the SMC single-season and career touchdowns records, had transferred to Weber State in Odgen, Utah in December 2012 before leaving the school after spring ball.
Gordon had originally planned on transferring to Houston Baptist University, an FBS school.
Coming off back-to-back conference titles for the first time in more than 30 years, the atmosphere during the first week of Santa Monica College’s spring football practice seemed electric.
“It was like our practice was turned up a notch today,” said head coach Gifford Lindheim. “For our first spring practice, I don’t think we ever had as many plays as we had today.”
Part of that reason is the implementation of a high-paced Oregon style system that new offensive coordinator Tim Kaub brings to Corsair Field after spending three seasons in the same capacity at Narbonne High, were the Gauchos won two straight LA City titles.
Even with the energy, Lindheim knows that one of his top priorities is to fill key positions in the offense that loses almost every starter at the skill positions.
First on the list is to identify a replacement of record-setting quarterback Alfonso Medina who threw for 5,345 yards and 61 touchdowns in his two years behind center.
Three players look to be in contention for the job.
The freshman from Crenshaw High finished the season with seven interceptions, tied for second-most in the state, along with 85 tackles. Floyd was honored earlier in the year as the Pacific Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
Santa Monica College quarterback Alfonso Medina has officially signed his national letter of intent with Weber State, yesterday on the first day of the JC Mid-Year Signing Period, he informed the LA Sports Journal by text.
The sophomore quarterback had committed to the play at the Odgen, Utah school last week and is in Boise, Idaho visiting family for the holidays.
Santa Monica College quarterback Alfonso Medina announced that he has committed to play football next year at Weber State University, a member of the Big Sky Conference.
Medina made an official visit last weekend to the Odgen, Utah campus and had an in-home visit from offensive coordinator Timm Rosenbach and wide receiver coach Craig Stutzmann on Tuesday before making his decision to become a Wildcat.
“I loved it when I went on my official visit. The feeling of the town, the program, and the people in the athletic department from the AD to the secretaries was a wonderful experience,” said Medina. “They run a similar system to ours [at SMC] and having a chance to compete for a starting spot is all I can ask for.”
The sophomore is a high school qualifier and is expected to sign his letter of intent on December 19th, the first day of JC mid-year signing period. He will begin classes on January 7th.
During his time with the Corsairs, Medina was a two-year starter and threw for 5,345 yards and 61 touchdowns to lead SMC to its first back-to-back conference titles in 31 years.
Santa Monica College quarterback Alfonso Medina was offered a full scholarship by Weber State on his official visit to the Odgen, Utah campus this weekend, according to family sources.
The sophomore was the Pacific Conference MVP this past season and broke the school’s single season and career touchdown records.
Santa Monica College and West LA College have 21 football players selected to All-Pacific Conference Team
Twenty-one Santa Monica and West LA College football players were named to the All-Pacific Conference team, the Los Angeles Sports Journal has learned exclusively.
Earlier in the week, the Sports Journal broke the news that SMC quarterback Alfonso Medina and defensive back Qujuan Floyd were announced as the conference’s offensive and defensive players of the year.
Among the players earning honors were Ralph Gordon, a Westchester High graduate, who was named twice on first team All-League at both wide receiver and as an all-purpose player for the Corsairs. He had 744 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns on the season.
Fellow wide receiver Reggie Mitchell (Hamilton High) earned a spot on the first team along with running back Myles Johnson (Carson High) who became the first Corsair to pass the 1,000 yard mark in 12 years.
Defensive lineman Kaylin Ayers was the only West LA College player to named as a first team selection. Ayers finished with 61 tackles and a league-leading eight sacks for the Wildcats.
The list of the team is below.
The American Pacific Conference honored a duo of Santa Monica College players with the league top awards.
Quarterback Alfonso Medina earned Offensive Player of the Year after throwing for 2,382 yards and his 28 touchdowns broke the college’s single season record that he set last year.
Qujuan Floyd from Crenshaw High was named the Defensive Player of the Year. The defensive back had 49 tackles and seven interceptions, the most for a Santa Monica College player in the last fifteen years. His late pick in the fourth quarter help preserve a 24-21 win against Antelope Valley to give the Corsairs their first back-to-back conference titles since 1980.
In a year where Santa Monica College quarterback Alfonso Medina has been shattered school records in the pass happy “Air Corsair” offense, one would not expect to see a back piling up huge chucks of yardage on the ground.
Guess someone forgot to tell Myles Johnson that.
The former Carson High star has quietly been gaining yards and needs only 66 more in SMC’s final regular season game against Antelope Valley to become the first player in 12 years to reach the 1,000 yard mark.
Santa Monica College quarterback Alfonso Medina was named the Pacific Conference Player of the Week after breaking the school’s career touchdown record in s 68-0 victory over LA Southwest. The sophomore from Venice High threw for 274 yards with 3 touchdowns in a little more than two quarters of play on Saturday.
For the year, Medina has compeleted 57% of his passes for 1309 yards with 17 touchdowns and only two interceptions.
Head coach Gifford Lindheim talked about Medina performance after the game.
“He is such a surgeon with the football. He is not the biggest guy or has the strongest arm but he is meticulous in the way he throws the football and operates the offense,” said Lindheim.
Alfonso Medina did not expect to playing when he first enrolled at Santa Monica College, but the sophomore quarterback is on the verge of breaking the school record for most career touchdown passes when the Corsairs face LA Southwest tomorrow.
The Pacific Conference MVP last season, Medina tied the Dylen Smith’s 14-year mark of 41, two weeks ago against Glendale on a three-touchdown performance and will have four games to best the record.
One yard was the difference between happiness and disappointment. Glendale running back Collin Keoshian ran a dive up the middle, but was met by a platoon of Santa Monica College defenders before he could reach the first down marker.
After the measurement proved just short for the Vaqueros, SMC head coach Gifford Lindheim breathed a sigh of relief knowing that he and his team escaped with a 35-32 victory Saturday at Sartoris field.
For the first three quarters, it looked that Santa Monica College was destined for another frustrating defeat to San Bernardino Valley, but a 24-point surge in the fourth helped push the Corsair to a 45-34 victory in their final non-conference game on Saturday.
SMC quarterback Alfonso Medina threw for four touchdowns and Myles Johnson had 120 yards rushing to lead the comeback, yet it was two crucial fourth quarter interceptions by Aaron Rogers that kept the Corsairs ahead.
Santa Monica College still needs some help stopping the run as Mt. San Jacinto’s offense pulled off 303 rushing yards against the Corsair defense, losing their season opener 31-28 at Corsair field Saturday afternoon.
The second half proved to be the Corsair’s worst enemy as they were held scoreless in the third quarter while Mt. San Jacinto’s running game put up 14 straight points after Jamion Lindsey scored from 8-yards and Superiorr Reid went 98-yards untouched for another touchdown taking a commanding 25-14 lead.
Last season was a turning point for Santa Monica College. The Corsairs won their first American Pacific Conference title since 2003, but were stopped in the postseason by East L.A College losing 42-28 in the American Championship Bowl.
Despite the postseason loss, several players were voted to the All-Conference team and five were sent to 4-year universities. Even with those players leaving, the Corsairs return a group of guys that are hungrier for success.