Grossmont falls to Palomar 34-31 in season finale

David Hurst

GROSSMONT COLLEGE —The Griffins entered Saturday’s football game against the Palomar Comets as an unlikely playoff candidate. Instead it was Palomar that will move on as the Griffins fell 34-31 in a steady downpour.

With less than five minutes left in the game and the Griffins down three, a fumble gave Palomar the ball and effectively ended the game. Despite the adverse conditions the two teams combined for over 1000 yards of total offense. Grossmont finished with 498, Palomar finished with 511.

Quarterback Mike Karls closed out his breakout season going 11-24 for 223 and three touchdowns to three different receivers. Alex Cornist, Lavant Moore, and Trevor Roe each hauled in a Karls touchdown pass. Moore led the Griffin receivers with four catches for 83 yards. Tucker Spruill led Griffins in the rushing attack with 15 carries for 133 yards and a touchdown. David Edgerson led the Grossmont defense with 13 tackles.

The Griffins finish the up and down season at 4-6 and 2-3 in conference.

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Hurst is managing editor of the GC Summit. He may be contacted at [email protected]