When the California Community College Football Coaches Association released their All-State teams, six members of the Cerritos College football team were listed for Region III. Additionally, sophomore running back Rhamondre Stevenson (Centennial, NV HS), who led the nation in rushing, was also selected to the All-American team.
Joining Stevenson on the All-State on offense were a pair of his linemen, center Fidel Mendes (Long Beach Jordan HS) and guard Adam Tourville (La Habra HS), while on defense, the Falcons were represented by defensive end Jason Nettles (Long Beach Poly HS), linebacker Latrell Stearns (Gahr HS) and safety Noah Guzman (Bishop Amat HS). All are sophomores except Guzman.
One of the most improved players in recent memory, Nettles led all defensive linemen with 68 tackles, while he paced the team in tackles for loss (17.5) and quarterback sacks (7). In addition, he posted a pair of forced fumbles and fumble recoveries, which included a pair of sacks against both Long Beach City College and San Diego Mesa College. Stearns, who was a running back in high school, was second on the team with 93 tackles and returned all three of his interceptions for touchdowns. He picked off passes in consecutive games, and returned one for 89 yards against Mt. San Antonio College. Stearns checked in with an amazing 19 tackles against El Camino College and also had 13 against Long Beach City.
Guzman, the lone freshman in the secondary to be named All-State, and a converted high school wide receiver, posted 74 tackles to finish third on the team, while he broke up six passes and added 4 1/2 tackles for loss and a pair of interceptions. His interceptions came in the final two games of the season, while he recorded double-digit tackles in games against Fullerton College and San Diego Mesa.
The two linemen were crucial to helping Stevenson rush for 2,111 yards and 16 touchdowns this season. As a team, the Falcons ranked second in the state in rushing yards, while they were also exceptional pass blockers which allowed Cerritos to throw for 2,224 yards and 20 touchdowns. Mendes and Tourville, as well as the rest of the offensive line, helped open holes for Stevenson, who set new school records in rushing yards in a season, as well as yards in a game, when he ran for 339 yards against Long Beach City. On the season, Stevenson, who signed with the University of Oklahoma, averaged 9.5 yards per carry on the season.
January 2, 2019 Football: Half dozen football players named All-State
December 19, 2018 Football: Quartet of Falcons sign National Letters of Intent
December 17, 2018 Football: Rhamondre Stevenson signs with the University of Oklahoma
November 17, 2018 Football: Cerritos ends season with 21-9 bowl win
November 11, 2018 Football: Falcons to host Golden West in bowl game
November 10, 2018 Football: Turnovers and late penalty costs Falcons in 21-20 loss
November 3, 2018 Football: Loss to Palomar puts post-season in limbo
October 27, 2018 Football: Team puts it all together in 36-14 win
October 20, 2018 Football: Rhamondre Stevenson rushes for 270 yards and 3 TDs
October 13, 2018 Football: Tale of two halves not enough to post win
September 29, 2018 Football: Record-breaking performance lost in setback to Vikings
September 22, 2018 Football: Penalties and unfulfilled drives result in first loss
September 21, 2018 Football: Falcon players give back to local community
September 15, 2018 Football: 27-point third quarter helps Falcons pull away from Desert
September 8, 2018 Football: Cerritos off to 2-0 start after win over Moorpark
September 6, 2018 Football: Leadership will be key to the Falcons success
September 1, 2018 Football: Falcons earn first win for new head coach
April 28, 2018 Football: Former Falcon D.J. Reed selected in NFL Draft