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Upon Further Review: Navarro-TVCC game notes

Postgame notes from Saturday’s Navarro-TVCC game at Athens, compiled by Mike Montfort:

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Dee Spencer zeroes in on TVCC’s Cedric Battle. (Keith Speer photo)

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Dante Ellis-Thomas (5) scores his second touchdown of the season on a 20-yard pass play. (Keith Speer photo)

DOG TREATS: Navarro quarterbacks have thrown for more than 400 yards in games six times since 2001.  After a 33-51-414-3 effort Saturday, Devin Isadore’s done it more than any other — three times.  Specifically, three times in his last seven starts….Isadore now ranks 3rd nationally in per-game passing yards (343.5) and is tied for second in TD passes thrown (6)….Personal single-game yardage totals were recorded by RB Maurice Gordon (20-149-1) and WR Dominique Harris (10-111-1)….Gordon now ranks 5th nationally in per-game rushing (110 yards)….TVCC transfer Andre Bonner caught four passes for 110 yards and touchdowns of 49 and 42 yards….Navarro’s Defensive Player of the Week honors went to linebacker Ty Thomas for 13 tackles (4 solo and 9 assisted), with two TFL, a forced fumble and 3 quarterback hurries….Other top defensive unit grades went to noseguard James Judie (6 tackles, 1 sack, 1 hurry), outside linebacker Dee Spencer (17 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack, 2 hurries), inside linebacker LJ Beckford, and defensive back Aaron Brown, who had 2 tackles, a fumble recovery and 4 pass breakups….After two games, safety Matt Wright leads the team in total tackles (26) over Spencer (25) and Ty Thomas (21)….Nine Bulldog defenders already have double-digit tackle totals for the season, including David Orr (19), Deionta Valentine (16), Tavares Thomas (15), Judie (11) and defensive ends Pattro Howard and Harris Tafah (10 each)….The Bulldogs on Saturday trailed the entire first half until 0:00 when placekicker Adolfo Chavira hit a 36-yard field goal that gave them a 27-26 lead….Chavira’s converted 4 of 6 field-goal attempts….Navarro’s offense now ranks second in NJCAA in total offense (1119 yards), passing yards (743) and first in first downs (56)….Of their 56 first downs, nine have been achieved via penalty….TVCC won its fifth straight in the series, matching its longest streak accomplished once previously between 1964 and 1967….Navarro leads the overall series, 54-40-2.