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FORMER GUAM FOOTBALL STARS FINISH COLLEGE SEASONS

Guam’s college report for former football stars.

By Michael Cruz

Guam players are striving to make it in college football. These 9 players range in age from the Class of 2012 to recent 2019 graduates. The goal is to improve as student, player, and contribute to the success of the team. Some are getting immediate playing time, and some are just trying to get on the field. 

Forrest Gourley – FD

Gourley decide to come back at age 25 and play college football. He is currently a freshman offensive lineman and has played in six games for Saddleback Community College. Gourley is 6’4 and 290 lbs. 

https://saddlebackgauchos.com/sports/fball/2019-20/bios/gourley_forrest_kt4a?view=profile

Chase Spotanski – JFK

Spotanski finished his freshman year at Moorpark College. He is currently playing linebacker. One of his coaches is John Diaz who is the team’s recruiting coordinator and safety coach. Diaz is one of the few Chamorros who has played Division I college football. John played defense in the 1980s for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

https://www.cccaasports.org/sports/fball/2019-20/players/chasespotanskig6qn

http://moorparkcollegeathletics.com/sports/football/?post_type=coach

https://www.hudl.com/profile/5525453/Chase-Spotanski

De’Aundre Cruz – FD

Cruz has resurfaced at Southwestern College. He converted to linebacker and helped Southwestern to a winning season and bowl appearance. Cruz plans on graduating December 2020 and bouncing back to a Division I FBS program.

https://www.cccaasports.org/sports/fball/2019-20/players/deaundrecruz3fxb?view=gamelog&pos=qb

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/12647079/5d95163e96765013d859ca8c

Christopher Parker – JFK

Parker has resurfaced at DeAnza College and plays defensive line. He was one of six Guam players who left North Park’s program after the head coach resigned in 2018. Parker even shared on his youtube page briefly on what happened.

https://www.cccaasports.org/sports/fball/2019-20/players/christopherparkervrt4

Kai Akimoto – FD

Akimoto had a breakthrough sophomore season with Macalester College. He increased his rushing yards from 24 yards in 2018 to 416 yards in 2019. His touchdown input also increased from one to five.

https://athletics.macalester.edu/sports/football/roster/kai-akimoto/10629

Brian Anderson – FD

Anderson played in three games as a freshman with Macalester College. He had 2 kick returns for 38 yards.

https://athletics.macalester.edu/sports/football/roster/brian-anderson/10711

Sincere Powell – Guam High

Powell played in three games for Mayville State. He scored a 1-yard touchdown rush and assisted on a tackle.

https://msucomets.com/sports/football/roster/sincere-powell/3404

Andrew Fichter – FD

Andrew has the most experience of the group. He finished up his third season at wide receiver. Fichter is still looking to get his first reception and will have to wait for his senior year. 

https://avemariagyrenes.com/sports/football/roster/andrew-fichter/3726

Jonah Hahn – JFK

Hahn finished his sophomore season and played tight end in one game at Linfield College.

https://golinfieldwildcats.com/sports/football/roster/jonah-hahn/9539

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