Football: La Verne remains undefeated in SCIAC play

LA VERNE 49, CHAPMAN 42 >> Running back Travis Sparks Jackson rushed for 197 yards and three touchdowns in the Leopards’ victory over the Panthers. The Leopards (6-1, 5-0) had had two other player score two rushing touchdowns apiece in the win to remain undefeated in SCIAC play. La Verne will play at 1 p.m. Saturday against Pomona-Pitzer.
OCCIDENTAL 23, POMONA-PITZER 14 >> The Sagehens’ quarterback Taylor Mensik completed 12 of its 20 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown in the SCIAC loss to the Tigers. Mensik also rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown for the Sagehens (2-5, 1-4). Pomona-Pitzer will play at 1 p.m. Saturdayagainst La Verne.
REDLANDS 59, WHITTIER 7 >> Quarterback Kevin Russell completed 16 of his 27 passes for 220 yards and four touchdowns against the Poets defense. Russell also led the Bulldogs (3-4, 3-2) in rushing with 86 yards and a touchdown. Adam Goss led the Bulldogs’ defense with 12 total tackles. Redlands will play at 7 p.m. Saturday against Chapman.
SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY 54, COMPTON 6 >> The Wolverines’ Deion Walker rushed for 196 yards and four touchdowns against the Tartars. Daniel Epperson completed 13 of his 17 pass attempts for 256 yards and three touchdowns for the Wolverines (7-1,4-1). SBVC will play at 6 p.m. Saturdayagainst Southwestern.
VICTOR VALLEY 42, MT. SAN JACINTO 15 >> Quarterback Sam Allen threw for 383 yards and four touchdowns in the Rams victory over the Eagles. Allen also rushed for 39 yards while scoring two touchdowns. VVC will play at 7 p.m. Saturday against College of the Desert.

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CMS linebacker eans D3 honor

Max Winsberg (Photo by Milan Reed)

Senior linebacker Max Winsberg of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps has been selected to the Team of the Week for games between Sept. 11-13.

Winsberg had a career-high two interceptions to go along with eight tackles in CMS’ 36-14 win over Lewis & Clark on Sept. 13.

Both of Winsberg’s interceptions led to CMS touchdowns. In the first quarter, Winsberg came up with his first interception and returned it 28 yards to the Lewis & Clark 26-yard line. Two plays later CMS scored. Then in the fourth quarter, Winsberg picked off a pass and returned the ball 14 yards to the Lewis & Clark 40-yard line. CMS then scored three plays later to take a commanding 28-14 lead.

Through two games, Winsberg leads the team with 24 tackles (18 solo and six assisted).


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Local SCIAC players earn preseason All-American honors

 From left to right:  Aaron Hinkle, Michael Tootle, Griffin Lord, Kevin Russell.

Eleven players from four area schools have been singled out in USA College Football’s Preseason All-American team.

The University of Redlands had four selections, with offensive lineman Aaron Hinkle named to the first team and linebacker Michael Tootle named to the second team along with linebacker Griffin Lord (Damien HS). A fourth Bulldog, quarterback Kevin Russell, made the third team.

Pomona-Pitzer also had four selections. Wide receiver Brett Harper and offensive lineman Jack Horstmann made the first team, with offensive lineman Trey Connet and defensive lineman Brian Friel on the second team.

The University of La Verne was also represented by linebacker Christian Lozon on the first team and defensive lineman Nik Gutierrez on the third team.

The lone selection for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps was defensive lineman Alex Chang, on the third team.

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