The San Gabriel Valley Tribune’s Aram Tolegian is reporting that San Dimas will challenge the transfer of star running back Jake Payton to Upland on the grounds of athletic motivation. San Dimas originally said it wouldn’t challenge the transfer of the running back who had 1,658 yards and 22 touchdowns last season.
“We had a change of heart, it’s a group decision,” San Dimas football coach Bill Zernickow told the Tribune. “My opinion is that you can’t say nothing if something happened.”
Given the new rule allowing transfers to play after 30 days at their new school, Payton is only facing 30 days on the sideline before joining a two-time defending Baseline League champion Upland, which havs reached the CIF-SS Inland Division semifinals the last two seasons.