The Wright catalyst for Upland

It was quite the closing act for Upland senior wide receiver Trevor Wright.

He didn’t just have a good night in the Highlanders 24-6 Baseline League upset of Rancho Cucamonga. He had a great night when coach Tim Salter needed him most.

Wright and fellow receiver Marquis Wimberly were called on to play defensive back too because starting DBs Joseph Ayala and Jeff Farrar were two of the three players suspended by the CIF on Thursday because of an altercation in the game against Etiwanda last week.

He hadn’t played there at all this year, although he did start every game there last year as a junior. Well his name was called all night. He was part of the reason the Cougars scored only six points all night.

On offense he had five catches for 73 yards, including a 20-yard reception in the first quarter for the games first score. He also had a 33-yard catch in the third quarter that set up a Luke Van Ginkle field goal that made it 17-6.

For good measure he threw a touchdown pass to quarterback Tyler Hilinski on a trick play that rounded out the scoring.

Earlier this fall Salter said he was surprised Wright hadn’t drawn more interest from Division I schools – maybe because he’s just 5-10 and he’s not blessed with blazing speed. But he does everything right. College scouts just need to check out that game film and see for themselves.


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