Offensive Player of the Year:
Jamaal Williams, Summit, 12, RB; Bernard Porter, Summit, 12, QB
Defensive Player of the Year:
Donte Deayon, Summit, 12, DB; Nolan Peralta, Elsinore, 12, LB
Coach of the Year:
Tony Barile, Summit
Davien Payne, Citrus Hill, 12
Taleeb Isom, Kaiser, 11
Adarius Hogan, Serrano, 12
Jamaal Morrow, Heritage, 11
Marshaun Coprich, Oak Hills, 12
Trevor Hodge, Citrus Hill, 11
Offensive MVP: Jamal Williams, Summit, Sr., RB
Defensive MVP: Donte Deayon, Summit, Sr., DB
QB: Bernard Porter, Summit
QB: Martin Mercado, Jurupa Valley
RB: Nano Martinez, Patriot
RB: Taleeb Isom, Kaiser
RB: Marquette Washington, Kaiser
RB: Johntay Carter, Bloomington
RB: Santana Gonzalez, Jurupa Valley
WR: Jeremy Vincent, Patriot
WR: Victor Hernandez, Norte Vista
WR: Ezkiel Hernden, Bloomington
WR: Daulton Boughtan, Jurupa Valley
Summit High School isn’t the new kid on the block anymore.
One season after reaching the CIF championship game, in its sixth season of existence the SkyHawks achieved arguably the most significant regular season feat possible for a football team in San Bernardino County.
Summit’s 21-7 win over Kaiser Friday night at Miller High School halted the Cats’ streak at 10 consecutive Sunkist League championships. The loss was just Kaiser’s second in league play since the run began in 2001.
Kaiser (7-3, 4-1) was on its way to a sixth straight league title during Summit’s humble beginnings, an 0-10 campaign in its first varsity season. After losing by an average of 44 points per game in 2006, the SkyHawks (9-1, 5-0) are the No. 1 team in their league and the CIF-SS Eastern Division.
It would take an extraordinary set of occurrences for the 10-time defending Sunkist League champion Kaiser High School football team not to be considered the favorite when league play begins Friday.
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There’s the 52-7 loss on Kaiser’s resume. And the 34-7 defeat it suffered a week later.
There’s the fact that Summit, which finished second in league last season thanks to a 19-7 comeback win by Kaiser, is not only coming off an appearance in the CIF-SS Eastern Division championship game last year but is currently ranked No. 1 in the division. Kaiser (3-2) does enter league play with a winning record, but its three victories have come at the expense of teams with a combined 4-11 record.
“They’ve won the league championship however many thousands of years in a row, and they’ve probably done it plenty of times when they had a losing record coming into league,” Summit coach Tony Barile said. “I don’t think anything of their preseason.”
There was no lockout that prevented high school football players from readying themselves for the 2011 season that opened for many Friday night. As their coaches attested to after the game, the Summit and Etiwanda football teams weren’t exactly in midseason form, but it made for plenty of fireworks as Etiwanda took home a 49-36 win over Summit, the top- ranked team in the CIF-SS Eastern Division.
The victory was about the only thing Etiwanda coach Steve Bryce was pleased with.
“We made every mistake in the book,” Bryce said, “but I’ll take this win over a very talented team. Summit is loaded with talent and they’re a good football team, especially in their division, but this is not the effort we wanted.”
Summit running back Jamaal Williams verbally committed to BYU on Wednesday, according to Summit head coach Tony Barile. The rising senior who is listed at 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, chose BYU among scholarship offers from Utah, Boise State, San Diego State, New Mexico State and Idaho.
There was talk Williams would play defense in college – he is likely well over 180 pounds currently but is athletic enough to play a variety of positions, including safety – but BYU prefers he play running back. Williams carried 93 times for 717 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. Williams also made 42 tackles, two sacks and an interception playing a variety of positions on defense.
Williams is the second player from Summit to commit this summer after defensive back Donte Deayon issued a verbal pledge to Boise State three weeks ago while attending the school’s camp.
Kaiser senior pitcher Chance Fuglistahler has accepted scholarship offer from Division I Long Island University, according to Kaiser head baseball coach Mike Spinuzzi. The four-year starter at Kaiser, who holds nearly every school pitching record, went 9-5 with a 2.59 ERA this year and struck out 72 batters in 89 innings. Fuglistahler also batted .343 with nine RBIs and 20 runs scored as a senior.
Co-MVPs: Krystel Gabbard, Kaiser, Jr.; Stacy Cavazos, Riverside Patriot, So.
Jesslene Contreras, Kaiser, Jr
Marisa DeAnda, Kaiser, Jr
Crystal Cerpa, Kaiser, Jr
Linda Garcia, Kaiser, Fr
Destiney Henderson, Kaiser, Fr
Nicole Larsen, Bloomington, Jr
Felisha Gomez, Bloomington, Jr
Rhea Benavente, Bloomington, Sr
Alex Reyes, Bloomington, So
Diamond Turner, Patriot, Jr
Danyelle Sturm, Patriot, Jr
Ronni Pettis, Summit, Jr
Lianna Escobar, Summit, Sr
Earnysha Scroggins, Jurupa Valley, Sr
Jozleyn Salazar, Jurupa Valley, Jr
Alex McBride, Notre Vista, Sr
Following their CIF-SS Eastern Division championship game appearance, a pair of Summit football players were offered their first scholarships Tuesday, according to Summit head coach Tony Barile. Defensive back Donte Deayon was offered by Boise State and running back Jamaal Williams by San Diego State.
Deayon, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound junior who was a member of the All-Valley team, made a school record 10 interceptions last season to go along with seven pass deflections and 33 tackles. Deayon was the SkyHawks’ leading receiver with 38 receptions for 584 yards and five touchdowns, but Boise State intends for him to play in the defensive backfield.
Williams, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound junior, was offered as a running back after carrying 93 times for 717 yards and 11 TDs last season. Williams also made 42 tackles, two sacks and an interception playing a variety of positions on defense.
The several-year long courtship of Devon Blackmon came to an end Wednesday night on ESPN when the Summit High School senior receiver announced his verbal commitment to Oregon during the Under Armour All-American game. After Blackmon, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound four-star recruit, hauled in a 58-yard pass for the first touchdown of the all-star game in St. Petersburg, Fla., he pulled on a green Oregon cap during a sideline interview, choosing the Ducks over USC and UCLA.
“When I went there for my trip it felt like a family,” Blackmon told ESPN. “I knew (Oregon receivers coach) Scott Frost would take care of me.”
Blackmon, who received too many scholarship offers to count beginning with a blazing summer on the camp circuit after his sophomore year, was also considering Florida, Alabama, Cal and Miami entering his final high school season. The only official recruiting trip for Rivals.com’s No. 6 athlete in the country was a Nov. 5 visit to Eugene, Ore.