Brehaut MVP at Nike Palo Alto Event

Los Osos quarterback Richard Brehaut made a big statement to college recruiters Saturday at the Nike Training Camp in Palo Alto, as he was named the MVP of the quarterbacks. Brehaut was the best of a talented group that included Upland’s Josh Nunes, San Diego Scripps Ranch’s Tate Forcier and Oceanside’s Jordan Wynn. There is an article on Rivals.com about it, but it’s only for paying customers.

Brehaut, Forcier and Nunes are all rated in the Rivals top 250, with Nunes clocking in at No. 151 and Brehaut at No. 160. Nunes has received 18 scholarship offers, most recently from Tennessee and SMU, while Brehaut is sporting nine offers, mostly recently coming from Iowa State and Oregon State.

San Bernardino Combine

Lost in the hubbub between preliminary track meets and football all-star games was the National Football Foundation San Bernardino County Live Action and Combine. The combine, held Saturday at SBVC, saw many of the area’s top sophomore and junior football prospects compete in position drills and speed work.

The article, which can be clicked on here, highlights local athletes such as offensive tackle Michael Philipp (Arroyo Valley), running back Arby Fields (Los Osos), defensive back Gary Walker (REV), and wide receiver David Quiroga (Ayala).

Brown, Chavarria awarded scholarships

Arroyo Valley High School defensive end Keenan Brown and Eisenhower basketball player David Chavarria were each awarded scholarships Friday at the Sport Foundation’s Banquet.

The banquet, which runs the night before the Inland Empire All-Star Football Classic, saw Brown awarded a $1,000 scholarship and Chavarria awarded the Rose and Frank Wolsztyiniak Memorial Scholarship, worth $500.

The Riverside scholarships were awarded to Santiago’s Ryan Berry ($1,000) and Murrieta Valley’s Ian Massey ($500). Riverside Poly trainer Jennifer Barnard was given the Sports Medicine Scholarship, worth $500.

Department of corrections department

In my preview of today’s Inland Empire All-Star Football Classic, I incorrectly wrote that Cajon assistant coach Tony DiThomas and Eisenhower head coach John Rice were coordinating the offense and defense, respectively, for tomorrow’s game. DiThomas and Rice are assisting with both areas of the ball, but the Miller staff, led by coach Jeff Steinberg, will be doing the coordinating for the San Bernardino county team in Saturday’s game.

Kistner refutes rumors

Hesperia football coach Robert Kistner, the all-County Coach of the Year this past season, wasn’t surprised when I called him tonight to address rumor of him leaving the Scorpions to coach in North Bend, Oregon. Apparently, he’s heard them too.

“Yeah I’ve heard them,” Kistner said. “I did go up to Oregon last week, but I didn’t interview for a job. I went up there, saw a couple of friends and went fishing.”

Kistner didn’t reel in any big fish and apparently, didn’t cast a line out toward the open job in North Bend. Instead, he is turning his attention to spring practice, the Scorpions’ first on-field action since ending a 9-2 season with a loss to Riverside King in the quarterfinals of the CIF-SS Eastern Division playoffs. Spring practice starts Monday at Hesperia and will run for two weeks.

“I’m excited to get back out there,” Kistner said. “Spring practice isn’t as big of a deal for us because we end school early (May 30), but it will be good to see the kids out on the field and work on some of the basics.”

Baseline trio receives scholarship offers

Roughly a week after announcing that he would pare his prospective-school list to five by Memorial Day, Upland quarterback Josh Nunes received a scholarship offer from one of the premier Division I schools in the land, as Oklahoma became the 16th school to offer him a spot. The Sooners join Colorado, Nebraska and Texas Tech as Big 12 schools courting the 6-foot-4 incoming senior signalcaller.

Highlander cornerback Osahon Irabor is also starting to pick up some recruiting momentum, with Wyoming recently offering him a scholarship. That bumps Irabor up to five scholarship offers, with the Cowboys joining Arizona, Arizona State, California and Oregon.

Los Osos quarterback Richard Brehaut also received an offer recently, with Kansas offering him a scholarship last week. Brehaut’s offer list is up to seven now, with the Jayhawks joining Arizona, Boise State, Colorado, Louisville, San Diego State and Washington State.

Thompkins clarifies stance

In the wake of Tuesday’s story in the Sun regarding Redlands East Valley’s inquiry into the transfer of Gary Walker from Rialto to Redlands East Valley, Eisenhower principal Reggie Thompkins, the Citrus Belt League’s liaison to the CIF, stated that he did not approve or disapprove of REV’s findings.

“I accepted the report from the principal and forwarded it to CIF,” Thompkins said Tuesday morning. “I don’t do my own review because that’s not my role, My job is to get the paperwork to CIF so they can look it over and make whatever ruling they see as fair.”

Thompkins also wanted to reiterate that REV internal inquiry about the case is just one step in the entire process.

“The CIF has not approved anything yet,” Thompkins said. “They just have the paperwork that was sent to them.”

REV inquiry concludes

By T.J. Berka
Staff Writer

An inquiry conducted by Redlands East Valley principal John Maloney into the transfer of junior football player Gary Walker from Rialto to Redlands East Valley found that Walker’s transfer was in accordance with CIF rules, according to documents sent to Reggie Thompkins, the Citrus Belt League’s liaison to the CIF.
Thompkins, the principal of Eisenhower High School, said that the report from REV was at the office Monday morning and could have been filed as early as Friday afternoon. Thompkins forwarded the report to CIF.
“The report was on my desk this morning,” Thompkins said. “The principals of both high schools looked into it and according to the information that they have, there wasn’t any violation of CIF rules.”
Walker, a first-team all-Citrus Belt and third-team all-county selection this past season, started his athletic career at Redlands East Valley before moving with his family to Rialto for his sophomore and junior year. He moved back into the REV area after the football season concluded.
“As far as we are concerned, it’s a legitimate move,” Rialto Unified School District spokesperson Syeda Jafri said. “We wish (the Walkers) well.”
Neither Maloney or REV athletic director Rhonda Fouch would comment on the inquiry, but according to Thompkins, the investigation was a joint effort between Maloney and Rialto principal Mehran Akhtarhavari – which is exactly how the process should play out in his opinion.
“The principals are the agents of the school,” Thompkins said. “When you have a situation like this, its the principals job to meet, look into it and make sure everyone agrees. Both parties did that wonderfully and allowed the process to play out. My job is to arrange the meetings when the rumors get out of hand.”
When asked about the frequency and content of the rumors, Thompkins chose not to comment.

Riverside all-star rosters

Here’s the roster for the Riverside squad for Saturday’s Inland Empire Classic. The Riverside team will be headed by Citrus Hill coach Doug Dubois.

Gabe Adame, WR, Murrieta Valley
Josh Adams, DB, Corona
Kenneth Anderson II, DB, Corona Centennial
Brandon Anglin, OL, Norco
Kenjon Barner, RB/DB, Riverside Notre Dame
Ryan Bass, RB, Corona Centennial
Ryan Berry, WR, Corona Santiago
James Calhoun, DB, Riverside North
Komani Harper, DB, La Quinta
Joshua Foley, QB/WR, Norco
Brett Frydendahl, OL, Corona
Ed Fusi, OL, Corona
DeAndre Goree, DL, Palm Springs
Jerry Hardeman, LB, Corona Centennial
Will Howard, WR, Citrus Hill
Jamie Irving, LB, Citrus Hill
William Jenkins, WR, Rancho Verde
Kyle Johnson, OL, Norco
Dallas Kelley, LB, Norco
Tyler Klix, DL, Riverside La Sierra
Daniel Lincoln, DL, Riverside Arlington
Donald Lindsey, LB, Palm Desert
Ivan Lopez, DL, Citrus Hill
Trevor Lopez, LB, Riverside Poly
Shelly Lyons, LB, Corona Centennial
Mario Moore, DB, Citrus Hill
Theo Murrell, DB, Palm Springs
Joshua Nakamoto, RB, Norco
Marcel Posey, WR, Corona Centennial
Ryan Robinson, DL, Canyon Springs
Solamona Sagiao III, OL, Chaparral
Justin Salazar, QB, Rancho Verde
Jamin Sambrano, WR, Great Oak
Hamani Stevens, OL, Hemet
Andrew Story, DL, Calvary Chapel
Timothy Tahti, K/P, Vista Murrieta
Ben Touzinsky, OL, Great Oak
John Van den Raadt, QB, Jurupa Valley
Damion Whittington, LB, Norco

San Bernardino football all-star game roster

For now, here is the roster for the San Bernardino all-stars for this Saturday’s Inland Empire classic against Riverside County. Several of these players have CIF-SS preliminary track races Saturday, so it will be interesting to see how that plays out.

The roster, for now. The team will be coached by Miller coach Jeff Steinberg.

Greyson Alman, LB, Etiwanda
Dominic Bonetpels, LB, Silverado
DeWayne Booker, DB, San Bernardino
Keenan Brown, DL, Arroyo Valley
Jose Chairez, DL, Colony
Michael Cole, OL, Miller
Devon Collins, WR, Arroyo Valley
Francisco Diaz, DL, Alta Loma
Uche Emenike, DL, Carter
Darnell Etherly, DL, Kaiser
Trey Farquhar, K/P, Redlands East Valley
Manase Foketi, OL, Sultana
Kyle Forbes, OL, Los Osos
Robert Fuller, QB, Arroyo Valley
Tommy Garcia, OL, Colton
Jeff Ginofli, QB, Colony
Marq Goodlit, OL, Upland
Derek Graffious, OL, Colony
Tim Hanson, RB, Upland
Richard Hopkins, LB, Upland
Lemar Jones, OL, Arroyo Valley
Vincent Llauger, DB, Rancho Cucamonga
Charles McCall, WR, Los Osos
Cody McLeod, DB, Los Osos
Ramon Morris, RB, Carter
Jessie Ortega, OL, Miller
Jeffrey Patterson-Moore, DL, Colton
Brandon Phillips, LB, Redlands
Chris Radtke, OL, Redlands East Valley
Dominick Reyes, DB, Hesperia
Nick Reyes, RB/WR, Colton
Axxel Rivas, WR, Miller
Treshawn Robinson, LB, Upland
Ray Rodriguez, OL, Colton
Ramel Rose, WR, Chino
Taurean Rucker, DL, Arroyo Valley
Nicco Salvador, OL, Colony
Bryan Sanchez, LB, Chaffey
Jacob Sellers, OL, San Bernardino
Will Smith, DB, Eisenhower
Daniel Sorensen, DB, BYU
A.J. Springer, QB, Miller
Kyle Stewart, LB, Serrano
Travell Washington, DB, Colton
Marcus Williams, WR, San Gorgonio
Ashtun Williams, DB, Carter
Del Wilson, WR, Eisenhower
Khalid Wooten, DB, Carter
Anthony Young, LB, Colony