MVP: Omar Montes, Fontana First Team
Juan C. Carbajal, Fontana
Anthony Flores, Fontana
Hector Alba, Fontana
Rafael Suares, Fontana
Paulo Fonseca, Fontana
Humberto Smith, Summit
George Garcia, Summit
Alberto Carranza, Summit
Roberto Saul Sandoval, Summit
Alexis Nolasco, Bloomington
William Chi, Bloomington
Juan Ramirez, Bloomington
Carlos Cardenas, Bloomington
Eduardo Rodela, Colton
Luis Lopez, Colton
Rey Coscuera, Colton
Alexis Morgan, Kaiser
Adrian Magana, Kaiser
Joseph Fernandez, Grand Terrace
The Colton Christmas Classic, a longstanding wrestling tournament at this time of the season takes place again this Friday and Saturday.
Fans who bring a new toy for the toy drive can get in free.
The tournament includes about 29 teams, including the following San Bernardino County teams: Aquinas, Carter, Chaffey, Colton, Grand Terrace, Pacific, San Gorgonio, Upland, Yucaipa, and Yucca Valley. The finals will start on Saturday around 2:30 p.m., coach Anthony Urrea reports.
Congratulations to Colton football player Brandon Ceballos, who has committed to playing at NAIA Trinity International University in Illinois.
Ceballos is a fullback/linebacker/defensive end who was listed at 5-foot-9, 210 pounds on the 2011 roster. He was a starter for the 2010 CIF championship team.
Except for an unnecessarily dramatic renewal of head coach Rick Bray’s contract for this upcoming year, the last nine months have been bliss for the Colton High School football team, as the Yellowjackets won their first CIF-SS title since 1978 and have been on cloud nine riding the wave of congratulatory back slaps ever since.
But Bray knows that all the accolades that his team has gotten won’t help it this year. And he knows that a 2010 CIF title puts a big target on his team in 2011, even if he is trying to get creative in deflecting that target.
“The way we see it, Cajon High School should have the target because they were the San Andreas League champs last year,” Bray said. “They have a title that we want. But we do know that teams are going to be shooting for us this year.”
Colton loses several star components from last year’s squad, as all-CIF players Rodney Hardrick, Tyler Ervin, Devan Hussey and John Taylor are currently on college campuses. But the cupboard is hardly empty at Colton, as the Yellowjackets return starters on both lines and a talented secondary. Continue reading →
Colton High School will be hosting a recruiting seminar titled “The Realities of College Recruiting” Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the school auditorium open to high school athletes and their parents. The seminar, presented by Jack Renkens, will hit on the methodology of college recruiters, NCAA Clearinghouse Guidelines and the best way to present yourself to colleges. For more information go to www.recruitingrealities.com.
Colton senior running back/defensive back Tyler Ervin made a verbal commitment to San Jose State this weekend on an official visit to the school, according to a text message I just received from Colton head coach Rick Bray. Ervin was a first-team all-Sun selection this past season, rushing for 1,436 yards and 13 touchdowns offensively while accumulating 34 tackles and three interceptions on defense.
The 5-foot-10, 167-pound Ervin chose the Spartans over offers from Utah State, Hawaii and Nevada. He becomes the second Yellowjacket to commit to a Division I-FBS school, joining tight end/linebacker Rodney Hardrick, who committed to Oregon.
A few days after being part of Colton’s first CIF-SS championship football team since 1978, Yellowjackets linebacker Rodney Hardrick made a verbal commitment to Oregon after an in-home visit with the Ducks Monday night according to Rivals.com.
Hardrick, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound senior who played tight end and outside linebacker for Colton, chose the Ducks over offers from Oregon State, Washington, New Mexico and Idaho. He is the second county player to commit to the Ducks, joining Chino Hills defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.