Redlands East Valley prediction for tonight

I didn’t do badly at all last week: I went 4-1 last week, missing only Serrano’s game. I got the margin exactly right for REV (three points) and my season record is 307-91-2 picking winners. I have gotten the winning team and margin exactly right 11 times.

Anyway, my prediction for this week is: Redlands East Valley 36, Bakersfield Ridgeview 30.

I will be there. Not sure what to expect, since REV was focusing on winning a CIF-SS title, not state.

All-San Andreas League football

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Nate Meadors (5), San Gorgonio

All-San Andreas League football 2014

OFFENSE

Offensive MVP: Nathan Meadors, Sr., San Gorgonio

Pos Player GR School   Pos Player GR School
FIRST TEAM   SECOND TEAM
QB JULIAN CURIEL 11 JURUPA HILLS   QB MARCUS JOHNSON 11 INDIAN SPRINGS
BACK DANTE FINNEY 12 SAN GORGONIO   BACK ANDREW CANCINO 12 INDIAN SPRINGS
BACK WESLEY HILL 12 SAN GORGONIO   BACK FALEOLA FATIAU 11 ARROYO VALLEY
BACK CHRISTIAN STEELE 12 JURUPA HILLS   BACK XZAVIER LESLIE 10 SAN GORGONIO
BACK JAMIE TAYLOR 12 RIM OF THE WORLD   BACK BRANDON JOHNSON 12 RIM OF THE WORLD
REC ALVIN BIBBS 12 SAN GORGONIO   REC TAZHA MUHAMMAD 12 SAN GORGONIO
REC NAKOA LANGLE 12 RIM OF THE WORLD   REC RHEJI SEAY 12 ARROYO VALLEY
REC ALVIN PATRICK 12 SAN GORGONIO   REC VINCENT TALBERT 12 JURUPA HILLS
REC DERRICK SPEARMON 12 JURUPA HILLS   REC RAUL VICTORIO 11 RIM OF THE WORLD
OL KORDELL BREWSTER 12 SAN GORGONIO   OL RYAN MEZA 12 RIM OF THE WORLD
OL LIONEL CROSBY 12 JURUPA HILLS   OL MARK MUNIZ 11 RIALTO
OL JOSE LOERA 12 RIM OF THE WORLD   OL CHRISTIAN SLADE 11 JURUPA HILLS
OL JULIAN RODRIGUEZ 12 SAN GORGONIO   OL GILBERTO URIBE 11 INDIAN SPRINGS
OL BEN VALDEZ 12 SAN GORGONIO   OL DAMONYAE WILLIAMS 12 SAN GORGONIO
K BRAYAN ESPARZA 10 SAN GORGONIO          
                 
HON ANGEL AGUILAR 12 ARROYO VALLEY   HON BRIAN LIMBRICK 12 RIALTO
HON ALEXANDER GREENE 11 INDIAN SPRINGS   HON RONALD GRAND 12 RIM OF THE WORLD
HON CHRISTIAN ORTEGA 12 JURUPA HILLS   HON MALIK JAMES 12 SAN GORGONIO

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Apple Valley football coach Frank Pulice resigns

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After 25 years coaching football at the school including the last 15 years as a head coach at Apple Valley High School, Frank Pulice has decided to call it quits. He told his team Tuesday.
“With all the stuff I’ve gone through (physically) in the last 10 years, I think it’s starting to effect me mentally,” Pulice said. “I”m getting physically and mentally wore out. I’m burned out. It’s time for me to go.”
Pulice, 48, a Covina High graduate, first came to Apple Valley as an assistant coach in 1990, he has been there the last 25 seasons as a coach.
He also spent a decade from 1992-2002 as head wrestling coach and is currently the boys golf coach, a position he will retain.
In 15 years as head coach, he compiled a 71-88 overall record, but was 59-49 in the last 10 years. He did not win any league titles, but made the playoffs eight times, including five of the last six years.
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Pacific High football gets money from SoCal Honda


Mike Aragon, above, speaking after he was named head coach of Pacific in August.

Pacific High School football coach Mike Aragon put in his request essay and forgot about it.
After all, it was about five months ago, or even before he became the head coach.
But last week, he got a call from a representative from the Southern California Helpful Honda Dealers as part of their “random acts of helpfulness” program and was told he was being awarded a $2,500 gift card to a sporting goods store for equipment.
Turns out, it’s not just an ad campaign.
“I kind of thought I didn’t get it,” said Aragon after waiting several months. “I had to ask her to repeat herself and I just thanked her.”
While the school provides most of the equipment necessary to play, Aragon said several players can’t afford to buy basic things, such as cleats. He said he and another coach bought 12 pairs of cleats themselves for the team and a handful of others wore cleats that were “past their prime.”
He also hoped to buy game socks, and other things such as workout shorts and shirts. He said he planned on earmarking some of the money for specific needs, and keep some in reserve for other things as they arose.
“Of course, I want to make them earn it,” he said. “It’s one less thing out of my head, trying to raise money and get sponsors. A lot of people helped us out last year, and this gives them a little bit of a break.”

Redlands East Valley will meet Ridgeview for state title

REV's Malik Lovette celebrates the CIF-SS Title victory on Dec. 5 against Riverside Poly.

REV’s Malik Lovette celebrates the CIF-SS Title victory on Dec. 5 against Riverside Poly.

Head coach Kurt Bruich and the Redlands East Valley Wildcats (13-1) were named to the CIF Division II South State Championship Game against the Bakersfield Ridgeview Wolf Pack (12-1).

The game will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 on the campus of Citrus Valley High School.

The Wildcats handed Riverside Poly High, it’s first loss of the season to win the 2014 CIF-SS Inland Division Championship on Dec. 5.

The Wolf Pack defeated Dinuba High, 16-14, to win the CIF Central Section Divsion II Championship.

How REV converted opportunities into CIF-SS title

Whether they got breaks or they made them, Redlands East Valley got some opportunities that led to a CIF-SS Inland Division football title, beating Riverside Poly. Most importantly, the Wildcats took advantage, while Poly didn’t take advantage of theirs

Here is a list of the chances and what happened

Key play: REV’s Isaiah Armstrong intercepts a pass, 9:07 left 1st quarter
Result: Armando Herrera throws 5 yard TD pass to Malik Lovette, REV leads 6-0.

Key play: Bad Poly punt snap gives REV the ball at the Poly 2
Result: Lovette scores on the next play to put REV up 12-7

Key play: Poly led 31-29 and intercepted Herrera in the final two minutes of the third quarter, giving Bears the ball at the REV 13.
Result: REV defense held, and Poly missed a 28-yard field goal early in the 4th.

Key play: REV’s Carter Flowers intercepted a pass early in the fourth quarter.
Result: The next play, Herrera threw a 35-yard TD to Khris Vaughn with 8:28 left, giving REV the lead for good, 36-31.

Key play:Isaiah Armstrong intercepts his second pass of the game, with less than two minutes to play.
Result: REV was able to run off the remaining time off the clock without giving the ball back to Poly, giving the Wildcats a 36-33 win after a last-play safety.

Redlands East Valley CIF-SS football championship videos


First half highlights: REV scores. but Poly answers back with a long TD


Oregon-bound REV star Malik Lovette, who scored 3 TDs talks after winning CIF-SS Inland Division title


REV receiver CJ Harris talks after winning Friday


REV’s Isaiah Armstrong had two interceptions in the game, including the one that clinched the CIF-SS title


Armando Herrera, who threw for 302 yards and three touchdowns, talks after the win.