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.
Nate Meadors (5), San Gorgonio
All-San Andreas League football 2014
Offensive MVP: Nathan Meadors, Sr., San Gorgonio
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|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|
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.