Citrus Belt League MVP Tristan Workman pitches against Carter. (Photo by Frank Perez for SCNG)
He tried to get back into the football game last week, but it looks like he’ll be back in this week.
Redlands East Valley High School standout defensive end/linebacker Jaelan Phillips, a UCLA commit, broke his hand early in the second half of last week’s 38-32 win over Cajon and tried to go back in.
“It was friendly fire, a helmet on his hand,” REV coach Kurt Bruich said. “He wanted to come back in, but they (medical staff) wouldn’t let him.”
Phillips, who lines up at several different spots on the field, would leave a hole if he wasn’t able to play.
“He has a backup, so we’d plug him in,” Bruick said. “It does eliminate some of the defenses we run, because of what Jaelan is able to do. But, if I was a betting man, I’d say he’s going to play.”
Bruich said that before practice. By the end of the day, he indicated that Phillips will play this week against Citrus Valley and Phillips sent out pictures on social media of his cast on his right hand.
Redlands East Valley senior quarterback Armando Herrera is closing on two major career milestones, one he could easily get this week, and one that might take him another week to achieve.
He needs just two touchdown passes for 100 in his career, while he also sits at 334 yards short of 10,000 passing yards for his career. He averages more than two touchdown passes a game this season and 274 yards passing per game.
It is believed Herrera already holds the San Bernardino County career records in both categories and also sits fifth all-time in CIF Southern Section history in both categories, according to the CIF-SS record book.
- Isaiah Davis, Carter – Fresno State
- Brett Vansant, Redlands East Valley – Western Kentucky
- Reggie Lawson, Victor Valley – Arizona State
- Kayla Washington, Cajon – Washington State
- Pamala Baber, Carter – Texas-El Paso
- Marissa Jauregui, Grand Terrace – UC Davis
- Danielle Rico, Grand Terrace – Eastern Michigan
- Jocelyn Betancourt, Grand Terrace – Cal St. Bakersfield
- Melanie Olmos, Grand Terrace – Oklahoma
- Riley Plogger, Redlands East Valley – Utah State
- Stephanie Ruelas, Redlands East Valley – Concordia
- Mallory Cross, Yucaipa – Texas-El Paso
- Kayla Martin, Yucaipa – Kansas Wesleyan
- Kelly Martinez, Yucaipa – Utah
Zoe Richard, Citrus Valley – Cal State Fullerton
Olivia Olvera, Citrus Valley – La Sierra
- Emily Longfellow, Redlands East Valley -University of Houston
Melissa Pepper, Redlands – West Virginia
Nicole Proctor, Redlands – UC Santa Barbara
- Janell Walley, Yucaipa – Boise State
- Alisha Edwards, Redlands HS – UCLA
Redlands East Valley will have new nonleague opponents next year and won’t have to travel far at least for a couple of them.
Coach Kurt Bruich said the Wildcats will play Upland and Etiwanda, and need to find a third opponent.
“We’re not scared of playing anybody. We’ve been trying to schedule Upland for years,” he said. “It finally worked out.”
This year, REV played road games against Chaminade, St. Bonaventure and Rancho Verde.
Emily Longfellow of Redlands East Valley has verbally committed to the University of Houston Swimming and Diving program.
Longfellow, who is preparing for her senior season with the REV Wildcats, was named to the San Bernardino Sun All-Area Swim First Team in 2014-15.
The REV captain took first place in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 consolation finals of the 200 IM with a time of 2:06.35. She also finished sixth in the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.50.
She competed with her teammates in the 400 freestyle relay (3:33.24) and in the 200 medley relay (1:47.75). REV finished fifth in both relays.
Redlands East Valley held off Citrus Valley, 11-7, on Thursday in Citrus Belt League play.
The Wildcats have suffered just one loss during CBL play, which has come against crosstown rival, the Redlands Terriers.
The duo of Bohner and Blackey are in their second year as a doubles team.
“It was difficult in the beginning. We struggled with communication,” Bohnert said. “Communication is key in doubles and we gained each others trust and now we high five each other and try to encourage one another to keep fighting.”
While their communication as grown stronger, the tandem has goals bigger goals in mind.
“We want to become as strong as we can and win as many matches as we can,” said Blackey. “We want to continue to improve throughout the season and be able to look back and be proud of how hard we worked together.”
For seniors such as Bohner, who is a four-year varsity player, she has seen the Wildcats program finish no higher than fifth in the Citrus Belt League the last two season.
“We have beaten Cajon and Citrus Valley so we are planning on being up there (this year),” she stated. “As a team our biggest goal is to make it in the Top 3 and we are on the path to doing just that.”
Junior Julia Vizcaino expressed the same goal for the Wildcats this year.
“I want REV to be in the top three (of the Citrus Belt League) this year and qualify for CIF,” Vizcaino said. “We are looking good so far.”
Vizcaino won two of her three matches against the Blackhawks as the Wildcats’ No. 2 singles player.
REV will continue its journey to the top of the CBL standings at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday against Yucaipa.