I talked to some San Gorgonio players (I didn’t do video because music was playing) who watched Azusa Pacific’s scrimmage held at San G. and they were very impressed, as you can read in my story about the scrimmage.
Think about it. NCAA Division II football in Southern California wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for APU. The next closest Div. II school in California is Humboldt State, which if you know where that is, isn’t that close at all.
This is the 3rd straight year scrimmaging in the Inland Empire and coach Victor Santa Cruz thinks it really helps in recruiting.
Interested in what NCAA Division II football is about but you don’t want to leave San Bernardino County?
Then San Gorgonio is the place to be, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m.
The Spartans’ stadium will be the site of an Azusa Pacific University football scrimmage at that time. Yes, UCLA football has been practicing in San Bernardino, but playing for the Bruins is not a attainable reality for 99 percent of high school football players.
Division II Azusa Pacific, however, is more attainable. Coach Ron Gueringer sees many advantages to the event. APU was looking to showcase their football team outside of their home in Azusa, and Gueringer not only wants people to see the school’s quality athletic facilities, but also show them another option for college.
“We’ve had a good relationship with those guys for a few years and they were looking for a place to go,” Gueringer said. “It’s a great opportunity for our kids to see college football.”
The 13th annual Southern California Shootout a one-day basketball event is slated for Saturday at Azusa Pacific University. While the event is not in San Bernardino County, and most of the games do not involve San Bernardino County teams, it is a well-run event in a great facility with some good games.
Here’s the full schedule:
9 a.m. – Rowland vs. Flintridge Prep
10:30 a.m. – Walnut vs. Villa Park
Noon – Diamond Bar vs. Mission Viejo
1:30 p.m. – Corona Santiago vs. Colony
3 p.m.– Glendora vs. Los Osos
4:30 p.m. – Los Altos vs. ML King
6 p.m. – Etiwanda vs. Gahr
7:30 p.m. – Cantwell Sacred Heard vs. Damien
9 p.m. – La Canada vs. Claremont
The 12th annual Southern California Shootout, held annually at Azusa Pacific University, will be this Saturday, Jan. 18 featuring a few boys basketball teams from the west end of San Bernardino County, as well as several from Riverside County and San Gabriel Valley.
Here is the schedule:
9 a.m. Flintridge Prep vs. Charter Oak
10:30 South Hills vs. Alta Loma
Noon Corona Santiago vs. Rowland
1:30 p.m. Murrieta Valley vs. Walnut
3:00 Colony vs. La Canada
4:30 Glendora vs. California
6:00 Mission Viejo vs. Damien
7:30 Etiwanda vs. ML King
9:00 p.m. Los Osos vs. Claremont