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.”
Junior linebacker Jaelan Phillips became the second member from Redlands East Valley High School to receive an offer from the University of Washington.
It is the first offer Phillips, according to REV football coach Kurt Bruich when he shared the news on Twitter yesterday.
As reported earlier this week, REV’s Khris Vaughn was the other player to land an offer from Washington.
Senior defensive tackle Shynol McClain also received his first offer from Trinity International University.
Doctors were able to close up the abdomen of Redlands football coach Mike Mauger Tuesday night, according to the team’s Facebook page.
The update also stated that the odds of survival have increased and the removal of the breathing tube will be the next part of the recovery process for Mauger.
“So thankful for the Lord’s blessings and for all of your prayers,” Mike’s wife Robin is quoted as saying in the update. “Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
Mauger, who has been a member of the Redlands High community for 25-years, has been in the hospital for 14 days after he was rushed to the hospital on June 3 from the high school for emergency aorta surgery.
Redlands East Valley wide receiver Khris Vaughn landed an offer from the Washington Huskies, according to head coach Kurt Bruich.
According to Rivals.com, Vaughn is a 3-star recruit with offers from Boise State, Eastern Washington, UC Davis and Northern Arizona.
Vaughn will be entering his senior season with the Wildcats, after the team won the CIF State Championship for Division 2.
During his junior season, Vaughn had 1,270 receiving yards with 16 touchdowns on 65 receptions in 16 games played. Vaughn also contributed on special teams as the Wildcats’ kick returner. He had 275 return yards on the season, according to Maxpreps.
— Kurt Bruich (@CoachBruich) June 14, 2015
Members of the Redlands High School community has also taken to Twitter asking for positive thoughts during this time using the hashtag, #PrayForMauger.
A member of the team stated that the players were informed by Walker of the news during their sixth period class.
PLEASE! PLEASE ! SAY A PRAYER FOR MIKE MAUGER ,MY FRIEND, RHS FOOTBALL COACH, LBers, LAST 25 YEARS- Emergency Aorta Surgery. IN Surgery NOW!
— Jim Walker (@CoachWalkerrhs) June 4, 2015
At 8:12 p.m. Jim Walker tweeted an update on the condition of Mauger.
He stated that Mauger was out of surgery, which took over three hours as an aorta aneurysm needed to be repaired with a stint. He also mentioned that the linebacker coach is listed in critical condition.
June 4 (8:54 p.m.) UPDATE:
Mauger has been moved to cardiac care unit and placed in induced coma, according to Walker, who tweeted the update. He also stated that more surgery may be needed for Mauger tomorrow.
More to come, if available.
The members of the 2014 CIF State Championship football team at Redlands East Valley High School received it’s rings this weekend.
REV defeated Concord Clayton Valley Charter, 34-33, in the CIF State Bowl Game on Dec. 20 in the StubHub Center.
It was the first state football championship for the Wildcats.
Summit ATH Damian Alloway stated that he will not announce his decision on Monday.
Fontana Summit High football player Damian Alloway will make his verbal commitment at the Athletic Republic in Ontario on Monday.
Alloway, who is a junior for the Skyhawks, confirmed that he will decide between Cal, UCLA and Oregon State.
Despite making his commitment, he plans to make all his official and unofficial visits to California campuses this spring.
It was confirmed earlier in the week that Lokeni Toailoa of Carter High was going to make his verbal commitment at the same location.
Rialto Carter High linebacker Lokeni Toailoa has confirmed that he will make his verbal commitment on March 23 at the Athletic Republic in Ontario.
Toailoa has several offers but took to Twitter on Saturday to announce his list of seven schools he has interest in.
The list is in no particular order:
- Notre Dame