UCLA commit Lokeni Toailoa sets example on Twitter following ejection

What Carter High linebacker and UCLA commit Lokeni Toailoa did with his Twitter account should serve as an example for fellow athletes to follow.

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Carter High linebacker Lokeni Toailoa, third player located on the right, is committed to UCLA.

Following a call by the referee that led to the ejection of Toailoa in Friday’s game against Los Osos, which will cause him to miss Carter’s upcoming game against city-rival Rialto High, the four-star linebacker decided to remove his Twitter page.

Whether any highly recruited athlete will admit it or not, they are always under the microscope and face constant pressure because of their status and talent.

By removing oneself from a social media platform like Twitter, Toailoa avoided all drama that can come from social media users, while at the same time allowing him as a player to reflect on the situation and move forward.

Anytime I have spoken with Lokeni, he has been nothing but respectful.

While it was a bit shocking to hear he was ejected from a game, I think the way he went about handling his business off the field, with what I am assuming is a brief stint away from the website, was done honorably.

This generation’s high school athletes do not realize just how easy it is to lose a scholarship or interest from a college because of their actions. In a case like this, being poked at and responding in a particular way could be enough to lose it all.

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Mattison led San Bernardino with 6 TDs in Week 0 victory

SAN BERNARDINO 44, ARROYO VALLEY 14
The Cardinals running back Alexander Mattison scored six touchdowns on 13 carries for 313 yards in victory over the Hawks in the season opener. The Cardinals quarterback Demondre King rushed for 88 yards on seven carries while A’caunti Morris contributed with a 41-yard scoop-and-score touchdown. The Cardinals (1-0) will play at 7 p.m. Friday against Riverside Hillcrest.
BONITA 49, SCHURR 2
Tanner East completed 15 of 23 passes for 174 and two touchdowns as Bonita rolled over visiting Schurr in the nonleague game. East connected with nine different Bearcats before sitting out the second half. Both Brandon Bradshaw and Romeo Gutierrez each found the end zone twice on the ground. Schurr was led by Anthony Varela who rushed 18 times for 67 yards.  
CHAFFEY 35, LAKESIDE 6
The Tigers running back Michael Dean rushed for four TDs and over 200 yards against Lakeside. Jovanni Sanchez also caught a touchdown for the Tigers.
COLONY 28, WEST COVINA 21 
Jiaire Wade scored his fourth touchdown of the game with 1:54 to play to rally reigning CIF Southern Section Central Division champion Colony in the nonleague game. Wade scored all four of Colony’s touchdowns. He rushed for 105 yards on 24 carries. He also scored a two-point PAT. West Covina took a 21-20 lead with 6:15 left in the game. Mike Gomez scored from the 8 and J.D. Algandar broke the tie with the successful extra-point attempt. West Covina turned the ball over five times.
 
UPLAND 49, KNIGHT 6
Head coach Tim Salter collected his 200th victory.

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San Gorgonio High hosting Azusa Pacific football next week

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.

San Gorgonio logoThe 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.”

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Redlands East Valley players continue to land college football offers

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.

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Update on the condition of Redlands coach Mike Mauger

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.

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REV’s Khris Vaughn lands an offer with the Washington Huskies

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.

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UPDATE: Redlands High coach having emergency aorta surgery

10-15-2010--REDLANDS--RS16--RHSFB--Redlands High School inside linebackers coach Mike Mauger speaks to his players prior to the start of Friday's, Oct. 15, 2010 Smudge Pot game against Redlands East Vally. Khai Le/For the Daily Facts.

Redlands High School inside linebackers coach Mike Mauger speaks to his players prior to the start of the Oct. 15, 2010 Smudge Pot game against Redlands East Valley. (Khai Le/Redlands Daily Facts.)

Mike Mauger, who is been a teacher and coach at Redlands High, needed emergency aorta surgery today, according to a tweet from head football coach Jim Walker.

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.

 

UPDATE:

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.

 

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Redlands East Valley football received CIF State Championship Rings

Photo courtesy of Skip Hill

Photo courtesy of Skip Hill

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.

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UPDATE: Damian Alloway not ready to make verbal commitment

UPDATE:

Summit ATH Damian Alloway stated that he will not announce his decision on Monday.

Original Post:

Fontana Summit High football player Damian Alloway will make his verbal commitment at the Athletic Republic in Ontario on Monday.

Summit High's Damian Alloway

Summit High’s Damian Alloway

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.

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Lokeni Toailoa names top choices, will verbally commit March 23

Lokeni Toailoa

Lokeni Toailoa

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:

  • UCLA
  • Notre Dame
  • USC
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Oklahoma

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