Claremont RB Taj Teague will start at RB this week vs. Charter Oak …

Claremont coach Mike Collins confirmed Sunday that running back Taj Teague will start Friday against Charter Oak.

Teague started last week against Chino Hills and even scored on a short touchdown run in his first action of the season. Teague transferred to Claremont from Pomona in August, but had not played due to a hamstring tear.

Teague was limited by team doctors to 20 plays against Chino Hills. There should be no limitation this week.

Aram’s take: An intriguing game just got even better. If Claremont wins, is the league title wrapped up before November?

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  • OldMan in Chino

    Claremont wins on Friday against Charter Oak as long as they have the same team of stripes on retainer.

  • Sgv

    To old man…..i totally agree!! If they bring their striped panzeez again….i would rather play hard and take a well deserved loss then to have one given to me……hopefully the CIF isnt as blind as they seem?

  • the critic

    truthfully all the referee talk is getting old charter oak in my opinion is a better team and it will show friday no one on claremont is going to be able to contain Dennis Rufus he will be in the end zone all night and for teague i hope he is 100% so there wont be any excuses why claremont lose this game…..good luck to teague i hope he has a big night but in a losing effort…..


    Bring on a healthy Teague, lets not forget that his previous competition was against teams like Montclair, Duarte, Keppel, Gabrelino, Garey, Northview etc etc etc. When he was playing decent competition Baldwin Park, San Dimas and Covina he was limited to less than 90 yards or less every time.

  • OldMan in Chino

    To the critic,

    I totally concur with your observation that Charter Oak is a superior team to Claremont and that all things being equal Charter Oak beats Claremont on Friday. Just remember that the best team does not allows win and that those who are called to monitor the game fairly and without prejudice at times allow their own need to be center stage obscure their judgment. Once again taking nothing away from Claremont and their comeback on Friday, their win was definitely aided by favorable as well as questionable calls by those who should be neutral and were not. Good luck Charter Oak and to Claremont enjoy your tainted win.

  • Claremont is in Trouble

    Claremont played an inspired second half and their QB is very good….showed good composure. The referees were off the hook. They took forever to decide ball placement after calls, marched off 15 yards from the spot of a face mask on the QB (behind the line of scrimmage) instead of line of scrimmage missed a blatant push in the back on last punt return, called pass interference when there was none 3 times, called roughing the passer when CH d lineman pushed him just as he threw the ball…it was a joke.
    With all that being said, Claremont lost their best player #2 Kuramata with an ugly broken arm late in the game. #11 is very good, but Charter Oak will key on him. Teague looked very average…he didn’t run hard and looked to get hit. He will not be a factor. Rumor is that he transfered because he couldn’t beat out Pomona’s current RB who is average at best…..He is not playing against Pomona’s weak schedule.

  • unknown

    To claremonts in trouble ;
    Pomonas running back is better then average he’s an athlete .. if you took the time to watch the kid play you’d no exactly how he plays !!

  • CH Husky Fan

    I have seen him play….average at best. He did NOTHING against us. He did tear it up against Ganesha though….. but then again who wouldn’t? He had 11 yds vs. our first defense in 3 quarters. I would rate him and Teague about the same. Teague will be a non factor in Claremont’s offense they cannot run the ball…… but they sure can throw it.

  • Transfer Mistake

    Pomona’s RB #5 Counts is average. He made a big mistake following Rice from Colony to Pomona (why would anyone do that???) He is all world against the Ganesha and Montclair’s of the world. 735 yards in 6 games with their schedule is not impressive. He wanted no part of Chino Hills. I think Teague did the right thing by getting out…..far away from Rice. Teague is not great either but at least he has size.

  • How can any of you tell a thing about Teague when the guy’s playing on a torn hammy. The thing was wrapped so tight vs. Chino Hills that I’m surprised they didn’t amputate it after the game.

  • I know things

    I talked to one of their coaches (an ex team mate of mine) He said he was running full speed in practice and was good to go. I saw him in the game…looked tentative when it came to contact he is playing with the big boys now, not Pomona’s weak schedule.

  • unknown

    11 yrds ?? He ended the game with 102 yards on 10 carries !! Sounds like a little hate if you ask me like a old washed up player who didn’t make it but can only blog about other kids ..leave the kid alone ..

  • ?

    Date Result Opponent Car Yds Avg Long TD
    10/15/10 W CH 8 25 3.13 7 1

  • CH Husky fan

    Like I said he had 11 yards after 3 quarters against our FIRST TEAM DEFENSE. We put our subs/jv defense in at the end of the 3rd quarter and he had a couple of good runs against our subs (about the same as Ganesha’s D). So keep braggin’ about how good he is…lol.

  • SGV

    102 yards?????? you must be one of the girls in stripes…. you cant count the yards running to the sideline onle from endzone to endzone!

  • SGV

    Hey WOLFPACK!!!!! 3 more days…………72 hours……till you get roasted by Charter Oaks Offense, CH barely opened it up at the end of the game on you what are you going to do against a team that lives by the pass like you??? But actually has a decent defense….your done!!

  • CH Husky Fan

    I think Charter Oak will beat Claremont….here are a few reasons:
    1) Their best player, #2 Kuramata broke his arm late in the game….with him gone, you can key on #11, their 2nd best player
    2) They are one dimensional….They have no running game even with Teague…he’s not impressive
    3) Their Defense is suspect
    4) The emotional game last week took it’s toll, I don’t think they can get up 2 weeks in a row especially after #2 went down.

    If the Zebras are as bad this game, you guys might be in trouble…last week Chino hills was penalized 16 times….Claremont 4 times….WOW! Many phantom calls against CH and many non calls for Claremont.

    I hope CO beats them so it will set up an important game between CO and CH…..that would be a fun atmosphere. I guarantee CH will be up for that game.

  • i represent the student athlete

    Guess what.. stop hating on teague. He is a very coachable and athletic kid. He also has offers from d1 schools the kid already proved a lot. So it don’t matter what the public says. Like him or not he will be getting a free education and competing on Saturdays on tv… so hate on!

    Wolfpack 32
    Charter choke 14

  • 1805


    Do you know who will be lining up in CO’s backfield for the first time this year. Take a guess.

  • Yes, I know. I haven’t been able to confirm. Should be a boost.

  • High school football fan

    Chater oak 42,claremont 24

  • D-Mo

    I know too, and he better not fumble!

  • bubba Teague

    Why do U people waste all time talking about one Kid what else do U all have going on in your life beside, talking about my son one thing about it he have all of U guy attention for some reason, anyone who ever had a hamstring problem knows it take about a year to heal well it been about 10 weeks just not enough time. I’m not make a excuse for son, I wish he was 100 percent just so he can run all over each and every one of you’ll schools, but I will not step down to you’ll leave, every time U speak or type his name its a victory. Thank U for paying Attention.

  • Bubba don’t spoked so good

    Do they even teach english in school these days? I can understand a typo here and there…I am guilty of that. I am talking about common english grammar.
    My question bubba is…Why did Teague leave Pomona? Rumor has it that he was not going to start because of the RB who transfered from Colony. If I was a D1 calibre running back, why would I transfer to a new school…….hmmm. I saw him play last week. His hamstring may not have been 100% but he still wanted no part of contact. He should jump on any offers he has right now before they take them away.
    Charter Oak 35 Claremont 20

  • It’s more than just football

    Here we have old men speaking like children and critics that lack integrity.

    I happened to be in attendance during the Claremont vs. Chino Hills game and it was full of life lessons. It was Chino Hills’ lack of discipline and barefaced demonstration of poor character that lost them the game. Ask their Head Coach and I believe he shall likely say the same. I agree that the referees made bad calls, but they (the bad calls) were not one sided. Did everyone forget about the inadvertent whistle that took a touchdown away from Claremont late in the fourth quarter? Yet, Claremont gritted their teeth and went back to work because that call was a circumstance completely out of their control. Claremont went back into the huddle and scored two plays later. Player to Player, Chino Hills is more athletic than Claremont. They also have a roster with depth and Claremont is hardly two players deep at each position. If you were witness to this game, then you would know that Chino Hills was unstable and immature. Their flashy dancing and narcissistic comments were on a circus like display the moment they got off the bus. After the final whistle, the circus act was silenced. The most notable action taken that night was when all the players from Claremont went over to the Chino Hills coaches and shook their hands. Then they all went over to thank the Chino Hills players for a great game. Every comment Claremont made to Chino Hills after the game was positive and encouraging. What Claremont did not lack that night was disciple, good character, class, and integrity in the midst of adversity.

  • OldMan in Chino

    I agree with It’s more than just football

    I attended the last two games that Chino Hills played (Claremont and Damien) and their lack of discipline is obvious. Player for player Chino Hills had the best athletes however, their propensity to make mental mistakes (late hits, off-sides, pass interference, etc.) led to their defeat by Claremont. They outhustled and outmuscled Damien and were able to overcome their mistakes. Their QB Chavez said it right when he expressed that they have to cut down on penalties, that they are too good of a team to self-destruct. Coach Bubb expressed that he was concerned about their lack of self-control. I see no reason that should Chino Hills stay focused and play a clean game that they should not run the table for the rest of league play.

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