You want irony? Try seeing Jake Payton and Joseph Mayorga in the same backfield. It could and should happen in Friday night’s East-West All-Star game at West Covina High.
Payton was San Dimas’ feature back right up until he transferred out last spring for a brief stint at Upland before playing his senior season at San Dimas’ arch-rival Bonita. His replacement? Joseph Mayorga, a San Gabriel transfer who simply came in and scored the game-winning touchdown in the Mid-Valley championship game on his way to Tribune Player of the Year honors.
Payton and Mayorga are now teammates on the East team as they prepare for their final high school game. Pretty interesting stuff.