Brand new all-star game THIS FRIDAY AT CITRUS COLLEGE …


If you thought you had seen the last of the area’s top senior-class football talent, think again.

There’s still one game left to be played and that’s the brand new Southern California North/South All-Star Game on Friday night at Citrus College. Introductions are at 7 p.m. and kickoff is 7:30 p.m.

“Just with all the talent in the Valley, we thought we’ll try and put on a game and see how it goes,” game organizer Leon Ward said. “It’s been successful, having it in May in the past, and that’s why we’re doing it.”

The rosters are made up of primarily players from San Gabriel Valley schools, although both teams feature players from a bit out of the area in a format that divides the player pool by using the 10 Freeway.

The North team will be coached by San Dimas’ Mark Holman, while the South is coached by Montebello’s Pete Gonzalez. Ward reports that both teams have had excellent player turnout and should have full rosters on Friday night.

The North is led by the quarterback tandem of Bonita’s Tanner East and Pomona’s Darreon Lockett. The South is led by a mammoth offensive line with several 300-pounders.

  • SGV411

    I think this All-Star Game is a great idea. It is a more local feel of the SGV athletes. I’m my opinion, like I shared on the HOF game, is that the HOF game is to wide open now with the boundaries, or lack of boundaries. Always great to watch HS football in May..