QB Miles Bryant, the incumbent starter at St. Francis, has transferred to Alemany

So there’s your answer if you were wondering what was going to happen after Michael Bonds, the nephew of head coach Jim Bonds, transferred in to St. Francis from Newport Harbor. Last year’s startin QB is gone.

Bryant, who began his career at Monrovia, saw some action at St. Francis as a sophomore and was the full-time starter last season, throwing for 1,939 yards and 17 TDs.

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Es oficial: Medrano takes over at El Rancho

With school board approval Tuesday night, former Bonita football coach Adrian Medrano officially became the new head coach at El Rancho.

Medrano, a 2002 graduate of El Rancho, was at Bonita since 2012. He won a league championship (’12) and guided the team to the semifnals as an at-large team in ’14.

So why would Medrano want to leave a successful job like Bo-Hi for El Rancho, which hit the skids last season by going 1-9?

“I just personally needed something new and a new challenge,” Medrano said. “Community members from Pico Rivera and El Rancho expressed to me they wanted me to be the next head coach at El Rancho. At first I was hesitant, but when you’re dealing with your alma mater and community where you grew up, it’s extremely difficult to say no.

“I’ve been able to be around some great people at Bonita. The kids are grea and the community is great.”

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East dominates West in Hall of Fame All-Star Game

Leading up to Saturday’s 37th Hall of Fame All-Star Game for high school football seniors, East head coach Chris Brown of Chaffey constantly reminded his team about the drubbing the East took in last year’s game.

They clearly got the message.

The East was simply too big, too fast and too strong and it all added up to a 34-6 win over the West at West Covina High.

“It was good,” said East quarterback Cole McDonald of Sonora, who was named team MVP. “We didn’t have any expectations. We just went and played, and came out on top. We just all wanted to have fun, win and showcase our talents as a team.”

Erick Hernandez of Burroughs was named West team MVP after scoring his team’s lone touchdown on a 40-yard touchdown pass from Flintridge Prep’s Andrew Tsangeos. Rancho Cucamonga’s Nathan Thomas was named MVP lineman.

The East leads the all-time series 24-11-2. The East had a seven-game win streak in the series entering last year’s game, but a tweak in the boundaries of which both teams draw their talent from helped get the West back in the column.

But Saturday, the East was right back to its dominant way. Sonora running back Jacob Fimbres started the scoring with a 12-yard touchdown run midway through the first quarter.

The East was right back in the end zone moments later on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Charter Oak’s Kam Brown to Chaffey’s Mike Dean. The West, badly in need of some points, was met with disaster instead.

Early in the second quarter, Ayala Isiah Flowers stepped in front of a short pass by the West and returned the interception 25 yards for the touchdown and a 20-0 lead that felt insurmountable.

“They kept running that same bubble play/read option, and I just decided to jump it and it fell in my hands,” Flowers said. “I was getting frustrated because they kept throwing that bubble and I wasn’t there making a play. I caught it and was headed straight for the end zone.

“It’s great because it’s my last high school game. I will remember this for probably the rest of my life … tell my kids about it.”

McDonald’s 18-yard touchdown pass to La Serna’s Anthony Garcia made it 27-6. McDonald later showed what he could do with his feet by scoring on a nifty 12-yard keeper.

Other than Hernandez’s touchdown, there was only a few nice runs by Monrovia’s James Spicer to talk about as far as highlights. But still, Hernandez was happy for the experience.

“It feels good to score a touchdown in my last game,” Hernandez said. “It feels good to be out here with the guys and be out here having fun. We gave a good effort, but some things didn’t go our way. We had a good time.”

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