Locals in the Shrine Game …

When was the last time Glendora had a player in the Shrine Game?

Congrats to Glendora’s Brandon Bryan for making it. In a roundabout way, this puts Glendora football on the map. Brandon is a great kid and was also a very solid basketball player for the Tartans’ marquee sports team.
This kid just doesn’t lose jump ball situations on the football field. He goes up and gets everything, as evidenced by this picture. It doesn’t make sense why college recruiters haven’t figured that out.

The game is June 24 at Citrus College. Kickoff is 7 p.m.


Ryan Farrar (Damien)
Tristan Turner (Damien) Tribune All-Area offensive line


Tobi Umodu (South Hills) Tribune All-Area defensive line
Marquies Winbush (South Hills) Tribune All-Area running back
Sean Sheller (Walnut) Tribune All-Area offensive line
Adam Prohoroff (Wilson)
Brandon Bryan (Glendora) Tribune All-Area wide receiver
Chapelle Brown (Los Altos) Tribune All-Area defensive back
Alfred Varela (San Gabriel) Star-News All-Area wide receiver

As sour as I am about the attempts of the Shrine Game organizers to revitalize their game, SGVN sports editor Doug Spoon reminded me that it’s a big deal to have local kids playing in it. Because I can see that point and it’s a major accomplishment for the guys above, I will give the game it’s due coverage.

Also, I expect to see a large local contingent of football fans out there. The game is at Citrus, which is in all of our backyards. You all should be jonesing for some grid action right now, and this will help you get your fix.

Also also, I got word that rosters for the Hall of Fame Game have been finalized. That one is at Arroyo HS on July 14. There’s never a worry about crowd size for that game. And there’s never a lack of excitement either.

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