The East’s secondary is X-Rated
West Covina defensive back Xavier Tucker has a knack for intercepting the deliveries of opposing QBs.
IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING, ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT THIS GAME AS WE BUILD TOWARD THE MID-SUMMER CLASSIC, THIS IS THE THREAD TO DO IT IN. I EXPECT TO SEE ALL OF YOU THERE.
Date: July 7
Site: Mountain View HS
Kickoff: 7 p.m.
It took a while for the organizers to get the rosters completed and mailed out, but here they are. The East has dominated the series recently, but I get the vibe that could change this year.
This is a great game for local football fans.
It’s played a little on the dirty side, which gets some people sour, but I kind of like it. There was a bench clearing brawl in the 2003 game and some ejections in the 2004 game. There is also a good rivalry going between the two territories, with the East feeling as though it’s jocks don’t stink and the West sporting an inferiority complex. The truth is probably somewhere in between and the games are always exciting.
COMMENTS ABOUT THE ROSTER AND THE RIVALRIES WANTED.
1. The biggest question I have is where’s Dominic Salmon (Arroyo QB) on the West roster? I don’t see how he wasn’t selected to play in the game.
2. Take a look at the East’s running backs … Combest, Winbush, Jackson and Hunter – WOW!
3. Can an all-star defense realistically expect to stop Muir QB Forrest Elder? This guy is worth the price of admission by himself. He’s going to make life hell on the East defense.
4. South Hills DE Tobi Umodu was selected to play, but is out of all-star games to participate in. CIF allows only two and Umodu will conclude his career in the Shrine.
Muir’s Forrest Elder
COACH: Eric Podley (Bonita)
John Alejandro (Chaffey, RB, DB); Mike Anderson (Los Osos, QB); Robert Aquino (Garey, Ol, DL) ; Matt Austin (Charter Oak, WR, S); Mike Bentz (Bonita, WR, SS); Brandon Bryan (Glendora, WR, S); Chris Carmona (Gladstone, OL, DL); Steven Carrillo (Charter Oak, WR, S); Paul Clark (Covina, WR, DB); Art Combest (Covina, RB, DB); Victor Diaz (La Puente, OL, DL); Pablo Garay (Bonita, RB, LB); Eric Gardley (Santa Fe, WR, DB); Fred Glaster (South Hills, RB, DB); Curtis Gold (Bonita, QB); Brian Hunter (Charter Oak, RB, SS); Aaron Jackson (Santa Fe, RB, DE); Damian James (Northview, RB, DB); Brandon Johnson (Pomona, WR, DB); Domingo Lopez (Azusa, RB, LB); Louis Magallon (Los Altos, OL, DL); Brian Mason (W. Covina, DL); Andrew Mclean (Cal High, OL, DL); Dan Miller (Damien, DL); Cody Neely (Bishop Amat, LB); Cory Nolan (Diamond Ranch, RB, DB); Tony Palumbo (Bladwin Park, OL, DL); Kyle Petersen (South Hills, Kicker); Phil Ramirez (San Dimas, OL, DL); Jason Scott (Ayala, LB); Tyler Setlich (Don Lugo, WR, LB); Gorb Sevi (Rowland, OL, DL); Regan Sevi (Rowland, OL, LB); Darren Smith (Chino Hills, DL); Monti Sutton (Covina, WR, DB); Mike Trabbie (Ont. Christian, WR, LB); Xavier Tucker (W. Covina, WR, DB); Mike Vallejo (Nogales, FB, LB); Kent Vargas (South Hills, OL); Tyrone Walker (Ganesha, OL, DL); Marquies Winbush (South Hills, RB, DB), Daniel Robles (Bishop Amat, QB).
COACH: Ken Howard (Muir)
Joe Aquilos (Cantwell, RB, LB); Fernando Arellano (Salesian, OL, DE); Audarrius Bailey (Arcadia, TB, CB); Kenneth Bragg (Salesian, DT); Gunnar Bundesman (Arcadia, FB, LB); Jose Camarena (Rosemead, K); Jason Campos (Alhambra, FB, ILB); Josh Casey (Rosemead, RT, DE); Jonathan Dudding (South Pasadena, GRD, DE); Michael Edwards (Mark Keppel, RB, SS); Forrest Elder (Muir, QB, FS); Jesse Fisher (South Pasadena, TE, DE); Corey Fluker (Duarte, WR, DB); Ryan Fox (Duarte, OL, DL); Richard Garner (Muir, TE, DE); Travis Gowan (Arcadia, QB); Darren Hightower (Verdugo Hills, RB, LB); Ian Hoffman (La Salle, OL, DE); Sergio Leon (Arroyo, WR, DB); Robert “Anthony” Lopez (St. Francis, RB, LB); Ray McDonough (St. Francis, WR, FS); Orlando Medina (El Monte, WR, LB); Manuel Molina (Temple City, FB, LB); Richard Montelongo (Montebello, LG, TKL); Marco Mora (San Gabriel, TKL, Nose); Paymi Pitts (Kilpatrick, WR, FS); Isreal Quintanilla (Cantwell, OG, DT); Ali Rassamdana (Pasadena, K, PNT); Will Reid (Blair, WR, FS); Enrique Rivera (Lincoln High, TE, LB); Marquis Ross (Muir, WR, FS); Jay Sanchez (Mountain View, RB, SS); Raul Sanchez (Garfield, OG, DT); Alvaro Santiesteban (Franklin High, RB, FS); Marc Scholvinck (Temple City, TE, DE); Shay Slims (Marshal, GRD, LB); Scott Stephens (St. Francis, WR, DB); Deon Sumler (Rosemead, RB, DB); David Tejeda (Verdugo Hills, OL, DL); Michael Terry (Bell Gardens, FB, LB); Augstine Toscano (El Rancho, QB, OLB); Shun Hsin Tsia (Temple City, RB, DB); Alfred Varela (San Gabriel, WR); Armando Villa (South El Monte, OL, DT); Zack Williams (Pasadena, C, DT); Sean Wohihuter (Monrovia, GRD, DT).
Special thanks goes to Tribune and insidesocal.com/aram intern Elizabeth Botello for inputting the rosters. Elizabeth will be blogging from time to time on this site, so be looking for her stuff. It will be good. Some of you might even convince her to attend the game.
We dragged Ms. Botello in from watching the surf on sea cliffs so that she could type the rosters (she was actually happy to do it).