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 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 primarily of players from San Gabriel Valley schools, although both teams feature players in a format that divides the player pool by using the 10 Freeway.
The North team will be coached by San Dimas’ Mark Holman and 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.
La Salle holds first passing tournament
La Salle High School will host the first local passing tournament of the offseason on Saturday with 12 teams set to go at it in hopes of getting some early momentum.
The tournament starts at 2:30 p.m. and features La Salle, South Pasadena, Pasadena and Arcadia. Crespi is the biggest name in the group, but it also includes Paracelete and Sierra Canyon.
Charter Oak will host a 24-team tournament the following weekend.
Gladstone, Workman name coaches
Gladstone has filled its open coaching vacancy with former San Dimas coach and longtime area assistant Ted Clarke, who was at Laguna Beach last season.
Workman also filled its opening by hiring Bill Malavasi, the son of former Los Angeles Rams coach and Bill Malavasi.