CLA stopped by at Upland High School today for our fourth stop on the "Almost Ready" Preseason Photo Series Tour. Upland features a great group of returning players including senior signal caller Tyler Hilinski who is Pac-12 bound after he committed to Washington State.
Check out the photos featuring Upland HS football players Tyler Hilinski, Kameron Powell, Elijah Jones, Gary Baker, Josh Woods and Nathan Tilford.
The Mater Dei Monarchs took care of business Friday night at the Santa Ana Bowl with an impressive 44-13 victory over Upland. Mater Dei quarterback Chase Forrest set the tone early with a long completion that he capped off with a sweet 19-yard touchdown run to give the Monarchs a 7-0 lead.
Mater Dei extended the lead to 14-0 on an 8-yard touchdown run from bulldozing fullback Malik McMorris. Shifty running back Justin Allen followed that up with a 19-yard scamper for six.
B2G 5 Star captured the IMG 7v7 West Regional crown at Fullerton College on Sunday, defeating Body By Tra in the championship game and finishing the tournament 8-0. With the victory, B2G 5 Star advances to the National Championship tournament in Bradenton, FL in June.
Some of the best student athletes in the state were on display at the Passing Down Best of the West 7on7 tournament at Fullerton College on Sunday. All 12 teams in attendance were loaded with talent. Every contest was highly competitive. When it was all said and done, Body By Tra, featuring Monrovia's Kurt Scoby, Upland's Tyler Hilinski and Culver City's Stanley Norman, took home the title.
Watch the full mix from the Passing Down "Best of the West" Tournament at Fullerton College. Joe Mixon, Dwight Willliams, Jalen Greene, Michael Lazarus, Adarius Pickett, Marquis Wimberly, Donovan Walker, Trent Irwin, David Williams, Iman Marshall, Brady White and several others ball out.
Watch the complete breakdown of the National Signing Day Special hosted by CollegeLevelAthletes.com in Hollywood, CA. Salesian High School (Los Angeles) recruits Jermaine Kelly Jr. and Jihad Vercher were amongst the recruits to sign letters of intent. Kelly signed with Washington, while Vercher made his commitment to Sac State.
As I reflect back to the last 8 months I truly recognize the community that surrounds me. As we enter the season I can truly say that I am so fired up about the 2012 season, I can hardly wait to go out and enjoy some high school football. These past few months have given me the opportunity to work with some of the finest student-athletes and coaches in the CIF Southern and LA City sections.
Here's a video from the PrimeTime Polynesian Preps football clinic at Centennial High School in Corona, CA last Saturday. The highlight video features top high school football recruits Cameron Hunt, Carl Bryan, Christian Garcia, Garrett Hughes, Kammy Atimalala, Josh Buchholz, Matthew Preston, Sunia Kafovalu, Viane Talamaivao, Viliami Latu, Samson Kafovalu and several other top socal prep football players.