2014 Scholar Athletes

Hemet High School

Head Coach
Jeff Reitz
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Richard Americano II
O-Line, D-Line, Linebacker
6'1" 240 Lbs.  18 Yrs. Old

  • 3 year varsity starter
  • 3 years 1st team mountain pass all-league 
  • voted Bulldog of the year his senior year (the team MVP) 
  • offensive lineman of the year his junior year at Hemet
  • HS Rookie of the year his soph. year on the varisty
  • All-Academic award for athletes over a 3.5 three years in a row at Hemet HS
  • voted team captain both his junior and senior season
  • Avid tutor for 2 school years

 

Chaparral High School

Head Coach
Ryan Tukua

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John Baron II
Kicker/Punter
5'10", 185 Lbs. 17 Yrs. Old

Full Scholarship to San Diego State- Very rare for a kicker

  • 1st Team All CIF
  • 1st Team All League
  • 3 Time Special Teams Player of the Year for Chaparral
  • Rated #1 Kickoff guy in the country by a variety of websites
  • LA Times pre season #1 kicker in Southern California
  • 11/16 on FG's-Long of 51 yards, also had FG of 47,46,44, and 43
  • Touchbacks on 58 of 59 kickoffs this season
  • Averaged 42 yds per punt
  • Participant in Riverside All Star game, as well as the California vs Arizona All Star game
  • 1st Team All Academic in 2012 and 2013.

Took AP Stats, AP Environmental, chemistry, physics, and pre calculus while compiling an overall GPA of 3.62 and a 4.0 in the fall semester.

John is an extremely gifted athlete who has one of the strongest kicking legs ever. 

Murrieta Valley High School

Head Coach
Vinny Fazio

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Reginald Weston Brown
Defensive Back
6'0", 173 Lbs., 18 Yrs. Old

  • All League Second Team Safety
  • Team Special Teams Player of the Year
  • Scholar Athlete Award
  • 70 tackles, 5 ints, 5 Pass Break Ups, 541 All purpose Yards, 158 Receiving Yards, 28 Rushing Yards, and 2 Touch Downs 
  • 23 yards per kick return
  • 11 yards per punt return
  • 4 Year Varsity Letter winner
  • ASB
  • College Prep and IB Classes
  • 3.48 GPA
  • Principals Honor Roll
  • Weston plans to play football, or run track, at the University level.

 

 

Canyon Springs HighSchool

Head Coach
Pete Garza

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Cody Cervantes
Quarterback
6'2", 190 Lbs.

  • Team Captain
  • 3 year Varsity Letterman
  • Player of the Week 3 times 2013 Season
  • 1st Team All Inland Valley QB
  • 2068 passing yards 21TDs
  • CSHS, CIF & Inland Empire Record: 99 yard TD pass
  • All Inland Valley Academic Team
  • 2012 & 2013 Scholar Athlete
  • Cougar of the Year (Top award for CSHS team)
  • IESports.net Player of the Week

 

Cathedral City High School

Head Coach
Richard Lee

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Justin Dorsey
D Back, Wide Receiver
5'9", 175 Lbs.  17 Yrs. Old

  • First team- All Desert Valley League Football 2013
  • Big Cat Award as team outstanding football player
  • All Desert Sun Newspaper team as a Defensive back
  • All DVL Honerable Mention Football 2012 (missed 3 games with injuries).
  • Desert Valley League Champion 2013 in the 4x100m relay in track & field
  • CIF qualifier in track & field 2011, 2012. 2013
  • 8 tackles
  • 4 interceptions
  • 10 touchdowns
  • 396 yards rushing
  • 17 receptions
  • 1 kickoff return TD, 1 punt return TD.

Honor roll 2011, 2012, 2013. A- list Rally award winner 2011. All DVL Academic team fall 2012, 2013.

 

Vista Murrieta High School

Head Coach
Coley Candaele

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Coltin Gerhart
Quarterback
6'1", 215 Lbs. 19 Yrs. Old

  • Southwest League Offensive MVP
  • All State Team
  • All-CIF
  • All-Riverside County
  • 1,800 Rushing yards
  • 25 TD's Rushing
  • 1,800 Passing yards
  • 22 TD's Passing
  • Honor Roll 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • 4.5 Overall GPA

Student of the Month- Vista Murrieta All-League Academic.

Coltin has signed a letter of intent to attend Arizona State University  on a football scholarship where he will be playing both football and baseball. 

 

Great Oak High School

Head Coach
Robbie Robinson

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Matthew Hobby
Defensive End, D'Tackle, Left Guard, Tight End
6'2", 240 Lbs., 17 Yrs. Old

  • 2 year captain of the GOHS football team
  • GOHS Defensive Lineman of the Year, 2012 and 2013 seasons
  • Finished his GOHS career with 127 tackles and 10.5 sacks
  • All Southwestern League in 2012 and 2013

Will be playing football next year at St. John's University (Minn.). Played most of his senior year with a shoulder injury that required surgery at the end of the season because- "He did not want to let his teammates down."

Selected as a GOHS Football Scholar Athlete in 2012 and 2013. Honor Roll in 2012 and 2013. Chosen for the "Leader of the Pack" academic luncheon in both 2012 and 2013.

 

Palm Desert High School

Head Coach
Patrick Blackburn

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Kyle Kabeary
Quarterback,,Wide Receiver, D Back, Kicker, Punter
5'10", 175 Lbs., 18 Yrs. Old

  • Leading receiver as a junior with 50 receptions and 11 TDs.
  • Senior year as a QB passed for over 1500 yards
  • 61% completion rate with 14 TDs and 8 INTs
  • Rushed for 776 yards and 9 more TDs for a total of almost 2300 yards of total offense
  • 97 tackles, 3 INTs (2 returned for TDs) as a Safety.
  • Punted 34 times for an average of just over 36 yards. 48 of his 70 kickoffs went for touchbacks
  • 45 of 49 on PATs
  • 8 for 8 on field goals including 45,46,49 and 50 yards.
  • Scored 139 points.
  • Team MVP his junior and senior years
  • First team All-DVL his junior year as a Receiver
  • First team All-DVL as QB,DB,Kicker and Punter his senior year
  • Desert Sun football Player of the Year for 2013.

Participated in the Plays and Grades California Classic All-Star game for the Southern Section East all star team. Central Division 1st Team All-CIF.

Principal's Honor Roll (3.5 and above) all 4 years of high school.
Senior PDHS Student of the Month for November.

Elsinore High School

Head Coach
Anthony Peralta

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Ryan Laverdiere
​Inside Linebacker/Tight End
6'2", 220 Lbs., 18 Yrs. Old

  • 2012 All League LB
  • 5 rec. 75 yds 15 yd avg. 2 TD's
  • 85 solo tackles
  • 37 assists 122 total tackles
  • 13 TFL's 4.5 sacks 2 fumble recoveries
  • 2013 All League / All CIF / All County LB

Riverside All Stars Inland Classic 10 rec. 180 yds 18 yd avg 4 TD's 62 solo tackles 50 assists 112 total tackles 14 TFL's 3 sacks 2 fumble recoveries

Cum GPA 3.76
Rank 33
Percentile 93.25

Sunbelt League All Academic 2012 and 2013

 

Banning High School

Head Coach
John Stockham

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Darion McCall
Running Back/Inside Linebacker
6', 215 Lbs., 18 Yrs. Old

  • two way starter for 2 years
  • All Mountain Valley League 1st team his Junior year
  • 1st team All Mountain Valley League on offense and defense his senior season.

Darion has a accumulative GPA of 3.46. He has recieved the student athlete award the past two years given to players with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

 

San Jacinto High School

Head Coach
Bill Powell

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P.J. Murrieta
Quarterback
5'10", 165 Lbs., 18 Yrs. Old

  • Two time 1st team all-league qb.
  • Threw for 4,100 yds and 40 TD's
  • 1st team all-league in basketball
  • baseball team as a pitcher/of

current gpa 3.4 overall 2.97

member of ASB and actively involved in his church's youth group. Plans on majoring in theology and becoming a youth minister.

 

Murrieta Mesa High School

Head Coach
Justin J. Schaeffer

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Ruben Meza
Offensive Tackle
6'5", 252 Lbs., 18 Yrs. Old

  • 2 X All-Southwestern League Selection (2nd Team 2012 / 1st Team 2013)
  • 30 straight Varsity starts
  • Team Captain two years in a row (Jr. & Sr.)

Overall GPA is a 3.38 weighted.

 

Heritage High School

Head Coach
Kraig Broach

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Matt Palmer
Defensive Back
6'3", 200 Lbs. 17 Yrs. Old

  • 2 yr Varsity starter
  • 10 INTs (6 in the playoffs, including 1 in CIF Championship Game).
  • 2nd most INTs in California, top 5 Nationally this season.
  • All-CIF Central Div First Team Defensive Back
  • All-Sunbelt League First Team Defense
  • All-Area First Team Defense
  • All-Valley First Team Defense
  • Polynesian All-American Bowl Game selectee
  • Inland Empire All-Star Classic Game selectee 
  • NUC Cali vs The West All-Star Game invitee
  • All State 3rd Team, Defense
  • 3.3 GPA, 3.66 most recent term 
  • 6'3 200lb DB


 

Rubidoux High School

Head Coach
Jason McMains

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Jalen Rashan Pontious
Quarterback, Cornerback, FreeSafety, Punter
6'2", 175 Lbs., 17 Yrs. Old

  • Coaches Award 9th & 10th grade
  • top skill player 11th grade
  • 3 yr starter at QB
  • 2nd team all-league 10th grade
  • honorable mention 11th grade
  • 1st team all league utility 12th grade
  • offensive player of the year 12th grade
  • Broke Rubidoux's passing yards and TDs record

Top 50 in Class
 

 

Linfield Christian High School

Head Coach
DeChon Burns

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Derek Rack
Quarterback
6'3", 215 Lbs., 17 Yrs. Old

  • 93/182 Passing for 1457 yards 51.5%
  • Yds/Att: 8.01 Yds/Comp: 15.67
  • Long: 77 
  • 15 Touchdowns, 8 int's.  TD %: 53.33
  • 34  rushes for 156 yards  Avg: 4.6
  • Long: 25 yds  TD: 2

Carries a 4.17 currently while taking 2 AP Courses.
Was voted Offensive Player of The Year for the 2013-2014 Season.

 

Santiago High School

Head Coach
Jeff Steinberg

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Tyan Smith
Inside Linebacker
6', 190 Lbs., 17 Yrs. Old

  • 110 Tackle, 15 Tackles For Loss
  • 8 Sacks 1 Interception
  • 2nd Team All League Big 8
  • Santiago Football Scholar Athlete Award – award given to football player with top GPA
  • Santiago High School Shark Award – this is essentially what we consider the top Player who best exemplifies what being a student athlete should be in our football program.

Weighted GPA is 4.05
Class rank is 132 of 847

Community Service

 

Palm Springs High School

Head Coach
Dan Murphy

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Chance Spates
Middle Linebacker
5'11", 215 Lbs., 18 Yrs. Old

  • 132 total tackles
  • Senior Team Captain
  • 2X First Team All Desert Valley League
  • Three year Varsity Starter
  • The Desert Sun All Desert Valley League Team
  • Rated #5 Player to watch in Desert Valley League
  • Riverside-San Bernardino All Star Game,

Principal's Award all three years and Honor Roll all three years.

 

Beaumont High School

Head Coach
Perry Jones

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Zachary Vazquez
Offensive Tackle, Defensive Nose Tackle
5'11", 270 Lbs., 17 Yrs. Old

  • Co-MVP 2013
  • CIF Quarter Finalist as a Junior
  • 1st Team All Mountain Pass League-Senior Year
  • 2013 Team Captain

3.36 Overall GPA
Scholar Athlete Award 2013-Football

 

Calvary Murrieta Christian High School

Head Coach
Brad Schwab

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Eric Voss
Kicker, Punter, OffensiveTackle
6'4", 220 Lbs., 18 Yrs. Old

  • Football 3 year Varsity starter 1st team all league 2013
  • Soccer 4 year varsity starter, Captained junior & senior years
  • Awards: 1st Team All Valley 2012
  • All League 2012, All CIF Southern Section 2012
  •  Coaches Award 2012
  • All League 2013

Track & Field 3 years: Iron man award

CIF-SS Scholar Athlete: 3 Sport Scholar Athlete – 2 years

-Volunteers with 3rd Battalion 1st Marine’s 3/1 Marine’s Foundation, charity events
 

Paloma Valley High School

Head Coach
Bert Esposito

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Kre' tien Webb
Defensive End
6', 232 Lbs., 17 Yrs. Old 

 

  • 2013 First Team All-League CIF
  • 2013 First Team Sunbelt League Defense
  • 2013 Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2013 National Football Foundation Nomination
  • 2013 Scholar Athlete
  • 2013 Captain Award
  • 2013 Menifee 24/7 Athlete of the Week
  • 2013 Defensive Player of the Game – Sultana
  • 2012 All-League Honorable Mention DL
  • 2012 Most Improved Varsity Player of the Year
  • 2011 Offensive Lineman of the Year
  • 38 Solo Tackles
  • 93 Total Tackles
  • 3.7 Tackles per game
  • 17.5 Sacks
  • 1 Caused Fumble
  • 2 Fumble recoveries

 

Roosevelt High School

Head Coach
Tony Barile

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Marcus Williams
Wide Receiver
6'2", 175 Lbs., 17 Yrs. Old

  • Offensive and Defensive Starter
  • All League as both a WR and DB in the BIG VIII
  • First Team All CIF for the Inland Division
  • 41 REC 924 Yards 9 TD 22 yards a catch
  • 60 Tackles, 6 INTs, and caused a fumble
  • ERHS “Athlete of the Week”

 

Temescal Canyon High School

Head Coach
Mike Sands

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Jacob Zinda
Safety
6', 190 Lbs., 18 Yrs. Old

  • Led team in tackles with 122
  • 2 Int's. returned for 139 yds and 2 TD's
  • 48 carries for 272 yds, 5.67 yd. average & 2 TD's
  • 1st Team All-Sunbelt League
  • Nominated to All-CIF team
  • Team Captain
  • 3 year letter winner
  • All Academic award winner highest GPA on team with 3.96
  • Awarded Outstanding Defensive Back and MVP
  • Selected to play in the Inland Empire All-Star Classic.