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graduated in 93. Pretty sure we discussed this once before, maybe on the old board.
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
My dad was born there... His middle name is also Elroy, shit must of been painful growing up there. Sorry dad.. But thanks for moving
Yeah we did..Toby Howell ..his father .all that stuff . Helen being a Westen grad from 1998 or something ..hahah..or something....97 maybe...I forget
You played at Golden West right Ruff ?
Who were the big names/players on those teams with ya ? Man I know most JC's could have gone toe to toe with many schools ..smaller schools like Davis ..etc. Real D1 talent ll over. NFL talent actually.
This post was edited by icky trojan 23 months ago
Feelings get hurt, best not to have any!
Hmm....before it changed back to SAC right...hmm You probably missed Estrius Crayton and my old buddy Rick Robinson by a few years.
Huh.. I'll bet you played with some of the younger guys at my school over at Rancho though. I don't know who they would be.
..Estrius Crayton from SAHS was a big star at Rancho Santiago .....I played against him in HS good guy too .I actually lit him up pretty good on a sweep and we as a team bottled him up pretty good ..but he killed us on two long runs ..dude was fast..USC fast ...
You may remembere he started at tailback at USC in 93 but SC was terrible that year ...fast ..the other back Santa Ana HS had was sick too .Garner Hicks..but he may have just played through HS. He might have been good enough to play D1..
When Saddleback High School did something noteworthy against Santa Ana Friday night, a small group of Roadrunner fans would toss handfuls of confetti into the air. A nice pick-me-up for the Santa
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Ok....you're a young one....I don't remember the convo...it sucks getting old...
"It's what a brother would do for another brother"
El Rancho High School, early 70's
We hung out with Ron Settles
In Juco I played against Saladin McCullough, Sultan's older brother who ended up at Oregon. He got nothing on us, and we killed Pasadena. 1st game my frosh year, we played El Camino who was QB'd by Steve Sarkisian. Lit us up, for close to 500 yards, then we went on a 10 game winning streak.
In High school the only big name player I played against was Chris Draft, who went to Stanford then played in the NFL for 10 years or so. Also played against Jared Wright who went on to pitch for the Yankees, I sacked him twice.
Rio Hondo league from the san Gabriel valley
Played against temple city, south Pasadena, Blair high school, la Canada, and I must be forgetting one or two.
What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Good stuff Ruff. I almost went to Rancho, but had alot of buddy's at FJC ..so thats how that worked out.
Yeah Saladin...good back..
I recall going to an AIR FORCE vs Oregon game in the Vegas bowl as a guest of my sister in laws BF an Air Force grad. Saladin was pretty sick. SC beat Oregon that same season I recall and missed a bowl by a game ( Robinsons last season perhaps?) but anyways..I wound up going to Vegas ..and got to see this bowl game...
Here's how it went ..
Oregon lined up with Akili Smith and McCoullough ..first play ..hands off to Mc Coullagh..
..ran by some slow Air Force LB ..and beat everyone all the way down the field by 20 yards...
The next time they lined up in the same formation..Smith looked over saw single coverage..threw a little 30 yard fade..that the WR had 3 steps on the lil white boy CB ....goodbye...14-0
I think Oregon scored every time they touched the ball until halftime ...just a monumental beatdown ....it was brutal to see Air Force play against a Pac-10 ( and maybe just a 4-5 loss one at that) team...
Edit...actually I have the plays reversed...first play was a 80 yard TD fade pass..second play McCoullah for 80 yards ...
Brutal !!! Air Force was a one loss team ..but they looked like the slowest D1 team I had ever seen...just mismatched all over the field.
Oregon RB Saladin McCullough runs for a 76 yard touchdown on the second Oregon Ducks play from scrimmage vs. Air Force 12-20-1997 in the Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium in las Vegas, NV.
Pat Johnson and Saladin McCullough stunned No. 23 Air Force by scoring on Oregon's first two plays from scrimmage, sparking a string of big plays to lead the Ducks to a 41-13 victory Saturday in the
You mean Mark Miller?
But nope, that's not my brother in law.
It was a while ago he got his ears burnt in a fire but he's fine, nothing too crazy.
One of the nicest people around no doubt!
Huntington Beach HS....Sunset League
you work hard, you get what you deserve...don't stand there with your hand out
Huge change in Temecula and a strong league.....Southwestern League- Temecula Valley, Great Oak, Chaparral, Vista Murrieta, Murrieta Valley and Murrieta Mesa
When did you go to HBHS?
HB seemed to me like a pretty kickass HS to go to. I lived at 5th and Orange for a while and met tons of HB kids a few years out of HS. Seemed like a great lifestyle- beach and school..yeah that probably didn't suck. I dug that field/stadium too played Pop warner there nd at Edison I recall.
I recall them hving some great and not so great teams over the years... here and there they just had some very good teams I recall..most of the Sunset leauge was like that..maybe Ocean View wasn't ..hahhahaha...Marina..they usually kinda stunk..but HB FVHS and Edison and back in the day Westminster were usually pretty tough. Big schools .
Didn't they have some 2nd string guy that got ruled inelligable one year..and they couldn't play in the CIF title game. It was pretty lame. HB was one of the best team in OC that season. Maybe mid-90's...hmmm...
Ok I guess it was my Senior year that all heppened...89/90...unless it happened again later..
.In 1989, the Huntington Beach Oilers football team went 8-2, losing only to Mater Dei and Ocean View, winning first place in the Sunset League. The Oilers, however, had to forfeit all of their games because of an ineligible player. The starting tackle had moved from Maryland, however his mother had not sold their home in Maryland before moving to Huntington Beach. Because of this, CIF ruled that this was a case of dual residency, and he was ineligible. A school-wide walk-out ensued the following day, with students marching down Main St., up Yorktown Ave., and then settling on Sheue Field, the football field. Later that night, a candlelight vigil was held in front of the school. The Oilers appealed the CIF ruling in the court. Judge Thomas N Thrasher ruled in favor of Huntington Beach High School. As the team began to practice for the playoffs the next night, news broke that the judge's ruling had been overturned. Local televisions stations covered all the events
After nearly a week of harsh words, celebrations, controversy and litigation involving his team's participation in the Southern Section football playoffs, it was all Huntington Beach High School
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When I was in HS I saw HB play Los AL. Tony Gonzalez was on that HB team, but Los Al won.
Yea, back in the early 90's it was Temecula, Murrieta, and Lake Elsinore for that entire valley. Schools were giant, and stacked(4000+ kids). I coached wrestling for the last couple of years at Murrieta Valley. Insane to think there are high schools off of every exit now.
back in the day a bit, Fontana and Eisenhower were not just area powers, but national powers. They built more High Schools, and down they went.
Ronnie Lott, NFL Hall of Fame.. Dwight D. Eisenhower High School
Elroy is a GREAT name! Did he have a dog named Astro too? LOL
LA CIty Southern League: Dorsey, Fremont, Jefferson, LA, Manual Arts, Washington. too many athletes in all the sports to list all the way back to 1932 Cornelius Johnson who competed in '32 Olympics while still at LA High, and won gold in '36 in the HJ.
BTW, in those days, the Valley League only had six schools with monstrous size student bodies, two shift classes, etc. I believe Van Nuys at 4800 students at the time.
Freedom through Vigilance
Yeah, some of those schools were huge. I believe Belmont in downtown had over 8,000 at one time, right before they went to year-round school....
I remember when I was a kid, Loyola had a couple playoff games at Fontana. I think R Jay Soward was on those Fontana teams.
No its Mike. Your BIL will know him. My family knows his first wife and knew him while he was secretly cheating on her. My daughter is friends with his daughter and attended jr. high together.
"...an economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough jobs or enough profits" JFK
Our league sucked. It has been 50 years. The last thing I remember about high school ball is getting a big concussion playing Servite when I got ear holed by their tight end. Don't remember much after that.
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