Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Garden Grove's Puga steps down

by Jeff Fisher
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After four very successful years as the head football coach at Garden Grove, Willy Puga is stepping down, according to Steve Fryer of OCVarsity.com.

Puga led the Argonauts to a 41-12 record with a 2010 CIF-Southern Division championship to go along with runner-up finishes in '12 and '13.  This past season, Garden Grove finished 13-1, losing to eventual state champ Corona del Mar in the championship game.

Hart QB Brady White lands another offer


by Jeff Fisher
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Senior-to-be quarterback Brady White of Hart High School has picked-up another college offer.

On Tuesday, White picked-up his fifth overall offer, this time from Penn St.  White, who threw for 4,500 yards and 41 touchdowns in 2013, now holds offers three Big 10 schools - Maryland, Indiana and the Nittany Lions - plus Cal and Colorado St.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Long Beach Poly taps former Giant LB Antonio Pierce as new head coach


by Jeff Fisher
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Antonio Pierce, who played nine years in the NFL with the Giants and the Redskins, is the new head football coach at Long Beach Poly.

Pierce, who was introduced to the media today, becomes the 25th coach of the Jackrabbits, who have been playing football for 106 years.  Pierce takes over for Raul Lara, who resigned at the end of last season after leading the school to a record five CIF-SS titles and an overall record of 142-30.

Pierce, who is native of Compton, played his prep football at Paramount High. After high school, he went on to Mt. San Antonio College before moving on to Arizona. He was undrafted, but had a successful professional career making the Pro Bowl in 2006. He was a starter on the Giants' Super Bowl team in 2007.

While addressing the media, Pierce, who's son will be a junior on the team this year, said he will continue with his ESPN analyst duties.  You can hear his comments about commuting to ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut and topics in the video above.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

MaxPreps honors St. John Bosco


by Jeff Fisher
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There is no shortage of national ranking folks out there these days.  Even I decided to dip my toe into the pool a couple of years ago with a High School Football America Top 25.

In my mind though, MaxPreps has done the best job through the years with two different types of polls - one an opinion poll, the Xcellent 25, headed by my good friend Steve Spiewak and the Freeman Rankings that use a non-biased computer program to determine team rank.

This past season, St. John Bosco came out on-top in the Freeman Rankings and this past Monday, representatives of MaxPreps traveled to Bellflower to honor the Braves and head coach Jason Negro as part of the website's Tour of Champions journey around America.
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