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Fairfax Wears Down the University Wildcats

23 Oct 2015: University High School during the end of National Anthem during Homecoming game against Fairfax. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)
23 Oct 2015: University High School during the end of National Anthem during Homecoming game against Fairfax. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)
 23 Oct 2015: University High School Running back Gabriel McClain (5) getting to the secondary during the Homecoming game against Fairfax. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)
23 Oct 2015: University High School Running back Gabriel McClain (5) getting to the secondary during the Homecoming game against Fairfax. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)

Los Angeles, Ca – A showdown in the Western League didn’t disappoint the crowd, for the first three quarters.  Fairfax wears down the University Wildcats 34-19 for the final score. The Wildcats homecoming will be a little less sweet on Saturday night after this defeat.

Coming into tonight’s game Fairfax running back Ramses Hernandez is a leading rusher in CIF Los Angeles City Section. He doesn’t pass the eye test when first see him but, once he touches the ball and legs get turning you love his game. Hernandez tonight had over 175 all purpose yards with two touchdowns.

 23 Oct 2015: Fairfax High School Running back Ramses Hernandez (23) following his blocking during the Homecoming game against University. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)
23 Oct 2015: Fairfax High School Running back Ramses Hernandez (23) following his blocking during the Homecoming game against University. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)

The Wildcats responded to the Lions first touchdown which was a 51 yard touchdown by Hernandez. They came back in second quarter behind team leader Eugene Ford who caught a 17 yard touchdown catch that was delivered by Paul Davis. Davis struggled little bit in the second half  and had few bad drops from few receivers.

After halftime the U-Town Wildcats looked to play with a  faster tempo. Running back Gabriel McClain took a quick screen pass for good yards and moved the chains. As a reward Coach Lee Lowe fed McClain that capped the an earlier drive with a two yard touchdown with a un successful extra point that gave the Wildcats their last lead of the game 13-7. From this point on Hernandez got stronger and showed off his hands and patience to follow his blocking. Midway in 3rd quarter Hernandez  had 20 yard touchdown catch & 4th quarter rushing score for 4 yards during the four fourth which made  the score 21-13.

 23 Oct 2015: Fairfax High School Quarterback Markell White (1) busting down field on read option during the Homecoming game against University. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)
23 Oct 2015: Fairfax High School Quarterback Markell White (1) busting down field on read option during the Homecoming game against University. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)

Once the Wildcats began to cover the read option a little better and focused,  then came quarterback Markell White  of Fairfax who began to pull ball back and keep. White started to extend plays and find a few nice larger holes. White got the whole sideline excited during the 4th quarter with a nice run and stiff arm to pick up first down. But more importantly the when you see your quarterback running way and running over the young ones.

Now with two games left the University Wildcats will finish the season on the road at 7pm on October 30th at Westchester. Then the Fairfax Lions will host the Palisades and look to finish the season strong on October 30th at 7pm.

 

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UCLA Blackouts Cal Bears

October 22 2015: UCLA Bruins in their Adidas Alternative City Uniforms worn during the game between Cal and UCLA at Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360
October 22 2015: UCLA Bruins in their Adidas Alternative City Uniforms worn during the game between Cal and UCLA at Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360
October 22 2015: UCLA Bruins Defenders Jayon Brown (12) & Aaron Wallace (51) celebrate after a sack during the game between Cal and UCLA at Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)
October 22 2015: UCLA Bruins Defenders Jayon Brown (12) & Aaron Wallace (51) celebrate after a sack during the game between Cal and UCLA at Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)

Pasadena, Ca- Which team would show up at Rose Bowl tonight, was burning question for Bruins fans. History has shown the Bruins love to play in their City Nights Alternative uniform. UCLA exploded to 40 – 24 victory over Cal, handing them their second loss of the year. Head Coach Jim Mora was not happy about playing two Thursday’s night games in row for the Bruins.

The Bruins returned home for a Blackout in their Adidas City Night Uniforms hosting a hungry Cal Bears ranked # 20 in the country. The bright lights of ESPN cameras were not too bright for UCLA freshman quarter back Josh Rosen. Through the air Rosen broke Brett Hundley record for single game competition record with 34 in the game. It was a great game in air completing 72% of his pass for 399 yards with 3 touchdowns.

October 22 2015: Cal Bears quarterback  Jaed Goff (16) hang his head during the game between Cal and UCLA at Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)
October 22 2015: Cal Bears quarterback Jaed Goff (16) hang his head during the game between Cal and UCLA at Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)

The Golden Bears lead by senor signal caller Jared Goff filled the stat sheet up but mainly due to playing from behind all game. Goff 32/53 for 295 yards, 3 touchdowns of his own. Mora was happy with defense and pressure on Goff, “We got him on ground couple of times..” The Bears just could get things going fast enough to trade points with UCLA. By halftime the Bruins already held 26-10 lead that consisted of 4 first half field goals.

Kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn gained some confidence with an amazing 60 yard field goal to end the second quarter. If the distance alone wasn’t impressive, just note that the play before he kicked a 55 yarder and made it but didn’t count due to a penalty.

 October 22 2015: UCLA Bruins Runningback Soso Jamabo (1) in open space during the game between Cal and UCLA at Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)
October 22 2015: UCLA Bruins Runningback Soso Jamabo (1) in open space during the game between Cal and UCLA at Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)

The Bruins offense racked up 573 yards in the game, just think in first half if they could turn those four field goals into touchdown. This team is overcoming a lot and still growing up as a team.  The receivers had fun carving up the Cal secondary, Rosen hit 7 different targets on the night. Thomas Durate was his main target 10 catches 141 yards and 1 touchdown. The top touchdown maker was Devin Fuller with two touchdowns, 7 catches for 100 yards.

Next the Bruins will have few extra days to rest and gear up for a tough Colorado team who is itching for victory. That game will be played on Saturday October 31st, 12pm PT for Homecoming.

Don’t Forget to Dream

And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brethren, and they hated him yet the more.

Genesis 37:5

Dare to dream.. dream again with no excuses!

There will be people all around you who will be like Joseph’s brothers,

……but keep dreaming!

Dream big! Aim for the sky! I admit wholeheartedly, It can be difficult to dream when your dreams take so long to come to pass, but don’t stop dreaming!

It can also be difficult to dream when you have little or no support fro those who you believe should be encouraging your dreams.

However, don’t let that shake you.. stop ‘expecting others’ , and ‘EXPECT GOD’!

Remember, it was 30 years or more until Joseph saw his dreams manifest! In between the dream and his promise, he was hated on, sold into slavery, lied on, forgotten, thrown into prison, yet the bible says: ‘And the Lord was with Joseph’!

It take a determined faith and trust in God to keep the dream in your heart alive! ..and remember, it’s ALL about God’s timing! Your duty is to DREAM!

DREAM.. no matter what.. and watch God move…

Long Beach (National), Santa Monica (American) take over top spots in Southern California polls

Oct 17, 2015: SMC Corsairs Brock Raggio (14) handing off to Martaveous Holliday (6) during a WLAC Wildcats game at West LA College in Culver City, Ca. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)
Oct 17, 2015: SMC Corsairs Brock Raggio (14) handing off to Martaveous Holliday (6) during a WLAC Wildcats game at West LA College in Culver City, Ca. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)
Oct 17, 2015: Long Beach City College wide receiver Mike Wilson (1) breaking away from defenders during a Chaffey game at Veteran's Stadium in Long Beach, Ca. (Photo by Jordon Kelly)
Oct 17, 2015: Long Beach City College wide receiver Mike Wilson (1) breaking away from defenders during a Chaffey game at Veteran’s Stadium in Long Beach, Ca. (Photo by Jordon Kelly)

CCCAA/CCCFCA Regional State Poll

Southern California has a pair of new top-ranked teams as Long Beach City College takes over the No. 1 position in the National Division while Santa Monica College leads the American Division in this week’s California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA)/California Community College Football Coaches Association (CCCFCA) Regional State Football Poll.

Long Beach is 7-0 and received six of eight first-place votes on its way to 118 points to earn the National’s top spot. Right behind in second is undefeated Golden West College (6-0) with 114 points. Riverside City College (5-1) dropped to No. 3 after its Week 6 loss to Fullerton and earned 96 points.

 Oct 17, 2015: SMC Corsairs Damaja Young (8) stiff arming an oncoming defender during a WLAC Wildcats game at West LA College in Culver City, Ca. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)
Oct 17, 2015: SMC Corsairs Damaja Young (8) stiff arming an oncoming defender during a WLAC Wildcats game at West LA College in Culver City, Ca. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)

Santa Monica is the American Division’s lone unbeaten team after previous No. 1 Victor Valley College had its 16-game winning streak snapped by San Bernardino Valley College. SMC (6-0) earned all four first-place votes this week and totaled 40 points. Santa Monica will be tested quickly as the Corsairs will take on new No. 2 Los Angeles Valley College (5-1, 36 points) this Saturday. And rounding out the American top three is San Bernardino Valley with 30 points.

The 2015 California Community College Football Poll is a service of the CCCAA and CCCFCA. The poll is recognized as the official regional state ranking and will be used for selection of post-season and bowl game participants.

Los Angeles Clippers Look Ready Now

Oct. 20, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA, USA - The Los Angeles Clippers DeAndre Jordan (6) goes up for opening tip against the Golden state Warrior Festus Ezeli (31) during a preseason playing at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 (Photo by William Jaye Johnson)
Oct. 20, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA, USA - The Los Angeles Clippers DeAndre Jordan (6) goes up for opening tip against the Golden state Warrior Festus Ezeli (31) during a preseason playing at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 (Photo by William Jaye Johnson)
Oct. 20, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA, USA - The Los Angeles Clippers Paul Pierce (34) elevating for jump shot over Golden state Warriors Leandro Barbosa (19) during a preseason playing at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 (Photo by William Jaye Johnson)
Oct. 20, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA, USA – The Los Angeles Clippers Paul Pierce (34) elevating for jump shot over Golden state Warriors Leandro Barbosa (19) during a preseason playing at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 (Photo by William Jaye Johnson)

Los Angeles, Ca – The Los Angeles Clippers look ready now for a deeper run in playoffs. It’s only preseason so we are only getting a glimpse into what this team will be about. One thing you see for sure is this team has depth and potential with a second unit that can compete when called upon.

The Clippers took care of business earlier against the visiting World Champions Golden State Warriors in their first matchup of the year 130-95. The Clippers just showed the Warriors what they could have faced last year in Western Conference finals if they didn’t have panic attack in end of that critical game with Houston. But yes NBA fans it’s still preseason. Head Coach Doc Rivers liked what he saw on court last night, “We just need to clean up our technical / silly fouls..”

Forward Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 29 points from the floor with some thundering dunks for the crowd. I know interim Head Coach Luke Walton took notice off Griffin improved jump shot that will keep defenses off balance making him even more dangerous as a scorer this season.

Oct. 20, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA, USA - The Los Angeles Clippers DeAndre Jordan (6) rocking the rim for a dunk against the Golden state Warriors during a preseason playing at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 (Photo by William Jaye Johnson)
Oct. 20, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA, USA – The Los Angeles Clippers DeAndre Jordan (6) rocking the rim for a dunk against the Golden state Warriors during a preseason playing at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 (Photo by William Jaye Johnson)

Can you image what this team would look like if the NBA didn’t have a cool off period in free agency signing. Who would have won the opening tip, alley opp master, and double- double 10 points-10 rebounds. DeAndre Jordan looked comfortable and fit right in place being back in Red, White, & Blue uniforms.

By halftime guard Chris Paul already racked up 10 assist to go along with Griffin 23 points and 67-43 led. The team just look in sync with egos checked at the door.  Clippers forward Josh Smith stole a pass and had open court but deferred to Griffin to have monster dunk. This type of play will have a profound effect on this team as they work through long season.

The 15, 889 fans didn’t get a chance to see Warriors MVP Stephen Curry play but better believe when they return on Thursday November 19th at 7:30pm. This will be a great barometer of how the team is playing as team and by then the second unit will have had more time to show can it be effect. This team will only go as far as the second unit can give the proper rest for the starters and bring in an energy that is need on an off night. This year the second unit consistent of Paul Pierce, Jamal Crawford, Austin Rivers, Josh Smith & Wesley Johnson to be first off the bench.

Opening night is one week away on Wednesday October 28th where the Clippers will travel to Sacramento to face the Kings at 7:00pm pt tip-off. Let’s get ready ClipperNation……..

PAC-12 INCORPORATE STUDENT-ATHLETES INTO VOTING GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

PAC-12 Conference 100 years of Champions
PAC-12 Conference 100 years of Champions
PAC-12 BECOMES FIRST MAJOR CONFERENCE TO INCORPORATE STUDENT-ATHLETES INTO VOTING GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE
Student-Athlete Leadership Team (SALT) is newest subgroup of the Pac-12 Council 
SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 Student-Athlete Leadership Team (SALT) is officially joining Pac-12 Athletics Directors, Faculty Athletics Representatives, and Senior Woman Administrators as the newest subgroup of the Pac-12 Council, the Conference announced today. The Pac-12 is the first major conference to formally integrate the student-athlete perspective into its official voting governance structure.
 
The addition of SALT to the Pac-12 Council follows an Oct. 2014 decision by the Pac-12 CEO Group – made up of the 12 Pac-12 presidents and chancellors – to include student-athletes in the formal governance process. That decision was part of the presidents and chancellors landmark reform package designed to better support student-athletes and provide a model for college athletics in the modern era.  
 
“As a group, we feel prepared and confident in our ability to provide meaningful input as we chart the future of the conference,” said Pac-12 SALT Chair Clare Wise of Colorado. “I am proud to be part of a conference that values the student-athlete perspective and works together to modernize college athletics.”
 
SALT will be made up of two student-athletes from each institution (total of 24), with 12 members attending every Pac-12 Council meeting. Its first meeting as a formal subgroup is on Oct. 21 in San Francisco, and then its members will join their respective delegations for the full Pac-12 Council meeting on Oct. 22
 
“We are proud to welcome these exceptional student-athletes as important representatives for our 7,000 Pac-12 student-athletes,” said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. “We’ve made significant progress in many important areas facing college sports over the past 18 months, but there is more work to do. The perspective from our student-athletes and their contribution to our policies and processes is critical as we push forward a bold agenda to address issues and preserve the best of college athletics.” 
 
In their meeting Wednesday, members of SALT will discuss issues and legislation relating to student-athlete welfare both at the conference and the NCAA level. In the council meetings Thursday, student-athletes will review Conference policies, procedures, and initiatives, and help cast their school’s vote. The four representatives from each school act as a delegation and have one vote in the Council voting process. 
 
SALT is made up of student-athletes who play 17 different sports and have 22 different academic majors. The student-athletes on SALT have had varied college experiences and backgrounds, have different grant-in-aid statuses, and are involved in various extracurricular activities. 
 
The Pac-12 Council serves under the direction of Pac-12 presidents and chancellors and is responsible for issues pertaining to academics, conducting the eligibility petition approval process, sport management and rules issues, Conference and NCAA legislation, and other matters delegated to it by the presidents and chancellors. The other three Council subgroups are the Athletics Directors Committee, the Faculty Athletics Representative Committee, and the Senior Woman Administrators Committee. 
 
Twelve members of SALT will attend the October Council meetings, and the other 12 will come to Pac-12 Council meetings held in the spring. 
 
Fast Facts about SALT:
•    SALT has 24 members, two from each Pac-12 institution
•    SALT is made up of student-athletes from 17 sports: eight men’s sports, eight women’s sports, and one combined sport
•    Sports with the most representation on SALT: women’s gymnastics (four), football (three), women’s soccer (two), and beach volleyball (two)
•    SALT’s class breakdown by athletic eligibility: nine seniors, 13 juniors, two sophomores
•    SALT gender breakdown: 10 men, 14 women
•    13 members of SALT are on full scholarships, seven are on partial scholarships, and four are walk-ons
•    SALT represents 22 different majors and seven different minors.
•    Two SALT members already have bachelor’s degrees and are pursing master’s degrees (one in communications, one in intercollegiate athletics leadership)
•    Four members of SALT are double-majors
•    Eight members of SALT have minors in addition to their majors
•    Nine SALT members are science majors (two kinesiology, one psychology, one public health, one biochemistry, one human biology, one exercise and sport science, one geography / environmental studies, one computer science)
•    Six SALT members are engineering majors (two mechanical, one aerospace, one chemical, one biological, one general)
•    Six SALT members are business majors (three finance, two general business administration, one management science)
•    Four members of SALT are communications majors (one public relations, one English, two communications)
•    Three members of SALT are social science majors (one legal studies, one American ethnic studies, one political science)
 
SALT Roster:
Casey Skowron: Arizona, Senior, Computer Science and Psychology, Football
McKenna Witt: Arizona, Junior, Public Health, Beach Volleyball 
Allie Salas: Arizona State, Senior, Biochemistry, Women’s Gymnastics
Matt Schneider: Arizona State, Junior, Aerospace Engineering, Wrestling
Taylor James: California, Senior, Legal Studies, Women’s Rowing
Joshua Lewis: California, Junior, Undeclared, Men’s Track and Field
Connor Winter: Colorado, Senior, Mechanical Engineering, Men’s Track and Field and Cross Country
Clare Wise: Colorado, Senior, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Alpine Skiing
Jayson Amos: Oregon, Junior, Business, Men’s Tennis
Alison Sharkey: Oregon, Senior, Public Relations, Women’s Lacrosse 
Malcolm Duvivier: Oregon State, Junior, Business Finance, Men’s Basketball
Silvia Colussi-Pelaez: Oregon State, Junior, Chemical Engineering, Women’s Gymnastics
Rollins Stallworth: Stanford, Fifth Year Senior, Master’s in Communication, Football
Rachel Daum: Stanford, Junior, Human Biology, Women’s Gymnastics
Aliea Clark: UCLA, Sophomore, Communications and Political Science, Women’s Golf
Patrick Woepse: UCLA, Redshirt Junior, Geography / Environmental Studies, Men’s Water Polo
Sara Hughes: USC, Junior, Business Administration, Beach Volleyball
Kayla Mills: USC, Junior, Communication, Women’s Soccer
Luis Macias: Utah, Junior, Undeclared, Men’s Swimming
Tanaeya Boclair: Utah, Sophomore, Exercise and Sport Science, Women’s Basketball
Deontae Cooper: Washington, Junior (athletically), Master’s in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership, Football
Faith Morrison: Washington, Junior, English, Women’s Gymnastics
Kelsie Taylor: Washington State, Senior, Kinesiology, Women’s Track and Field 
Alexis Thode: Washington State, Redshirt Junior, Kinesiology, Women’s Soccer
 
About the Pac-12 Conference:
The Conference has a tradition as the “Conference of Champions,” leading the nation in NCAA Championships in 50 of the last 55 years, with 478 NCAA team titles overall. The Conference comprises 12 leading U.S. universities: The University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Colorado, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, the University of Utah, the University of Washington and Washington State University.  For more information on the Conference’s programs, member institutions, and Commissioner Larry Scott, go to www.pac-12.com/conference.

MEMPHIS IS AUTONATION NATIONAL TEAM OF THE WEEK

FWAA AutoNation Team of the week
FWAA AutoNation Team of the week

MEMPHIS IS AUTONATION NATIONAL TEAM OF THE WEEK
Tigers roar back to extend winning streak to 13

DALLAS (FWAA) – The Memphis Tigers put an exclamation point on their first 6-0 start since 1961 with an offensive show against No. 12 Ole Miss, rallying from a 14-0 deficit to score the next 31 points in a 37-24 win in front of 60,241 at the Liberty Bowl. By extending their current win streak to 13 – the third-longest in the nation – the Tigers earned the AutoNation National Team of the Week honor for games of the weekend of Oct. 17.

Quarterback Paxton Lynch was the catalyst, completing 39-of-53 passes for 386 yards and three touchdowns. Memphis came up big on key plays, converting 12-of-20 third-downs as receiver Anthony Miller set a career-high with 10 receptions for 132 yards and a touchdown, and Mose Frazier caught eight passes for 83 yards and a touchdown.

Ole Miss scored on its first two possessions before the Memphis defense clamped down, holding the Rebels scoreless for 32:45, allowing the offense to register the 31-point run.

Memphis’ 13-game winning streak extends its all-time best for the program, whose previous record for consecutive wins was 10 during its undefeated 1938 season and also stretching through the 1960 and ’61 seasons.

“I think there was a time in the first quarter when they thought, ‘Maybe coach hasn’t been lying to us forever and we can do this,'” Memphis head coach Justin Fuente said. “I think there was a moment of realization today, but I’m not sure when it was. My message to the team was you don’t have to be better than you are. You don’t have to be someone you aren’t. The best ‘you’ is what we need.”

Other AutoNation National Team of the Week nominees for the weekend of Oct. 17 included:

Idaho (2-4): The Vandals earned a tip of the cap for overcoming a rugged travel schedule to win at Troy, 19-16, and snap a 24-game road losing streak. Due to mechanical issues, the team’s charter flight didn’t leave until 3:30 a.m. local time and arrived in Alabama at 9 a.m., just five hours before kickoff. Following breakfast and team meetings, the Vandals still had a one-hour bus ride to the stadium. Austin Rehkow booted four field goals, including the game-winning 19-yarder with 3:01 left.

Michigan State (7-0): The Spartans remained unbeaten in the most improbable fashion, scoring on a play that will be forever remembered and replayed in college football history as Jalen Watts-Jackson, a backup redshirt freshman used primarily on special teams, picked up a punter’s fumble and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown on the final play for a 27-23 win at arch-rival Michigan. Michigan State won a game it didn’t led until the final gun.

Utah State (4-2): The Aggies stayed undefeated in the Mountain West Conference, rolling to a 52-26 win over No. 21 Boise State by forcing with eight turnovers – seven in the first half – as USU controlled the game from the start to gain a 45-10 halftime lead. Utah State has now won 12 in a row at home.

As part of AutoNation’s history of charitable involvement, AutoNation will donate $1,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) in the University of Memphis’ name. This charitable college football initiative culminates with the AutoNation Cure Bowl, a new post-season NCAA football game that kicks off bowl season at the Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Fla., and will be aired by CBS Sports Network. The aptly named AutoNation Cure Bowl also serves as a fund raiser for the BCRF, CharityWatch’s only A+ rated breast cancer organization in the country.

“We want to celebrate the very best of college football, while also helping to raise awareness for the importance of finding a cure for cancer,” says AutoNation CMO Marc Cannon. “This season-long partnership with the FWAA, leading up to the AutoNation Cure Bowl, puts a spotlight on a cause that we’re determined to tackle.”

“In our 75th season of existence, this a marvelous platform to get our players and the team of the week series excellent exposure as well as helping AutoNation in its effort to fight cancer and contribute to the educational funds of deserving student-athletes,” said FWAA 2015 President Lee Barfknecht of the Omaha World-Herald. “It is very exciting to be able to help our organization as well as others in this splendid effort.”

The Football Writers Association of America has named a national team of the week since the 2002 season. This is the first season AutoNation has presented the award. Members of the FWAA All-America Committee decide the weekly honor. Each remaining Monday during the 2015 college football regular season, the FWAA will name a National Team of the Week. Members of the FWAA All-America Committee decide the weekly honor.

AutoNation is also the presenting sponsor of the FWAA’s national offensive and defensive players of the week  announced each Tuesday, the 2015 FWAA All-America Team and the 75th Anniversary FWAA All-America Team. The 2015 AutoNation FWAA All-America Team will be announced at the AutoNation Cure Bowl on Dec. 19.

About AutoNation, Inc.:
AutoNation is transforming the automotive retail industry through bold leadership. We deliver a peerless automotive retail experience through our customer-focused sales and service processes. Owning and operating 293 new vehicle franchises, which sell 35 new vehicle brands across 15 states, AutoNation is America’s largest automotive retailer, with state-of-the-art operations and the ability to leverage economies of scale that benefit the customer. As an indication of our leadership position in our industry, AutoNation is a component of the S&P 500 Index.

About the AutoNation Cure Bowl:
The AutoNation Cure Bowl a new post-season NCAA football game whose net proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The AutoNation Cure Bowl takes place December 19 at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, and will be broadcast by CBS Sports Network. The bowl is scheduled to involve teams from the American Athletic and Sun Belt conferences.

About the Football Writers Association of America:
Founded in 1941, the FWAA consists of 1,400 men and women who cover college football. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas that include game-day operations, major awards and its annual All-America team. For more information about the FWAA and its award programs, contact Steve Richardson at tiger@fwaa.com.

2015 AutoNation National Teams of the Week
• Weekend of Sept. 5: Temple Owls
• Weekend of Sept. 12: Toledo Rockets
• Weekend of Sept. 19: Ole Miss Rebels
• Weekend of Sept. 26: Utah Utes
• Weekend of Oct. 3: Florida Gators
• Weekend of Oct. 10: Texas Longhorns
• Weekend of Oct. 17: Memphis Tigers

PAC-12 ANNOUNCES FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Pac-12 Logos of Pac-12 North, Pac-12 South
Pac-12 Logos of Pac-12 North, Pac-12 South
Pac-12 Player of Week Mccafferey (Courtesy Photo Stanford Athletics)
Pac-12 Player of Week Christian McCaffrey (Courtesy Photo Stanford Athletics)

SAN FRANCISCO – Running back Christian McCaffrey of STANFORD, safety Shalom Luani of WASHINGTON STATE and punter Tim White of ARIZONA STATE have been named offensive, defensive and special teams Pac-12 Players of the Week in football.

 

McCaffrey, a sophomore running back from Castle Rock, Colo., set a school-record 243 yards rushing (none negative) on 25 carries (9.7 avg) in three quarters of action in Stanford’s 56-35 win over UCLA. McCaffrey tied the Cardinal record with four rushing touchdowns (9, 28, 70 and 6 yards). His 369 all-purpose yards (243 rushing, 4 receiving, 122 kick return) are the most by any FBS player this season and was 10 yards short of the school record.

 

Luani, a junior safety from Masausi, American Samoa, recorded a game-high 11 tackles, eight solo, with two interceptions and a pass breakup in Washington State’s 52-31 win over Oregon State. His first interception late in the fourth quarter was returned 84 yards for a touchdown, the Cougars only points of the second half and the first pick-six for WSU since 2013. Luani added a second interception on Oregon State’s next possession to seal the victory for the Crimson and Gray. He became the fourth Pac-12 player this season with two interceptions in a game and recorded the longest interception for a touchdown in the Conference this year.

 

White, a redshirt junior kick returner and wide receiver from Santa Clarita, Calif., recorded 169 kick return yards on four returns (42.5 avg), including a 100-yard touchdown return in the road loss to then-No. 4 Utah. His 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown with less than five minutes to play in the first quarter was the Sun Devils’ first since 2012, and the first for White. His kick return was the seventh 100-yard kick return for a touchdown and 10th 100-yard return (interceptions and kick returns) in school history.

Also nominated for Offensive Player of the Week: Jared Baker, RB, ARIZ; Shay Fields, WR, COLO; Seth Collins, QB, OSU; Travis Wilson, QB, UTAH; Dom Williams, WR, WSU; Also nominated for Defensive Player of the Week; DeForest Buckner, DE, ORE; Alijah Holder, CB, STAN; Gionni Paul, LB, UTAH; Also nominated for Special Teams Player of the Week: Bralon Addison, KR, ORE; Victor Bolden, WR/KR, OSU; Christian McCaffrey, RB, STAN, Andy Phillips, K, UTAH

2015 Pac-12 Players of the Week

Week                           Offensive                                 Defensive                                Special Teams

Sept. 7                        Josh Rosen, UCLA                  Justin Thomas, UTAH              Dante Pettis, WASH

Sept. 14                      Luke Falk, WSU                       Gionni Paul, UTAH                   Bralon Addison, ORE

Sept. 21                      Kevin Hogan, STAN                 Kenneth Olugbode, COLO        Cory Butler-Byrd, UTAH

Sept. 28                      Travis Wilson, UTAH                Kyle Kragen, CAL                    Tom Hackett, UTAH

Oct. 5                          Mike Bercovici, ASU                Stefan McClure, CAL               Matt Haack, ASU

Oct. 12                        Devontae Booker, UTAH         Travis Feeney, WASH              Tom Hackett, UTAH

Oct. 19                        Christian McCaffrey, STAN      Shalom Luani, WSU                 Tim White, ASU

LA High Spoils Dorsey Homecoming

16 Oct 2015: LA High Running Back Elijah Thompson (2) eyeing defender Earl Nevils (20) during Homecoming game against Dorsey. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)
16 Oct 2015: LA High Running Back Elijah Thompson (2) eyeing defender Earl Nevils (20) during Homecoming game against Dorsey. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)
16 Oct 2015: LA High  Running Back Justin Rogers (24)  listening to Coach Scott during Homecoming game against Dorsey. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)
16 Oct 2015: LA High Running Back Justin Rogers (24) listening to Coach Scott during Homecoming game against Dorsey. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)

Los Angeles, Ca – Next year schools will know not to schedule the LA High Romans for their homecoming game. Thus far this year LA High have spoiled Coliseum foes Crenshaw & Dorsey in back to back weeks homecoming. Head Coach Eric Scott has his team performing at a high level now with a record of 7-0 this season.

LA High defeated Dorsey 34-21 in a great battle at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Romans were able to create three turnovers and capitalized with points on the scoreboard. The first fumble of the game happened earlier in second quarter by Dorsey, that lead to a touchdown 14-7 with 11:47 in the half.

Dorsey fumbles again giving LA High the ball back on short field from 14yard line but penalty place ball back to 35 yard line 10:26 second quarter. LA High was able to get points after the turnover with a 30 yard TD catch by LeJon Shaw(3) to make game LA 20 Dorsey 7 with 9:00 left.

 16 Oct 2015: LA High  Quarterback Kaymen Cureton (1) behind his blocking during Homecoming game against Dorsey. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)
16 Oct 2015: LA High Quarterback Kaymen Cureton (1) behind his blocking during Homecoming game against Dorsey. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)

This team always looks to take advantage of their opportunities when teams make a mistake. Roman quarterback  Kaymen Cureton showed off his arm and his legs finishing of a drive with 1 yard QB sneak with 5:08 minutes before half  that was 28-7 ball game. The defense  was able to get a great goal line stand to keep Dorsey out end zone to end the half and stop any momentum for second half.

The game plan was perfect but on opening drive LA High fumbled to give Dorsey some hope. Defender Marquette Jackson scooped and scored for the Dons to bring game to 28-14 in third quarter. It was in second half last week that LA High lost focus for few plays. Few drives later when LA High was knocking on door to score again when Safety Ezekiel Hunt intercepted a Cureton pass in end zone. The Dons were not able to turn that into points

 16 Oct 2015: Dorsey Safety Ezekiel Hunt   (24) on his interception run during Homecoming game against LA High. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)
16 Oct 2015: Dorsey Safety Ezekiel Hunt (24) on his interception run during Homecoming game against LA High. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)

The Romans are now in the driver seat to capturing the Coliseum League title if they can stay injury free. They will travel to Locke on October 23rd at 7pm. The Dons will host Manual Arts on October 23rd at Jackie Robinson Stadium 7pm.

 16 Oct 2015: LA High Running back Justin Rogers (24) on touchdown run during Homecoming game against Dorsey. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)
16 Oct 2015: LA High Running back Justin Rogers (24) on touchdown run during Homecoming game against Dorsey. (Photo by Jevone Moore / Full Image 360)

 

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Keep It Up

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Philippians 4:9

God gives us great opportunity each year to learn valuable lessons. Many situations are placed in front of us to see how we will handle them, and allow ourselves to see exactly what we are made of.

Reflecting back on this year, have you learned anything? Have you seen God come through for you? Are you stronger? Have you grow spiritually?

As you go through life, don’t forget to take all of the valuable things you’ve learned along with you. Sometimes we tend to forget how far God has brought us and the things He has brought us through! Let’s not allow that to be true for us any longer…

I encourage you as you move forward each day, to keep up the good work! Keep praising God! Keep reminding yourself of His faithfulness! Keep pressing in! Keep forgiving! Keep trusting! Keep loving! Keep seeing yourself and others through His eyes! …and above all.. Keep the faith!

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