Redlands Heads Out of State

Redlands High School meets Pine Castle Christian Academy of Orlando on Friday in the Kaylee Scholarship Association (KSA) Walt Disney Classic.

Sandals and suntan lotion are required for two Inland Empire football teams as they enter the 2006 season.

 

Both prep football teams from Redlands are heading out of state to start the season.

 

Redlands High School meets Pine Castle Christian Academy of Orlando on Friday in the Kaylee Scholarship Association (KSA) Walt Disney Classic. 

 

The game is at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla.

 

Redlands coach Jim Walker doesn't know quite what to expect from Pine Castle Christian. ``I think they're a basketball power that didn't play football until about three years ago,'' Walker said. ``Now they're trying to make a name in football.''

 

Redlands has been playing either rugby or football since the turn of the 20th century, winning a state rugby title in 1902 and a CIF-Southern Section football title in 1961.

 

 The Terriers have 28 seniors led by All-San Bernardino County defensive back Ryan Counce, as well as quarterback Coy Glass, linebacker Brandon Phillips and offensive lineman Brant Martinez (6-6, 292). Walker thought this trip would be a nice treat for the seniors and so the team raised money through fund-raising.

 

Originally Redlands was supposed to play Glades Central, but Glades backed out because of a scheduling conflict. Redlands will stay at the Walt Disney Resort.

 

While Redlands is in Florida soaking up the sunshine and running its new pistol offense, crosstown Redlands East Valley will prepare for its trip to Hawaii. The Wildcats, the favorite to repeat as Citrus Belt League champions, meet Kamehameha High School Sept. 8 in Honolulu. ``They won the state title two years ago and finished fourth last year, so it will be a good test for us,'' Wildcats coach Kurt Bruich said. ``It will be like
playing one of our Catholic teams.'' Bruich and athletic director Rhonda Fouch set up the trip. Fouch was a star athlete at the
University of Redlands who prepped at Kamehameha. Fouch's son, Ronnie, is the Wildcats quarterback. He is one of the top-rated quarterbacks in California, bound for the University of Washington in '07 on a full ride.

 

John Fouch, Ronnie's father, played quarterback at Arizona State University and the University of Redlands. REV also is led by wide receiver Chris Polk, linebacker Andre Ferguson and defensive linemen Justin Marquez and Quentin Toailoa (6-5, 260). Toailoa, a junior, is a junior transfer from league rival Rialto.

 


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