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
football teams as they enter the 2006 season.
Both prep football teams from
Redlands are heading out of state to start
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.
Redlands was supposed to play Glades
Central, but Glades backed out because of a scheduling conflict.
Redlands will stay at the Walt Disney
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
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