The difference between a high school game in Redlands and any other Citrus Belt League game is that the visitor still has to wait in line to buy a ticket
The difference between a
high school game in Redlands and any other Citrus Belt League
game is that the visitor still has to wait in line to buy a ticket. The
crowds are big at the University of Redlands. This year those fans may
well be rewarded with extra games that go deep into the playoffs.
Redlands enters CBL play with a perfect
Friday night, the
Terriers hammerd Chino Hills Ayala in every phase of the game. On the
opening drive they converted a 4th and 6 at their own 44 yardline with an
audible from punt formation. Kicker Ryan Counce took advantage of the Bulldog
alignment and raced to the Ayala 8 yard line. Coy Glass, who is the second
best quarterback in the city of Redlands, next to REV's Ronnie Fouch, put
the game away with a 14 yard pass to Cody Smith. Glass may be Avis to
Fouch 's Hertz, but the 6'2", 217 lb. senior is well deserving
of college scouts' attention. He showed off a rocket arm, quick feet
and great poise in finding Smith along the backside of endzone on a deep
crossing pattern. This was not Glass's only big play of the
night. He was a model of consistency for the whole game.
Redlands has a tough inside running
game with Jeff Duran carrying the rock (81 yards on 13 carries). They
have an excellent corps of receivers in Smith, Cory Ham, and Ryan
Counce. Counce is no doubt the best overall athlete on
The defense rounds out a
well balanced and well coached team. They held Ayala to -1 yard in 17
attempts. Linebacker Brandon Phillips is the 'Janitor' for this
bunch. He seems to clean up on every play and certainly is responsible for
'putting out the lights' with big hits.
The final score was
48-14. Ayala scored late in the first half with 44 yard bomb and in the
second half when they recovered a ball in the end zone.
Fans had better get to
the University of Redlands early next week.
Redlands is primed and ready for next
week's showdown with intra city rival, RedlandsEastValley. REV lost a scorcher to
Upland 48-37. At one time they were down
. REV has plenty of fire
power. Ronnie Fouch has already signed to go to the
University of Washington. But Glass has the talent to stay
with the REV quarterback. Redlands may well have a slight
advantage on defense and in the running game. If
Redlands can beat REV, the Terriers will
have a chance to do go undefeated in the regular season. They have not
done this since the Beach Boys and the Beatles were still in high school.
This game will be
somebody's Gettysburg. It will decide the whole
CBL season as much as Gettysburg decided the Civil War.
The season will go on as the war did, but the drama will be over. The winner
will wear Snow White's crown. Call the loser 'Doc' and distribute the
other Dwarf's names of Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, and
Grumpy to, Fontana, Carter,
Rialto, Miller, and