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NOTEBOOK / GARY KLEIN : Cream of State Football Crop to Battle at Citrus

July 21, 1994|GARY KLEIN

Lineman Pene Talamaiveo of Ganesha, running back Rodney Sermons of Bishop Amat and defensive back Kenny Haslip of Muir will participate for the South team Saturday night in the 43rd annual Shrine all-star football game at Citrus College.

The game, which serves as a fund-raiser for the Shriner's Hospital, features 64 of the best recently graduated high school players from California.

Tom Hoak of Eisenhower is the coach of the South, which leads the series, 21-16. There have been five ties.

The South will be trying to avenge a 28-23 loss last year.

The 6-foot-3, 275-pound Talamaiveo will attend Utah in the fall. The 6-foot, 185-pound Sermons and 5-10, 170-pound Haslip will attend USC.

This is the first time the Shrine game will be played at Citrus. The past two games were at Veterans Stadium after a long history at the Coliseum and the Rose Bowl.

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The West defeated the East, 21-20, to win the 15th annual Hall of Fame all-star football game last week at Citrus College.

The West, coached by Don MacKinnon of Arroyo, won for the second year in a row, the first time in the history of the series that it has done so. The East leads the series, 8-5-2.

The East's Justin Ventura, an all-state kicker from Claremont High, missed a 50-yard field-goal attempt with 15 seconds left.

West quarterback Gabe Agredano of Arroyo completed 15 of 25 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns, but had three passes intercepted.

East quarterback Miguel Meriwether of West Covina completed nine of 23 passes for 153 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 50 yards and two touchdowns in nine carries.

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A football coaching clinic open to coaches of all levels will be staged Saturday at Pasadena City College.

The clinic, sponsored by the National Football Foundation, will feature several speakers from the high school and college levels.

The program is free and begins at 8 a.m. in the PCC cafeteria.

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The Foothill-Citrus Officials Assn. is seeking people interested in becoming football officials for the upcoming high school season.

Officials must be available to work games played Thursdays and Fridays at 3:15 p.m.

The group will have its first meeting Aug. 23 at West Covina High.

Information: (818) 964-9445.

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