September 29, 1993
DaShon Polk didn't exactly relish his night in the trenches. Polk, an All-City Section linebacker from Taft High who also plays fullback, was inserted at center during last week's 49-14 victory over Monroe because of an injury to teammate Joey Rothman. The verdict? "He snapped the ball," Taft Coach Troy Starr said with a laugh. "He went after some people, but they weren't always the right people. He said he likes being a running back." Rothman is expected to play Friday night at Kennedy.
January 26, 1995
Taft High School defensive star Dashon Polk said Wednesday he has made a verbal commitment to play football for the University of Arizona. Polk, the Northwest Valley Conference Player of the Year, said that Arizona "felt right" for him. He said that Arizona plans to use him at strong safety. "Arizona is the best choice for me," Polk said. "I like the style of their defense and feel that I can fit in there." Polk canceled his recruiting trip to Hawaii.
November 10, 1998
Growing up in Pacoima, DaShon Polk discovered he could use football as his ticket to a free college education. The former Taft High defensive standout is taking full advantage. As a starting outside linebacker for ninth-ranked Arizona, Polk recorded four tackles, including two for losses, as the Wildcats downed Washington State, 41-7, last Saturday. Arizona is 9-1 overall, 5-1 in the Pacific 10 Conference, and Polk has 44 tackles this season, including 10 for losses.
November 27, 1994 |
Dons defensive back Antwain Wilson intercepted a pass and raced untouched down the sideline for a 65-yard touchdown as time expired to defeat Taft, 26-20, in a 4-A Division quarterfinal on Wednesday. Dorsey (10-2) advances to the semifinals next week against Crenshaw. Trailing 20-7 with only five minutes to play, Dorsey scored twice to tie the score.
January 7, 1998 |
Sedric Hurns loves to talk, but one look at his helmet shows all that needs to be said about his contributions to the Taft High football team. Covered with nicks and scratches, Hurns' helmet is a testament of playing four years on the varsity for the Toreadors. Hurns' statistics were not explosive, but his value to the Toreadors could not be underestimated.
November 19, 1993
Anybody got a Thomas Bros. Guide? It takes one to track the roadways traveled by quarterback Brian Shubin, who has attended four high schools in three years and three schools in less than a year. Shubin spent his freshman year at Camarillo High, transferred to Thousand Oaks as a sophomore, then transferred to Canyon as a junior. Four weeks ago, Shubin and his family moved to Woodland Hills, where he enrolled at Taft.