July 23, 2002 |
Don Markham has begun a second stint as Bloomington High's football coach after the Colton Unified School District approved his hiring as a replacement for Stewart Roper, who resigned several weeks ago after inconsistencies were discovered on his resume. Markham, who led Bloomington to Southern Section titles in 1994, '96 and '97, had expressed interest in coaching the Bruins again after Robert Kistner resigned in April.
November 8, 2001 |
Rialto High's football team is assured of its second-ever winning season, but its coach says he isn't proud. The Knights are in position to win their first football league title in the school's 10-year history, but their coach says he doesn't care. Rialto could make a run at the Southern Section Division I title, but its coach says it wouldn't matter.
December 9, 1994 |
The final scores are staggering: 86-8, 84-0, 70-0, 66-8, 62-9. No, these are not the results of a college all-star basketball team playing against grammar school students. They are a sample of victories posted by the Bloomington High football team this season. The Bruins, who conclude their record-setting season tonight at 7:30 at La Mirada High in the Southern Section Division VIII championship game, have created a stir in their small community near Fontana.
October 7, 1994 |
Take a look at Don Markham's bare-bones playbook at Bloomington Highand you figure he played too many games wearing a leather helmet. Seven plays. Drawn on a yellow legal pad. Four of them runs, two of which are called 90% of the time. Two tight ends. Double-wing. Running isn't everything, it's darned near the only thing with Markham. "From the very beginning, I found that if you're going to throw the ball, you can't always count on the guy throwing it or the guy catching it," Markham said.
September 27, 1985 |
Bishop Amat, the high school that produced Pat Haden and Paul McDonald, is now proud to present . . . A running game? "I personally couldn't believe when we picked a running coach to come here," senior quarterback Rick Carter said. "I didn't think, from all the coaches they had to choose from, that they would go with someone like this. "It's strange when you're a junior and you're starting and you're throwing the ball a lot.
September 14, 1985 |
Eric Bieniemy proved Friday night that ball-control offense does not have to be boring. Unveiling the same kind of run-oriented offense that he became known for at Colton and L.A. Baptist high schools, Don Markham's debut as coach at La Puente Bishop Amat was a success, thanks mainly to Bieniemy's 198 yards and three touchdowns, as the Lancers defeated Riverside Rubidoux, 31-0, at Rubidoux in the season opener. A success, yes, but not necessarily a complete success.