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.
February 8, 1985 |
Don Markham is a football coach with a game plan for life. He left Colton High in San Bernardino County a year ago to become an assistant coach at Pierce College. From Pierce he wanted to move on to a small college, then to a major college. This week, Markham made a detour in his quest by accepting a position as coach at Bishop Amat High in La Puente. While a return to the prep level may be a step in reverse for Markham, it may be even a worse setback for Bishop Amat's opponents.
September 1, 2011 |
It's time for another high school football season to begin. Here are some story lines to follow: The old warriors keep coaching Four coaches in their 70s are receiving Social Security checks and showing their players how to love the game while staying young at heart. Bill Redell of Westlake Village Oaks Christian, Bob Burt of Hacienda Heights Wilson, Marijon Ancich of Santa Fe Springs St. Paul and Don Markham of Compton have experienced their share of retirement parties and Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.
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 16, 2002 |
It looks as if Don Markham, the coach who garnered national attention last season by calling his Rialto High football players "a bunch of jerks," has found a more conscientious and agreeable bunch in his return to Bloomington. The Bruins ended a 10-game losing streak Friday by rolling over Colton, 40-14, in Markham's first game at Bloomington since 1997. Glennard Williams had 242 yards and scored three touchdowns running out of Markham's trademark double-wing formation.