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October 9, 1994 | CHARLES SMITH
No more Mr. Nice Guy. That is the attitude that Jefferson High football coaches have instilled in standout defensive tackle Eboni Wilson. Though Wilson, at 6-2, 240 pounds, is built like a grizzly bear, his friendly demeanor can be likened more to that of bear of the teddy variety. This doesn't seem an appropriate mind-set for a player whose assignment is to destroy whatever gets in his way. "He's a very nice, well-mannered young man," former assistant coach Rodney Webber said.
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June 28, 2005 | David Zucchino, Times Staff Writer
It took a lifetime for Eboni Wilson to build a reputation, and just a few hours to lose it. The son of drug addicts, Wilson grew up poor and rootless in South Los Angeles. He lived in a garage, stole food and a car, and witnessed killings and robberies. Wilson, now 28, turned his life around after winning a football scholarship to Washington State University. He played in the Rose Bowl, and earned bachelor's and master's degrees and a doctorate in education.
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June 28, 2005 | David Zucchino, Times Staff Writer
It took a lifetime for Eboni Wilson to build a reputation, and just a few hours to lose it. The son of drug addicts, Wilson grew up poor and rootless in South Los Angeles. He lived in a garage, stole food and a car, and witnessed killings and robberies. Wilson, now 28, turned his life around after winning a football scholarship to Washington State University. He played in the Rose Bowl, and earned bachelor's and master's degrees and a doctorate in education.
NEWS
October 9, 1994 | CHARLES SMITH
No more Mr. Nice Guy. That is the attitude that Jefferson High football coaches have instilled in standout defensive tackle Eboni Wilson. Though Wilson, at 6-2, 240 pounds, is built like a grizzly bear, his friendly demeanor can be likened more to that of bear of the teddy variety. This doesn't seem an appropriate mind-set for a player whose assignment is to destroy whatever gets in his way. "He's a very nice, well-mannered young man," former assistant coach Rodney Webber said.
NEWS
September 4, 1994
COACH: Hank Johnson, 20th year. 1993 RECORD: 5-3 in Southeastern Conference; 7-4 overall. OUTLOOK: The Bulldogs will be led by running back Isaac Hatley and defensive tackle Eboni Wilson. Jefferson faces the annual problem of fielding a small team. TOP RETURNING PLAYERS NAME SIZE POS. YR Isaac Hatley 5-8/160 RB Sr Eboni Wilson 6-3/245 DT/FB Sr Yesfi Olivo 5-11/230 OG/MLB Sr Stevie Williams 5-8/150 WR/CB Sr TOP NEWCOMERS NAME SIZE POS.
NEWS
September 4, 1994
* Ranking, league and 1993 record Comment 1.Loyola, Del Rey: 8-4-0 Time to open trophy case 2.Dorsey, Pacific: 10-4-0 Always in the hunt 3.Bell Gardens, Almont: 9-3-1 Solid, if not spectacular 4.Jefferson, Eastern: 7-4-0 Ready to make stretch run 5.Garfield, Eastern: 11-2-0 Strong up front 6.Crenshaw, Pacific: 4-7-0 Burning rubber 7.Locke, Eastern: 5-2-1 A Sirr thing 8.Manual Arts, Metro: 4-7-1 Adds passing attack 9.Fremont, Eastern: 11-3-0 Moves up in class 10.
NEWS
December 11, 1994
OFFENSE Name: Jeff Deno Jr.
SPORTS
February 1, 1995 | Prep Editor Eric Shepard
Today is the start of the national signing period for football. This is a partial list of top local players who have declared their college choice. The list was compiled by prep editor Eric Shepard. Player School Pos. Ht. Wt.
NEWS
January 29, 1995 | REGGIE MEADOWS and SEAN WATERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Michael Granville of Bell Gardens High, who had the fastest high school time in the 800 meters last year, has entered the Open 500 at the Sunkist Invitational indoor track meet Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Granville, a junior, will be running against Danny Harris, who ran 48.13 to win the silver medal in the 1984 Olympic Games 400-meter hurdles. Harris, who is rated 10th in the world by Track And Field News, ran 48.18 in the 400 hurdles at Laussane, Switzerland.
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December 25, 1994 | KIRBY LEE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It took a lot of hard work for the Bell High football team to win its first City Section title in the 3-A final Dec. 9. But Coach Henry Santiago said raising funds to purchase championship rings will be a much more difficult task. Santiago is seeking sponsors to purchase rings for 64 players at a cost of $150 each. "It's traditional to have a ring when you win a City championship, but about 80% of our players cannot afford it " Santiago said. "This is an enormous undertaking.
NEWS
February 5, 1995 | REGGIE MEADOWS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fourteen Central City football players signed with Division I schools Wednesday, including Locke running back Sirr Parker, who announced he will attend Texas A&M. Parker, one of the nation's most sought-after running backs, also considered offers from USC, UCLA, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Washington, and Arizona. Parker, a 6-foot, 185 pound senior, narrowed his choices to Washington and Texas A&M before announcing his decision Wednesday.
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January 8, 1995 | REGGIE MEADOWS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jefferson High lost one of its most famous alumni when actor Woody Strode died in his sleep Dec. 31 at Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora. Strode was 80. The cause of death was unknown, but he had been found to have lung cancer, according to family members. The former UCLA football star, who also played for the Los Angeles Rams in the 1940s, grew up in Los Angeles near the Coliseum.
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