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May 17, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
Cross-town football rivals will team up next month when players and coaches from three high schools sponsor a carnival aimed at raising money for their cash-strapped programs. The Tri-School Fair will take place June 3-5 and is being organized by football teams from Irvine, Woodbridge and University high schools. The teams are fierce competitors on the field, but boosters said that all three need money.
When team manager Mike Toothman is feeling daring, he tries to draw opposing football teams offside by faking a beat against the large bass drum on the sideline near the line of scrimmage. Sometimes the defense falls for it and is quickly penalized. But since few of the players can hear the officials' whistles, the play is usually completed anyway.
February 14, 1996 | Times News Services
The City Council agreed Tuesday to form a committee to lure a professional football team to Los Angeles and will broaden the panel to include members of other key groups. The council panel, to be known as the Ad Hoc Sports Franchise Committee, also will negotiate for other professional sports teams, according to Council President John Ferraro. The unanimous decision came after the council urged Mayor Richard Riordan to step up his efforts last week. Last year, Riordan formed Football L.A.
November 21, 1997
Frederic Rosen, the president and chief executive officer of Ticketmaster Corp. and a onetime skeptic about the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum's chances of bringing football back to the city, announced Thursday that he is joining the partnership group in that effort. "Clearly, events have happened that make this project possible," Rosen said in an interview, specifically citing the approval of a downtown sports arena. "When I was asked by the mayor to head Football L.A., I . . .
Everett Macy, who joined the Cleveland High staff last fall to resurrect the track program, also has been hired to coach the football team, the school announced Wednesday. Macy, 47, succeeds Steve Landress, who resigned at the end of last season and remains at the school as the junior-varsity baseball coach. Cleveland stumbled to an 0-8-1 record last fall and forfeited its first-round playoff game in the City Section 4-A Division playoffs because of injuries and academic ineligibilities.
February 17, 2012 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Undefeated" presents itself as a look at a single season in the life of a striving high school football team in impoverished North Memphis, Tenn., but really it's about so much more. Like all memorable sports documentaries — and this Oscar-nominated film is definitely one of those — "Undefeated" is really an examination not of how games are won and lost but how lives are lived, how young people faced with daunting challenges come to see, often in the most dramatic fashion, what is important going forward and what is not. "If you think football builds character, it does not," Bill Courtney, the volunteer coach central to the success of both the film and the Manassas High School team shrewdly observes.
September 11, 1991
First-Team Offense Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Yr.
June 15, 1999 | SCOTT MOE
It's not the NFL, but professional football is back in Los Angeles. The Arena Football League's Los Angeles franchise unveiled its name, the Avengers, and logo Monday at a news conference next to the still-under-construction Staples Center, where the team will play its home games beginning in April 2000. The logo is a blue-and-gold, futuristic-looking knight with a red outline. The team's helmets will be red with the logo on it.
July 27, 1999 | PAUL McLEOD
Jesse Gomez has been named interim football coach at Santa Ana High, Athletic Director Frank Alvarado said Monday. He replaces Mark Miller, who resigned Friday to become an assistant football coach and math teacher at Mission Viejo. Gomez, who graduated from Santa Ana in 1991, was a lineman at Santa Ana College and USC, where he played in the 1994 Cotton Bowl and the 1995 Rose Bowl. He has taught physical science and been an assistant football coach at Santa Ana for two years.
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