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December 9, 1990 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The High Desert Football League always conducted business on the ragged edge, somewhere between an organization and just several hundred really heavy men looking for a reason to plow into someone. It was referred to as a semipro league, but that was not the case at all, not any more than a man who pays you $100 a month to mow your lawn has the right to call himself a professional landscaper. But those days are mostly gone.
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December 9, 1990 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The High Desert Football League always conducted business on the ragged edge, somewhere between an organization and just several hundred really heavy men looking for a reason to plow into someone. It was referred to as a semipro league, but that was not the case at all, not any more than a man who pays you $100 a month to mow your lawn has the right to call himself a professional landscaper. But those days are mostly gone.
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January 3, 1988 | JEFF MEYERS and Los Angeles Times, Times Staff Writer
Jim Lott muttered to himself. Another snafu, but not totally unexpected. Playing football in Mexico was never without its problems. So, when Lott and his team of Los Angeles semi-pro football players arrived in Tijuana for a friendly game against the local muchachos , Lott was upset but not surprised that the high school field was being used for a soccer game.
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January 3, 1988 | JEFF MEYERS and Los Angeles Times, Times Staff Writer
Jim Lott muttered to himself. Another snafu, but not totally unexpected. Playing football in Mexico was never without its problems. So, when Lott and his team of Los Angeles semi-pro football players arrived in Tijuana for a friendly game against the local muchachos , Lott was upset but not surprised that the high school field was being used for a soccer game.
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November 18, 1991
The Orange County Cowboys semipro football team defeated the California Wolves of the San Fernando Valley, 27-15, Sunday in a High Desert Football League Coastal Division wild-card game at Buena Park High School. The Cowboys (8-5) will play the West Los Angeles Falcons in a Coastal Division semifinal game at 1 p.m. Sunday at Los Angeles Washington High School.
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September 26, 1987 | SEAN WATERS
The California Wolves of the semipro High Desert Football League have lost two starting defensive players to the NFL and Coach John Bowker expects at least two more players to leave the team. Linebacker Mark Korff signed with the San Francisco 49ers and cornerback Gerald Daniels signed with the Rams, Bowker said. Korff, who was the High Desert League's defensive player of the year, played at Kennedy High and Valley College. NFL teams are signing non-union athletes to play in games Oct.
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September 25, 1991 | JEFF MEYERS
Does the emergence of a new L.A.-area semipro football league bother Jim Lott? "I've seen seven leagues go under," said Lott, who founded the High Desert Football League 55 years ago. "They always make fun of us, but the next year, they're not in business and we are." Lott, 86, has taken several potshots from Bo Brooks, who pulled his Ventura County Cardinals out of the HDFL after the 1989 season and started the Southern California Football League.
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December 19, 1990 | RICH TOSCHES
The Burbank Bandits capped a perfect season with a 16-14 victory over the West Los Angeles Falcons in the championship game of the High Desert Football League. The Bandits built a 13-0 lead early in the first half Sunday but the Falcons scored twice in the second quarter to take a 14-13 halftime lead. But with seven seconds remaining, Carlos Majilla kicked a 26-yard field goal to give the Bandits the victory. Burbank (13-0) had beaten the Falcons, 26-7, during the regular season.
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December 14, 1990
For weeks Cal State Northridge football coaches have been under the impression they were losing their top three tailbacks--seniors Albert Fann, Victor DeVaughn and Oscar Pittman. According to DeVaughn, they were wrong. He says he was a member of the Eastern Utah football team in 1986, but that he didn't play. After sitting out a season, he spent the 1988 and '89 seasons at Grossmont College before transferring to CSUN.
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April 1, 1989 | JEFF MEYERS,, Times Staff Writer
Attention semi-retired football players who haven't lost their lust for the game: Dig out the shoulder pads, shine up the cleats and kick the cat out of the helmet. Bob Faeber wants you. Faeber, 35, owner of Action Buick in North Hollywood and a longtime semipro football player, needs a team to play in the Arctic Bowl on May 21. And in answer to your immediate question, no, it isn't called the Arctic Bowl because it's sponsored by an antifreeze company.
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November 16, 1989 | SEAN WATERS
Shon Tarver came close to signing an early letter-of-intent, but the midnight Tuesday deadline passed without the Santa Clara basketball star making a decision. "I wanted to sign with one school and then I changed my mind and wanted to sign with another," Tarver said. "I felt if I make a decision now I would be rushing it and this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience." Tarver, a guard who averaged 22.
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November 14, 1986 | RICH TOSCHES, Times Staff Writer
Bernie Cason, the California Wolves' free safety, had just picked off a pass and was forced out of bounds. As he trotted back towards the bench, all of the fans in the Bell High School bleachers--about 200 of them--rose to their feet. Cason's chest swelled. "Usually no one cheers for anything in this league," he said. "Usually, no one's there to cheer. So when they got up like that after my interception, I was feeling pretty proud of myself.
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