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December 8, 1992
School: Rancho Alamitos High Sport: Football Position: Running back Class: Senior After the regular season, Byrd was the leading scorer in Orange County but only the second-leading rusher. Saturday against Lompoc in a Division VII semifinal, he proved he was second to no one. By rushing for 328 yards in the Vaqueros' 21-7 victory, Byrd broke the county's single-season rushing record by more than 100 yards. With one game remaining--against Sunny Hills for the division title--Byrd has 2,406 yards.
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June 30, 1994 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It became a pregame ritual on Saturdays, former high school football teammates Jeff Byrd and Leon Vickers calling across the country to wish each other luck before kickoff. Sometimes it was Byrd, a freshman running back at Columbia, calling from New York City, preparing for an Ivy League game. Other times it was Vickers calling from Palo Alto, where he started part-time as a freshman at Stanford.
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December 6, 1992 | DAVID FELTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Of the two milestones reached by Jeff Byrd and the Rancho Alamitos football team Saturday night, only one mattered. Byrd broke the Orange County single-season rushing record with a 328-yard, three-touchdown performance. But more important, the senior led the Vaqueros to their first Southern Section final with a 21-7 victory over Lompoc in the Division VII semifinals at Huyck Stadium. "It feels great," said Byrd of reaching the finals.
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April 13, 1993 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rancho Alamitos running back Jeff Byrd, Orange County's all-time single-season rushing leader, has committed to Columbia. Byrd, 5 feet 10 and 175 pounds, led the state in rushing last season with 2,596 yards, which also set the county single-season record. He chose Columbia over Yale and Nevada. He is not required to sign a letter of intent because Ivy League schools don't offer athletic scholarships. "I'm happy," Byrd said. "I have a good chance at starting next year.
SPORTS
April 13, 1993 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rancho Alamitos running back Jeff Byrd, Orange County's all-time single-season rushing leader, has committed to Columbia. Byrd, 5 feet 10 and 175 pounds, led the state in rushing last season with 2,596 yards, which also set the county single-season record. He chose Columbia over Yale and Nevada. He is not required to sign a letter of intent because Ivy League schools don't offer athletic scholarships. "I'm happy," Byrd said. "I have a good chance at starting next year.
SPORTS
June 30, 1994 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It became a pregame ritual on Saturdays, former high school football teammates Jeff Byrd and Leon Vickers calling across the country to wish each other luck before kickoff. Sometimes it was Byrd, a freshman running back at Columbia, calling from New York City, preparing for an Ivy League game. Other times it was Vickers calling from Palo Alto, where he started part-time as a freshman at Stanford.
SPORTS
December 12, 1992 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ
Sunny Hills 14, Rancho Alamitos 13--Jacob Cuccia scored on a four-yard run with 38 seconds remaining to give Sunny Hills the Division VII title in the game at Santa Ana Stadium. Cuccia, who finished with 46 yards in 13 carries, helped set up the winning touchdown with a 38-yard halfback option pass to wide receiver Richard Sanchez on third and eight play with 1:04 left. The completion gave the Lancers (12-1-1) a first down at the Rancho Alamitos eight. Cuccia scored two plays later.
SPORTS
September 29, 1991 | MARK SPINN
Rancho Alamitos 42, Bakersfield Arvin 11--Rancho Alamitos overcame three turnovers in the first half and cruised to the victory behind five rushing touchdowns. Jeff Byrd carried 15 times for 89 yards and two touchdowns, and Leon Vickers added two touchdowns in 10 carries for the Vaqueros (2-0-1). Rancho Alamitos totaled 185 yards on the ground, including Lia Togia's 10-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.
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April 25, 2005 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
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SPORTS
December 8, 1992
School: Rancho Alamitos High Sport: Football Position: Running back Class: Senior After the regular season, Byrd was the leading scorer in Orange County but only the second-leading rusher. Saturday against Lompoc in a Division VII semifinal, he proved he was second to no one. By rushing for 328 yards in the Vaqueros' 21-7 victory, Byrd broke the county's single-season rushing record by more than 100 yards. With one game remaining--against Sunny Hills for the division title--Byrd has 2,406 yards.
SPORTS
December 6, 1992 | DAVID FELTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Of the two milestones reached by Jeff Byrd and the Rancho Alamitos football team Saturday night, only one mattered. Byrd broke the Orange County single-season rushing record with a 328-yard, three-touchdown performance. But more important, the senior led the Vaqueros to their first Southern Section final with a 21-7 victory over Lompoc in the Division VII semifinals at Huyck Stadium. "It feels great," said Byrd of reaching the finals.
NEWS
September 3, 1999
1998 RECORD: 4-6 overall, 2-4 in league COACH: Doug Case (47-21-3 at school) RETURNING STARTERS: 6 on offense, 7 on defense TOP RETURNERS Sunika Atuatasi, RB/DB, 6-0, 195, Sr. Mario Gomez, LB, 5-11, 185, Sr.; Charles Han, OL, 6-1, 225, Sr.; Adam Laguisan, OL, 5-9, 165, Sr.; Mike Mitchell, OL/DL, 5-10, 225, Sr.; Mike Pounds, RB/DB, 6-0, 175, Sr. Jesse Strickland, WR, 5-11, 175, Jr. TOP NEWCOMERS Daniel Green, QB/DB, 5-10, 165, So.; Brandon Iseminger, QB/S, 6-1, 175, So.
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