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November 24, 2000 | ERIC MADDY
Calvary Chapel meets top-seeded Ventura St. Bonaventure in Division XI. The Seraphs have won a Ventura County-record 25 consecutive games and have outscored their last five opponents, 252-10. St. Bonaventure is led by running back Lorenzo Booker, who has rushed for 2,411 yards.
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December 26, 2006 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
So, it didn't turn out quite as Lorenzo Booker had planned. He didn't win two national championships at Florida State, or the Heisman Trophy, or the national acclaim some had predicted for him out of Ventura St. Bonaventure High in 2002, where he was, by many accounts, the nation's top tailback prospect. Booker, a fifth-year senior, will play his last collegiate game Wednesday in the Emerald Bowl against UCLA -- not the way most Bruins seniors planned it either.
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December 19, 2001 | Ben Bolch
Lorenzo Booker, the record-setting tailback from Ventura St. Bonaventure High, has been selected Gatorade national high school football player of the year. Booker, who holds state career records for yards rushing (8,502), touchdowns (137), touchdowns rushing (131) and points (882), was honored Tuesday in a ceremony attended by Gov. Gray Davis at St. Bonaventure.
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August 29, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
Former Ventura St. Bonaventure High running back Lorenzo Booker, arguably the nation's most-coveted recruit last year, will be redshirted by Florida State, Coach Bobby Bowden said Wednesday. "I talked to him today and he's smart enough, feels like it's best," Bowden said. Booker is listed behind Greg Jones, Nick Maddox and Willie Reid on the Seminoles' depth chart. If any of those players gets injured for an extended period, Bowden said he would change his mind.
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October 7, 2001
Lorenzo Booker rushed for 234 yards in 16 carries and scored three touchdowns for visiting Ventura St. Bonaventure in a 43-7 nonleague victory Saturday over North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake. The No. 17-ranked Seraphs (5-0), two-time defending Southern Section Division XI champions, increased their winning streak to 33 games. Harvard-Westlake is winless in four games. St. Bonaventure has outscored opponents 256-50.
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October 3, 2000
Lorenzo Booker SCHOOL: St. Bonaventure YEAR: Junior SPORT: Football SEASON AT A GLANCE: Running behind an experienced, sizable line, Booker is well on his way to surpassing his 2,400-yard, 35-touchdown sophomore season. He has rushed for 875 yards, averaging 13.5 yards per carry, and 12 touchdowns. In addition, he has scored twice on pass receptions.
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January 6, 2002 | From Wire Reports
Lorenzo Booker, The Times' Back of the Year, scored two touchdowns to help the West to a 26-6 victory over the East on Saturday in front of 17,185 in the second annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio. Booker, from Ventura St. Bonaventure High, scored on a two-yard run only 23 seconds into the game following a fumble recovery.
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December 18, 2001 | Ben Bolch
Lorenzo Booker, the Ventura St. Bonaventure High tailback who holds state career records for rushing yards and touchdowns, said he has moved Washington to the top of his college list after visiting Seattle over the weekend. "The players were excellent up there, and that's the most important thing," Booker said. "I'm looking for what I have here--family-oriented guys, a coaching staff that's cool on and off the field."
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December 7, 2000 | JOHN KLIMA
Just who is the best running back in Ventura County? Tyler Ebell of Ventura High, right? Not according to St. Bonaventure Coach Jon Mack. His vote is for Seraph junior Lorenzo Booker. "Nothing against what Tyler has done," Mack said. "He's got a great offensive line and obviously they're doing some things right. But Lorenzo has done what he has in 150 fewer carries than Tyler." Actually, Booker has 176 fewer carries. He has 2,740 yards and 40 touchdowns in 196 carries and averages 14.
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November 11, 2000 | LANCE O'FALLON
Lorenzo Booker ran for four touchdowns and surpassed 2,000 yards rushing for the second consecutive season to lead St. Bonaventure to a 35-3 Tri-Valley League victory Friday night at Carpinteria. Booker, who gained 284 yards in 18 carries, had touchdown runs of five, 66 and 17 yards in the second quarter to give the Seraphs (10-0, 4-0 in league play), who have won 24 consecutive games, a 28-0 halftime lead. Booker, a junior, added an eight-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.
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March 23, 2002 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Life has settled down for Lorenzo Booker in the weeks since he announced he would be playing football for Florida State next fall. No more late-night calls from recruiters. No more questions about where he will go. And no more of the indecision that had him changing his mind shortly before he appeared on national television to make the announcement. "I'm so happy," the running back from Ventura St. Bonaventure High said. "Even if I made the wrong decision, it's my decision.
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January 25, 2002 | Staff Reports
Parade Names Booker Its Co-Player of Year Record-setting tailback Lorenzo Booker of Ventura St. Bonaventure joins Houston Madison quarterback Vincent Young as Parade magazine's national high school co-players of the year. Booker, who holds California state career records for rushing (8,502 yards), touchdowns (137), rushing touchdowns (131) and points scored (882), was joined on the 55-member team by seven other California players, including three from Long Beach Poly.
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January 6, 2002 | From Wire Reports
Lorenzo Booker, The Times' Back of the Year, scored two touchdowns to help the West to a 26-6 victory over the East on Saturday in front of 17,185 in the second annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio. Booker, from Ventura St. Bonaventure High, scored on a two-yard run only 23 seconds into the game following a fumble recovery.
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December 26, 2001 | Lauren Peterson
Lorenzo Booker, the senior tailback from Ventura St. Bonaventure High has capped his high school football career by being selected The Times' back of the year. In his final season, Booker gained 2,870 yards and scored 50 touchdowns in 228 carries. At 5 feet 11 and 185 pounds, he scored 330 points, including 15 two-point conversions. In Booker's three seasons at St.
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December 19, 2001 | Ben Bolch
Lorenzo Booker, the record-setting tailback from Ventura St. Bonaventure High, has been selected Gatorade national high school football player of the year. Booker, who holds state career records for yards rushing (8,502), touchdowns (137), touchdowns rushing (131) and points (882), was honored Tuesday in a ceremony attended by Gov. Gray Davis at St. Bonaventure.
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December 18, 2001 | Ben Bolch
Lorenzo Booker, the Ventura St. Bonaventure High tailback who holds state career records for rushing yards and touchdowns, said he has moved Washington to the top of his college list after visiting Seattle over the weekend. "The players were excellent up there, and that's the most important thing," Booker said. "I'm looking for what I have here--family-oriented guys, a coaching staff that's cool on and off the field."
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January 25, 2002 | Staff Reports
Parade Names Booker Its Co-Player of Year Record-setting tailback Lorenzo Booker of Ventura St. Bonaventure joins Houston Madison quarterback Vincent Young as Parade magazine's national high school co-players of the year. Booker, who holds California state career records for rushing (8,502 yards), touchdowns (137), rushing touchdowns (131) and points scored (882), was joined on the 55-member team by seven other California players, including three from Long Beach Poly.
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December 26, 2001 | Lauren Peterson
Lorenzo Booker, the senior tailback from Ventura St. Bonaventure High has capped his high school football career by being selected The Times' back of the year. In his final season, Booker gained 2,870 yards and scored 50 touchdowns in 228 carries. At 5 feet 11 and 185 pounds, he scored 330 points, including 15 two-point conversions. In Booker's three seasons at St.
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December 9, 2001 | ERIC STEPHENS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was supposed to be a coronation as Southern Section Division XI champions. After some anxious moments, it was precisely that for St. Bonaventure. The Seraphs, an overwhelming favorite to win their third consecutive title, were a shadow of themselves in the first half and trailed at intermission. The Seraphs dominated from then on in a 49-14 victory over Orange Lutheran before 5,000 Saturday night at Ventura High.
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December 1, 2001 | Eric Maddy
Ventura St. Bonaventure 56,Cerritos Valley Christian 16--The top-ranked Seraphs (13-0) got another highlight-film performance from Lorenzo Booker and ran their winning streak to 41 games with the easy victory at Cerritos High. St. Bonaventure showed its other weapons as well, with six players scoring at least once for the two-time defending Division XI champions. But it was Booker, the leading rusher in state history, who led the way.
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