October 5, 1995 |
Pasadena Muir running back Michael Graham did not play in the Mustangs' 43-13 loss to Los Alamitos last Friday night after repeatedly being late for practice. Muir Coach Michael Harrison said Graham's suspension is over, but he will not play against Paramount on Friday because of what Harrison said were "medical reasons." However, a source at Muir says that he has become discouraged with his play and simply stopped coming to practice. . . .
September 26, 1995 |
Pasadena Muir, the final resting place for Michael Graham's high school football career. Lovely Muir High, just a short drive down the freeway from Duarte, where Graham attended Northview Middle School for two years--a lifetime in this Bing and Bob movie. The road ends here. Graham is a senior and the football future his father, Leanzo, has long talked about is just around the corner. Provided they haven't made a wrong turn.
September 14, 1995 |
Michael Graham is on the run. Again. One of the Southland's top high school running backs, he began his senior season last Saturday in a Pasadena Muir uniform. Muir is his fourth school in as many years. The "transfer" label does not bother him, but he showed no signs of loyalty to his newest school. "We've got to get to work on this team," said Graham, who rushed for only 35 yards in 15 carries in a 14-0 victory over Verbum Dei. "A running back can't have a great game if his line doesn't block.
September 30, 1994 |
The marketing of an NCAA Division I prospect is no small matter, as the supporting cast in the Michael Graham Family Tailback Tour can testify. With an eye toward their son's future in college football and beyond, Graham's parents, Leanzo and Lucinda, have packed the family's belongings and moved four times in the last two years in a quest to find an offense to showcase Michael's running skills. A junior, he is attending his fourth high school.
October 19, 1993 |
Michael Graham has been cleared to play football at Edison High School, Charger Coach Dave White said Monday. Graham, a sophomore running back, left Mater Dei a little more than a week ago because of personal reasons. His family moved into the Edison attendance area last week and he enrolled Wednesday. Under Southern Section rules, a student is immediately eligible if his family has a change of residence. Graham may play on Friday against Marina.
October 16, 1993
Running back Michael Graham, who started the season at Mater Dei, has enrolled at Edison, Athletic Director Lyman Clower said Friday. Graham, a sophomore, left Mater Dei two weeks ago for personal reasons. He gained 604 yards and scored six touchdowns in four games with the Monarchs. Graham could play for the Chargers this season because the family has moved within the school's boundary, Clower said. Under Southern Section rules, a player is immediately eligible if his family changes residence.