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October 18, 1985 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
Mike Marrujo, Valencia High School football coach, was dead set against stopping his team's game against Savanna when Tiger running back Ray Pallares broke the Orange County rushing record. He argued this was football. Valencia football. No stars. Just 11 guys on offense, grunting their way forward. Ray deserved recognition, but so did the rest of team. Still, the game was stopped. You see, Ron Cozort, Valencia principal, can appreciate a team effort, but he also can appreciate a media event.
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October 18, 1990 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The toddler yanks one book after another from the small bookshelf in the living room and flops them onto a nearby coffee table. When it becomes clear she intends to prolong the game until nothing remains, Ray Pallares persuades his daughter to find another source of amusement. "Rayleen, don't take any more out," Pallares tells her softly. The girl smiles and runs out of the room. Chasing children, Pallares has found, can be tougher than chasing football records.
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September 19, 1987 | BILL ROBERTSON
At Valencia High School these days, when they say it's Leasure time, they're not talking about relaxing. They're talking about a hard-working running back who is keeping Valencia's tradition as a running school intact. Keef Leasure, a 5-foot 10-inch, 195-pound fullback, had his second straight 200-plus yard, 3-touchdown performance to lead the Tigers to a 24-0 nonleague victory over Sonora on Friday in front of 2,000 in Bradford Stadium at Placentia.
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September 19, 1987 | BILL ROBERTSON
At Valencia High School these days, when they say it's Leasure time, they're not talking about relaxing. They're talking about a hard-working running back who is keeping Valencia's tradition as a running school intact. Keef Leasure, a 5-foot 10-inch, 195-pound fullback, had his second straight 200-plus yard, 3-touchdown performance to lead the Tigers to a 24-0 nonleague victory over Sonora on Friday in front of 2,000 in Bradford Stadium at Placentia.
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October 18, 1985 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, Times Staff Writer
Fans threw confetti and released bundles of blue, yellow and white balloons in Bradford Stadium on Thursday night after Valencia High School running back Ray Pallares ran three yards off left tackle in the second period against Savanna to become Orange County's all-time leading rusher. Pallares, who increased his career record to 4,329 yards, breaking the mark of 4,164 yards set by Santa Ana Valley's Myron White during 1972-74, first received a hug from offensive lineman Joe Garten.
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October 18, 1990 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The toddler yanks one book after another from the small bookshelf in the living room and flops them onto a nearby coffee table. When it becomes clear she intends to prolong the game until nothing remains, Ray Pallares persuades his daughter to find another source of amusement. "Rayleen, don't take any more out," Pallares tells her softly. The girl smiles and runs out of the room. Chasing children, Pallares has found, can be tougher than chasing football records.
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October 9, 1985 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
Ray Pallares looked down and shook his head. Oh, the lies he must endure. For 2 1/2 seasons with Valencia High School he has run, spun, crashed and bashed his way toward the Orange County career rushing record--a record he didn't know existed until a few months ago--and the whole time, he's heard the lies. Spreading them this time was, of all people, his older brother Ron. Sitting pool-side at the family's Placentia home, Ron spoke his peace while Ray stared at the ground.
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October 11, 1997
Michael Jones' pursuit of the Orange County career rushing record, after gaining 189 yards in Laguna Hills' 34-21 loss to Dana Hills Friday: *--* 1. Ray Pallares 5,397 Valencia, 1983-85 2. Michael Jones 5,279 Laguna Hills, 1995- 3. Reuben Droughns 4,887 Anaheim, 1993-95 4. Derek Brown 4,878 Servite, 1986-88 5. Scott Seal 4,573 Irvine, 1990-92 *--*
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September 20, 1997
Michael Jones' pursuit of the Orange County career rushing record, after gaining 133 yards in Laguna Hills' 35-7 victory over Trabuco Hills Friday night: *--* 1. Ray Pallares 5,397 Valencia, 1983-85 2. Reuben Droughns 4,887 Anaheim, 1993-95 3. Derek Brown 4,878 Servite, 1986-88 4. Michael Jones 4,808 Laguna Hills, 1995- 5. Scott Seal 4,573 Irvine, 1990-92 *--*
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December 16, 1985
Valencia High School running back Ray Pallares, who became the state's all-time career rusher with 5,398 yards during a standout, three-year career, was named The Times' Back of the Year Sunday at an awards ceremony in the Anaheim Hilton Hotel. Don Gibson, El Modena's two-way tackle for three seasons, was named Lineman of the Year. Gibson helped the Vanguards win two Southern Conference titles during his career.
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October 18, 1985 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, Times Staff Writer
Fans threw confetti and released bundles of blue, yellow and white balloons in Bradford Stadium on Thursday night after Valencia High School running back Ray Pallares ran three yards off left tackle in the second period against Savanna to become Orange County's all-time leading rusher. Pallares, who increased his career record to 4,329 yards, breaking the mark of 4,164 yards set by Santa Ana Valley's Myron White during 1972-74, first received a hug from offensive lineman Joe Garten.
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October 18, 1985 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
Mike Marrujo, Valencia High School football coach, was dead set against stopping his team's game against Savanna when Tiger running back Ray Pallares broke the Orange County rushing record. He argued this was football. Valencia football. No stars. Just 11 guys on offense, grunting their way forward. Ray deserved recognition, but so did the rest of team. Still, the game was stopped. You see, Ron Cozort, Valencia principal, can appreciate a team effort, but he also can appreciate a media event.
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October 9, 1985 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
Ray Pallares looked down and shook his head. Oh, the lies he must endure. For 2 1/2 seasons with Valencia High School he has run, spun, crashed and bashed his way toward the Orange County career rushing record--a record he didn't know existed until a few months ago--and the whole time, he's heard the lies. Spreading them this time was, of all people, his older brother Ron. Sitting pool-side at the family's Placentia home, Ron spoke his peace while Ray stared at the ground.
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February 10, 1986
Ernie Rogers of Fontana, Curtis Hein of Taft and Larry Vladic of Diamond Bar have given verbal commitments to Pacific 10 Conference schools while record-setting running back Ray Pallares of Placentia Valencia said he will attend Cal State Long Beach. USC landed Hein, a wide receiver-defensive back who played much of last season with a thigh and bicep injury. Rogers, one of the best tight ends in Southern California and a projected offensive lineman in college, will go to Cal.
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