October 22, 1988
Russell White of Crespi High school ran for a season-high 192 yards to become the state's leading career rusher during the Celts' 35-15 victory over St. John Bosco in a Del Rey League game Friday night at Bellflower. The senior tailback, who scored 4 touchdowns, broke the record on a 5-yard run with 4:18 left in the third quarter. White has 5,447 yards in his 3-year career, which topped the previous mark of 5,397 yards set by Ray Pallares of Valencia High in Placentia.
November 15, 1997
Career rushing totals of Laguna Hills' Michael Jones and Tustin's DeShaun Foster, and where they rank among Southern Section and Orange County leaders: SOUTHERN SECTION *--* 1. David Dotson 7,257 Moreno Valley Valley View, 1989-91 2. George Keiaho 6,615 Ventura Buena, 1990-93 3. Michael Jones 6,331 Laguna Hills, 1995- 4. Russell White 5,998 Encino Crespi, 1986-88 5. Eliel Swinton 5,904 Van Nuys Montclair Prep, 1990-92 6. Deonce Whitaker 5,667 Ventura Buena, 1990-93 *--* ORANGE COUNTY *--* 1.
January 27, 1988 |
Robert Lee, Santa Ana High School's exceptional running back, said he has decided to quit football, something he said he has been contemplating for nearly a year. Lee, who rushed for 4,388 yards in three years--the second-highest in Orange County history behind the 5,397 by Valencia's Ray Pallares--cited a loss of enthusiasm as his main reason for leaving football. "I just don't (have) feelings for it anymore," Lee said. "I haven't had any emotion for the sport for a long time.
May 10, 1986
Valencia High School running back Ray Pallares heads the list of selections for the North team that will participate in the 27th Orange County All-Star football game on July 11 in LeBard Stadium. Pallares established a state record by rushing for 5,398 yards during his three-year career. Two of the key blockers for Pallares--tackle Xavier Hicks and guard Joe Garten--were also selected. Robbie Katzaroff, who established a county record with 73 receptions last fall, heads the list of receivers.
November 4, 1995 |
Rueben Droughns rushed for 229 yards and three touchdowns to lead Anaheim to a 35-17 Orange League victory over Magnolia Friday night at Western High. Droughns moved to within eight yards of second place on Orange County's all-time rushing list, trailing Servite's Derek Brown (4,878 yards). Droughns scored on the first play from scrimmage on 65-yard run. Droughns added two more touchdown runs, both from nine yards out and added a two-point conversion and point-after kick.
December 7, 1997
A look at the Southern Section divisions in which Orange County's football teams compete: DIVISION I Mater Dei and Long Beach Poly, who have combined for 16 Southern Section championships, have met five times in the playoffs, with the Monarchs winning the last three. That includes a 34-14 victory for Mater Dei during last season's drive to the Division I championship.
October 9, 1997 |
Dana Hills (3-1) vs. No. 3 Laguna Hills (4-0) 7 P.M. FRIDAY MISSION VIEJO HIGH Dana Hills has a chance to make a statement; at the very least, a good outing against the third-ranked Hawks will put South Coast League rivals on notice the Dolphins don't plan on remaining the league's doormat. Dana Hills gave La Puente Bishop Amat, ranked fourth in Division I, all it could handle in Week 3 before losing, 34-18.
November 19, 1988 |
There were enough electrifying long runs to go around Friday night at Fullerton High School. And--as you might expect--Derek Brown of Servite High School had most of them. Brown ran for 274 yards and 4 touchdowns in 24 carries to lead Servite to a 35-17 victory over Eisenhower of Rialto in a first-round game of the Southern Section Division I playoffs. Servite (9-2), the top-seeded team from the Angelus League, will face Crespi (6-5, Del Rey League No.
September 28, 1988 |
Approximately 6,000 spectators at Birmingham High were informed via the public-address system Saturday night that Crespi running back Russell White had broken the Southern Section career touchdown mark on the second of three touchdowns he scored in Crespi's 24-20 win over San Fernando. Believing that they had witnessed a record-setting performance, the crowd gave White a huge ovation. But the record cited is not on the Southern Section books.