November 20, 1994 |
Practice is over, the sun has set and most of the players have already gone home. But Sirr Parker, the Locke High School football star, does more than run ordinary drills. And that may be one reason he is a running back with extraordinary skills. He takes a football at the goal line and surveys his opposition: two players, acting as cornerbacks, stand a first down away at the 10-yard line. Two more crouch at the 20.
February 17, 2001 |
An absentee father, an unstable, substance-abusing mother; bleak poverty, the constant threat of gang violence, the easy availability of drugs: Can a good kid's dreams survive all that? Sirr Parker's did.
January 31, 1995 |
Sirr Parker's life has been about making the right decisions. On the football field, the Locke High running back is driven by an instinct that allows him to make sharp cuts to avoid tacklers. Today, reason is Parker's most reliable asset as he prepares to make his most important decision: a college choice. Although the start of the NCAA signing period is a day away, Parker remains uncertain.
February 5, 1995 |
Fourteen Central City football players signed with Division I schools Wednesday, including Locke running back Sirr Parker, who announced he will attend Texas A&M. Parker, one of the nation's most sought-after running backs, also considered offers from USC, UCLA, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Washington, and Arizona. Parker, a 6-foot, 185 pound senior, narrowed his choices to Washington and Texas A&M before announcing his decision Wednesday.
November 6, 1994 |
Bell 27, Locke 18--Locke running back Sirr Parker rushed for 162 yards in 24 carries and scored twice, but it was not enough as Locke lost a Southeastern Conference game. Bell built a 20-0 halftime lead behind the running of senior Vern Benard, who had 23 carries for 197 yards and a touchdown. Bell's Gustavo Valenzuela, the area's second-leading passer, completed six of 13 passes for 48 yards and a touchdown. Next week: Bell at Huntington Park; Locke at Jordan
September 25, 1994
Locke 32, Fremont 21--Sirr Parker rushed for 92 yards and four touchdowns and Freddie Lee ran for 91 yards to lift the Saints to their first victory in the Southeastern Conference game at Fremont. Parker scored twice in the third quarter on 12- and eight-yard runs to help Locke overcome a 15-14 halftime deficit. Robert Loera completed 10 of 22 passes for 167 yards, and Steve Barragan had a sack, seven tackles and 21 assists for the Pathfinders.