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March 21, 2010 | Jerry Crowe
The story of Sirr Parker's childhood was so compelling that Hollywood turned it into a Showtime movie. All but abandoned by his parents and reared in poverty by his benevolent grandparents, gang-involved cousins and other relatives in South Los Angeles, Parker nevertheless flourished as a nearly straight-A student and heavily recruited running back at Locke High, earning a football scholarship to Texas A&M. The movie inspired by his improbable story, "They Call Me Sirr," made its broadcast debut in 2001, six years after the former homecoming king graduated from Locke.
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March 21, 2010 | Jerry Crowe
The story of Sirr Parker's childhood was so compelling that Hollywood turned it into a Showtime movie. All but abandoned by his parents and reared in poverty by his benevolent grandparents, gang-involved cousins and other relatives in South Los Angeles, Parker nevertheless flourished as a nearly straight-A student and heavily recruited running back at Locke High, earning a football scholarship to Texas A&M. The movie inspired by his improbable story, "They Call Me Sirr," made its broadcast debut in 2001, six years after the former homecoming king graduated from Locke.
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November 13, 1994 | KIRBY LEE
Jordan 26, Locke 20--Quarterback Kevin Harris scored on a three-yard sneak with 5:20 to play as the Bulldogs rallied from a 20-14 deficit in the Southeastern Conference game. Harris combined with Lavon Wright on a 25-yard touchdown pass to tie the score, 20-20, in the third quarter and scored on a 16-yard blocked punt recovery. Sirr Parker rushed for 61 yards in 21 carries and scored three touchdowns.
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February 17, 2001 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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November 20, 1994 | CHARLES SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
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February 17, 2001 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 31, 1995 | CHARLES SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
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February 5, 1995 | REGGIE MEADOWS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
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November 6, 1994 | WILL ETHERIDGE
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
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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.
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February 5, 1995 | REGGIE MEADOWS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
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January 31, 1995 | CHARLES SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
NEWS
November 20, 1994 | CHARLES SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
NEWS
November 13, 1994 | KIRBY LEE
Jordan 26, Locke 20--Quarterback Kevin Harris scored on a three-yard sneak with 5:20 to play as the Bulldogs rallied from a 20-14 deficit in the Southeastern Conference game. Harris combined with Lavon Wright on a 25-yard touchdown pass to tie the score, 20-20, in the third quarter and scored on a 16-yard blocked punt recovery. Sirr Parker rushed for 61 yards in 21 carries and scored three touchdowns.
NEWS
September 4, 1994
COACH: E.C. Robinson, 14th year. 1993 RECORD: 5-2-1 in Southeastern Conference; 6-4-1 overall. OUTLOOK: Despite the loss of three-year starting quarterback Akili Roberson, the Saints have a promising team lead by Division I prospects Sirr Parker and Hassan Bailey. Tailback Freddie Lee gives the Saints their breakaway speed. TOP RETURNING PLAYERS NAME SIZE POS. YR Sirr Parker 6-1/185 RB Sr. Hassan Bailey 6-1/180 QB Sr. Brian Battey 6-0/290 C Sr. Harold Mosley 6-3/185 SS Sr.
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