The Black Lion Award is given in memory of Major Don Holleder, former West Point All-American who died in combat in Vietnam on October 17, 1967 and the men of the Black Lions - the 28th Infantry Regiment - who died with him that day. Here is a picture of Army quarterback Trent Steelman in his football uniform with his Black Lion patch proudly displayed.
We are proud of our Scholars and want to recognize the following players and cheerleaders as part of our 2013 All Scholastic Team.
JT Daniels, quarterback of our Jr. Midget Blue team, and Nikko Remigio, running back have been selected for the West team for the FBU/Eastbay All-American game. This game will be played in San Antonio, TX in the Alamo Dome on January 5. JT was selected based upon his performance at the Top Gun camp that was held in Ohio this July. Click here for an article from the Irvine World News on JT. Nikko was selected based upon his stellar play this season.
The Irvine Chargers Pee Wee squad won the first Superbowl in the Pee Wee division for Irvine since 1994 with a resounding 37-14 victory over the Baldwin Hills Bruins. Click here for the Irvine World News article and pictures.
Our very own Chargergirls competed in the JAMZ National Championships in Las Vegas. We are proud to announce that our Pee Wee Chargergirls are BACK TO BACK NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!! Pee Wee performed in Show Cheer Level 1 Stunting. Click MORE for information about their run through JAMZ along with a picture of our Clinic squad.
The Irvine Charger Midget team won, 30-20, defeating the very tough Long Beach Poly Vidars. Both teams were coming into the game with very impressive records with the Chargers undefeated 12-0 and the Vidars at 10-1.
The game started with a very early interception by Nate Diaz, the Charger all conference cornerback. Irvine took the ball and capitalized on the turnover by the Vidars with QB Sam Cachola taking an outside run 45 yards to put the Chargers up by a touchdown. But the Vidars did not get phased with the turnover and marched the ball right back down the field with an impressive 40 yard run.
The very next possession, the Chargers went for broke on the first play from scrimmage and scored on a 65 yard touchdown pass to their tight end Jon Muise. Sam Cachola threw a perfect ball to the wide open Jon Muise and it was a perfect example of a pitch and catch play. The game went back and forth for most of the second quarter with Long Beach scoring one more time and then the fireworks came with less than three minutes to play at half time.
The score was 14-12 when Irvine received the punt from long beach at the 50 yard line. The Chargers led by drove down the field quickly with a barrage of runs and passes all in the no huddle fashion and drove all the way down to the 11 yard line. With one minute left to go before halftime, Long Beach called a time out and secured up their defense and shut the chargers down in three attempts to get into the end zone.
On fourth down and goal and the Chargers opened up in a five wide receiver set to spread out the Long Beach defense and Sam Cachola rolls to the right and found the 2012 Super Bowl MVP Jaydin Moses wide open in the end zone for the go ahead score.
The Chargers were then able to run out the clock.
The Midget Chargers defeated the Long Beach Vidars 30-20 in an epic Superbowl game. This is the third Superbowl victory in a row for the Chargers Midget division. Click here for the Irvine World News article and pictures.
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