The Star-News from Chula Vista, California on March 18, 2005 · Page 17
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The Star-News from Chula Vista, California · Page 17

Chula Vista, California
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Friday, March 18, 2005
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SPORTS- National Football Foundation to honor three South County individuals SPECIAL TO THE STAR-NEWS Hi t -- I Three South County individuals will be among the 30 outstanding high school and college football players who will be honored at the 33rd annual Walter J. ZableSan Diego Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame awards banquet on March 18 at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Mission Valley, starting at 7 pm ' Those selected as scholar-athlete-leaders include Montgomery High School wide receiver Daniel Anderson and Marian Catholic linebacker Steffen Santos. Longtime Chula Vista High School coach Rex Johnson has been named as the organization's Meritorious Coach of the Year. ' Both student honorees maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average and were named either all-league or All-CIF. "More than half of the 30 scholar-athletes (who) will be honored are All-CIF picks," said Bob Babich, president of the foundation's local chapter. "This year's class produced a number of players who were aggressively recruited by major colleges and universities. It also produced an excellent National Football League prospect." Awards also will be presented during the banquet for the Distinguished American (Chargers president and chief executive Dean Spanos), Coach of the Year (Santa Fe Christian High School's Brian Sipe) and the Willie Jones Most Inspirational Player (El Caminio High School's Zadius Hicks). Monte Vista's Clinton Snyder will be honored as the organization's Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year. St Augustine place-kicker Jordan Congdon will receive the award for Outstanding Offensive Player of the Year. Since the awards began 32 Smiles ' Start, Early v "?ifj CAJUUS . v ' pediatric limitary , Trilla R. Cajulis, DDS Certified Specialist m Pediatric Dentistry 891 Kohn Dr. Ste. 205 q - (Behind Kohls) ' "Chula Vista 619-946-7477 I Daniel Anderson Steffen Santos years ago, more than 730 scholar-athletes have been honored. More than 350 parents, coaches, friends and community leaders are expected to attend the banquet. KUSI-TV sports director Paul Rudy will serve as master of ceremonies. Andersoa who also played free safety as well as returned kicks and punts, earned First Team All-Mesa League honors this past season. He earned further distinction as his team's Offensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player. "Daniel is exactly what a scholar-athlete should be. He is awesome to coach on the field," Montgomery coach Julio Alcala said. ."- : 'Anderson was selected as a? Padres scholar and has maintained his membership since the eighth grade. With a 4.1 grade point average, he was on the national honor roll, all-academic team and received the President's Award for Excellence. On campus, Anderson was a member of the AVID program, California Scholarship Federation and Calculus Club, among others. He plans to attend the University of San Diego and major in computer science. Anderson lists his hobbies as lifting weights, football, basketball and music. He is the son of Edwin and Rodora Anderson of Chula Vista. Santos, the 2004 South Bay League Defensive Player of the Grand Master ulio C. Martinez 7th Degree Black Belt Pan American World Champion Over 30 Years Teaching Experience A U ,yj Rex Johnson Year, maintains a 3.72 grade point average His on-field accomplishments include Second Team Defense All-San Diego Section (2004), First Team Defense All-South Bay League (2003, 2004) and Pepsi Cola Team Player of the Year (2004)i His off-field accomplishments include all-academic team (2003, 2004), first honors (2001) and second honors (2002, 2004) He also received the U.S. Achievement Academy English Award in 2002. On campus, he served as the associated body commissioner of intramural sports and coached youth football with the South San DiegoImperial Beach Chiefs. Santos lists his hobbies as basketball and coaching youth foot-, ball with his father and brother; He is the son of James and Aimee Santos of San Diego. Johnson Stepped down as head football coach at Chula Vista High School this past season after serving in that capacity for 11 years. He has been associated with the football program for 31 years. As head coach, he compiled a 68-50-3 record, coaching the Spartans to league championships in 1997 and 2003 and to the Division II finals in 1998. Chula Vista qualified for the San Diego Section playoffs seven of the past nine seasons. Johnson served as defensive coordinator for 12 years prior to becoming head coach. During his service with the program, the Spartans won one CIF chatnpi- rv , I GRAND OPENING SPECIAL Free Uniform 1 Month Free with 6 Month Registration 825 Kuhn Drive, Suite 106 Chula Vista 91914 619-397-7972 619-520-7416 Rex Johnson admires Chula Vista High School's Wall of Fame in the football program's affectionately-dubbed 'war room." onship (1983) and seven league titles. Among the players he coached was current NFL Chargers linebacker Donnie Edwards. Johnson has received awards from the Chargers that include being named a San Diego Chargers Coach of the Week (1997) and a Chargers Champion (2004). He also served as the head coach of the South Team for the Alex Spanos All-Star Game in 1998. Johnson graduated from Chula Vista High School and re TP 1-'- 2005 Prep $chr-Leadcr-Ath!stes lienor Rc!l MCTRO CONFERENCE i. Daniel Anderson (Montgomery), i 6teffoSarts (Marian CailwIreV? I CROSSMONT I CONFERENCE Clinton Snyder (Monte Vista), Tyler Barbour (Grossmont), Matthew Sut-I ton (West Hills). CITYCOASTAL CONFERENCE Jordan Congdon (St. Augustine), Daniel Tufele (Morse), Kamal Mo-hamed (Hoover), Fevaea'a Ahmu (Serra), Taylor Giffen (University City), Travis Mossy (Santa Fe Christian), Matt Morrison (Francis Park CHULA DAY TIME ADDRESS S&S 1-4PM 231 Chula Vista SL ti o j TteStem Open HlJ TSI CACTLAICC: ADDRESS BRBA PRICE DAY TIME Sat 1 1 -2PM 1 266 Stage Coach Trail Loop Sat 1 1-2PM 2260 Calle Catarina OTAY TIAWC HI ADDRESS BRBA PRICE DAY TIME Sat 11 -2PM 1401 Warm Springs Dr, Sun 12-4PM " 1 132 Tenaya Lake Dr. Sun 11-4PM 1746 Brambtevwd Cl Sat 11-2PM " 1604 bull Canyon Run CAN DAYTIME ADDRESS BRBA PRICE PHONE Sat 10-1PM 6384 Plaza Cuemavaca 42 $495,000 619-264-7800 " Sat 1-4PM 7176 Peter Pan 32 $417,000 619-264-7800 Sun 10-4PM 5903 Division St. 32 ' " $445,000 619-264-7800 . ,,QTEE,, DAY TIME ADDRESS BRBA PRICE PHONE S4S1-5PM 9677 Cambury Dr. 42 $450,000-475,000 619-250-2044 PNOTDPHUIPBRffrrS ceived his bachelor of arts degree in physical education from San Diego State University and his masters degree in education from Azusa Pacific University. He and his wife Cathy have been married 31 years. They have two sons: Greg and Ryan. For ticket informatioa call the National Football Foundation office at (858) 277-0128. Tickets are $40 for the public and $30 for parents, relatives and school officials. er), Robert Nelson Harris III (Army Navy Academy), Reid Fritz (Bishop's), Kyle Siskowic (Clairemont). iwr' a. . J I i NORTH COUNTY CONFERENCE Zadius Hicks (El Camino), Matt : , Drenan (Rancho Bernardo), Curtis Fillmore (Rancho Bernardo), Shane Kilcoyne (Torrey Pines), Jonathan Toledo (La Costa Canyon), Shane Woodward (Vista), John Dudley (San Pasqual), Marco Thorson (Ramona), Douglas Crenshaw (Valley Center), Daniel Holrz (Valley Center). IMPERIAL VALLEY Tyler Martin (Southwest B Centre), Steven Dru Ulmer (Palo Verde). VIGTA BRBA PRICE PHONE 31.5 $520-540,000 619.508.0205 PHONE 32 5 7 43 $4b4-$479,000 619-482-5200 $706-724,000 619-482-5200 PHONE 42.5 $760-780,000 4 loft3 $765-785,000 413.5 $779,000 3 den2.5 $655-685.000 619-482-5200 619-482-5200 619-482-5200 619-482-5200 DICGO MARCH 18, 2005 - THE STAR-NEWS RACK 17

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