After 48 minutes of battle on the gridiron, the rivalry game between neighboring Alhambra (AHS) and College Park (CPHS) ended in a 41-41 tie. A tradition between the two schools, the game kicked-off the 2013 prep football season. After the Bulldogs raced-out to a 35-21 halftime lead, the Falcons staged a remarkable comeback which came down to an extra-point try.
AHS junior Ciozanne Foster broke through the block line and emerged in the Falcons backfield to get a hand on kicker Jason Johnsonbaugh's point-after attempt. The effort by Foster capped-off a truly remarkable varsity debut for the young man. The speedy back amassed 143 yards rushing (on 20 carries) and scored two touchdowns.
CPHS, as usual, relied heavily upon their run game. Backs Timmy Jackson, Ray Jackson and quarterback Dimitri Salido each scored two touchdowns on the night. Ray had 117 yards on just ten attempts, while Timmy neared the century-mark with 97 total. The Falcons defense didn’t break in the second-half, allowing AHS just one score, while racking-up three offensively.
AHS quarterback Josh Evans looked solid with two touchdown passes in the game and one scored on the ground.
Davis Selects Cal; will Redshirt
Two-year starter Trevor Davis elected to transfer from the University of Hawaii. The native of Martinez selected the University of California-Berkeley. He will sit out this season and then, per NCAA transfer rules, have three years to play two.
Davis was rated as high as three-star prospect out of high school. He has good size (6'2) and runs a 4.4 40-yard dash. He was impressive enough as a true frosh to earn a starting position for most of the season. His sophomore year was cut in half due to injury.
Davis shows good hands and the ability to make tough catches while being tightly covered. He also flashes some elusiveness in the open field as well as the wheels to be a deep threat. Two years of starting experience playing in Hawaii's spread offense should have him ready to compete for snaps in the Bear Raid after his transfer year.
In all, at Hawaii, Davis played in fifteen games and recorded combined two-season totals of forty-five catches for 601 yards and five touchdowns. During his freshman season against BYU, Davis caught a 79-yard touchdown catch that was the longest of his career.
A two-year letter winner at Alhambra, Davis played in the Holiday Classic All-Star Game between the top talent from Sacramento and the East Bay following his 2010 senior season. As a senior he nabbed forty-three catches for 876 yards and nine touchdowns to earn All-Diablo Football Athletic League and honorable mention All-Metro honors. He had nine receptions for 185 yards and one touchdown against Miramonte during his senior season, while hauling in touchdown catches of 78 and 64 yards vs. Dougherty Valley. He earned second-team All-DFAL recognition as a 2009 junior when he helped lead his squad to a conference title, an 11-2 overall mark and a 6-0 league record. He was also a three-year letterman in track and field, competing in the long jump, triple jump and sprint events. He set school records in the 100 (10.72) and 200 (22.15) meters as well as the long jump (23’ 6”).
Frazer Also Chooses Cal
Another former Bulldog, offensive lineman Donovan Frazer, has also transferred to play football at Cal. Frazer started all twenty games possible at Laney College in Oakland during his freshman and sophomore campaigns in 2010 and 2011. There he earned first-team All-NorCal Conference honors and the team’s Lineman of the Year award for his performance as a sophomore after picking up the team’s Outstanding Freshman Lineman of the Year honor in his rookie campaign.
At Alhambra, Frazer was an honorable mention All-DFAL selection by MaxPreps as a 2009 senior when the 11-2 team advanced to the fourth round of the playoffs. Frazer also lettered in his junior campaign and started all twenty-three varsity games possible.
Frazer was ranked as a three-star recruit according to Rivals. He also played one season of lacrosse as a prep while being active in extra-curricular activities outside of sports, serving as student body treasurer as a senior, as well as the founder and president of the Future Teachers of America and part of Alhambra Student Leadership in his final two years.