SoCal All-Star game ends in brawl

Read an interesting story today from the Riverside Press-Enterprise’s Eric-Paul Johnson about an all-star football game that took place last saturday at Long Beach City College. Apparently, the two teams (one was an Inland team and the other comprised of players from Los Angeles and Orange Counties) caused the game to end prematurely with a number of fights. Local football fans around here will probably recognize a couple of the names who played, including Centennial-Corona’s Vontaze Burfict, Ricky Marvray and Taylor Martinez.

Ben Enos

  • Unfortunately, it’s really not all that uncommon for there to be a lot of fighting going on in all-star football games. I believe there was a game in Monterey County that was cancelled because of repeated fights. I once covered the Charlie Wiedemeyer classic in Santa Clara county and there was quite a bit of extracurricular activities.

    When you think about it, it’s not that surprising. Typically, the players playing in the game are graduated seniors who are not playing at the next level — or at least not in Division I. The college coaches of those players aren’t likely to let them play in an all-star game that could result in injury. So you often have a lot of players playing in their final organized football game, with little to no repercussions for misconduct since they can’t get suspended by their school. I’m not saying all players go in with this mindset, but there certainly are some who do. Hopefully, there won’t be similar problems in the reincarnation of the Alameda vs. Contra Costa game.

  • Jimmy,Vontaze Burfict didn’t get a scholarship? I thought he was headed to USC.

  • I said those are the guys typically playing in those games. There’s a few D-1 players occasionally in those games. And for the record, Burfict is going to Arizona State.

  • accalfan

    when is the alameda vs contra costa game

  • July 18, 6 p.m. at Los Medanos College in PIttsburg.


  • ed lacin

    Don’t forget about Santa Clara Youth Classic Football Game tonight at Spartan Stadium