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Friday, November 10, 2012
Varsity Wins 1st Playoff Game 35 - 6 Over Great Oak

Varsity Perfect at 11 - 0, Varsity is ranked #22 in the State, 109th Nationally!!!

Varsity Wins Again in the
CIF Playoffs!!!

By Steve Weakley | UHS Website Coordinator/Game Day Writer


Friday, October 19, 2012 (8th Consecutive Win)

2012 VARSITY Has Perfect Record, Unblemshed At 10 - 0 and Wins in the CIF Playoffs

Two Years in a Row Coach Tim Salter/Staff Perfect at 10 - 0
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The Upland football program can officially be called a FOOTBALL FACTORY! Yes, the varsity team has an unblemished record winning 10 straight regular season games in a row. Upland is following in their own footsteps from last year where they went 10 - 0 in the regular season. Last week we asked the question: Will it happen again? Our answer was: You can bet on it; and if you did, you won. Like we said last week, going 10 - 0 this season is as good as gold. Our predicitions came true! Some of the stats speak for themselves: #22 Tyler Bratton has carried the ball 75 times for 454 yards, #21 Adonis Harrison has carried the ball 28 times for 266 yards, #14 Trevor Wright has 22 catches for 360 yards (two TDs against Etiwanda in the final reqular season game), #18 James Johnson Jr. has caught 19 passes for 372 yards, and of course the team is led by their superstar QB #6 Nate Romine who can run (he leads the team with 798 yards on 84 carries) and pass (104 completions for a whopping 1712 yards).

Here are some highlights from the Upland vs Los Osos game at Los Osos. In the first quarter, the Scots drove the lenght of the field using both the passing and running game. #6 Nate Romine hit #85 Anthony Romero with a big pass play that covered 25 yards moving the ball to the Grizziles' 37 yard line. Another big completion by #6 Nate Romine to #18 James Johnson Jr. moved the ball to the Los Osos 30 yard line. #6 Nate Romine then called his own number rushing the ball all the way down to the Grizziles' 13 yard line. Following a run by #22 Tyler Bratton, the ball wound up on the 1 yard line. At that point, #6 Nate Romine did the damage, scoring the initial TD. Click HERE to Watch!!! The extra point came on a perfect snap from "C-Sam", #52 Christian Samarzich to holder #7 Devin Batist and place kicker #13 Sean Aspinall put it through the goal posts for a 7 - 0 lead in the first quarter. Click HERE to Watch!!! The R & R connection has been clicking all year. What is the R & R connection you ask? #6 QB Nate Romine to #85 Anthony Romero. In fact, that connection provided the Scots with their second TD of the game. Click HERE to Watch!!! But the game is not won by offense alone. The Highlanders have some super-athletes on defense as well. Los Osos was trailing by two TDs and mounting a drive. Faced with a fourth down and 6 yards to go at the Upland 36 yard line, the Grizzlies decided to go for it. Bad Decision! #7 Delvin Batiste read the play from the "get-go". Delvin did not go for the fake handoff, but instead made a "b-line" for the Grizzlie's QB Johnson and sacked him forcing a turnover on downs. Click HERE to Watch!!! The defense was just getting started. #17 Zac Toussaint, who has been a major reason our defense has been so successful all year long, recovered a fumble at the Grizzlies 16 yard line. Click HERE to Watch!!! The offense wasted no time taking advantage of the turnover by Zac. On the next play, the R & R connection struck once again. #6 Nate Romine found #85 Anthony Romero on a 16 yard TD and the route was on. Click HERE to Watch!!! The TD scoring became contagious. On the next drive, the Marshall, #22 Tyler Bratton took the ball on a handoff from #6 Nate Romine, turned on the afterburners and found the left side of the end zone for another Highlander TD. Click HERE to Watch!!! After the TD, the extra point was successfully converted on a snap from #52 Christian Samarzich to holder #7 Delvin Batist and place kicker #13 Sean Aspinall banged it through the posts for a 27 - 0 lead. Click HERE to Watch!!! The offense was in full stride, and so was the defense. Who else but #7 Delvin Batist to make another HUGE play. This time Delvin recovered a fumble on the Grizziles' 24 yard line and looking like a star running back, he wove his way through all the would-be tacklers and wound up scoring the Scot's 5th TD of the game. Click HERE to Watch!!! And if you have watched the Highlanders this season you are well aware that the defense is loaded with talent. In fact a lot of starters on defense, also start on offense. #3 Jeff Farrar is one of those gifted individuals who plays WR on offense and DB on defense. Jeff has made many key interceptions for the Scots this year. In the game against Los Osos, Jeff stepped in front of the intended receiver intercepted the Grizziles pass and got a pick-6 returning the ball 62 yards for a TD. Click HERE to Watch!!! But the longest and most exciting TD of the night was yet to come. Again, it came from the defensive side of the ball. The Grizziles were marching for the first TD when #8 QB Stephen Johnson dropped back to pass and instead of finding his receiver, he found the Scot's #14 Trevor Wright. Trever picked the pass off at the Scot's 1 yard line. After intercepting the pass, Trevor made a B-line for the endzone. Johnson, who threw the pass, tried to chase Trevor. But Trevor was not to be denied. Trevor ran the length of the field with the interception and 99 yards later he was in the end zone for another Scot's TD. Click HERE to Watch a 99 Yard Interception for a TD!!! Los Osos added a late fourth quarter TD making the final score Upland 47, Los Osos 7.

The next game (our 12th game of the 2012 season) is at away against Redlands at 7:30 PM on Friday, November 16, 2012—see you there for some more Highlander football.

By Steve Weakley

September 7, 2012
Hoghlights of the Varsity Game Versus Long Beach Jordan
Upland Scores First And Never Trails
BREAKING NEWS!!! The Upland High School Highlander are on a roll. Against Jordan, they scored twice in the first seven minutes of the game jumping out to a 14 - 0 lead. After a fumble recovery by #14 Trevor Wright, Upland marched the ball down the field. From inside the 5 yard line, #23 Ronnie Esther took a handoff from #6 Nate Romine and ran around left tackle into the end zone for the first touchdown of the game. This made the score 7 - 0 Upland. The next Highlander drive was highlighted by a 20-yard scamper from QB #6 Nate Romine. Nate's run put the ball inside the Panther 5 yard line. #23 Ronnie Esther took a handoff from #6 Nate Romine and this time ran to his right finding the end zone for his second TD of the evening. The Panther's first touchdown came in the second quarter, but they failed on the conversion, making the score 14 - 6 in favor of the Highlanders. The Scots countered with another touchdown on a 30-yard pass from #6 Nate Romine to #18 James Johnson. James caught the ball at about the 25 yard line, broke two tackles and jetted down the right sideline for the Highlander's third TD of the night. The extra point was good and the Scot's took a 21 - 6 lead into halftime. The opening score in second half was another TD by the Highlanders. Most of the damage was again done by #23 Ronnie Esther as he ran over Panther after Panther. From the 5 yard line, Ronnie took another handoff from Nate, and flew around his left end on his way to his third TD of the night. This pushed the Highlander lead to 28 - 6 in the third quarter. Jordan managed another TD but again failed on the 2-point conversion making the score 28 - 12 in favor of the Scots. The Highlanders went back to the passing game on their next scoring drive. The first big pass went from #6 Nate Romine to #85 Anthony Romero. Next, Nate hit #18 James Johnson and Johnson accelerated down the field for another huge gain. This set up a run by #22 Tyler Bratton who took the ball and juked to his right for a Highlander TD making the score Upland 35 - Jordan 12. The Highlanders were not finished, and neither were the Panthers. Jordan scored a TD and was successful on it 2-point conversion attempt, bringing the score closer at 35 - 20 in favor of Upland. But the Highlanders answered back with some outstanding running by #23 Ronnie Esther. However, the backbreaker play came on a QB keeper up the middle. #6 Nate Romine took the ball himself into the line, broke several tackles at the line of scrimmage and dashed 20 yards into the end zone. This put the game out of reach with the Highlanders leading 42 - 20. The Highlanders scored two more TDs including a TD on a pass play to #85 Anthony Romero and a QB run by #12 Zac Sturdivant. The final score: Upland 57 - Jordan 28.

By Steve Weakley | UplandHighFootball .com
September 9, 2012
Joe Mathis Scholarship and 1st Team All State Selection 
MaxPreps Select JoJo Mathis to 1st String All So. Cal. Football Team 
As you may know, Washington Huskies Offer Scholarship to JoJo Mathis 
More BREAKING NEWS! As you may know, Upland High School Junior Joe (JoJo) Mathis has been offered a Football Scholarship by the University of Washington Huskies. JoJo has also been selected to the 1st team All-Southern California Football Team by MaxPrep.com JoJo is very deserving of both of these awards and he will be a huge asset to the Huskie's Football Team. Congrats to an extremely talented individual who is a Class Act on and off the field!!! Way to go JoJo, you deserve it. 

By Steve Weakley | UHS Varsity Team

Sunday, November 3, 2012
The Scots Coaches and Players are on to the Playoffs!!!
The Scot's have started 2012 with some heavy offense, heavy defense, and great special teams. A perfect 10 - 0 regular season record for the second straight season has propelled them once again into the playoffs. One of the reasons this team has won 22 of its last 23 games can absolutely be attributed to #6 senior QB, Nate Romine. The aforementioned record is his record since becoming the starting quarterback. His win rate is over 95% as a starter. He is a class act--he never takes the credit himself--although he definitely deserves it. He is successful in the classroom, a leader on the field, and in life. Nate, it has been a GREAT ride and it's not over yet. The playoffs begin November 9th.

Back-to-back 10 - 0 seasons are extremely rare. It does't happen by accident. Neither does winning two road games in the same season against Rancho Cucamonga and Los Osos. Well, you don't have to hold you breath any longer--it HAS HAPPENED!!! Coach Tim Salter is a winner. His staff is excellent. Together they have a winning formula. Our coaching staff is second-to-none. From the play calling on offense, to the running backs and wide receivers coaches we have the best group of coaches in the league. Our offense averages 43.7 points per game. On the other side of the ball, our defense allows on 18.5 points per game. The defensive coaches prepare our players with a gameplan for each team we face. I have witnessed the halftime adjustments our coaches implement and witnessed the results. Just look at the two toughest opponents we faced in our league. Against Rancho Cucamonga, our defense allowed only 7 points. Against Los Osos, the defense almost threw a goose-egg, but the Grizzles scored 7 points with under two minutes left in the game. That's a total of 14 points in two games on the road against the two toughest teams in the league. Talk about "steppin' up"--our guys did that and more. The success we have had on defense is a direct result of the toughness of our coaches and players. All of our coaches put countless hours into preparation for each opponent they encounter. Year after year, Tim and his staff set the bar high and the team's actions speak louder than any words could ever do. So, come out and support our team--Go Scots!!! Here is a taste of the Haka for all of our coaches. Click HERE to Watch!!!

By Steve Weakley | (909) 957-8374 (Website Designer)


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