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    County standouts excited about playing indoor game

    BY TREVOR HORN The Bakersfield Californian
    Wednesday, Apr 22 2015 10:51 PM

    The turf might have seen better days, but the excitement is still there. At 7 p.m. Friday, the 14th annual U.S. Army All-Star bowl game will feature more than 50 Kern County seniors at Rabobank Arena.

    The artificial surface is left over from the Bakersfield Blitz, the former Arena Football2 franchise that folded in 2007. There are changes from the outdoor game, with a smaller field and that same carpet, but the excitement is boundless.

    "It's a lot of fun. It's a new atmosphere with new players. It's really fun," said Independence's Jordan Wiley, the Gold team quarterback.

    The coaches get excited, too. "That's one of the things that I love about this thing is I get to meet these kids in a different light that were superstars at...

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    Defensive reversals, big plays lift Black team in US Army All-Star Bowl

    Big passing plays are a routine part of any U.S. Army Bowl, but it's usually the offense making them. In Friday night's 14th edition of Kern County's high school football all-star game, it was a defensive back, Liberty senior Stavros...

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    Liberty's Barnes on ESPN 300

    Liberty junior linebacker Krys Barnes is the 177th ranked football player in the class of 2016, according to ESPN 300. Barnes, a verbal commit to UCLA, is one of two Central Section players on the list. Clovis West outside linebacker...

  4. Brown introduced as Stars football coach

    Norm Brown has formally introduced Friday as North High's football coach, and none of the Stars could have any doubt of the new coach's enthusiasm. "I'm excited; I'm fired up about football, about Oildale and about North High," Brown told a...

  5. Taft hires Falgout as coach

    Taft High announced a new football head coach on Friday, naming George Falgout as the replacement for Jarudd Prosser. Falgout is a long-time assistant coach in the Fresno area at Clovis East, Fresno-Roosevelt and Selma, and was 1-4 as the...

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    Centennial grad Kessler, legendary coach Robinson talk Trojan football, greet dozens at Bakersfield-USC dinner

    Something kind of silly happened Thursday night at Luigi's Restaurant: The folks behind the annual USC-Bakersfield dinner gave Cody Kessler a nametag. Kessler, of course, needed no introduction. Not to USC alumni, who have watched over...

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    Ex-BCHS star Bouma released from Texas Tech football team

    Grant Bouma, the 2013 All-Area Football Defensive Player of the Year at Bakersfield Christian High, was released from the Texas Tech football team on Monday. Accoring to Lubbock County (Texas) Sheriff's Office, Bouma was booked into a...

  8. North hires football coach out of Bay Area

    North has found a football coach from the Bay Area to take over the Stars program. Norm Brown, who was the head coach at San Jose-Independence for seven seasons from 2007-13, will take over after Chad Brown resigned to take the same...

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    Darren Carr named football coach at BCHS; brother David will be assistant

    Whether it is playing softball together, spending Sundays at church, or now coaching high school football, the Carrs are a family-oriented bunch. On Friday, Darren Carr, the middle brother of two NFL quarterbacks, was named the head...

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    Taft's Emberson closes in on section home run mark

    Taft senior catcher Caitlyn Emberson hit one home run and had six RBIs in the Fresno Easter Classic this week and inched closer to another Central Section record. Emberson has six home runs this season and 35 in her four-year career for the...

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    Bakersfield Christian fires football coach Jerald Pierucci after three seasons

    Just 16 months removed from taking the Bakersfield Christian football team to the CIF Division IV state championship bowl game, Jerald Pierucci was fired as head coach on Monday. The Eagles went 7-5 and tied for first place in the South...

  12. Liberty's Krys Barnes verbally commits to UCLA

    Krys Barnes was a UCLA fan since he could walk. Now the Liberty junior inside linebacker is making his life-long dream come true. After a whirlwind three months where Barnes received over a dozen offers from USC to LSU, the Liberty junior...

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    Centennial hires North's Brown as football coach

    Chad Brown, who has spent the last two seasons as the North High varsity football coach, has been hired as Centennial's new football coach, it was announced Friday. Brown, 32, replaces Kevin Sneed, who retired at the end of the season....

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