Sierra Canyon Blanks San Dimas; Captures Mid-Valley Title

Sierra Canyon celebrates winning the Mid Valley Division Title.

Sierra Canyon celebrates winning the Mid Valley Division Title.

By Tim Peterson

(San Dimas) – Sierra Canyon went up 14-0 in the first quarter and went on to shut out San Dimas 20-0 at San Dimas High Friday night to capture the CIF Mid-Valley Division Championship.

The Trailblazers went 80 yards on six plays on their second possession of the game. Eric Markes hauled in a 30-yard touchdown pass from Nico Harris to cap off the drive with 4:34 left in the first quarter for a 7-0 lead. It turned out to be all that Sierra Canyon needed.

The Blazers scored again on their next drive, this time going 55 yards on seven plays. Harris did it himself scoring from  a yard out with just 27 seconds left in the first for a 14-0 halftime lead.

San Dimas marched all the way down to the Sierra Canyon 28 in the second quarter but was stopped on fourth down. The Saints were in Trailblazer territory three more times in the second half but fumbled the ball away on one and was stonewalled twice on fourth down on the other two possessions.

Sierra Canyon also sputtered in the second half as they failed to put the Saints away. The Trailblazers turned the ball over once and also botched a field goal attempt on a bad snap. They finally put the game on ice with 3:04 left in the contest when Bobby Cole scored on a three-yard run to finish a 55 yard drive. Sierra Canyon started the drive in good field position after recovering a San Dimas fumble.

*** Cole had 18 carries for 123 yards and a touchdown for Sierra Canyon.

*** Blazers’ receiver Markes had three catches for 74 yards and a score.

*** Harris threw for 147 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 33 yards and a TD.

*** Sierra Canyon tuned the ball over once – a Harris interception – while San Dimas had two turnovers.

*** Jarell Sykes was the workhorse for San Dimas with 24 carries for 91 yards. Sykes had the biggest play of the night for San Dimas running for 32 yards on a fake punt with just over eight minutes left in the fourth quarter. San Dimas however was unable to capitalize.

*** Dominic Cortez had 16 carries for 68 yards for the Saints.

*** San Dimas’ Joey Tamayo attempted just 11 passes and completed seven with an interception.

*** “This is a special group of kids and they did some special things this year. Tonight was a night where we faced some adversity and they could have given up several times but I’m proud of the way they played. They played like champions,” said Sierra Canyon HC Jon Ellinghouse.

*** Sierra Canyon finished the year a perfect 14-0 and is looking forward to the State playoffs.

*** San Dimas, in Head Coach Mark Holman’s first year, finished the season 10-4 overall.

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“Joe has captured the essence of the high school football experience. You don’t have to have played or coached to be instantly engaged in the story and identify with the characters. A great read!…Lots of laughs and memories from what high school football is like on the inside.”—Mike Mooney
“A very accurate account of high school football.”—Jon Dimalante
“F-bombing Papa Joe, has written something truly great here…He’s done a great job capturing the moments in the life of a high school football player both big and small from a unique angle.”—Josh Ouellette
A high school football novel by Joe Torosian will be available soon through Amazon.
(Cover by Pat Cherry

32 Comments to "Sierra Canyon Blanks San Dimas; Captures Mid-Valley Title"

  1. scparent's Gravatar scparent
    December 7, 2015 - 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Great game Friday night San Dimas played a great game ,some unfortunate penalties in the red zone. Sierra Canyon showed how strong of a defense we have. Congrats to both teams .Bring on San Marino

  2. Way2Much's Gravatar Way2Much
    December 6, 2015 - 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Next year could possibly present some surprises
    Sierra Canyon ,Paraclete,Pomona, San Dimas and Northview could all be in different divisions next year ?
    So keep that in mind. It could possibly be No repeat of each team playing each other in the playoffs next year.

  3. MidValleyMarauder's Gravatar MidValleyMarauder
    December 6, 2015 - 3:12 pm | Permalink


    Well said and I commend you two for the respecting the game also congrats to SD on one helluva run to the championship. As for Stuffed Crust you have to use that Pomona loss for motivation everyone in the SGV knows you have well coach/talented group of kids coming back but still don’t count your chickens before they hatch because you don’t know what other teams in the Division are returning.

    “When you win, say little. When you lose, say less.”

  4. December 6, 2015 - 2:06 pm | Permalink

    Northview needs to shut up man.
    Win then you can talk that’s how this thing works. I know it sucks when you beat a team and that team goes farther than you it hurts… But appreciate thst a team who many thought would be one and done made the finals and gave one heck of a game to this supposed Pac 5 future school. You can’t talk smack when you fall short of expectations you were supposed to be there you have the QB you the skill guys you even a good staff leading them but you fell short I won’t call it a choke because that would be unfair to Lockett but if you can’t stop Lockett and Lamb than what would’ve SC guys don’t to you? Next you return most your dudes you’ll probably be a favorite to win it all… Don’t put the bulls eye on your back in December be humble be patient and let those dogs loose next year. This smack is just gonna wake San Dimas up and that game will be bigger than you might want. They made it you lost deal with it. Next year you’ll have your shot!

  5. December 6, 2015 - 1:57 pm | Permalink

    I agree NV will be the favorite going in to league next season they have talent no doubt skill spots are loaded but just remember who is really in the driver seat there. Comstock is great he makes plays out of nothing a lot. The guy who really drives the sports car only knows how to control a Prius if you catch my drift. He’s the dullest knife in the drawer. if they win great ill congratulate them but this guy with snide comments needs to grow up and do the same when his falls short and someone else makes good.

  6. San Dimas Fan's Gravatar San Dimas Fan
    December 6, 2015 - 1:28 pm | Permalink

    What is going on with this Northview fan? The hatred and vitriol for a great football program like San Dimas is obvious. That guy needs Jesus. He can help you with your suffering. I will pray for you. Merry Christmas to all Valle Vista Teams and look forward to great season next year.

  7. MidValleyMarauder's Gravatar MidValleyMarauder
    December 6, 2015 - 1:14 pm | Permalink

    @Stuffed Crust & SD Official

    You both bring up valid points and I really do look forward to this intrigued match up next season between those 2 respective programs but I have to go with Northview next season they have a lot coming back and with Comstock still in the driver seat you could never count against that he’s to Northview what Darreon Lockett was to Pomona these past few seasons and we all know how that turned out for them (2014 Mid Valley Champs) so like I said before I don’t see much coming back for SD like I see for Northview. Good luck next season boys!

  8. Stuffed Crust's Gravatar Stuffed Crust
    December 6, 2015 - 11:21 am | Permalink

    It’s very simple Northview & San Dimas both lost in the playoffs! Northview & San Dimas played head to head! Northview league champs, San Dimas second place. Holman zero rings, Perez zero rings. Tell you what, you name the dollar amount and we can bet on the Northview/San Dimas game next year, I’ll even let you hold the money. #GOOSE #CANTWINIFYOUDONTSCORE #PUTYOURMONEYWHEREYOURMOUTHIS #LETMEKNOWWHENHOLMANBEATSNORTHVIEW

  9. December 6, 2015 - 11:05 am | Permalink

    Ok you’re right stuffed crust
    Let’s not live in the past, let’s not count the who has more rings in the past 5 years.
    No! Let’s live in the present… Northview quarters San Dimas Finals… So which would you take? Win league and choke
    Or second place in league and make a finals run? That’s the present, stuffing. So answer that.

  10. Stuffed Crust's Gravatar Stuffed Crust
    December 6, 2015 - 10:43 am | Permalink

    You ramble on about nonsense. Who said anything about Steven? Who is Steven? Comstock? Yeah he is 2-0 vs San Dimas! What rings? Holman has Zero rings! Stop living in the past! Northview has rings in the past too! That’s like coach Marcel taking credit for Northview’s Wrestling rings! Northview lost to Pomona but like I stated before the future looks bright at Northview. Stop living in the past and live in the present, Sierra Canyon Goose Egged San Dimas, Pomona would run San Dimas off the field and Northview oh yeah we saw that game already. San Dimas is done! They beat 4th place Viewpoint, a 6 loss Paraclete and let’s not forget powerhouse Bassett, congrats! #LETMEKNOWWHENHOLMANBEATSNORTHVIEW #GOOSE

  11. December 6, 2015 - 9:49 am | Permalink

    Your taking credit for Steven? That is funny! He plays for you you didn’t develop him. I would like to hear why you can’t make the title game?….?…..?….?
    Why you mad at SD because we can win when it matters? Because we get the hardware ooooh I got it… Lol it’s because we got to go to the CIF FREE Luncheon now I got it figured out.

  12. Stuffed Crust's Gravatar Stuffed Crust
    December 6, 2015 - 9:37 am | Permalink

    You are a complete idiot if you think coach Marcel is coming on blogs talking about San Dimas. Great character SD Official, why don’t you go and tell coach Marcel your feelings personally or anyone on that coaching staff and see how that goes. You are getting all butt hurt about people stating the Facts about San Dimas and you try and attack the Northview coach?! LMAO! #GOOSE #LETMEKNOWWHENHOLMANBEATSNORTHVIEW

  13. Stuffed Crust's Gravatar Stuffed Crust
    December 6, 2015 - 8:31 am | Permalink

    Again you have NO idea what you are talking about! Northview returns 5 yes I said Five starting O-Linemen, 3 D- Linemen and 2 of the sarting Linebackers were a Freshman and Sophomore. Oops! You ain’t beating Northview again! #GOOSE #HOLMANQBCOACHLMAO #HOLMANCANTBEATNORTHVIEW #PUTYOURMONEYWHEREYOURMOUTHIS #3PEAT2NDPLACE

  14. @Marcel's Gravatar @Marcel
    December 6, 2015 - 2:58 am | Permalink

    I’d say you’re just a thumb thug, but your thumbs are more like turkey legs so typing on the phone is pretty much impossible for you. Kind of like you ever making the finals!! Fact is You’ve been AT HOME posting negativity, and sweating out all that gravy for a few weeks now!! We’ve been playing!! Chew on that…..and I don’t mean literally.

  15. December 6, 2015 - 2:29 am | Permalink

    Sorry kid! Your athletes are back sure but you lose the muscle, so unless you have something up that jiggly sleeve of yours it will be you fighting for second or third. #anotherchokejob #gettherefirstthenrunyourmouth! #wannaseemyringSSS?
    #marcelsucks! #yeahisaidit!

  16. Stuffed Crust's Gravatar Stuffed Crust
    December 6, 2015 - 1:44 am | Permalink

    Guess what? All that talent comes back! And guess what? San Dimas loses all their second place talent! Don’t worry SD Official I’m sending u a bottle of GOOSE so u can celebrate! #GOOSE #HOLMANNORINGS #3INAROW #POPWARNEROFFENSE #PUTAKIDINCOLLEGE

  17. December 5, 2015 - 11:19 pm | Permalink

    No, what’s pathetic is having all that talent all that hype and blowing it! #underachieved #Vikings #youllneverwin! #out!

  18. Stuffed Crust's Gravatar Stuffed Crust
    December 5, 2015 - 5:52 pm | Permalink

    What’s pathetic is getting Goose Egged in the playoffs!

  19. @VVL's Gravatar @VVL
    December 5, 2015 - 4:37 pm | Permalink

    Hey VVL aka anonymous aka Marcel,

    Stay off the blogs you sound bitter and pathetic! We all know You underachieved in the playoffs again, but you need to get over it!! Take it easy on the stuffed crust this offseason!!!

  20. December 5, 2015 - 3:49 pm | Permalink

    @pac 5
    Not sure what your talking about… Only win league? The made the championship game. And as you said yourself held a great offensive team to 20 points. Maybe modernize the wing T but to scrap it? No way scout. The athletes are what makes it tough to stop adding a passing game would be nice La Serna mixes both really well which why it’s so tough to stop them and why they not only win league but compete for the ship every year. Wing T is a great offense. The most prevalent offense in high today are Texas every one runs air raid Florida teams are spread option teams Georgia runs Wing t any system can work if run correctly especially if you have the horses your probably gonna win the race.

  21. ScoutingReport's Gravatar ScoutingReport
    December 5, 2015 - 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Pac 5. The Wing is going no where. I don’t know what you are talking about. The wing is fundamentally sound and SD has 1 athlete and no QB. Coaches are smart, pound the ball and play tough D, if they had a QB over 6’0 who could throw, I’m sure they would. They got blood from a stone. Great job getting to the dance, next year win it!

  22. VVL's Gravatar VVL
    December 5, 2015 - 1:36 pm | Permalink

    @Football 101
    San Dimas will not be a monster next year as they lose all of their front 7 on D which was their strength and they had no depth at those positions and the secondary is really bad. On offense they lose linemen and only had one weapon (Sykes).

    Holman is running Z’s old system and the wrinkles that he tried to add throughout the season were a joke. He better stick to the wing Z

    I think San Dimas will battle with Covina next year for second place in the VVL. Northview will have its best team in the last couple years next season

  23. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    December 5, 2015 - 1:07 pm | Permalink

    One would think you hold Sierra Canyon under 21 points in a final that your team wins. The wing T is good enough to move the ball but not get it to the end zone against a great defense. Sierra Canyon was vulnerable to some variations as the fake punt clearly showed.. When you have eleven defenders all keying on the backs in the red zone you need Alabama’s O-line to score. Terrific defensive effort by the Saints but first year coach Holman will have the off season to think about changing from the wing T to something more modern unless the goal is to just win league. San Dimas has the athletes that can throw and catch if given a fair chance.

  24. December 5, 2015 - 12:08 pm | Permalink

    I’ll bet San Dimas woke up today kicking itself! They were in this ball game holding and false starts killed drives. Defensively they were outstanding. Wing T gentleman it didn’t get the championship this year but San Dimas will be a monster next year!
    Sierra Canyon was loaded! Should they move up? Probably. But definitely moved out of the mid valley there should a rule… To win win a mid valley championship your school must reside in the mid valley. Everyone agree?
    Great game great season of high school ball. Gets better every year.

  25. Bonita's Gravatar Bonita
    December 5, 2015 - 11:41 am | Permalink

    Congratulations to SD for a great season. From the Bearcats

  26. MidValleyMarauder's Gravatar MidValleyMarauder
    December 5, 2015 - 11:29 am | Permalink


    Your team wins 1-one-uno-eins-um-isa-en-een-unu-jedan-vienas championship in the MID-VALLEY DIVISION and you dare to ask such a question? If you we’re San Dimas, Paraclete or Monrovia (who is out of the division) you could post such a question like that because unlike you guys they are in the Championship game every other season. You do realize you guys haven’t made any noise since your 2011 State Champ year? Now silence my friend you’ll be turning in your pads in a week from now. Oh yeah congrats on your “little” championship and I hope you get your wish of being moved up.

  27. Assistant's Gravatar Assistant
    December 5, 2015 - 11:25 am | Permalink

    Is it the Coaching? or is it the kids? just better athletes at SC?

  28. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    December 5, 2015 - 9:51 am | Permalink

    Why would Sierra Canyon even be in this Division??? Stupid

  29. Joe's Gravatar Joe
    December 5, 2015 - 6:12 am | Permalink

    What a GREAT SEASON for all the teams. See you ALL next year!
    Congrats to the Trailblazers!

  30. Playoff time's Gravatar Playoff time
    December 5, 2015 - 1:39 am | Permalink

    Last year Paraclete played Bassett in first round this year San Dimas played Bassett in first round and both made it to finals and lost. Its the Bassett jinx. Lol just kidding. Time for Basketball Season

  31. Spartans's Gravatar Spartans
    December 5, 2015 - 12:25 am | Permalink

    Congrats to Sierra Canyon.

  32. San Dimas Fan's Gravatar San Dimas Fan
    December 4, 2015 - 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Congrats to Sierra Canyon what a great team. SD gave a valiant effort but could not convert in the red zone . It was incredible to see a well disciplined team like SC. SD will hope to match that discipline in the future.

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