Bobby Cole’s numbers in 2016 were too big to ignore – 2,380 yards, 34 touchdowns, 8.3 yards per carry. And when the games were the biggest for Sierra Canyon, Cole came up huge.
He rushed for 196 yards in the second round playoff game against Redondo Union and followed that up with 220 yards in the semi final win over Charter Oak. In the CIF Final, a 36-35 win over Corona del Mar, Cole ran for 115 yards on just 16 carries including the run for the two point conversion that gave the Trailblazers the 36-35 victory.
Five times in 2016 Cole rushed for over 200 yards in a game including 225 yards in the State Final win over Serra. His best game was against rival Paraclete when he rushed for 267 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-7 win.
Sierra Canyon had plenty of stars. When you go undefeated and win the CIF and State championships that’s to be expected. But it was Cole whose star shined the brightest in 2016. He is our Player of the Year.
2016 Individual Awards
Coach of the Year: Jim Singiser-Arroyo
Player of the Year: Bobby Cole-Sierra Canyon