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Football: Meet the other top City running back named Thomas

Everyone knows about De’Anthony Thomas, Crenshaw’s fabulous running back. But the City Section is blessed with two outstanding senior running backs named Thomas.

The other is Malcolm Thomas, a four-year starter at Panorama High who rushed for 1,806 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior. He has gained 15 pounds of muscle, putting him at 5 feet 9, 198 pounds.

He had four games last season of 200 yards or more rushing.

“He has set the tone for what we’d like to embody at Panorama,” Coach Devon Rose said. “He’s a phenomenal athlete, one of the best in the City. He’s also the hardest working kid I’ve ever coached.”

Thomas also is one of the most loyal athletes. Every year since his freshman year, schools or individuals have tried to lure him away from Panorama and he refused, sticking with the school right down from where he lives and staying loyal to friends and teammates he has grown up with.

So get ready for the Thomas & Thomas show in 2010.

-- Eric Sondheimer


 
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Taftguy

Ok, thats why ervin scored 6 tds against verdugo and him and your other STARTING RB manriquez combined for 7 against Van Nuys. YOU CANT FOOL MAX PREPS FOOL. stats dont lie you and your staff are a bunch of class- less clowns, I wish you had the courage to play at least 1 d-1 team, and dont say locke because their rebuilding and so is SF, you guys will beat both of them, You'll get whats coming to you , you'll see.

Anony1

Show some class?!?!? How much class can we show when in both games against verdugo and van nuys Kevin and the whole starting line got benched after the 1st half. even against North hollywood the administration benched kevin and wouldn't let him go back in. Some class yeah right teams just need to step up and play defense. What are we suppose to do just stop running our offense because it was the second and third team that kept scoring and the ball was kept on the ground. And in those two games kevin only had 200 uards if that.

Panorama Alum

Malcolm Thomas is the REAL DEAL he is 10 times better then ervin. He's bigger, faster, and stronger and he plays in a better league. And he doesn't talk stuff he's a humble kid and he deserves all the hype he is getting. I know you guys wish you could have him on your team. Anyways Good Luck Panorama on your season bring home a ring.

Taftguy

Let me make things easier for you to understand, If Poly develops a little class and keeps the score under 60 pts against sun valley, verdugo, grant, monroe, north hollywood, and granada, (wow, what a schedule) Ervin Will Not Break 2000 yards. On the other hand Poly will win their league this season, and be a top playoff seed, Poly is a good team but God will not reward a championship to a team that gets its rocks off beating teams by 70+ pts, If Poly plays a team like Taft it will be a deservedly long long friday night for you. We would run up the score on you so that you may LEARN a little class. Good Luck this season and mark my words when I say your gonna get whats coming to you

P-TECH FOOTBALL

LETS GO PARROTS...U THE BEST TEAM OUT THERE IN DIVISION 2......POLY IS UNSTOPPABLE THIS YEAR

Halfblood45

Hey Polyfan, If you could write or spell then I might listen to what you have to say....how can you act like know anything by the way you write..I mean did you even read your post before you posted it?????

Anony1

panorama lost to san fernando and poly took them into 3 overtimes and the best two teams panorama played elco and arleta poly was in a dog fight with. How would he barely break a 1,000 against elco. Check maxpreps again Kevin average over 10 yards against elco and sat the 4th quarter. t

POLY FAN

they aint writing no story because eeverybody be hating on POLY...no one ever gives them the respect they deserve but it kool cuz they aint need to be in the newspaper...they justtt take it week by week and man handle every team the play... poly will dominate on evry team they play this year so watch out for them....POLY go get that D-2 champ and prove all those doubters and haters wrong!!!!!!!!

Halfblood45

Hey, If Ervin is so good how come THE TIMES isn't at his door doing a story about him??????...I'm just saying!!!!!!

Panorama Fan

You have got to see this new offense Panorama is running ES Panorama might have 3 running backs to write about this year w/ a passing game, I think a Poly vs. Panorama playoff game would be one of the most exciting games in the SFV this year, and I think it would be great for the community as well. It would be anybody s ball game.

es

I'd pick Poly but Malcolm Thomas is just as good as Ervin and plays in a tougher league. They are both top City Section running backs.

POLY FAN

es can u answer my question, who will win if they played each other, POLY or panorama?

taftguy

why are we comparing malcolm thomas with kevin ervin anyways, why dont we talk about malcolm and shaq

taftguy

According to maxpreps Panorama Played Morningside, Arleta, elco (twice), sylmar, reseda, kennedy, san fernando,...... a little bit better schedual dont you think, and what do you mean it doesn't matter who poly played "thats D-1" REALLY are you for real? If kevin Ervin Played Van Nuys 10 times he would end up with 5000 yards for the season, but if he played elco 10 times he wouldn't break a 1000. and how do you justify scoring over 70 twice? thats low or no class. and as far as your question poly fan, the answer is panorama by 21

Anony1

What is this guy talking about. How was Granada beat at the half when poly went into the third quarter up only by a field goal. The coaching staff did right by running the ball beacuse thats what was working. It just so happens that Kevin made the most of it and broke on numerous occasions and several that went for 60+ yards. And as for talking schedules who does panorama play? They play a lot of the teams that poly has played if not worse. Check Poly's pre-season schedule out this year its legit San fer, Franklin, Granada, and locke. kevin had under 200 carries for 2000+ yards and averaged a little over 14 yards. i don't care who you play thats a D-1 back

POLY FAN

yo es i got a question. who do you think will win if the played each other, panorama or sun valley POLY?

Taftguy

monroe
granada
verdugo
grant
Canoga
Van Nuys
N.hollywood

This is 2009 poly schedule, its garbage, my sister can rush for 2000 against these guys, if you want to compare malcolm to someone, lets not compare him to a guy who played these teams. not to mention ervin rushed for over 400 against a granada team that was beat by the first half, lot of class for that coaching staff that ran up his stats and the score on Granada, I know because taft played Granada and we saw film, on the other hand malcolm rushed for under 100 against a monroe team under the same circumstance when he too could of rushed for over 400, poly scored over 70 pts against 2 other teams (verdugo, Van Nuys ) and ran up his stats again, thats called "NO CLASS" so please dont talk to me about ervin and poly, because if they come down to Taft I promise, you WILL reap what you sow.

mike jones

Teondray Caldwell from venice is the real deal, He lined up at receiver last season but he is 5-10 206 lbs. He has offers from numerous D-1 schools. He will be lined up at running back this year. Nobody can touch him!!!!!
Poly are you kidding me ! D-2?

Python alum

You are crazy. Malcolm is 198 and runs a 4.5 40yd. Ervin ran a 4.7 (at the same combine as Malcolm) and weighs 175. Malcolm is more pwerful and explosive. He is a ligit D.1 Back. Poly plays nobody except arleta and those numbers are because of that. Malcolm is a ligit D.1 back shown by the 20+ school recruiting him. You will see come seasons end who the real D.1 back is.

POLY FAN

Man this guy aint nothing....KEVIN ERVIN FROM SUN VALLEY POLY IZ THE REAL DEAL!!!!!!! YALL GIVING THIS RB ALOT OF HYPE LIKE IF HES DONE SOMETHING....KEVIN ERVIN IS WAY BETTER AND TALENTED THAN THIS GUY.....YALL SEE ONCE SEASON STARTS HE WILL BE BREAKING ALL KINDS OF RECORDS....LETS GO POLY!!!!!LETS GET THAT CHAMPIONSHIP....BEST RB IN THE CITY AND THE BEST O-LINE TOOOO!!!!!!!!!


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