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Football: Lots of notes from media day

August 22, 2012 | 11:48 am

The Southern Section teamed up with Fox Sports West to hold a football media day on Wednesday, focusing on teams that will appear on TV or the network's Prep Zone. Among the interesting notes:

Hart Coach Mike Herrington seemed thrilled that the Marmonte League is no longer in the Northern Division. Hart is ranked No. 1 in the preseason division poll. "I love it," he said. "We have a better opportunity to go deep into the playoffs." In fact, the whole Foothill League could go deep into the playoffs.

Redlands East Valley defensive lineman Kylie Fitts indicated he plans to graduate in December so he can enroll in early January at USC.

Corona Centennial offensive lineman Cameron Hunt is committed to California, but that has hardly ended recruiting. In fact, recruiting is picking up. He said he's going to watch the college season and see how some of the teams recruiting him perform, including UCLA, which recently offered him a scholarship.

San Clemente offensive lineman Sean Harlow, a Washington commit, has put on 20 pounds since the end of last season and is at 6 feet 4, 265 pounds.

Chaminade Coach Ed Croson said he has been unable to make a decision about which of his two quarterbacks is better, Brad Kaaya or Reggie Reed. "It's been impossible right now to separate one from the other," he said.

So both are going to play.

Rancho Cucamonga Coach Nick Baiz was accepting congratulations on having two of California's best defensive backs, Chris Hawkins and Tahaan Goodman, in the same secondary, but that hardly guarantees success. "They're a small piece to the puzzle," he said.

Centennial Coach Matt Logan said his teams have averaged better than 42 points a game for the last 13 years. With new quarterbacks and new running backs, the Huskies are going to face a big challenge to keep the tradition going. But the offensive line will lead the way.

-- Eric Sondheimer