Bay Area Cali Classic set for El Cerrito High on Saturday

Bay Area Cali Classic set for El Cerrito High on Saturday
Photo: Rodney Alamo Brown

The 3rd Annual Bay Area Cali Classic Senior Bowl — a showcase game for senior high school football players — is set for this Saturday, Dec. 23 at El Cerrito High School.

Kickoff is slated for 2:30 p.m.

The exhibition game features the top Bay Area seniors that, assembled together, would be a dream for coaches,” said Rodney Alamo Brown, a community advocate.

“This is going to be a barn burner with such bevy of gifted players on the field it’s truly going to be difficult to decide the MVP,” Brown said. “At the conclusion of our annual Bay Area Cali Classic Senior Bowl we choose 40 of the top players from the game. These 40 players make up our Bay Area Elite team that will travel to LA to compete in the California Classic.”

Fans who attend this game are encouraged to bring canned foods for a food drive, Brown added.

The list of scholarship recipients connected with the event is growing:

Class of 2017 Bill Whiteside (T/NG, Piedmont HS) Dixie State – Offer / Wabash University- Offer

Xavier Judkins (FS/WR Benicia HS) University of San Diego – Offer

Darren Mailangi (LB/TE, Castlemont HS) Wayne State – Offer

Jamaar Hardy (DE, Deer Valley HS) San Jose State University – Committed

Akeli Nelson (WR, Kennedy HS) Hastings College – Committed

Class of 2016

Ricky Walker III (RB, San Leandro HS) University of Hawaii – Offer / Cal – Commit

Richard Rogers (C, Bishop O’Dowd HS) Dakota State, Wayne State, Bethel College, Bethany College

Troyante McConico (QB/FS, Pinole Valley HS) Wayne State – Commit

Kenneth Caston Jr (OLB El Cerrito HS) Lincoln University, Kentucky Christian University – Offers

Dyllon Louis (OLB/DE, McClymonds HS) Hastings College, Mount Union, Wayne State – Offers

Chris Flood (LB, Bishop O’Dowd) Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – Commit

Jose Ochoa (C/DT, Vanden HS) Dakota State – Commit

Tony Orlando (T/G, Riordan HS) Western Oregon – Commit

Jordan Allen (WR, Armijo HS) UC Davis – Commit

Elliot Perkins Jr (WR, Pinole Valley) University of Lincoln – Offer

Jalen Placide (DB, De Anza HS) Dordt College – Commit

​Darrius Powe (LB, El Cerrito HS) University of Nevada – Commit

Jerry Finley (OT, Riordan HS) Sterling University – Offer

Cedric McAfee (FS/WR, Riordan HS) Wayne State – Offer

Ronnie Jones (QB, Amador Valley HS) St Thomas University – Commit ​

Class of 2015

Chris Hagmaier Occidental College – Commit

Josh Evens La Verne University – Commit

Devon Owens Minot State – Commit

Joseluis Moreno Minot State – Commit

Isiah Cassidy Western Oregon – Commit

Dingame Kenkricks University of San Diego – Commit

Mykal Walker Azuza Pacifica – Commit

Noah Suszzekiewicz Western Oregon – Offer

Namane Modise – Minot State – Commit

Michael Grey – Western New Mexico – Commit

Devante Sanchez – Hastings College, Offer

Jordan Oritz-Pallen – University of the Redlands – Commit

Arrion Archie – University of San Diego – Commit

Grant Hill – University of San Diego – Commit

Bryce Grandison – Hastings University, Menlo College, N. Dakota Offers

Greg Iglesias – Occidental College – Offer

Holden Klein – Cal State Luther, Offer

Aaron Wolfgang – Hasting College, Offer

Jonathan Gayton – Bethany College – Commit

Kieran Parhar – Bethel University – Commit

Golden Venters – Dixie State – Commit

David Fields – Bethany College, Offer

Reub Baker jr – Minot State University, Offer

Class of 2014

Deymayeh Lane S.E. Louisiana – Commit

Robert Taylor UC Davis – Commit

Jalen Ratliff Sac State – Commit

Julian McElroy Crookston Minnesota – Commit.