Football Begins Practices Under New Coach!

June 2, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Burbank – New Guards football Coach David Machuca is optimistic and hopes Bell-Jeff will get back on winning track. David Machuca Read more

Football Preview St. Genevieve!

October 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 


WHEN: 7 p.m. today.

WHERE: Sun Valley Poly High.

RECORDS: The Guards are 2-5, 0-1 in league; the Valiants are 4-3, 0-1.

LAST WEEK: Bell-Jeff lost to St. Anthony, 28-6; St. Genevieve lost to Salesian, 17-0.

OUTLOOK: With just three more Santa Fe League games remaining, Bell-Jeff can’t afford to suffer a loss against the Valiants if it hopes to keep its postseason aspirations alive. The Guards limp into the game after suffering three straight losses. The locals have had their problems on defense, as opposing squads have had little problem moving the ball against the Guards in recent weeks. One positive coming in for Bell-Jeff is that St. Genevieve is second-to-last in points scored in league, as it averages 22.4 a contest. Unfortunately for Bell-Jeff, it is last in the league in points scored, averaging 19.4. One of the highlights for the Bell-Jeff offense has been the play of senior Macah Shirley. Shirley, who has played running back, wide receiver and quarterback — along with defensive back — has scored 12 total touchdowns. Along with 62 carries for 743 yards on the ground, Shirley also has 20 catches for 358 yards. He is also the team’s leading tackler.

SOMETHING INTERESTING: Two of St. Genevieve’s victories have come by one point, and by the same score (21-20 over Flintridge Prep and 21-20 over Marshall Fundamental.

Jeff Tully

Volleyball And Football in CIF Playoffs!

November 16, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The Lady Guards Volleyball team made school history Saturday night by defeating 29 Palms High School 3-1 and advancing to the CIF Div 4AA Semi-Finals. They will host the Desert Hot Springs Golden Eagles Tuesday night 11/17/09 @ 6pm in their quest to win it all.  

With a win over the visiting Golden Eagles, they will join the join the Lady Guards Basketball team who also made the CIF finals, then went on to make school history by winning the DIv 5 CIF and State Championships.

In football, Bell-Jeff defeated the Saint Anthony Saints on Friday night 38-28 to earn the third and final spot for the CIF playoffs.  The Guards will travel to Boron Calif., this Friday night 11/20/09, to take on the Boron Bobcats. Directions

Story by: Eric “Rico” Reed

Varsity Football Photo Gallery

October 5, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

Please enjoy this collection of photos from the Sadddleback, Malibu and Frazier Mt. games! Photos compliments of: Lucy Radoccia and Katie Watkins-Dorsey! (Click on gallery name or arrows to view!)

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High School Football Preview!

October 4, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

• WHEN: 7 p.m. today – Memorial Field (Burroughs High).

• RECORDS: The Guards, 2-2; the Mustangs are 1-2.

• LAST WEEK: Bell-Jeff defeated Frazier Mountain, 20-19; Lucerne Valley beat Calvary Christian, 61-6.

• OUTLOOK: Bell-Jeff has had its ups and downs so far this season in four games. When they play well, the Guards have been impressive. However, when they’ve played poorly, the Guards have struggled. They will get a chance to earn their third win in a nonleague game against the Mustangs. Lucerne Valley likes to keep the ball on the ground, and it plays more of a smashmouth style of football. The running game is led by senior running back Travis Everand. He has 87 carries for 485 yards — including 198 in last week’s win — and seven touchdowns. He is averaging 5.58 yards a carry and 161.7 yards a game.

Junior running back Ruben Navarro has rushed 33 times for 187 yards and has two touchdowns. Bell-Jeff has had some problems defending against the run. The Guards counter with a solid running game of their own. Senior running back Bronson Ketchem has 62 carries for 323 yards and senior Elliott Dennis has 34 carries for 198 yards and three touchdowns.

• SOMETHING INTERESTING: Last season, Bell-Jeff defeated Lucerne Valley on the road, 43-7.

— Jeff Tully

Second Half Rally Carries Bell-Jeff!

September 25, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Elliot Dennis ran for two touchdowns to lead host Bell-Jeff of Burbank to a 23-13 come-from-behind victory… Read more