Marijon Ancich, California’s second-winningest high school football coach and former Cal Poly standout who used innovation and discipline during his days at St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs, died Saturday night, the school announced.
Senior fullback Joe Protheroe landed on the first team while senior cornerback Dominic Frasch was named to the third unit as The Associated Press its 2018 Football Championship Subdivision All-America teams Tuesday.
Cal Poly senior fullback Joe Protheroe finished fourth in balloting for the 2018 Walter Payton Award, presented by STATS to the offensive player of the year in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision.
Fullback Joe Protheroe, quarterback Khaleel Jenkins, cornerback Dominic Frasch and kicker Alex Vega, all seniors, were the top award winners at the team banquet honoring the 2018 Cal Poly football team Sunday at Madonna Inn.
Bryson Thompson, son of Cal Poly assistant head football coach Aristotle Thompson and his wife, Sarah, was the subject of a feature story on NFL Network prior to the trio of Thanksgiving Day National Football League games Thursday.
Cal Poly didn’t claim the Big Sky Conference title or earn a spot in the playoffs or achieve a winning record. There were, however, a lot of positives during the 2018 football season upon which the Mustangs can build for future campaigns.
On Senior Day, senior quarterback Khaleel Jenkins passed for a career-high five touchdowns and senior fullback Joe Protheroe smashed the school record for career rushing yards as Cal Poly wrapped up its 2018 season with a 38-24 Big Sky Conference victory over Southern Utah on Saturday inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
Very few things in sports are as tough as playing football in the middle of an icy Chicago winter. The bone-chilling temperatures make every hit feel like a car crash, while the slick snow makes cleats slip and slide like a pair of Adidas on an ice-skating rink. For senior slotback Malcolm Davis, this grueling image brings back fond childhood memories of learning the game that has helped propel him through college, and life.
Following his third consecutive 200-yard game and eighth straight over the 100-yard mark, also establishing a new single-season Mustang rushing record, senior fullback Joe Protheroe is the Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.
Cal Poly senior fullback Joe Protheroe and senior cornerback Dominic Frasch have earned ROOT SPORTS player of the week honors from the Big Sky Conference for their performances in the Mustangs’ 37-14 upset of No. 24 Idaho State on Saturday.
Cal Poly (4-6, 3-4 Big Sky), which has split its last eight games after an 0-2 start, including an upset of No. 24 Idaho State last week, wraps up the 2018 season Saturday afternoon with a Big Sky Conference game against Southern Utah (1-9, 1-6 Big Sky) inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium (cap.: 11,075).
Senior fullback Joe Protheroe rushed for a career-high 260 yards, set a Cal Poly record for yards rushing in a single season and scored a touchdown as the Mustangs upset No. 24 Idaho State 37-14 in a Big Sky Conference football game Saturday afternoon in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
In his first season back after recovering from a torn ACL, the orchestrator of the Mustangs’ option-oriented offense faced another potential setback — his second ACL injury. It was never a question in senior quarterback Khaleel Jenkins’s mind; he was going to do everything in his power to continue to play.
Cal Poly (3-6, 2-4 Big Sky), which wrapped up the road portion of its 2018 football schedule last week at Montana State, plays its final two games of the 2018 season inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium (cap.: 11,075), beginning Saturday afternoon by hosting Nos. 24/25 Idaho State (6-3, 5-1 Big Sky).
Cal Poly (3-5, 2-3 Big Sky), which produced a 28-point second-quarter explosion in a 38-28 victory over Northern Arizona last week, plays its final road game of the 2018 season Saturday afternoon, visiting Montana State (4-4, 2-3 Big Sky) inside Bobcat Stadium (cap.: 17,777) in Bozeman, Mont.
Senior fullback Joe Protheroe surged past the 1,000-yard mark for the second time in his Cal Poly football career and senior quarterback Khaleel Jenkins ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more as the Mustangs defeated Northern Arizona 38-28 on Saturday inside the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome.
Cal Poly is celebrating 100 seasons of football during the 2018 campaign. This week the focus is on the teams of the 1980s, a decade that opened with “5-7-9 — A Winning Combination” as No. 5 Robbie Martin, No. 7 Craig Johnston and No. 9 Louis Jackson led the Mustangs to the 1980 NCAA Division II national championship.
Cal Poly (2-5, 1-3 Big Sky), which let an early 10-0 lead slip away in the annual Battle for the Golden Horseshoe contest against UC Davis last week, continues Big Sky action Saturday afternoon with the first of back-to-back Big Sky Conference road games, visiting Northern Arizona (3-4, 2-2 Big Sky) inside the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome (cap.: 10,000) in Flagstaff, Ariz.
UC Davis quarterback Jake Maier threw five touchdown passes for the second straight week, leading the 10th-ranked Aggies to a 52-10 victory over Cal Poly in the Battle for the Golden Horseshow on Saturday night inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.