Don Lugo High win 2017 Milk Can Trophy

Don Lugo High football players celebrate winning the Milk Can Trophy for the second straight year in 2017, the team’s first back-to-back wins against Chino since 1990 and 1991. The last time Don Lugo won three straight in the series was 1984, 1985 and 1986. This year’s game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 at John Monger Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium on the Chino High campus. 

Ayala High School

•Ayala High School began its 2017 with a 2-1 record before losing its next three games. They won their next three games, outscoring their opponents 154-52, before dropping their last two games of the season to finish at 5-6 overall.

•The Bulldogs finished with a 2-3 home record and a 3-3 road record last season.

•Ayala scored 18 more points than it allowed last season, scoring 286 points and giving up 268 points. 

•At least three Ayala High players rushed for five touchdowns or more during the 2017 season. Mason Hura (516 yards, 55 carries) scored six touchdowns, Max Hura (705 yards on 111 carries) scored five touchdowns, and Michael Stine III (150 yards on 45 carries) had five touchdowns. Wide receiver Josh Mount also score five touchdowns, finishing the year with a team-leading 31 catches and 488 yards. 

•Ayala’s highest scoring game last season came during a 62-14 win over Bonita High. It’s most lopsided loss was a 48-6 defeat to Roosevelt High of Eastvale during a non-league game.

•The Bulldogs defense averaged three sacks a game in 2017.

Chino High School

•Chino High School football finished its 2017 season with three wins and seven losses. All three victories came during home games. 

•During those three wins, Chino outscored its opponents (Baldwin Park, West Covina and Walnut) 133-35. In its seven losses last year, Chino was outscored 253-129.

•Derrin Henry, who wears jersey number 6, was the Cowboys’ leading rusher last year with 1,366 yards and 14 touchdowns, and was the second-leading receiver with 277 yards.

•Three Chino High football players caught at least three touchdowns apiece last season. Esteban Olcese (24 catches, 389 yards) had four touchdowns, Cesar Damas (14 catches, 241 yards) had three touchdowns, and Elijah House (five catches, 170 yards) had three touchdowns. 

•Henry had 2,012 all-purpose yards last season, more than every other Cowboys player on the team combined. He had 1,366 rushing yards, 277 receiving yards, 354 kick return yards and 15 punt return yards. Chino finished with 3,686 all-purpose yards as a team.

•The Cowboys threw more interceptions (12) than touchdown passes (11) in 2017.

Chino Hills High School

•Chino Hills High School football started the season with a three-game winning streak, but lost its final seven games to finish the 2017 season at 3-7. The Huskies were 1-2 in home games, 2-5 in road games.

•Despite its last place finish in the Baseline League, the Huskies outscored Damien (3rd place team) and Los Osos (4th place team) in league games. Chino Hills scored 140 points, Damien had 111 points and Los Osos scored 104 points.

•A week after scoring 63 points in a three-point loss to Etiwanda, Chino Hills was shut out by Upland, 56-0. 

•Only two Chino Hills High players rushed for more than 100 yards during the 2017 season. Junior Walter Carl III had 898 yards and quarterback James Linn finished with 516 yards. The duo also combined for 16 rushing touchdowns. The next highest rusher on the team recorded 63 yards.

•The Huskies three kickers did not miss an extra-point attempt last season, finishing a perfect 29 for 29. 

•Chino Hills High offensive players lost only two fumbles all season.

Don Lugo High School

•Don Lugo High reached the CIF-Southern Section championship game Division 7 championship last season, its first title game since winning in 1979. 

•The Conquistadores won the annual Milk Can Game trophy for the second year in a row in 2017, its first back-to-back victories in the series with Chino High since 1990-91.

•Don Lugo scored 445 points during its 11-3 season and allowed 269 points.

•Conquistadores running backs recorded 2,094 yards last season, 1,430 coming from senior Khoury Bethley, who is now at the University of Hawaii.

•Two other Don Lugo High players signed Division 1 scholarship offers from last season’s team—Chris Randazzo (University of Oregon) and Eddie Medina (Arizona State University).

•Don Lugo’s defense recorded 32 sacks during the 2017 season.

Ontario Christian High School

•The Ontario Christian High football team began its 2017 season with four straight wins, then dropped three of its next four. 

•The Knights final two wins of the season were shut outs, a 45-0 win over Western Christian and a 34-0 win over Arrowhead Christian. Ontario Christian, however, was shut out in its last game of the season in a 52-0 loss to Ambassador League champ Aquinas.

•Three Ambassador League teams—Ontario Christian, Arrowhead Christian and Linfield Christian—finished in a three-way tie for third place, but neither team advanced to the CIF-Southern Section postseason.

•Ontario Christian scored 113 points and allowed 105 points during its five Ambassador League games in 2017. In comparison, league champion Aquinas outscored its opponents 295-22 and last place Western Christian was outscored 290-0 during that same stretch.

•Four of the Knights’ six victories last season came during home games.

•The Knights shut out three opponents last year with a 42-0 win over Calvary Murrieta, a 45-0 win over Western Christian, and a 34-0 win over Arrowhead Christian.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.