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Mestizo, Harper get 1st-team notice

GCC has its share of all-conference players, while GCC alum Reid deals with plenty of off-field news.

December 28, 2010|From Staff Reports, News-Press

GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.

VAQS PICK UP

CONFERENCE HONORS

Seven members of the Glendale Community College football team recently earned All-Pacific Conference accolades, as voted on by the conference's seven coaches.

The Vaqueros finished 1-9, 1-5 in the conference's American Division, but had two players earn first-team honors and five placed on the second team.

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Those named to the first team were sophomore Nate Mestizo on the defensive line and freshman Ra 'Shon Harper in the defensive backfield. Mestizo finished with 32 tackles, including 18 solo, and recovered a fumble. Harper registered 24 tackles, with 18 of them being solo.

Those named to the second team were sophomore linebacker Jean Khajarian and sophomore special teams player Reinaldo Reyes. Khajarian, a Glendale High graduate, finished with 55 tackles (30 solo) and recovered a fumble. Reyes had 10 kick-off returns for 320 yards.

Sophomore wide receiver Patrick Donahue also earned second-team honors. Donahue caught 50 passes for 774 yards and nine touchdowns.

Also earning recognition on the second team were freshman lineman Sam Campbell, a Crescenta Valley High graduate, and sophomore lineman Matt Buckley.

REID, EAGLES

MAKING NEWS

The Philadelphia Eagles and Coach Andy Reid, a former Glendale Community College offensive lineman, have been making plenty of news in recent days.

To start, the team's game on Sunday night against the Minnesota Vikings in Philadelphia was pushed back to a rare Tuesday night game due to a blizzard. Then, with the New York Giants' loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, the Eagles clinched the National Football Conference's East Division title, essentially from their couches, and on Monday it surfaced that President Obama reached out to Jeffrey Lurie, the Eagles' owner, to congratulate him on giving troubled quarterback Mike Vick a second chance.

Indeed, it's been a busy few days for Reid and Co. and it doesn't figure to lighten up, as the Eagles will host the Vikings tonight with a second game five days later against the rival Dallas Cowboys to conclude the regular season.

"I don't think it's a problem," Reid told nfl.com about playing twice in five days. "I think we'll be all right."

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