A pair of county football players, Colton’s Allen Bradford and Rancho Cucamonga’s Devin Ross, were honored on Thursday at their schools. Both had previously been announced as participants in the 2006 U.S. Army All-American Game. Bradford, a running back/defensive back, was honored with a full assembly at Colton. The Army and NBC, which will televise the game, were present. So were students, cheerleaders and the band, as well as various city officials. “It was a fun thing – kind of neat,” Colton football coach Harold Strauss said. “They presented him with a jersey that said “06 All-American” and a hat.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Rancho Cucamonga also had a ceremony for Ross, the defensive back, who transferred from Los Osos. Both Bradford and Ross are being heavily recruited and both have said they will announce their college choice on television at halftime of the all-star game. “We had about a 20-minute presentation in a multi-purpose room at the school,” Rancho Cucamonga coach Chris Van Duin said. “It wasn’t a full assembly like Colton had, but we had the team and some members of the administration here. And they had a nice presentation, with some trophies and jerseys from past games.” The game will be televised Jan. 7 on NBC from the Alamodome in San Antonio. The game, played in an East vs. West format, will feature 70 of the top players in the nation. LUCERNE TO GET LIGHTS Lucerne Valley will get permanent lights for its football field, said Mustangs coach Doug South. The Mustangs currently use portable lights, but permanent ones will go up in December. They will be paid for via a $90,000 grant from the San Bernardino County Park and Recreation Department. Mitsubishi, which has a mining division, will help install the lights. The Mustangs played a section semifinal playoff game under portable lights in 1996, losing to eventual section champ Arrowhead Christian Academy on a last-minute touchdown. SHOWCASE Many top prep players will compete in the eighth annual Fall Classic Showcase basketball event Saturday at Riverside Community College. The games are sponsored by the Inland Empire Superstar Foundation and the Inland Empire Basketball Program. Among the players expected to compete are: Josh Miller and Darren Moore (both of Ayala), Leonard Holland (Etiwanda), Curtis Eatman (Los Osos), David Norris and Valentine Ike (both of Norco), Brandon Dowdy (Redlands East Valley), Donnelle Booker (Cajon), Ryan Kinney (Beaumont), Brandon Davis and Eric Williams (both of Colony) and Harrison Gaines (Serrano). COMMITMENTS Three San Bernardino County players have given oral commitments to colleges, said Keith Howard of the IEBP. They are: Josh Miller (Ayala) to the University of San Diego; Brandon Dowdy (Redlands East Valley) also to San Diego; and Curtis Eatmon (Los Osos) to Utah. John Murphy covers prep sports. Contact him at [email protected] or (909) 386-3853. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!