Theriot Is Up for National Heisman

From Times Staff Reports

Trevor Theriot of Newport Harbor has been selected one of 12 finalists for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award.

The three-sport standout, who probably will earn a college scholarship for his play as a linebacker, carries a 4.0 grade-point average and has been involved in numerous community and school activities. He is a captain of the football and basketball teams and is a track athlete.

Theriot, who was the California boys’ Heisman winner, earned $1,000 for Newport Harbor with his selection. If Theriot wins the national honor, Wendy’s will donate an additional $2,500 to Newport Harbor. Jessica Thompson of Temecula Valley was the girls’ state winner, but she was not selected as one of the 12 national finalists.


Wendy’s will announce the national winners Dec. 12 during the Heisman college football presentation. The national finalists will be in New York for Heisman weekend.


Lynwood forfeited its Oct. 29 football victory over Paramount because it used an ineligible player, according to Southern Section officials. A Lynwood player was ejected from the Compton Dominguez game a week earlier, incurring a one-game suspension, but he did not sit out against Paramount.

Paramount is now 5-4 overall and 2-2 in San Gabriel Valley League play, which clinches a playoff berth. Lynwood is 2-7, 1-3 and will not qualify for postseason play.

Redlands Calvary Chapel has forfeited its opening-round game in the eight-man small-division playoffs. The Bears were scheduled to play host to St. Michael’s Prep on Friday but Calvary Chapel couldn’t field enough players.