Pirates moving on

Bryce Brantley, a first-team All-East Conference defensive end at Orange Coast College in 2010, is one of several Pirates who have decided on their football futures at four-year schools. OCC Coach Mike Taylor announced Tuesday.

Brantley, who had 9.5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss as a sophomore, will play next season at Stony Brook University in New York.

Isaiah Reupena, a defensive tackle who earned second-team all-conference honors as a sophomore, is expected to sign with Western Carolina during his campus visit this weekend, Taylor said. Reupena's 48 tackles were second on the team and included seven tackles for loss.

Offensive tackle Rob Wright, a two-year starter, and kicker Lucas Vandeman have committed to Tabor College, an NAIA school in Hillsboro, Kansas.

Vandeman had seven field goals and was the team's second-leading scorer with 37 points last season, when OCC finished 2-8, 1-4 in conference.

Eric Homec, a defensive end who had 31 tackles and two sacks in 2010, is bound for Montana State.

Kaiona Dutro, a fullback who played defensive line at Newport Harbor High, and Kyle Hubert, a defensive end, are walking on at BYU and Nebraska, respectively.

Bryan Sonnevedt, a reserve quarterback, is headed for Puget Sound.

Bryan Pali, a second-team all-conference pick as a sophomore safety in 2010, had previously committed to Eastern Michigan.

— From staff reports

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