YMCA Quarterback Club closes up after another year

SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 68th year, meets Tuesday's at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the 11th and final meeting.


After more than four months of film sessions, practices and games, the four area high school football teams affiliated with the Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club handed out their respective team awards at Tuesday's event.

St. Francis, which advanced to the CIF Southern Section Western Division playoffs, had a trio of players who were awarded plaques. Senior quarterback Brett Nelson was named the team's most valuable player. Senior free safety Ted Williams, who sports a 4.4 grade-point average, earned the team's Scholar Athlete Award. Sophomore fullback/linebacker Nathan Clark was tabbed the junior varsity team's most valuable player.

Crescenta Valley selected senior inside linebacker Bryan Luna as the squad's most valuable player. Senior cornerback Levi Walker (4.1 GPA) garnered the team's Scholar Athlete Award. Sophomore outside linebacker Jeff Saegrsi was named the junior varsity most valuable player.

Glendale's varsity most valuable player was senior fullback/middle linebacker Chan Kim. The Nitros' Scholar Athlete Award went to senior lineman Mark Attarian (3.5 GPA). Sophomore outside linebacker Gus Simpao was selected the junior varsity most valuable player.

Hoover senior quarterback AJ Pule was selected as the Tornadoes' MVP and senior safety Kareem Hamadani (4.4 GPA) earned the team's Scholar Athlete Award. Hoover's junior varsity most valuable player award went to linebacker/wide receiver Alex Godinez.

The scholarships are handed out by the Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club.


Although Glendale Community College finished 1-9 and 1-5 in the Pacific Conference American Division this season, several of its players stood out on the field and in the classroom.

The Vaqueros' most valuable player award, as voted on by the team's coaching staff, went to sophomore linebacker Jean Khajarian. Khajarian, a Glendale High graduate, played in all 20 games the past two seasons with Glendale college.

The recipient for academic performance went to freshman linebacker Jacob Meza. The scholarship is handed out by the Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club.

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