SGM Big Bear High School Education Foundation Alumni Newsletter
December 28, 2006
BIG BEAR HIGH SCHOOLS BIG DAY!!!!!
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS of The CIF-Southern Section East Valley Division
"We are the Champions" played over the loud speakers immediately after
the game following Big Bears 42 to San Jacinto's 21 win on Saturday,
December 9th. It was an exciting game with the Bears dominating the Tigers
from San Jacinto. The score at half time was 28 to 14 but everyone in the
stands knew of San Jacks ability to score. The first half ended with Big
Bear holding on to the ball but not before San Jack had threatened to score
with a few seconds left in the half.
In the second half Big Bear received the ball and drove to the 12
yard line of San Jack and then fumbled the ball. In two plays San Jacinto
scored making the score 28 to 21 and it appeared that the Tigers were going
to start their comeback. The Bears took control of the game and pulled
away when Jake Meyer intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touch down in
the fourth quarter. From that point on the Bears were in total control of
What a team effort!!! So many Big Bear High School kids played great
during the day: Mike Mooney, Chris Ambergey, Jake Meyer, Max Dobis, Cody
Sevedge, Mike Aspiotes, Christian Metzger, Martin Mosley, and Vince Bauer
Of course, Kris Proctor had another great game caring the ball 16 times for
118 and passing for 179 yards and the team had a total offense of 492
yards. The Bears ended the season with a perfect 14-0 record. Our last
C.I.F Football Championship was in 1992 so this was a special victory.
Our congratulations to the players, the coaches, the parents, the
grandparents, the fans, the high school staff, and the school administration
for all their hard work to write Big Bear Football 2006 in the history books
of Big Bear High School. It was so great to see so many of former Big Bear
football players return from all over California and from out of state to
attend the game. They wore their Big Bear athletic jackets and were
boisterous in their support of the team. It was a loud, excited crowd.
Following the game and the CIF plaque presentation the fans and players
milled around on the field for some 45 minutes. By this time the sun had
set and the wind was blowing and it was in the low 40's but not on the
field. The celebration continued as cars drove by the field and honked and
loud truck horns sounded. It was great to be a BEAR rooter.
Dr. Rick Jameson, High School principal, had arranged for an additional
1000 seats to be placed on the visitors side of the field and additional
bleachers had been placed on Big Bears home side. The lower athletic
field at the Middle School had been opened for parking and was full with
more than a hundred cars. People parked several blocks away from the field
to accommodate the crush of fans. The placed was packed. San Jacinto
filled their side of the field and many stood along the side lines on both
sides of the field because of the overflow.
Just before the football game time, Phil Hamilton, the field announcer
reported to the more that 2500 people at the game that CHAD HALL had won
the Foot Locker Cross country Championship competition at Balboa Park in San
Diego. A loud cheer went up from the crowd. Several mentioned that it was
good omen of the things to follow for the football game. It was an
exciting race with Chad sprinting to the finish to capture this national
competition and defeat Craig Forys of Colts Neck, New Jersey. Chad and
Ryan, Chad's older brother who became an All American at Stanford, are the
only two Southern Californian runners to finish in the top 10 in the 28
years of competition. Chad was greeted by a vocal cheering section from Big
Bear as he crossed the line in first place. Chad surpassed Ryan's finish
of third place in the 2000 Cross Country Championship race.
WHAT A DAY FOR BIG BEAR HIGH. The San Bernardino Sun and Press Enterprise
had wonderful articles and pictures covering the football game and Chads
victory on Sunday, December 10.
Aren't you glad you attended Big Bear High School!!!!
Following the game it snowed three inches during the night!!!!!!! Perfect
timing to a perfect day.
Bears win state!
On Saturday , November 25, 2006 the Bears Boys Cross Country Team won the Division IV CIF Cross Country
Championships in Fresno with 66 points, well ahead of a Laguna Beach High
School which finished second with 127 points. Avenal High School finished
third followed by McFarland High School in fourth.
Chad Hall ran the second fastest time in the division's history, second only
to his brother, Ryan, who set the record several years ago. Finishing second
was German Fernandez of Riverbank High School and Erick Garcia of Parlier
High School finished third.
FIRST NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME IN BIG BEARS HISTORY:
In the last newsletter I told you about the first night game in Big Bear
History in football. Here was Jim Emmingers response:
WOW!! That was the most exciting game I have seen in years. I was so proud
to be part of Big Bear High history. Oh, and by the way, just like all news
media....You got the score wrong. It was 42 to 12, but if you said it was
42 to 10, "Then that's the way it was. November 17, 2006" Thank you Walter
Pres. Class of 60
I received another e-mail from Jim Eminger after I asked him if the game on
Dec. 2 was going to be a snow bowl. Here is his response. Al
I hope to be at this weekends game. In 1959 or 60 we had (I think) the
first "snow" game. The team we played got stuck in Running Springs and we
had go get them.. We got beat 6 to nothing. Larry Roberts threw a pass to
the flat on the right side. It was intercepted and ran in for a T.D. By
the end of the game there was at least 6" of snow on the field. Awh! ain't
history great. (And an additional note) You might add that most of us
watched the game in our cars. We just parked them on the side line.
Well, the football game of December 2 with Aquinas was even more exciting
with Big Bear defeating Aquinas with two scores in the final minutes to win
and go to the CIF Finals against San Jacinto on December 8th.
How many of you remember the 1970's snow bowl game of November 2 against
Notre Dame. Notre Dame would not come out of the locker room until forced
to by the officials. We won 8 to 0 as I recalled.
In the next e-mail I want to share a wonderful e-mail from Betsy Drews.
That's all for now. Hope your family had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy
Blessings, Al Waner