Hoover Wins First Round Playoff Game 63-0 vs Calexico.
Hoover Scored 3 Defensive Touchdowns and one Punt Return touchdown in the Game. The offense only ran 24 playes in the game and Damonte Holiday scored 5 touchdowns.
Next up Hilltop Friday Night at 7 PM at Hilltop.
CONGRATULATIONS TO HOOVER FOOTBALL
We swept the three Player of the Year awards!
Damonte Holiday - City League Offensive Player of the Year
Jaquille Bradford - City League Defensive Player of the Year
Gerard Valenzuela - City League Kicker of the Year
more info on News and Awards page
Hoover Gets "Home" playoff Game next Friday but game is at Patrick Henry
November 15th at 7 PM.
Zombie Cheerleader haunts Hoover Coach!
Coach Ralph's daughter Courtney on Halloween.
HOOVER FOOTBALL TEAMS UP WITH Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country and Cheer to Clean up the neighborhood! Over 140 Hoover Athletes and Coaches DID WORK!
CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO!
Marti Emerald visits with Hoover Football During Saturdays Community Service Effort!
NEW INFO: Tough Luck for Hoover as San Diego will forfeit this Fridays game. We won't have a game.
Playoffs await the Cardinals.
Hoover Beats Lincoln and Morse in season for first time in school history. Hoover scored 23 points in second quarter to put game away. Final score was 36-12.
Jarijah Harrison snatches ball one handed in one of Hoovers great plays in the game. Epic!
SHAQ SETS SACK RECORD WITH 8 SACKS vs HENRY!
Junior Jaquille Bradford had 23 tackles and 8 Sacks in an amazing night of football at Patrick Henry.
Hoover wins 28-13.
Damonte Holiday scored 3 touchdowns and "quietly" rushed for 250 yards.
Defensive Player of Game
Armondo Martinez DL
solid performance to free up Shaq!
Heart Breaking Loss to Serra High School after apparent winning defensive touchdown was scored. But the referees ruled the play dead and the Cardinals lost their league opener to Serra 13- 9.
Fri - DAY LIGHTS!
Hoover Football Shuts out Morse and allows only 80 total yards the whole game! Hoover wins in dominating fashion 22-0.
Hoo-Ryde pride was pouring from the stands as the crowd cheered the team on to a huge victory. 3 field goals by Senior Gerard Valenzuela and then an amazing 50 yard Rumble by #77 Austin Brown of a fumble he forced himself put the game away. Moments later Damonte Holiday - AKA Superman scored his 10th touchdown of the year to lead the team.
HOOVER BEATS CLAIREMONT WITH HUGE FIRST HALF
48 - 7
It was a great night to be a Cardinal as Hoover took an amazing 41-7 lead into the locker room. The team is now 4-1 with 4 straight complete team efforts!
Get ready to come support our team as we take on the Morse Tigers next Friday for homecoming! Game time 3:30
Hoover Football Continues to do Community Service
Hoover Comes Out Strong in the Second Half against Kearny
Senior Corner Back Elias Lopez takes in the Kearny View.
Hoover High Football
Head Varsity Coach: email: Jerry Ralph
photo link to the last Friday Night Lights at Hoover
SAVE OUR LIGHTS
We are forced to turn off our lights for Homecoming against Morse ( game time 3:30) in three weeks and the final two home games of the year.
new home times:
November 1st vs Lincoln 3:00 PM
November 8th vs San Diego 2:30 PM
HOOVER WINS SOLID GAME AGAINST KEARNY 36-12
Junior running back George Jones ran for 125 yards on 12 carries and scored his first varsity touchdown.
But the story of the game was the defense again. Constant harrassment by Darian Black, Jaquille Bradford and 6 tackles for losses by Zyair Velazquez including 3 sacks sealed the victory. Gerard Valenzuela kicked two field goals to keep Hoover moving ahead.
Hoover has a bye this week and then face a tremendously improved and physical Clairemont team at Clairemont.
HOOVER TAKES ON KEARNY FRIDAY SEPT 20th at 6:30 PM
Hoover is favored in a game against Kearny this week after two solid victories over University City High and Orange Glen High School. Hoover overcame it's opening night loss to Brawley in the sweltering desert heat of Brawley. Damonte Holiday has scored 6 touchdowns the past two weeks and had an additional 2 punt returns for touchdowns callled back. He is up for the Prep Pigskin Play of the Week for his exciting 75 yard punt return for a touchdown.
Hoover's defense has been amazing as they have only given up 30 yards of offense the past two weeks combined. Jaquille Bradford is the second leading tackler in San Diego County after three games.
Last year, after a fantastic 5-0 start and a playoff appearance Hoover Football is ready to take it to the next level. We have worked really hard in the classroom, throughout the community and also preparing for the upcoming football season. It will be known as the year of incredible Hoover Football Team Speed as we are preparing to shock San Diego County with our improvement. Please come to our games and see how exciting this team will be. We would love to have you there WEARING RED OF COURSE !
Highlights from the Hoover Football Program:
- Last season we had the biggest improvement in San Diego County in academic performance.
- 31 varsity football players had a 3.0 or higher in the Fall Union Tribune Academic Team Survey.
- 7 Community service projects to clean up around the Hoover City Heights community.
- 12 Players that run a 4.7 40 yard dash or faster! ( That is a fast team! )
- Prep Pigskin Report - Silver Pigskin Hopeful - Damonte Holiday as potential San Diego player of the year
Now we need to raise needed funds to operate. Maxim Athletic has generously sponsored our football team after hearing of our progress and is purchasing new game uniforms for our team. We need more supporters like this. Any level of support that can be given is appreciated and greatly needed. Please spread the word and help us with our fund raising efforts.
Can you purchase an ad in our game program or buy a banner that will be at all home games? Can you help us with our wish list? Please ask your friends and connections who own businesses to help support our efforts.
Please consider buying an ad.
Come and see the new Hoover Football Stadium and the way Hoover is becoming a shining star in the City Heights community renewal.
2012 Hilite Music video - CHECK IT OUT!!!!!
Click the Photo to see 2012 Hoover Football video
Congratulations to the Varsity Football team, Coach Ralph and the rest of the coaching staff on reaching the CIF Playoffs for the first time in 3 years. The team finished strong with a 34-14 win over San Diego High School Friday night to give the team a record of 6-4 for the season. They have consistently represented Hoover with pride, honor and great sportsmanship throughout the season. Even when the chips were down!!
Almost every weekend the team took to the streets of Kennsington and City Heights "tackling" community service projects. Most impressive was that the Varsity Football team had an overall team GPA of 3.0 for the first progress report. (Yes, the Red and Gold cards will still be in play when the season is over).
2012 Varsity Awards
|MVP|| Damonte Holiday|
|Best Lineman|| Austin Brown |
|Best Back|| George Jones|
|Scholar Athlete|| Martin Chavez |
|Defense Player of the Year|| Jose Barraza |
|Offense Player of the Year|| Dionte Whitfield|
|Most Inspirational|| Israel Ahmed|
|Special Teams Player of the Year|| Francisco Ramirez|
|Team Captain|| Phillip Serrano|Football Team Wins Heart of Community
2012 JV Awards
|Offensive Player of the Year||Lewis Butler|
|Defensive Player of the Year||James Jeffries|
|Most Inspirational ||Enrique Morales |
Read more about our team this year ...
Players on the football team at Hoover High School have reached academic success
over the past year while also making a difference in their community.
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January 29, 2013
IN THE NEWS: Family came first for hoops and gridiron star Damonte Holiday, but he's now back in school where he belongs.
January 19, 2013
Lesson learned outside the classroom
By Steve Brand, Special to the U-T 12:42 P.M.JAN. 19, 2013
Most 14-year-old boys spend their time looking ahead to high school and playing sports with their friends.
Hoover High School
4474 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego Ca., 92115
Office 619.283.6281 ext 2162
GO BIG RED!!!