So Cal Players Gone Bowling
By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
For the first time in years USC and UCLA together did not reach a post season Bowl game. However, there were several Southern Cal players that had solid a season and made it to post season play.
Iowa State of the Big 12 fell short to Washington State in the Alamo Bowl 28-24.
Lawrence White DB of Bakersfield (Ridgeview High) Playing in 11 games finished the season 50 tackles (36 solo) and he had a season high 10 at U of Texas. He also had 9 vs. Akron.
Running Back Sheldon Croney Jr., also of Bakersfield (Ridgeview High) saw action in 9 games backing up one of the best running backs in the country in David Montgomery who declared for the NFL Draft earlier this week. Croney 23 carries for 56 yards with a touchdown. He should get more of the workload next season.
Ray Lima a D-lineman from West Torrance and El Camino College had a season high 6 tackles vs. Texas Tech he was all Big 12 honorable mention in 2017. He has a career total of 59 tackles in 25 games.
The Cyclones finished the season 8-5 (6-3, Big-12) including big wins over West Virginia, Oklahoma State and Baylor.