Diana, Klug receive MVP awards at camp
Consistent triple-digit temperatures did little to prevent South Tahoe High from making a strong impression in a recent football camp near Yuba City, Calif.
South Tahoe claimed two of the three daily defensive MVP awards during the July 20-23 Northern California Defensive Camp at Sutter Union High School.
Senior linebacker Chris Diana and sophomore cornerback Chris Klug earned MVP honors, which were selected by coaches of schools attending the camp. In addition to STHS, other participating teams were Marysville, Bella Vista, Sutter Union and Willits.
“Both players performed extremely well,” said STHS coach Mike Gorman.
One of the defensive highlights came after Bella Vista executed a long pass play to the Viking 2-yard line. STHS stiffened and forced Bella Vista to lose possession on downs at the 9.
“It’s a good group, and this camp brought a lot of kids together,” said Gorman, who noted that the Vikings took players from all three teams to the camp.
Temperatures rose as high as 114 degrees during the camp, as the team went through 95 cases of water and 900 pounds of ice.
“They slept in a wrestling room that was 60 degrees and then had to step out into 114 degrees,” Gorman said.
STHS, which compiled a 1-8 record a year ago, opens practice on Thursday at 2:30 p.m.
For a complete list of fall practice times, see B5.