BORON'S SHEASLEY HAS ONE GOAL LEFT - A TITLE.Byline: Gerry Gittelson Daily News Staff Writer
Richie Sheasley, a small-town football hero who already has earned the status of Boron boron (bōr`ŏn) [New Gr. from borax], chemical element; symbol B; at. no. 5; at. wt. 10.81; m.p. about 2,300°C;; sublimation point about 2,550°C;; sp. gr. 2.3 at 25°C;; valence +3. High's best player ever, thinks more about what he doesn't have than what he does have.
A two-time All-Southern Section receiver/defensive back who has scored 43 touchdowns the last 24 games (23 of them wins), Sheasley's career won't be complete without a section championship.
Sheasley says that is just the way it is.
Boron (10-0) is preparing for Friday's Division XII quarterfinal versus visiting Pasadena Poly (7-2-1). But Sheasley's mind can't help but wander back to the rainy December night in West Los Angeles
``Every night in my dreams, I think of that football game,'' Sheasley said Tuesday during a break between classes. ``It's the worst thing that has ever happened to me.''
Sheasley, a 6-4, 200-pounder whose size and and speed make him a unique commodity at this level, took matters into his own hands in Boron's opening 47-6 playoff play·off also play-off
1. A final game or series of games played to break a tie.
2. A series of games played to determine a championship.
Noun 1. win over Downey Calvary Chapel Calvary Chapel is a non-denominational, Protestant fellowship of churches which began in 1965 in Southern California. The term "fellowship of churches" is used in contrast to a denomination. . He caught six passes for 148 yards and four touchdowns, and also scored on a 26-yard run and 43-yard fumble return.
He has 34 catches for 861 yards (25.3 avg.) and 13 touchdowns, 420 yards rushing (11.4 avg.), six interceptions, and 20 touchdowns overall. As a junior, he had 41 catches for 1,060 yards (25.9 avg.), 11 interceptions, and 23 touchdowns.
Sheasley has dropped two passes in two years.
``Richie is the biggest advantage in the whole division,'' Boron quarterback David Caillier said. ``He can outrun out·run
tr.v. out·ran , out·run, out·run·ning, out·runs
a. To run faster than.
b. To escape from: outrun one's creditors.
2. everybody, he is easy to see because of his size, and he has great hands.''
Sheasley leads Boron both physically and emotionally. Against Pasadena Poly, his job on defense will be to the smother receiver Ryan Haden (son of former Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. Rams quarterback Pat Haden Patrick Capper Haden (born January 23, 1953 in Westbury, New York) is a sportscaster and former professional American football player. He played quarterback for the NFL's Los Angeles Rams from 1976 to 1981. His most recent broadcast was the 2007 Orange Bowl on Fox Sports. ), who has 47 catches and 10 touchdowns in 10 games. Not so tangible - but as vital - is Sheasley's spiritual role: ``I think all of us need to come out fired up,'' he said. ``We can't be lazy, and we can't play down to the level of the competition. We need to play hard. The focus is stepping up in a big game.''
This season, Sheasley's reputation has led to triple-coverage on offense, and avoidance on defense; Caillier and tailback tail·back
The back on an offensive team who lines up farthest from the line of scrimmage.
Brit a queue of traffic stretching back from an obstruction
Eric Pierce have stolen a few scenes to make the marquee. Caillier was 6 of 9 for 119 yards on Friday, and 24 of 40 for 510 yards and eight TDs in the last four. Pierce is nearing 1,000 yards and rushed for 214 yards and three touchdowns in a recent win over Hesperia Christian.