HIGH DESERT GAME OFFERS RECOGNITION.Byline: Gerry Gittelson Staff Writer
Doug Faulk's name sounds familiar enough, at least in football circles, and it should. The Desert High receiver is the cousin of NFL NFL
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NFL (US) n abbr (= National Football League) → Fußball-Nationalliga great Marshall Faulk Marshall William Faulk (born February 26, 1973 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former football player in the National Football League. He played football in college for San Diego State University, before being drafted second overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1994 NFL Draft. .
But even within the remote confines of the High Desert, nobody really knows who Doug Faulk is. Yes, he was a first-team All-Southern Section Division XII wide receiver last season. But nobody on the campus at Desert, a 395-student school located on Edwards Air Force Base Edwards Air Force Base, U.S. military installation, 301,000 acres (121,805 hectares), S Calif., NE of Lancaster; est. 1933. It is one of the largest air force bases in the United States and has the world's longest runway. in Rosamond, is expecting a powerhouse such as Hart, for example, to schedule a nonleague matchup anytime soon.
Faulk will get his chance to gain some recognition, both for himself and his school, in the sixth annual High Desert All-Star Football Game at 7 p.m. Saturday at Antelope Valley College Antelope Valley College is a comprehensive community college located in Lancaster, California, USA. It is operated by the Antelope Valley Community College District, with a primary service area of 1,945 square miles covering portions of Los Angeles and Kern counties. .
``No one really ever paid attention to me before,'' Faulk said at the East's practice Monday at Antelope Valley This article is about the Los Angeles County region. For the census-designated place in Wyoming, see Antelope Valley-Crestview, Wyoming.
The Antelope Valley High. ``We have some good players at Desert, but I don't think we had even 100 people at our games.''
--Option by choice: The East's strength figures to be quarterbacks Demetre Booker of Antelope Valley and Terry Furlow of Palmdale, both of whom have committed to four-year universities.
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Furlow, who is going to Fresno State, directed a traditional offense at Palmdale, passing for 1,407 yards and six touchdowns. But he also scrambled frequently, rushing for 377 yards, a 4.5 average and nine touchdowns.
``We're going to take advantage any way we can,'' Furlow said. ``It doesn't matter if we run the option with me or Demetre because I can do it, too.''
--Big target: Paraclete all-purpose standout Michael Washington, who figures to be the West's key weapon, has gained 10 pounds since football season ended, measuring in at 6-foot-3, 220.
``I've just been eating and lifting,'' Washington said. ``I'm going to lose some weight, but it doesn't really matter.''
Washington, who has committed to Utah State, said the Aggies want him to play wide receiver - ``but I might be too big.''
Washington, who rushed for 978 yards, caught 22 passes and scored 12 touchdowns for the Spirits as a senior, will play running back, defensive back and punter on Saturday.
--Teal is for real: Quartz Hill running back/receiver Derrick derrick: see crane.
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See : Execution Teal, expected to be one of the region's top prospects entering last season, lost most of his senior season to an ankle injury. He managed just 101 yards rushing - including an 80-yard touchdown - and two receptions, but the stocky stock·y
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stocki·ly adv. 5-7, 190-pounder is healthy now and could be the West's hidden gem.
``Derrick is good to go,'' said West coach Jeff Cortez of Paraclete. ``He's not going to play running back on Saturday, but he'll be a starting cornerback and he'll also be in the mix at receiver. He's pretty darn good.''
HIGH DESERT ALL-STAR FOOTBALL GAME
When: Saturday, 7 p.m.
Where: Antelope Valley College
Coaches: Jeff Cortez, West; Brandon Newcomb and Bernie Kyman, East
3 photos, box
(1) Doug Faulk
(2) Terry Furlow
(3) Michael Washington
Gerry Gittelson/Special to the Daily News
Box: High Desert All-Star Football Game (see text)