San Marino High School’s varsity football team was celebrated at the team’s annual banquet on Wednesday, November 29, at Almansor Court in San Gabriel. Two Titans were celebrated as co-Most Valuable Players for their durability in leading the team to a Rio Hondo League co-championship and CIF playoff appearance.
Coleman Morning and Mitchell Mooney received MVP trophies that are sponsored by the San Marino City Club.
“Coleman was the tip of our spear” said need Coach Nate Turner, who pointed put that Morning played numerous positions including quarterback, wide receiver, running back and tight end. Similarly Mooney lined up at defensive end, offensive tackle, center, defensive tackle and long snapper. Mooney, a sophomore, led the Titans with 85 tackles, including 21 for losses.
Also at the banquet, Jenny Signal presented awards named in her brother’s honor to Nick Escamilla, Felix Steinberger, Ryan Park and Rawish Siddiqi. Dann V. Angeloff was a former Titan football player who later lost his battle with a rare form of cancer. The Dann V. Angeloff Jr. Extra Mile Leadership Award was created to acknowledge players for their exceptional leadership.
Mitch Lehman presented the Tribune True Titan Award to senior Clement Truong. The True Titan Award was created in 1996 to honor players who act as an ambassador for San Marino football through their leadership and performance.
San Marino finished the 2023 season with an 8-3 record before falling to Redlands High School in the first round of the CIF playoffs.