Brahmas represent DB at a regional level


Following a heartbreaking ending to a near-perfect season, three members of the Brahma boys football team and head coach Matt Castaneda were given the honor to play in the inaugural San Gabriel Valley All-Star game on Friday, Jan. 20.

Castaneda nominated and coached seniors wide receiver Maddox Bernardino, running back Isaiah Young and lineman Luke Moe to play on the SGV East Team. 

This game was organized by assistant coaches in the San Gabriel Valley area as more of a last-minute showcase to gain more recruiting attention rather than a competitive game. It allowed unsigned players to boast of their skill sets to colleges. Such players on the East Team included the three Brahmas, three wide receivers and two quarterbacks.

“The idea for this SGV game was to allow our players to play right away [close] to the [end of] the season to get a chance to get a little more film,” Castaneda said. 

Due to the large number of players, the Brahmas were allotted minimal playtime to maintain a balanced rotation. But given the circumstances, the Brahmas made a considerable impact on the game, with crucial blocks from Moe, deep receptions from Bernardino and sharp cuts from Young to showcase his mobility.. 

Despite missing a last-minute field goal attempt and falling to the West Team 13-14, the team was thankful for another opportunity to represent the school and develop more film for college recruiters.

“I got to showcase all my talents, and it was a really good experience,” Moe said.

Despite being uncommitted with an offer from Western Colorado University, Moe will be making an official visit to his priority school, Cal Lutheran, on Feb. 18.