Colton High “Fact of the Day” – Oct. 8


Ivy League and C.I.F. all-star, Bob Llamas, takes on a pack of Fontana Steelers. He led the 1965 Yellowjackets in scoring with 19.6 ppg.

Colton High School opened in 1895. It is one of the oldest high schools in the Inland Empire. In this daily feature, we celebrate Colton High’s rich history.

In 1965, the Yellowjacket basketball team had an outstanding year, racking up 26 wins against 4 losses. During the season, the speedy team put together a 19-game winning streak, tying the record set by the 1958 squad.

That year they played in the C.I.F playoffs, making it to the semifinals where they unfortunately lost to Servite High 70-59. 

Team captain, Bob Llamas was named Ivy League Player of the Year and made the all-C.I.F. team. He led the league in scoring, averaging 19.6 points per game. This broke the record of 17.8 points per game set in 1961 by Rodger Quarles.

Other standouts on this team included Steve Kjorvestad (19.8 rebounds per game), Lloyd Nolin (11.2 points per game), and Nick Martinez (10.1 points per game). All made the 1st team in the Ivy League.