Colton football standouts feature in Inland Valley All-Star Football Classic

Colton Suchil and Xavier Sandoval shine in 7th annual all-star event that features exemplary players from across San Bernardino County


J. Dollins

Colton Suchil protects his QB in the Inland Valley All-Star Football Classic on Jan. 14.

Colton, CA—Seniors Colton Suchil and Xavier Sandoval were among 77 all-star football players across the Inland Empire selected to participate in the 7th annual Inland Valley All-Star Football Classic on Saturday. The event, hosted by IE Sports Net on Fox Sports Radio and sponsored by Baker’s Burgers, was held at Colton’s Memorial Stadium on a rain soaked Saturday afternoon.

Suchil and Sandoval were selected to play for the East all-stars, who defeated the West all-stars 34-7 in a slushy game that started wet and only got wetter.

Suchil, selected as a starting offensive lineman, was honored to be selected. “Even if I wasn’t able to play, it would have still been an honor just to be on that team.”

Defensive back Sandoval felt similarly. “The experience was cool,” he said. “I liked it because it was just more knowledge every day that I was taking in from the coaches.”

The coaches also liked working with Sandoval and Suchil. East head coach Chris Chaddick, who coaches Indian Springs High School’s football team, was complimentary of Colton’s players. “They’ve been great here,” he said. “They’ve been hard workers. Colton’s a very smart lineman and Xavier’s a very physical [defensive back].”

This is the seventh year of the Football Classic. It was started by Brian Arrington, host of the IE Sports Net radio program on Fox Sports Radio 1350. He was inspired by former Redland East Valley and current Citrus Valley head coach Kurt Bruich. 

“Coach Kurt Bruich was at the station and he just said, ‘You know, there used to be a San Bernardino County game and it went away,’” Arrington shared. “He said there’s been an explosion of growth in San Bernardino County, the largest county in America.”

Colton has not had any players selected to play in the Inland Valley Classic since 2017. They were represented by Julio Romo and Kuna Taufahema.

Players were nominated by their coaches across San Bernardino county, then selected by a committee and the head coaches.


All-Star Lineups

East All-Stars

Head Coach: Chris Chaddick
Indian Springs High School

West All-Stars

Head Coach: Joey LaRosa
Chino High School


School Position Athlete School


Brayden Austin Cajon WR Eric Egere Rowland RB
Byron Rivas Granite Hills RB Corey Davis Rowland S
Devin Gusta Grand Terrace QB James Sanchez Diamond Ranch QB
Kelvin Ford Indian Springs WR Daniel Nakashima Chino CB
Mike Anderson Cajon WR Dominic Alloway Ayala WR
Philander Lee Cajon DT Rico Rodriguez Diamond Ranch TE
Hunter Herrera Citrus Valley QB Vincent Garcia Ayala WR
Kaleb Mcneal Cajon MLB Tommy Tucay Ayala S
Jayquan Smith Cajon WR/RB Dominic Tubbs Ontario Christian QB
Kasey Gillis Arrowhead Christian WR/OLB Jaelin Eppinger Alta Loma CB
A’mean Lockett Redlands LB Julian Viramontes Roosevelt QB
Mason Lackey Arrowhead Christian RB/LB Jacob Turowetz Damien WR
Brock Lium Citrus Valley TE/S Ramon Torres Chino K
Jessie Jimenez Indian Springs WR/DB Malachi Dhanifu Rancho Cucamonga CB
Ladale Williams Jurupa Hills MLB Sir Warren Roosevelt RB
Antoine Fowler Rialto RB/WR Tae Gibson Alta Loma S
Hakim Halliburton Aquinas FB/MLB Ian Yzabal Chino S
Cody Ramirez Citrus Valley S Gilbert Galindo Chino LB
Corey Cabrielles Sultana WR/CB Pablo Estrada Rancho Cucamonga DL
Joey Zalaya Citrus Valley OLB Isaiah Duncan Ontario LB
Xavier Sandoval Colton DB Ayden Machado Don Lugo DL
Semisi Faingataa Oak Hills DT Jacob Cox Ontario Christian S
Alaska Taufa Summit DE/OLB Chris Elias Ontario LB
Andrew Arriola Citrus Valley DT Zack Evans Montclair LB
Soane Fakava Summit T Keviahn Biglow Montclair CB
Hawk Ramos Aquinas C Xavier Woods Roosevelt LB
Isaac Castillo Kaiser G Luke Williams Ayala LB
Scott Sheerin Rim of the World LB Jacob Hetrick Roosevelt OL
Levi Liehr Grand Terrace C/G Joshua Freeman Chaffey LB
Michael Connoly Cajon G Logan Kim Diamond Bar OL
Colton Suchil Colton OL Steven Aranco Ontario OL
Luke Ozier Kaiser TE Vincent Maravilla Ontario Christian OL
George Jones San Bernardino RB/CB Jacob Reinhold Etiwanda OL
Damon Lyons Rim of the World LB Jose Arredondo Ontario OL
Ezrah Maldonado Bloomington DT Johnathan Jaime Chino Hills OL
Dereith Browning Victor Valley DL Gagneet Sidhu Chino Hills OL
Theodore Wiggins Granite Hills WR/FS Keith Colder Diamond Ranch DL
Jhanyis Adams Etiwanda WR
Jaydyn Price Rancho Cucamonga S
Jonathan Costley, Sr. Montclair WR
Jhaymiere McDowell Etiwanda WR
Isaiah Ezeani Roosevelt DL
David Saravia Ayala DL