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Seven Roseville-area football players to receive scholar-athlete honor

By: Roseville Press Tribune Staff Reports
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Aman Jagait, Thomas Parker and Ryan Shields of Oakmont High School are among seven area players who will receive scholar-athlete honors by the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

Also being honored are quarterback Brendan Keeney and lineman Gavin Andrews of Sac-Joaquin Section Division I-champion Granite Bay, and running back Casey Lambert and quarterback Zac Cunha of Roseville.

Attired in tuxedos, they’ll be seated at the head table for an awards dinner March 9 at the Elks Club in Sacramento.

Shields completed 195 passes for 2,959 yards and 32 touchdowns in two varsity seasons. He also rushed for 445 yards and four scores last fall and shared the outstanding sportsmanship award as a first-team pick in the Capital Valley Conference.

Parker was a two-time All-CVC first-team choice with 167 total tackles in 2010 and ’11, and Jagait led the CVC with five interceptions en route to earning the outstanding defensive back honor.

"All three of these young men have worked very hard on the field, in the classroom and in our community during their years as student-athletes at Oakmont High school," Vikings football coach Tim Moore said in an e-mail. "This award is just the beginning for the many great things that are yet to come in their bright future."

Keeney was a two-time All-Sierra Foothill League first-team quarterback and Andrews a two-time SFL Lineman of the Year. Lambert rushed for 3,376 yards in two varsity seasons, and Cunha was the leading passer in the SFL last fall with 2,292 yards and a school-record 24 touchdown passes. Cunha and Lambert have grade-point averages of 3.94 and 3.82.

Track club to hold run, jump, throw camp

The Revolution Express Track Club will hold a run, jump, throw camp from 6-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Rocklin High School. Registration begins at 5:30, and the cost is $45. Campers should bring water.

RETC, based in West Roseville, is beginning its eighth year. The competitive club also will hold practices on Monday and Thursday each week beginning Feb. 20 at Rocklin.

For information, visit www.eteamz.com/RosevilleExpress.

Run Rocklin to benefit Matt Redding Foundation

The ninth annual Run Rocklin will be held Sunday, April 15, at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin.

The event begins with a 12K run at 8 a.m., followed by a 5K run/walk at 8:20. Children may participate free in a quarter-mile fun run at 7:45, and there is a free one-mile run for kids at 9:30.

The race helps raise money for local schools and the nonprofit Matt Redding Scholarship Foundation. Run Rocklin raised $14,000 last year and over five years has raised $48,000 in memory of Redding, a popular Rocklin Police Officer who was killed while on duty in October 2005. Redding was struck by a vehicle driven by an intoxicated driver.

Registration fees are $34 for adults before race day and $39 on race day. Kids 18 and under can register for $20 before race day and $25 on race day.

To register, visit www.RunRocklin.com. For race, sponsor and volunteer information, contact director Larry Osborne at elephant@eaward.com or (916) 415-9991.

Osborne said the goal is to reach the maximum 3,000 participants.