High Schools: Meyer excited to coach All-Stars

May 23, 2013|By David Carrillo PeƱaloza

ANAHEIM — Out of all the tables, Corona del Mar High Coach Scott Meyer and his assistants had one all to themselves on Thursday night.

The CdM staff deserved its own table at the banquet for the 54th Brea Lions Club Orange County North-South Prep All-Star Football Game. Meyer is in charge of the South All-Stars and his CdM assistants are helping him out in preparation for the June 28 game at Orange Coast College.

Almost five weeks before the senior all-star game, Meyer, his assistants and three of his players, quarterback Cayman Carter, defensive end Tim Reinhardt and kicker Griff Amies, were honored during the banquet at the Astor Classics Event Center in Anaheim, along with the rest of the players and coaches involved in the game.

Meyer will get to guide Carter, Reinhardt and Amies on the field one more time before they plan to play in college. Carter is walking on at Southern Methodist University, Reinhardt at San Diego State, and Amies will play at OCC.


The last time Meyer coached Carter, Reinhardt and Amies, they helped him win his second CIF Southern Section Southern Division title in as many years.

The three played key roles in the Sea Kings' 35-10 rout of Garden Grove in the championship game at Angel Stadium in December.

Meyer said he's excited about coaching his three CdM players and two Newport-Mesa tailbacks, Newport Harbor's Talalelei Teaupa and Estancia's Robert Murtha, as well as Newport Harbor offensive tackle Zach Cornwell, who are on the South side. Meyer coached against Teaupa and Murtha last year, during the Battle of the Bay game and a scrimmage.

Teaupa, who plans to continue his playing career at either OCC or Saddleback College, and Murtha, who's bound for OCC, are going to be running for Meyer, starting on June 15, the South's first day of practice.

"It's good to have them on our side," Meyer said of Teaupa and Murtha, who combined to rush for 3,256 yards and 26 touchdowns this past fall.

"We're all honored to [coach the game] and looking forward to it. It should be a fun time coaching these guys."

•Meyer is the first Newport-Mesa coach in 20 years to be at the helm of one the teams in the OC All-Star Football Game.

The last local coach to lead a team in the game was Newport Harbor's Jeff Brinkley in 1993. He guided the South All-Stars, who lost to the North, 14-3, at OCC.

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