Meet the Mission High School Football Team

Get to know 23 varsity football players from Mission High School.

Hear from the team:

Scroll over each player’s image to read their bio and why they play the game:

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Curtis Burns Jr.  #25

Age: 16
Grade: 11th
Position: FB/LB

“I play football because I like contact. And I want to stay active and keep my body in shape.”

Oscar Campos #60

Age: 16
Grade: 11th
Position: DT/G

“I play football because I like to hit people and not get in trouble for it. I get my anger out.”

Amine Houri #51

Age: 17
Grade: 12th
Position: LB/OG

“I play football because I’ve played my whole life. I like contact and I want to play in the future, so that just motivates me.”

Jaleel Stancil #10

Age: 16
Grade: 12th
Position: LB/FB

“I play football because my uncle and my dad played football so they want me to keep it going — follow behind them.”

Mane Fale #79

Age: 16
Grade: 10th
Position: C/G

“I play football because it’s something to keep me out of the streets and keep me busy. It’s something to put my grades up, too.”

Gilberto Mejia #66

Age: 17
Grade: 12th
Position:  DL

“I love football because it’s a new challenge. This is my first year ever playing football, and I really like how different cultures are being mixed together.”

Oscar Portillo #64

Age: 17
Grade: 12th
Position: OL/DL

“I play football because I like to do something productive. It’s my last year and I want to make it to the playoffs — have something to tell my sons in my future.”

Christian Mata #72

Age: 16
Grade: 11th
Position: DT/DE

“I love football because you have to give your 100 percent in every single play, and when you’re with a team, it’s like a big family.”

Jamal Abdul Hubbard Muhammad #74

Age: 16
Grade: 12th
Position: G/DT

“I love football because it keeps me athletic and aggressive.”

Wilmer Abrego #31

Age: 16
Grade: 11th
Position: DB

“I love football because it’s a very physical sport. Since I was little, I always watched it on NFL Sunday, and one day I’d like to play pro.”

Alec Tatum #6

Age: 17
Grade: 12th
Position: WR/OLB

“I love football because I’ve been playing since I was like 7 years old, and it’s always been in my family. My dad played football in high school, and he always encouraged me to play.”

Travis Price Moku #21

Age: 17
Grade: 12th
Position: WR

“I like football because it’s a very rough sport, and I think I’m built for it. And it’s very fun.”

Gabriel Leota #50

Age: 16
Grade: 12th
Position: DT/G

“I play football because it gives me activity to do after school. I’m not really big on hanging out with friends, so I might as well hit someone while I’m graduating.”

Algeron Malbrough #4

Age: 17
Grade: 11th
Position: WR/LB/OLB
“I play football because I love the contact. I like to bring out my aggression, so that’s the best time. Can’t beat that — hitting somebody without going to jail or something like that.”

Davonta Gaines #11

Age: 17
Grade: 12th
Position: RB/LB

“I like to play football because it’s a sport that I can hit people and not get in trouble. I like to play with my friends.”

Laron Davis #12

Age: 17
Grade: 11th
Position: RB/S/LB

“I like to play football because my whole family likes it, and when I was little, that’s what I was taught to do. I’ve been playing it since I was like 7 years old.”

Darius Grays #58

Age: 16
Grade: 11th
Position: DE/OT/G

“I like to play football because it’s fun. You get to take your anger out and the stress that you had during the week on other people.”

Guillermo Gonzalez #94

Age: 17
Grade: 12th
Position: OT
“I like to play football because…it’s one of the few sports I can actually play well because it’s for big people. I just started playing this year. I used to play soccer before. This year I’m playing both.”

Davon Hargraves #8

Age: 16
Grade: 11th
Position: QB/S

“I like to play football because…I understand how to play. I like touchdowns, scores, tackling, everything.”

Sidy Fall #33

Age: 16
Grade: 12th
Position: TE

“I like to play football because it is the ultimate team sport. Everybody has to cooperate in order for the game to go smoothly or to win in general.”

Jorge Mejia #95

Age: 18
Grade: 12th
Position: DL

“Football, that’s the only game that I like to play…’cause you have to be strong and have power.”

Kevin Hall #24

Age: 17
Grade: 11th
Position: CB
“I play football because it helps me get a lot of frustration out because I am going through some things. It’s like a challenge to try to tackle other people and see if they’re stronger than me or not.”

Jaime Montejo #92

Age: 16
Grade: 11th
Position: DL

“I like to show my strength — and to hit. I like to dedicate myself to a sport.”

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6 Comments

  1. As a European, The game completely eludes me but the team look great – When are the playing?

  2. Mark Rabine Staff

    Excellent piece. Yes, please do post where they play, and if possible, their schedule. Thanks.

  3. Wherity

    Keep it up Bears! Shutouts in three out of four; perhaps the turkey will taste extra juicy this year!?

  4. go to mission high school meet football players babies

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