Age 20, Sophomore
Signed with Southern
A starter at
outside linebacker and second on
the team in tackles with 73 in 10 games. ... Had 7 tackles (6
solo, 10 quarterback heats, a
sack, a tackle for a loss and a
caused fumble in the Comets'
37-34 season-opening win at West
Los Angeles on Sept. 3. ...
Recorded 5 tackles (4 solo), a QB
heat and 5 broken-up passes Sept.
10 in a 38-12 victory over Los
Angeles Harbor on Sept. 10. ...
Had 5 tackles (4 solo, a
quarterback heat and a fumble
recovery in the Comets' 40-32 win
over Orange Coast on Sept. 17.
... Had 7 tackles (4 solo),
including 1 for a loss, against
Santa Ana on Sept. 24. ...
Contributed 11 tackles (10 solo),
a tackle for a loss and also
broke up a pass as the Comets
gave nationally No. 4-ranked El
Camino a serious scare before
finally losing Oct. 1 at El
Camino. ... Had 2 tackles (1
solo), a quarterback heat, a
tackle for a loss and a fumble
recovery against Riverside
Community College on Oct. 15..
... Played a significant role as
Palomar nearly upset nationally
No. 4-ranked Fullerto on Oct. 22.
Had 12 tackles against the
Hornets (10 solo), 2 quarterback
heats and a forced fumble as the
Comets led in the fourth quarter
before finally losing 23-14. ... Helped the
Comets to a 36-7 rout of Pasadena City College
on Oct. 29 with 7 tackles (5 solo) and 2
quarterback hurries. ... Recorded 8 tackles (6
solo), including a tackle for a loss vs. Mt. SAC
on Nov. 5. ... Capped the season against Long
Beach City College on Nov. 12 with 11 tackles
coach John Carroll at Oceanside
High School. ... Had 100 tackles,
1 interception, 1 sack and 4
fumble recoveries for a team that
won the CIF-San Diego Section
Division II championship. ...
Also was an All-Avocado League
selection in baseball.
Oceanside High in 2003. ...
Kinesiology major. ... Carries
3.15 college grade-point average.
18, 1985, in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
... Son of Melindina and Adrianus
Bala. ... Has 1 brother, John
(26) and 2 sisters, Jennifer (21)
and Jessica (10).