Palomar Comets Football
LINEBACKER, SOPHOMORE, 6-0, 190
Rancho Buena Vista (Class of 2008)
PERSONAL: Actual name is Brian Joseph Pugh.
... Born Dec. 4, 1989 in Hartford, CT. ... Son of Joseph
Pugh and Elizabeth Glime-Pugh. ... Brother of Bubba Pug,
20, who started for the Comets at outside linebacker
last season and is red-shirting this season. ... Also
has a 13-year-old sister, Kal Pugh.
SEASON: A part-time starter at outside linebacker
for the Comets as a true freshman and also a special
teams player and a long snapper. ... Had 36 tackles (23 solo),
a sack, two tackles for losses, a pass break-up and two
quarterback hurries. ... Contributed two tackles in 21-19 season-opening win over
Southwestern on Sept. 6. ... Made his first community
college in a 16-0 victory over Victor Valley on Sept. 13
and contributed four tackles
(two solo), broke up a pass and had a QB hurry in a 16-0
victory over Victor Valley. ... Had two tackles (one
solo) in a 37-17 rout of San Diego Mesa on Sept. 20. ...
Had seven tackles (three solo) vs. Grossmont on Oct. 4.
... Contributed a solo tackle vs. Saddleback on Oct. 11.
... Had four tackles (three solo) and a tackle for a
loss in a 38-14 victory at Santa Ana on Oct. 18. ...
Contributed seven tackles (five solo), including a
tackle for a loss in a 20-7 win over Long Beach City
College on Oct. 25. ... Had three tackles (one solo) vs.
Fullerton on Nov. 1. ... Contributed four tackles,
all solo, as the Comets defeated Orange Coast 41-14 to
close out the regular season on Nov. 8. ... Had two
tackles (one solo) and a quarterback hurry in Palomar's
38-33 Golden Empire Bowl victory over Cerritos on Nov.
SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Was a big-play performer on offense,
defense and special teams at Rancho Buena Vista High,
where he played under coach Tom Haman and, later coach
Eric Jorgensen during the 2004, 2005 and 2006 seasons.
... Came up big as a sophomore when his 14 tackles
helped key a 35-7 victory over Southwest on Sept. 30,
2005. ... Had a series of big games late in his senior
season of 2007 as he helped propel the Longhorns into
the CIF-San Diego Section Division I championship game.
... Intercepted a pass and returned it 38 yards to set
up the game-clinching touchdown mid-way through the
fourth quarter as RBV defeated cross-town rival Vista
11-9 in the final game of the regular season on Nov.
9. ... Intercepted a pass and returned it for a
touchdown to get the Longhorns rolling in a win over
Calexico in the first round of the playoffs on Nov.
16. ... Broke open a close game early by blocking a punt
as the Longhorns downed Eastlake in the semifinals on
Nov. 30. ... Also averaged 6.9 yards per carry on
offense during the season, rushing for 111 yards.
OTHER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Baseball, wrestling
ACADEMICS: Undecided major.
(Updated Aug. 17, 2008)