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          By: Anthony Lopez, The Plaid Sports Editor

    The Highlanders and the Great Oak Wolfpack met at the Highlanders’ Stadium on Friday night, for Week five of preseason. After losing to Mater Dei in week four, the Highlanders walked away with the win, defeating Great Oak 38 to 25. The Highlanders season record is now (3-2).

1st Half Recap

       The Highlanders came out of the gate strong, as they scored 24 points all in the first quarter, while also holding Great Oak to zero. The Highlanders scored three touchdowns and one field goal in the first quarter. Upland’s defense played exceptionally well in the first, as Great Oak was not able to really move the ball.

       Great Oak scored its first points early in the second quarter, on a rushing touchdown, from inside the 10-yard line. After a successful two-point conversion, the score was 24 to 8.

       Great Oak’s defense started to show its strength in the second quarter. They held Upland back for the majority of this quarter. A Great Oak field goal with 6:33 to go, made the score 24 to 11.

       Upland scored another touchdown before the half, and both teams walked into the locker rooms thinking about how they could improve. Upland was starting to show some weaknesses on both sides of the ball, and Great Oak’s defense was beginning to pick up some momentum. The score at halftime was 31 to 11, Upland.

2nd Half Recap

    The first play of the second half went into Great Oak’s favor. A touchdown right off the bat made the score 31 to 18, and Great Oak’s defense was really finding its stride.

      A little bit of back and forth football ensued for the remainder of the third, as both teams were able to find the endzone. At the end of the third quarter, it was 38 to 25 and Upland was in the lead. However, this would be the last scoring of the game, as there were no touchdowns or field goals in the fourth. Great Oak scored the final touchdown with 5:23 to go in the third.

      However, for a brief moment, it seemed as if Great Oak was going to have a chance to make a comeback as Highlanders’ quarterback, David Baldwin, threw his second interception of the game. After a few efforts, Great Oak was not able to catch back up. Upland went on to finish the game and win, 38 to 25.

Key Notes

  • Highlanders’ quarterback, David Baldwin, was 16 for 24 in passing attempts. He threw for 341 yards, threw two touchdown passes, and also threw two interceptions.

  • Highlanders’ lead running back, Kyle Jones, played well. After 17 carries, he ran for 122 yards and two touchdowns.

    The Highlanders’ now enter their bye week. Their next game will be Friday, October 7th, at 7:30pm, at Upland High School. They will be facing longtime rival, Rancho Cucamonga.


  Upland's Leading Lady

                 By: Caitlin Freestone, The Plaid staff writer

    Upland High’s new principal, Pamela Salgado, is bringing a new wave of positivity to the 2016-2017 school year. She gave an interview to The Plaid reporters, providing insight into her background and a few of her plans for the upcoming year.


     Her most recent position before she came to our school was as an assistant principal, at Covina High School. Many of her new responsibilities are similar to those she held as an assistant principal, but she said, “The biggest difference is that [she] is ultimately responsible”. She decided to accept the position at UHS, in order to impact more students’ lives. Being a principal allows her to better utilize her skills and talents to help a larger number of people.


     Her first impression of Upland was that there is a lot of “good people … students, parents, [and] staff”. Wishing to get to know the school and the students first, she is not planning on making many significant changes to school policy her first year. However, she has already implemented a few minor changes, to benefit the campus and provide the most opportunities for students. She said, “I think it’s really important for the administration to know the students [... to help] ensure students feel comfortable on campus”. She has been responsible for building the racks for scooter and skateboard storage, as well as members of staff greeting students in the morning, at some of the gates.


     One of the core values that Mrs. Salgado stressed was the importance of relationships. She placed an emphasis on strengthening relationships between administration, parents, students, and teachers. She said, “When you have relationships with people and you trust them… the morale just tends to improve.” Her assistant principals share her positive belief system and progressive attitude.


     Upland Highlanders offer Mrs. Salgado a very warm welcome and wish her a happy 2016-2017 school year!




There will be a free presentation October 5th by David Stoeckel on how to start your own successful recruiting experience.


Click on the attached 2 page pdf explaining this great opportunity.


Come see an epic battle of musical genius at the UHS Theatre Department's Lip Sync Battle and Midi Matilda Concert.  The first half of the show will feature a lip sync battle by your Comedy Sportz Team followed by a concert from pop alternative band, Midi Matilda.  The Show is October 15th at 7pm in the Highlander Auditorium.  Tickets are $10 pre-sale in the student store and $15 at the door.  Email michele_richardson@upland.k12.ca.us for questions and details.  


Please join us for Financial Aid Night with Patrick Moore, Director of Director of Financial Aid from Scripps on Thursday, October 6th from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the lower library.


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