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Friday, August 17, 2018---2018 Salute to Troy Part 1

Trojan Candy finally entered the 2018 Salute to Troy entrance at Loker Stadium. I found my table, put my bags down and took off looking for my two grandsons. I figured that they would be in line at the tables where USC players would be signing posters in an orderly manner.Clayton Bradley and Brett Neilon

On the way to the tables I took a picture of Offensive Tackle Clayton Bradley and Center Brett Neilon.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find Zane and Kane in the three autograph lines.

So, I just took pictures of each player at the tables.

Here are the eighteen players who were sitting at the tables:

Vavae Malepeai
Tailback Vavae Malepeai (1/29/2017)
Jordan Iosefa
Linebacker Jordan Iosefa
Tyler Petite
Tight End Tyler Petite
Brandon Pili
Defensive Lineman Brandon Pili
John Houston
Inside Linebacker John Houston Jr.
Marvell Tell III
Safety Marvell Tell III
Christian Rector
Defensive Lineman Christian Rector (12/13/2017)
Stephen Carr
Tailback Stephen Carr (12/13/2017)
Chris Brown
Offensive Guard Chris Brown
Velus Jones Jr.
Wide Receiver Velus Jones Jr. (1/29/2017)
Tyler Vaughns
Wide Receiver Tyler Vaughns (6/6/2018)
Aca'Cedric Ware
Tailback Aca'Cedric Ware
Toa Lobendahn
Center/Offensive Tackle Toa Lobendahn (12/13/2017)
Malik Dorton
Defensive Lineman Malik Dorton
Ajene Harris
Cornerback Ajene Harris
J.T. Daniels
Quarterback J.T. Daniels
Michael Pittman
Wide Receiver Michael Pittman (2/3/2016)
Daniel Imatorbhebhe
Tight End Daniel Imatorbhebhe
Zane and Trevon Sidney
Trojan Candy finally found Zane and Kane getting autographs near the stands. Zane was getting Wide Receiver Trevon Sidney's autograph.
Levi Jones and Zane
Zane also got Linebacker Levi Jones's autograph.
Solomon Tuliaupupu and Zane
Next, I took a picture of Solomon Tuliaupupu signing for Zane.
Cameron Smith
Standing nearby was Cameron Smith (12/13/2017).
Jack Sears and Michael Pittman
Zane and Kane returned to the lines to get autographs. Jack Sears (2/1/2017) and Michael Pittman posed together.
Kane and Ajene Harris
Kane got Ajene Harris to autograph his poster.
Zane, Kane, and Vavae Malepeai
Then the boys met Vavae Malepeai.
Velus Jones and Kane
Back on the field, Kane asked Velus Jones for his autograph.
Matt Fink
Trojan Candy took this picture of Matt Fink.
Kane and Oluwole Betiku
Kane got Outside Linebacker Oluwole Betiku's (2/3/2016) autograph next.
Dudley Poon, Daniel Imatorbhebhe, Christian Rector, and Patti Poon
Trojan Candy was finally able to take this picture of my sister Patti and brother-in-law Dudley with Christian Rector. Christian is using Patti and Dudley's locker. Oops, friend Daniel Imatorbhebhe "photo bombed" the picture.

I am still trying to get a picture with the football player who is in my "Trojan Candy" football locker this year. If you are he, please email me at Thank you.

Now, it was almost time for the program to start. Trojan Candy took one bite of corn for dinner, and then I had to run up to the stage to take pictures.

Wanda Austin and Women Water Polo Champions
Waiting beside the stage were the 2018 NCAA Women of Troy Water Polo Champions. They posed with interim USC President Dr. Wanda M. Austin.
Wanda Austin and Women Track and Field Champions
Dr. Austin then posed with the 2018 NCAA Women of Troy Track Champions.
Clay Helton
Trojan Candy then turned to her right and saw Coach Clay Helton. After I took his picture, he gave me a big hug.

I ran back to my table to get my Canon camera that I use for videos and my portable chair.Wyatt Schmidt and Reid, Noelle, and Tony Budrovich

On the way back to center stage, I saw good friends Wyatt Schmidt and Reid Budrovich (8/22/2015). They posed for a picture with Reid's mom Noelle and father Tony.