High School Hot Shots: Trey Paster and Youlas Dickson III


ATWATER, Calif. – Anyone playing Buhach Colony this year better be ready for the ‘Trey and Trey’ show.

“To have two of ’em, I think I’m blessed as a head coach,” says Kevin Navarra.

Trey Paster is arguably the most gifted football player to come through Buhach Colony since the school opened in 2001.

“You know, from a skill perspective he might be the most talented that we’ve had,” says Navarra.

Paster is a two-way star for the Thunder and a big-time college prospect in the secondary. He has offers from a bunch of Mountain West and Pac-12 schools.

He committed to Cal over the summer.

“Honestly, I just want to take it to the highest level I possibly can,” says Paster, who plays both defensive back and running back. “If it’s NFL, if it’s college, I just want to use football to revolve around my life and let kids in my community know that’s it possible to make it out of here.”

And then there’s Youlas Dickson III. A three-year varsity letterman for Buhach Colony, he also goes by ‘Trey.’ And he is also a two-way star.

This season, he is making big headlines as a returner. He has SEVEN special teams touchdowns: four on kickoffs, three on punts.

And he has done that in just six games.

“It’s just crazy, not a lot of people score on kickoffs or punts,” says Dickson, who was named the NorCal Special Teams Player of the Week this week by Cal-Hi Sports.

Adds Navarra, “Once you’re in open space, you gotta make a guy miss. And he’s got a real great skill to do that.”

With ‘Trey and Trey’ leading the way, the Thunder is 7-0 to start the season. And a legitimate contender for the first section title in school history.

“It would be huge to really go to the section,” says Paster. “And this year, it’s actually really in the conversation, so it’s really exciting for all of us.”

“I’ve been thinking about that all the time, every week,” says Dickson. “Once we keep winning, I’m like, ‘we could win the section.’

“I need a ring on my finger. I like that big ring with the hat, that’s what I need.”

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