PREP FOOTBALL ’91 : ORANGE LEAGUE : Anaheim
OVERALL LEAGUE 4-6 2-3
COACH RECORD AT SCHOOL Raul Victores 8-12
OFF DEF 6 4
TOP RETURNERS OFF DEF YR Allen Akau, 6-1, 190 TE LB Sr. Tony Brooklier, 6-0, 170 WR -- Sr. Julian Buzila, 5-11, 185 RB LB Jr. Phil Covarrubias, 5-11, 165 QB -- Jr. Brian Diaz, 5-9, 200 RB LB Jr. Che Garcia, 5-6, 135 RB LB Jr. James Howard, 6-2, 225 OT DT Sr. Johnny Ramires, 6-1, 190 OG NT Jr. Marc Zavala, 6-2, 190 WR LB Sr.
TOP NEWCOMER OFF DEF YR Mario Bonales, 5-8, 215 OG NT Jr. Steve Howard, 6-2, 200 OT DT So. Chantala Iemsianith, 5-9, 160 RB -- So. Mike Nelson, 6-1, 175 RB LB Jr.
Victores said the Colonists could challenge for a playoff spot if they can overcome one glaring weakness--inexperience. They lost 35 seniors from last year’s team that finished fourth in the league behind Brea-Olinda, Valencia and Savanna. “We’re definitely a junior-oriented team,” he said. “We lack a lot of experience except for a few positions. Our offensive and defensive lines could be a question mark, too.” The defensive line and linebacker positions were hit hardest by graduation, with the loss of all-league lineman Ismael Lopez and linebackers Carlos Flores and Say Iemsianith. Victores will be counting on Howard, who moved up from the freshman team, to anchor the line. The Colonists’ strength appears to be in the backfield, where they return three quality running backs. Their best player is running back Garcia, who sat out last season after injuring his wrist in the first game of the season.