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PREP FOOTBALL ‘92 / EMPIRE LEAGUE

ESPERANZA

1991 RECORDS OVERALL LEAGUE 13-1 5-0

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COACH RECORD AT SCHOOL Gary Meek 53-16-3

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RETURNING STARTERS OFF DEF 12 12

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TOP RETURNERS OFF DEF YR Matt Agathakis, 6-1, 225 OG DT Sr. Jason Goettche, 5-11, 180 WB SS Sr. Ken Hall, 6-2, 205 TE DE Sr. Travis Kirschke, 6-5, 255 OG DT Sr. Travis McCullough, 6-2, 210 FB LB Sr. Tom Pellicer, 6-2, 215 TE LB Sr. Travis Pulliam, 6-3, 265 OT DT Sr. Kevin Shoup, 6-1, 170 WB CB Sr. Jim Stewart, 6-2, 205 OG DE Jr. Matt Stewart, 6-3, 235 OT DT Sr. Jeff Swanson, 6-2, 193 WR FS Sr. Brad Wise, 5-11, 165 WR CB Sr.

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TOP NEWCOMERS OFF DEF YR Greg Allen, 5-11, 225 OT DT Jr. Kareem Clark, 5-9, 170 WB CB So. Darrin Footman, 5-9, 175 HB -- So. Anton Hector, 6-1, 180 WR CB So. Tom Joyner, 5-7, 185 FB LB Jr. Jason Murrietta, 5-11, 170 TB LB Jr. Brian Werner, 6-5, 225 OT DT Jr.

OUTLOOK

We know it’s difficult, but if you watch Esperanza this season try to avoid watching the ball for a few plays. Concentrate instead on Kirschke, the Aztecs’ massive lineman who is ranked among the nation’s top 50 seniors by Street & Smith magazine and figures to be the most sought-after recruit from Orange County. He is simply overwhelming. Esperanza has been just as tough over the past two seasons. The Aztecs are 27-1 in that span with their lone loss being an 8-0 setback to Los Alamitos in the ’91 section championship game. Is there any wonder why this league shapes up as one of the toughest?

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