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FOOTBALL ’93 : The Colleges: JUCOS : WESTERN STATE CONFERENCE

Glendale

1992 RECORD: Lost K-Swiss Bowl

OVERALL: 8-3

LEAGUE: 7-2

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PLACE: 2nd, North

COACH: John Cicuto

YEAR: 5th

RECORD AT SCHOOL: 26-15-1

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PLAYERS TO WATCH OFF DEF YR Dave Bartl, 6-2, 270 -- T Fr. Jerome Casey, 5-10, 190 RB -- So. Andy Cleland, 5-10, 200 -- DB So. Mike Curiel, 5-11, 215 -- LB So. Brandon Gabriel, 6-4, 220 -- E Fr. Miguel Gonzalez, 6-3, 225 TE -- So. Darren Jenkins, 6-0, 180 WR -- So. Lonnie Neuhaus, 6-6, 290 T -- Fr. Chris Ray, 6-1, 180 QB -- So. Robert Rivera, 6-1, 205 -- LB So. Pathon Rucker, 6-0, 185 RB -- So. Mike Stewart, 6-1, 215 -- LB So. Tai Takapu, 6-1, 280 -- T Fr. Hector Valencia, 6-1, 210 RB -- Fr.

FAST FACT

Glendale has not been shut out since Mt. San Antonio did it, 22-0, in a nonconference game in 1982, a streak of 114 games.

OUTLOOK

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A well-balanced offense (2,555 yards rushing, 2,214 yards passing) helped Glendale set a school single-season record with 430 points. They have the firepower again with a backfield that features Rucker and Casey, a former All-City tailback at Sylmar High. Rucker, an All-WSC selection, rushed for 1,040 yards and 17 touchdowns in the regular season. Casey sat out last season after playing at Western New Mexico in 1991. But the key will be Ray, who takes over at quarterback. “We anticipate great things from him,” Cicuto said.

Moorpark

1992 RECORD: Lost in Potato Bowl

OVERALL: 9-1-1

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LEAGUE: 8-0-1

PLACE: 1st, North

COACH: Jim Bittner

YEAR: 16th

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RECORD AT SCHOOL: 86-54-2

PLAYERS TO WATCH OFF DEF YR Gil Carrillo, 6-0, 205 RB -- So. Alex Estrada, 5-8, 170 WR -- So. John Fenger, 6-3, 245 TE -- So. Ryan Kieling, 5-10, 175 WR -- So. Jarrett Lee, 5-11, 205 -- LB So. Steve Manos, 5-11, 210 -- LB So. Sean McKeown, 6-3, 255 G -- So. Isiah Mustafa, 6-2, 195 -- FS So. Swanson Nunnery, 5-9, 180 -- CB So. Todd Preston, 6-2, 195 QB -- So. Eric Simmons, 6-0, 265 C -- So. Mark Smith, 6-0, 270 -- T So. Doug Varner, 5-10, 175 -- CB So. Paul Yerman, 6-4, 265 T -- So.

FAST FACT

The Raiders have won nine or more games each of the past five seasons and have played in five consecutive bowl games.

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OUTLOOK

With Preston running the pro-set offense and all-conference Carrillo in the backfield, the Raiders seem primed for another successful season. Preston passed for 367 yards and four touchdowns in limited regular-season action in ’92 and Carrillo was the second-leading rusher in the WSC with 1,103 yards. But Bittner is concerned about the defense. “We lost practically the whole secondary (to graduation),” he said. All-conference free safety Kenyon Lewis and cornerback Lance Thomas graduated.

Pierce

1992 RECORD

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OVERALL: 5-5

LEAGUE: 4-5

PLACE: 4th, South

COACH: Bill Norton

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YEAR: 3rd

RECORD AT SCHOOL: 6-15

PLAYERS TO WATCH OFF DEF YR Davis Delmatoff, 6-0, 205 QB -- Fr. David Doyle, 6-0, 180 WR -- So. Neimad Durham, 6-1, 220 -- LB So. Justin Fix, 6-3, 245 -- G So. Brian Getz, 6-0, 220 -- LB So. Jibri Hodge, 5-9, 160 WR -- Fr. Willie Jackson, 6-4, 248 -- T So. Doug Murdock, 6-1, 245 C G Fr. Daniel Olivis, 6-5, 330 T -- So. Jeff Sardell, 6-4, 260 -- E So. Tucker Setterberg, 6-0, 190 -- FS So. Selves Smith, 6-1, 225 -- LB Fr. Kalonji Watts, 6-3, 220 -- SS So. Rodney Williams, 6-2, 185 QB -- Fr.

FAST FACT

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The Brahmas broke even last season after forfeiting six of seven victories and one tie in 1991 for using an ineligible player.

OUTLOOK

Pierce ranked fifth in team defense among conference teams last season and Norton anticipates an equal or better showing in that department in ’93. “I think our defense will be a force,” he said. “We have some real good players in all the areas of our defense.” Seven defensive starters return for the Brahmas, including all-conference players Getz and Fix. Only two starters are back on offense--Olivas and Doyle--and Norton hopes for rapid improvment. players. Delmatoff, from Hart High, and Williams, from Palmdale, will battle for quarterback job.

Valley

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1992 RECORD

OVERALL: 5-4-1

LEAGUE: 5-4

PLACE: T 2nd, South

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COACH: Jim Fenwick

YEAR: 3rd

RECORD AT SCHOOL: 9-10-1

PLAYERS TO WATCH OFF DEF YR Nick Avila, 6-3, 295 G -- So. John Buckley, 6-3, 200 -- LB Fr. Irving Carter, 5-11, 224 RB -- So. Brian Comer, 5-11, 185 WR -- Fr. Albert Contreras, 5-11, 230 -- LB So. Sean Fitzgerald, 6-5, 211 QB -- So. Kenyatta Green, 6-1, 235 -- LB So. Tony Gugliuzza, 5-7, 185 -- CB So. Vince Lampkin, 5-9, 180 WR -- So. Sam Mason, 5-11, 215 RB -- So. Hector Ortega, 5-9, 185 RB -- So. Roy Rodriguez, 6-1, 185 -- CB Fr. Jimmy Roskowick, 6-2, 225 TE -- So. Tracy Thompson, 6-3, 195 QB -- Fr.

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FAST FACT

The Monarchs are 25-25 in conference games since 1980 and 5-4 in three of past four seasons.

OUTLOOK

Can a team replace its two key offensive weapons and remain competitive? The Monarchs will find out. The departures of all-conference tailback Howard Blackwell, who led the WSC in rushing with 1,255 yards and in scoring with 138 points, and quarterback Joe Mauldin, who led in passing with 1,905 yards, leave a huge void. Carter and Ortega probably will handle the ballcarrying bulk. Fitzgerald, a transfer from Idaho State, will take over for Mauldin. He’ll have Lampkin, a transfer from Ventura who caught 32 passes for 477 yards, as a target.

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Ventura

1992 RECORD

OVERALL: 2-8

LEAGUE: 2-7

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PLACE: 5th, North

COACH: George Rosales

YEAR: 1st

RECORD AT SCHOOL: 0-0

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PLAYERS TO WATCH OFF DEF YR David Andrade, 6-4, 215 QB -- Fr. Travis Besser, 6-6, 280 T -- Fr. Adam Blundell, 5-10, 175 WR -- Fr. Greg Camarillo, 6-0, 245 -- G Fr. Ike Coleman, 5-8, 165 WR -- Fr. Robert Gambala, 5-10, 185 WR -- So. Steve Gonzales, 6-0, 175 WR -- Fr. Joe Gora, 6-0, 215 -- LB So. Jason Griffith, 6-3, 230 -- LB So. Josh Hinks, 6-0, 245 -- T Fr. Chris Kovac, 5-10, 185 RB -- Fr. Robert Medina, 5-11, 225 -- LB Fr. Scott Probasco, 6-2, 240 G -- Fr. Tabora Ward, 5-10, 170 -- CB So.

FAST FACT

Looking for first winning season since 1989, when the Pirates were 7-4 and finished third in the Northern Division with a 6-3 record.

OUTLOOK

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Under Rosales, the team’s defensive coordinator last season, Ventura will abandon the veer offense in favor of the run-and-shoot. “I felt we needed something different to put points on the board,” Rosales said. The Pirates scored 160 points, second worse among conference teams. Winless Compton, with 78 points, occupied the bottom. Andrade, who passed for more than 3,500 yards in his three seasons at Hueneme High, will direct the attack. Ward, an All-WSC second-team selection last season, and Griffith solidify the defense.

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Antelope Valley

1992 RECORD: Won K-Swiss Bowl

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OVERALL: 8-2-1

LEAGUE: 6-2

PLACE: 2nd

COACH: Brent Carder

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YEAR: 24th

RECORD AT SCHOOL: 135-96-5

PLAYERS TO WATCH OFF DEF YR Marlon Bacon, 6-0, 190 -- CB So. Joe Choate, 6-1, 230 -- LB Fr. Randy Clemons, 6-4, 275 G -- So. Todd Fink, 6-2, 202 QB -- So. Rodney Flakes, 6-0, 200 WR -- So. Ray Gould, 6-4, 270 T -- Fr. Rafael Gutierrez, 6-4, 240 -- E So. Chris Hinton, 6-2, 225 -- T So. Brian Lasagna, 6-3, 245 C -- So. Michael Marsh, 5-9, 200 RB -- Fr. Brian McCalister, 6-0, 205 -- LB So. Roosevelt Miller, 5-8, 170 RB -- Fr. Leonard Redwine, 6-3, 215 RB -- Fr. Carl Taylor, 6-1, 290 -- T So.

FAST FACT

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The Marauders are coming off their third consecutive eight-victory season and fifth in the past six seasons.

OUTLOOK

Carder will rely heavily on freshmen players, but feels he has the personnel to challenge for the conference title. “It looks like we are going to be reasonably strong at running back and we have some pretty good players on the defensive line,” Carder said. Marsh, from Anson High in Wadesboro, N.C., has impressed Carder. The defense will be anchored by Bacon, Taylor and Hinton. Fink, who played one game last season, will direct the wishbone offense. “He needs to get game experience but he has all the things you look for,” Carder said.


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