PREP FOOTBALL ’94 / EMPIRE LEAGUE : Katella
1993 RECORDS OVERALL: 3-4-3 LEAGUE: 0-3-2
COACH: RECORD AT SCHOOL Larry Anderson: 29-37-6
RETURNING STARTERS OFF DEF 1 3
TOP RETURNERS OFF DEF YR Geoff Burgueno, 5-8, 150 WR -- Sr. Gerry Santillan, 6-0, 195 OL -- Sr. Eric Schirmacher, 6-0, 190 -- LB Sr. Dan Schmidt, 5-10, 175 -- SS Sr. Matt Switzer, 6-0, 195 -- LB Sr. Sal Viramontes, 5-10, 170 QB -- Sr. Josh Welton, 5-11, 165 WR FS Jr. Chris William, 6-2, 210 OL -- Sr.
TOP NEWCOMERS OFF DEF YR Tony DeLeon, 6-0, 215 FB -- Jr. Scott Edlund, 6-1, 200 -- DT Sr. Robby Erwin, 6-0, 200 -- LB Sr. Dustin Goetz, 6-1, 175 RB -- Jr. James Henderson, 6-2, 200 OL DL Sr. Chris Marquez, 5-8, 155 WR -- Sr. Manny Sanchez, 6-1, 240 NG -- Jr.
It might be a long season for Katella. With only four starters returning from a club that finished fifth in league, the outlook doesn’t appear bright. There appear to be too many variables for them to compete successfully, and just earning a playoff berth would be a huge victory. Viramontes, a receiver last year, will try his fortunes at running the triple-option offense. Goetz and DeLeon might be two of the bright spots, but both must rely on a very inexperienced offensive line. It might take some time for the offense to come around. Schirmacher and Switzer are standouts on defense. But Katella must depend on strong defensive outings each game to win. “We’re going to have to play great defense,” Anderson said. “Our offense is just going to have to improve each week.”
September 9 at West Covina; 16 vs. Savanna at Glover Stadium; 22 vs. Orange at Glover Stadium; 30 at Brea-Olinda.
October 7 vs. Western at Glover Stadium; 14 vs. Kennedy at Western HS; 20 vs. Loara at Western High; 28 vs. El Dorado at Valencia HS.
November 4 vs. Century at Glover Stadium; 10 vs. Cypress at Western HS.