PREP FOOTBALL ’94: FREEWAY LEAGUE : 1993 In Review : Highlights
When league champion Troy met Rancho Alamitos in the first round of the Southern Section Division VI playoffs Nov. 20, little did the Warriors know they would be facing what Rancho quarterback John Frank called a man “possessed.” Kevin Allen, with 21 carries for 211 yards, almost single-handedly eliminated the Warriors, 24-14. And though Troy, under the guidance of Coach John Turek (86-77-5), was eliminated early, the Warriors had five players make the all-league first team on offense and four players on defense. Sonora, finishing as the runner-up in league, lost a hard-fought playoff game to Lompoc, 27-15, on a 16-yard touchdown pass on the game’s final play. Running backs Adam Chez and Cubby Kelly were the Raiders’ standouts and earned all-league first-team honors. While La Habra, the third-place qualifier, was overwhelmed by Montclair Prep, 49-14, in the playoffs, the Highlanders still improved on their 1992 finish and placed four players on the first-team all-league team. Buena Park, in its first year under veteran Coach Bob Rau, just missed a playoff berth. The Coyotes’ 3-7 record was hardly indicative of their talent as six players were selected to the all-league first team. Sunny Hills went through a rebuilding year but still managed to win four games under Coach Tim Devaney, whose career record is an impressive 122-41-1. Fullerton lost all its league games, as it did the previous season, but it did manage to win three nonleague games under first-year Coach Julian Smilowitz.
League Overall School W L T W L T Troy 4 1 0 7 3 1 Sonora 3 2 0 6 5 0 La Habra 3 2 0 4 7 0 Buena Park 3 2 0 3 7 0 Sunny Hills 2 3 0 4 6 0 Fullerton 0 5 0 3 7 0