COACH: Tim Devaney
RECORD AT SCHOOL: 127-47-1
TOP RETURNERS OFF DEF YR Kevin Ashton, 6-0, 225 -- DL Jr. Greg Garand, 6-3, 205 QB -- Sr. Sean Granillo, 6-4, 200 TE -- Sr. Brian Miklos, 6-0, 195 -- LB Sr. Robert Oliver, 5-9, 170 WR -- Sr. Chris Velotta, 5-7, 170 RB -- Sr.
TOP NEWCOMERS OFF DEF YR Zand Broumand, 5-7, 165 -- DB Jr. Mike Hong, 6-0, 225 OL -- Jr. Si Kim, 5-10, 200 -- DL Jr. Adam Rodriquez, 5-7, 150 -- DB So. Darren Solomon, 6-0, 170 WR -- Jr. Todd Weaver, 6-1, 200 OL -- Jr.
Sunny Hills is another team that wants the Freeway to be as wide open as it was last year; otherwise, the Lancers could have difficulty forcing another three-way tie for the league championship. At the offensive skill positions, there is strength. Garand (1,776 yards, 11 touchdowns) is a proven passer although he needs to cut down the interceptions (17). Velotta (626 yards) is a capable runner if not a confounding one. They, along with Oliver (29 catches, 248 yards), will be the foundation upon which Sunny Hills builds. After that it gets murky; only six of the 20 returning lettermen have extensive varsity experience. The defense--which gave up 176 points, tying Troy for second fewest in the league--has the most question marks, followed by the offensive line. Both have to grow up fast if Sunny Hills is going to be part of the mix.
September 8 vs. La Mirada at Buena Park HS; 15 at El Modena; 21 vs. Marina at Westminster HS; 28 at Mission Viejo.
October 6 vs. Valencia at Buena Park HS; 13 vs. Sonora at Buena Park HS; 20 vs. Troy at Buena Park HS; 27 at Fullerton.
November 3 at Buena Park; 9 vs. La Habra at Buena Park HS.