COACH: Ben Haley
RECORD AT SCHOOL: 4-6
TOP RETURNERS OFF DEF YR Carlos Carbajal, 5-6,150 RB -- Jr. Mario Carbajal, 6-2,265 OL -- Sr. Jose Cuevas, 5-7,210 OL -- Jr. Michael Garcia, 5-10,185 TE LB Sr. Victor Martinez, 5-8,170 RB LB Jr. Ernie Perez, 5-6,150 RB -- Sr. Mike Steenbergen, 5-10,155 WR DB Sr. Napoleon Tercero, 6-2,275 OL -- Sr. Octavio Villa, 5-11,175 WR DB Jr.
TOP NEWCOMERS OFF DEF YR Tony Cardenas, 6-1,230 G -- Jr. Raul Medina, 5-6,165 G -- Jr. Gabe Romero, 6-5,210 TE -- Sr. Ben Tran, 6-1,155 QB -- So.
After winning more games than it had the previous five years, the program appears to be moving in the right direction under Haley. “We’re so far ahead of last year, it’s scary,” Haley said. The quarterback position figures to be improved with Tran, last year’s freshman quarterback, as the starter. “He throws well and he has surprising leadership ability for a sophomore,” Haley said. Villa, who was beaten out for the starting quarterback spot, will be a slot back. Carlos Carbajal, a quick darting back, and Perez, an outside threat, will split the tailback duties. Romero, a basketball player, starts at tight end. “We’re going to try to develop more of a passing game,” Haley said. “We’d like to be more balanced.”
September 7 vs. Magnolia at Western HS; 14 vs. Sonora at Garden Grove HS; 22 vs. Buena Park at Garden Grove HS; 28 at Garden Grove HS.
October 6 at Aliso Niguel; 13 at Bolsa Grande; 20 vs. Pacifica at Bolsa Grande HS; 27 vs. La Quinta at Garden Grove HS.
November 3 vs. Los Amigos at Garden Grove HS; 9 vs. Rancho Alamitos at Garden Grove HS.