1997 RECORD: 4-6 overall, 4-3 in league
COACH: Keith Patefield (4-6 at school)
RETURNING STARTERS: 6 on offense, 5 on defense
Ryan Allen, WR/FS, 6-0, 190, Sr.; Patrick Rabun, OL/DE, 6-2, 185, Jr.; David Roth, OL/DT, 6-3, 240, Jr.; Dustin Smith, RB/LB, 5-10, 200, Jr.; Jamie Tellier, QB/DB, 6-1, 175, Sr.; Corey Wright, WR/CB, 5-8, 160, Jr.
Thomas Grove, WR/CB, 5-10, 170, Jr.; Peter Miller, FB/LB, 5-11, 185, So.; Wayne Miller, OL/LB, 5-10, 185, Sr.; Ian Smetona, OL/DL, 6-4, 240, So.; Nathan Van Schaack, OL/DL, 5-10, 220, So.
Patefield begins his second year at Capistrano Valley Christian with a new set of circumstances. Taking the job just a week before last season began, Patefield managed to guide the young team to a fourth-place finish in the Victory League. Capistrano Valley Christian is now a part of the Academy League, and has some experienced players at the skill positions to help make the transition. Patefield expects the Eagles to mesh nicely behind the leadership of Allen, a first-team all-league pick who has drawn the attention of several Division I-AA schools.
Sept. 11 vs. Midway Baptist at Monte Vista HS; 19 vs. Palos Verdes Chadwick at Aliso Niguel HS; 25 at Laguna Beach.
Oct. 3 vs. Los Angeles Ribet Academy at Aliso Niguel HS; 10 at Southern California Christian; 16 vs. Riverside Bethel Christian at Aliso Niguel HS; 22 at Sherman Oaks Campbell Hall.
Nov. 7 vs. Downey Calvary Chapel at Aliso Niguel HS; 13 vs. St. Margaret's at Aliso Niguel HS.