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Football: Arleta is set to get boost from eight-man player

Arleta is a heavy favorite to win another East Valley League football championship. And Coach Bill Coan is excited about receiving help this season from an eight-man football veteran, Gustavo Herrera, a transfer from Fulton College Prep.

Coan said the 6-foot, 280-pound Herrera will start at center and has been impressive at practice. He's also an effective long snapper.

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Arleta, a Division I team, will play three Division I teams in nonleague games _ Eagle Rock, South Gate and Roosevelt.

The speedy Isaiah Gable figures to lead Arleta on offense. Tight end Malik Crenshaw should be a major contributor.

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