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Sports Roundup : PREP PACESETTERS : Valley Chrisitian Defense Ties State Shutout Record at 10

December 26, 1985|Paul McLeod | Times Staff Writer

The Record: Lowell High School of San Francisco set the record in 1938. Valley Christian High recorded its 10th shutout (in 13 games) with a 38-0 victory over Desert in the opening round of the Southern Section CIF Inland Conference playoffs.

Highlights: Valley Christian was top ranked during the regular season and allowed just 35 points all year.

The Team: The Valley Christian defense consisted of linemen Jeff Hogan, Greg Miller, Eric Johnson, linebackers Steve King, Sean McGrew, Scott Krosschell, and Mike Taylor, and defensive backs Lane Reed, Ron Vande Vegte, Mike DeMaster, Jeff Westra. The nickel back was Glenn Struiksma. The Crusader's head Coach was Mike Wunderley (7th year). The defensive coaches were Terry Veltkamp, Rick De Bie and David De Vries.

Drawing Blanks: Date Opponent Result Sept. 13 LA Lutheran 46-0

Sept. 19 Mayfair 49-0

Sept. 27 Norwalk 24-0

Oct. 4 SoCal Christian 62-0

Oct. 11 Whittier Christian 42-0

Oct. 25 Brethren 28-0

Nov. 1 Maranatha 49-0

Nov. 8 Capo Valley Christian 55-0

Nov. 15 Ontario Christian 36-0

Nov. 22 Desert 38-0

A Review of Notable Area Accomplishments From the 1985 Fall High School Season NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS Kelly Brooks: The 5-10, 190-pound senior running back from La Mirada High gained 2,003 yards on 288 carries. He averaged seven yards a carry. He averaged 39.9 yards a punt. He scored 28 touchdowns. Brooks was named the Most Valuable Player of the Suburban League. La Mirada advanced to the quarterfinals of the Southern Section CIF Central Conference football playoffs.

Hubert Turner: A 16-year old senior at Schurr High, Turner played a half dozen football positions during the year. At 6-2, 180 pounds he was a standout receiver for the Spartans of the Foothill League. He gained 1,423 yards on 64 receptions. He punted for an average of 38.1. As a defensive back he returned three of his five interceptions for scores. He totalled 126 points on the year. Schurr (10-2) advanced to the second round of the Southern Section CIF Coastal Conference playoffs.

Eliud Pacheco: Pacheco was instrumental in leading Bell High to the City Section CIF football finals. The Eagles finished 11-1. The Senior quarterback completed 65% of his pass attempts.

Mike Zoetewey: Zoetewey quarterbacked an offense at Valley Christian High that averaged 35 points a game. He completed more than 60% of his passes. He threw for 23 TDs.

Ed Robinson: Millikan High's Robinson, a wide receiver/defensive back for the co-champion Rams, made the catch that beat Poly, 15-13, in the final minute of the Moore League football title game. His 59 receptions set a school record. He also picked off six passes on the year.

John Harris: A wide receiver on the Whittier Christian High football team, Harris had 65 catches for 1,076 yards. He was a Times all-Southeast second team choice.

Robbie Watkins: In two years Watkins has the chance to be the best back in the area. As a sophomore at La Serna High this fall, he ran for 1,340 yards. He averaged 7.1 yards a carry and scored 15 touchdowns.

Jaso and Whiting: First-year football co-Coaches Jerry Jaso and Thomas Whiting of Poly High directed the Jackrabbits to the Southern Section CIF Big Five Conference co-championship. The Hares tied with Edison of Huntington Beach, 14-14. Jaso was the school's defensive coordinator. Whiting handled the offense. Defensively, Poly recorded six shutouts. The team won two playoff games by a single point each. Poly has now won or shared 11 Southern Section titles.

Rob Donlan: Donlan set back-to-back receiving marks in the City of Long Beach over the past two seasons. This year he caught 66 passes (the record) for 921 yards and seven touchdowns. The old mark (60 receptions) was set by Donlan last year. He was instrumental in helping the St. Anthony High football team to its first playoff berth in five years. He was named the Offensive Player of the Year in the Camino Real League.

Victor Vasquez: The El Rancho High defensive lineman recorded 21 quarterback sacks this year. He was named the Whitmont League's Defensive Lineman of the Year. El Rancho (10-2) advanced to the second round of the Southern Section CIF Eastern Conference football playoffs.

Rick Ready: An Ohio native, Ready coached the St. Paul High football team into the playoffs for the first time in three years. The school won its first five games and finished with a 7-4 record.

Ken Sharrar: A 23-year old coach, Sharrar guided St. Anthony High to its first football playoff berth since 1980. The Saints finished at 6-5.

Dennis Brown: The Jordan High defensive lineman was a three-year Times all-South Coast selection. He's considered one of the top football players in Southern California. On a team that had a 2-7 overall record, he recorded 15 quarterback sacks. He sacked Michael Herring of Poly four times when the two teams met.

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