Bret Johnson: He was the county's highest rated quarterback, throwing 20 touchdown passes and only 2 interceptions. He completed 133 of 203 passes and was named the South Coast League's offensive player of the year. "Bret throws the ball as well as a college quarterback," said his coach and father, Bob Johnson. "He's an unbelievable team leader and a winner who had a great year."
Mike Miscione: The county's leading rusher gained 1,665 yards in 241 carries for a 6.9 average. Miscione gained more than 900 yards in his final four games. He also scored 18 touchdowns. He gained 348 yards against rival El Dorado, the second-highest single-game rushing statistic ever in the county. "Mike is a fantastic kid," said Esperanza Coach Gary Meek. "He's the school's ASB president, a dedicated, hard worker and a good student. He's a tough runner to bring down."
Robert Lee: After a slow start, Lee averaged 200 yards rushing per game in his final five games. He finished with 1,171 yards and 19 touchdowns, averaging 7.3 yards per carry. "Robert has been sensational since the middle of the season," said Santa Ana Coach Dick Hill. "I've coached Randy Meadows (Downey) and Myron White (Santa Ana Valley), and Robert rates with the best of them. He's a big, physical runner who is very tough to tackle one-on-one."
Sterling Coberly: A three-year starter, Coberly finished second behind Keith Vanderhoff (El Modena, 1981-83) on the county's career field-goal list with 24. He kicked a 36-yard field goal with three seconds remaining to tie Saddleback for the Sea View League title as a sophomore. He kicked a personal-best 42-yarder to beat Saddleback last year. "Sterling was a confident kicker which came from being successful in pressure situations for three years," said Newport Harbor Coach Jeff Brinkley. "He won some big games for us."
OFFENSE Wide Receivers Name School Ht. Wt. Year Nick-John Haiduc Servite 5-11 170 Senior Scott Miller El Toro 5-11 180 Senior Tight End Dave Patstone Tustin 6-5 216 Senior Linemen Doug Blanchard Edison 6-4 240 Senior David Lannon Bolsa Grande 6-3 260 Senior Jim Difilippo Troy 6-4 250 Senior James Rae Esperanza 6-5 251 Senior Jose Avalos Santa Ana 5-11 205 Junior Quarterback Bret Johnson El Toro 6-1 170 Junior Running Backs Mike Miscione Esperanza 6-1 184 Senior Robert Lee Santa Ana 6-0 210 Junior Kicker Sterling Coberly Newport Harbor 5-11 165 Senior DEFENSE Linemen Scott Spalding El Toro 6-5 250 Senior Randy Laycock Foothill 6-1 195 Senior Shawn Racobs Valencia 6-1 215 Senior Danny Rovira Loara 5-7 212 Senior Linebackers Brian Malavar Loara 5-9 175 Senior Scott Ross El Toro 6-3 215 Senior Ray Smith Westminster 6-0 236 Junior Backs Danny Ontiveros Saddleback 5-11 160 Senior Mike Pawlawski Troy 6-3 185 Senior Chris Dickerson Laguna Beach 6-1 205 Senior Mike Hirou Servite 6-0 215 Senior
OFFENSE Wide Receivers Name School Ht. Wt. Year Mark Craig Newport Harbor 6-6 205 Senior Brent Parker Capistrano Valley 6-0 185 Senior Tim Imperiali Sunny Hills 6-1 180 Senior Linemen Mike Gazzaniga Foothill 6-3 245 Senior Chris Romoser Saddleback 6-0 212 Senior Sergio Rocha Santa Ana 5-11 240 Junior Chris Rose Los Alamitos 6-0 236 Senior Vince Galaz Western 6-2 230 Junior Quarterback Derek Debbs La Quinta 6-1 180 Senior Running Backs Dorian Estes Valencia 5-9 170 Senior Ross Bauer El Modena 5-10 170 Senior Kicker Jay Hollis Dana Hills 6-0 170 Senior DEFENSE Linemen Bruce DuBois Edison 5-10 185 Senior Bob Dunn Marina 5-9 175 Senior Leo Holler La Quinta 6-3 210 Senior Dan Price Western 5-11 195 Senior Linebackers Kevin Capps La Habra 5-7 170 Junior David Townsend Woodbridge 6-0 185 Senior Chris Matney Bolsa Grande 5-11 195 Senior Backs Mike Henderson Edison 6-2 185 Senior Antwon Lark Saddleback 5-11 160 Senior Mike Edwards Valencia 6-1 189 Junior Robby Glover Orange 6-0 170 Senior