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Cheatham, Fisher Are Garden Grove's MVPs

December 12, 1987

Sean Cheatham of Rancho Alamitos High School and Damon Fisher of Bolsa Grande were named co-most valuable players of the Garden Grove League in a vote of the league's football coaches.

Cheatham was the county's leading rusher with 1,904 yards, and he scored 174 points in 10 games. Fisher rushed for 972 yards, scored 16 touchdowns and intercepted 7 passes.

Mark Miller of Rancho Alamitos and Greg Shadid of Bolsa Grande were named co-coaches of the year. Miller helped improve the Vaqueros' program from 1-9 last year to 6-4 this season. Shadid led Bolsa Grande to 20 consecutive victories until the Matadors were forced to forfeit five games for using an ineligible player.

The coaches' teams:



Quarterback Andy Baturevich Los Amigos Running Backs Sean Cheatham Rancho Alamitos Ricky Lepule Bolsa Grande Travin Lui Bolsa Grande Oscar Ravelo Pacifica Linemen Wes Castellano Pacifica Jesse Hardwick Bolsa Grande Victor Ledesma Pacifica Felix Leuta La Quinta Jesse Martinez Rancho Alamitos Tight End Jason Sweet Rancho Alamitos Wide Receivers Steve Cessna Santiago


Linemen Kevin Ashworth Pacifica Tom Goode Bolsa Grande Ray Portillo Kennedy M. Vasconcelos Rancho Alamitos Linebackers Dan Blaue Pacifica Jeff Greeney Los Amigos Scott Parrish Pacifica Jeff Reynolds La Quinta Dana Ripley Santiago Backs Damon Fisher Bolsa Grande Greg Hansell Kennedy Marc Johnson Pacifica Greg White Pacifica


Offense: QB--Shelby Hart (Pacifica); RB--Tom Cherms (La Quinta), Rudy Motley (Santiago) and Ed Williams (Kennedy); Linemen--Paul Crippen (Santiago), Doug Gibb (Los Amigos), Britt Johnson (Kennedy), Pat Silva (Garden Grove) and Trevor Watters (Kennedy); TE--Tom Deep (Kennedy); WR--Charlie Powers (Pacifica).

Defense: Linemen--Paul Gregerson (Santiago), Derek Hickman (Pacifica), Tiaave Taave (Los Amigos) and Todd Veneman (Pacifica); LB--Brian Hammond (Kennedy), Ray Kim (La Quinta), Rick Magallenos (Kennedy), Eric Shimomura (Bolsa Grande) and Tom Togia (Rancho Alamitos); Backs--Stephen Dobbs (Los Amigos), Jason Marquez (Santiago) and David Singletary (Rancho Alamitos).

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