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Football '93 : The High Schools / Southern Section : Santa Fe League

September 02, 1993

Bell-Jeff

1992 RECORD: Did not make playoffs OVERALL: 2-3 LEAGUE: 5-5 PLACE: tie for 3rd

COACH, YEAR: RECORD AT SCHOOL Doug Woodlief, 9th: 28-51-3

TOP RETURNEES OFF DEF YR John Pawlik, 5-10, 185 QB RB Jr. Marco Escobar, 6-2, 275 OL -- Sr. Mike Reyes, 6-4, 215 TE DL Jr. David Quintero, 5-10, 205 FB LB Jr. Albert Bernal, 5-9, 200 OL DL Sr. Nick Rousseau, 6-1, 165 WR -- Sr. Brian Castillo, 5-9, 145 WR DB Sr.

TOP NEWCOMERS OFF DEF YR Richard Szeptcki, 6-2, 185 QB -- Jr. Jerome Aguilar, 5-9, 200 OL LB Jr. Danny Hughes, 5-8, 145 RB -- Jr. Earl Nino, 5-8, 185 OL LB Jr.

FAST FACT: Under Woodlief, Bell-Jeff is 23-17-2 while in the Santa Fe League and 5-34-1 while in the San Fernando League.

OUTLOOK: For the first time in years, the attitude around Bell-Jeff practices is positive and with good reason. The Guards won four of six games during a stretch in 1992 and bring back Pawlik, who was an all-league quarterback as a sophomore. "The attitude has changed," Woodlief said. "Last year we played some teams on our level and our guys found that we can win some football games." The Guards have a legitimate shot at a winning record and a playoff spot in 1993.

St. Genevieve

1992 RECORD: Did not make playoffs OVERALL: 1-9 LEAGUE: 1-4 PLACE: Tied 5th

COACH, YEAR: RECORD AT SCHOOL Richard Fong, 3rd: 1-18

TOP RETURNEES OFF DEF YR Alex Muller, 6-3, 180 QB -- Sr. Omar Gutierrez, 5-11, 185 TB -- Sr. Iggy Sanchez, 6-1, 235 OL DL Sr. Jason Collis, 6-0, 225 OL DL Sr. John Arboleda, 5-11, 190 -- DB Sr. Eddie Gutierrez, 5-11, 180 -- DB Sr. German Torres, 5-10, 180 -- LB Sr.

TOP NEWCOMERS OFF DEF YR Randy Iaccino, 6-1, 175 WR -- Jr. Joe Muller, 6-0, 175 WR -- Jr. Eric Tapia, 6-1, 170 WR NG Jr. David Khoury, 6-0, 225 TE LB Sr. Jessie Johnson, 5-11, 185 OL LB Jr.

FAST FACT: Torres, the Valiants' leading returning rusher, gained just 142 yards in 35 carries last season.

OUTLOOK: The last few years have been miserable for St. Genevieve football, but the Valiants begin the 1993 season with a one-game winning streak. A 20-0 victory over Cathedral was Fong's first at St. Genevieve. The hopes for this season are relatively high because of Muller's improvement over the summer. Muller passed for 1,277 yards last season, but also threw 23 interceptions. The offensive and defensive lines should be better this season. St. Genevieve may have too far to go to slide into the playoffs.

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