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September 05, 1993|SEAN WATERS and CHARLES SMITH

Los Angeles Romans

COACH: John Watson, 20th year.

1992 RECORD: 1-6 in conference; 1-9 overall.

PREDICTION: Watson hopes his defense, led by 1992 All-Conference linebacker Shena Onalopa, will keep his team competitive while a suspect offense improves. Onalopa and brother Akeem will line up in the backfield behind returning starting quarterback Wesley Watson.

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS

NAME SIZE POS. YR Wesley Watson 5-9/180 QB/S Jr. Shena Onalopa 6-2/210 RB/LB Sr. Akeem Onalopa 6-0/216 FB/LB Jr. Gregory Kwon 5-11/185 G/LB Sr.

TOP NEWCOMERS

NAME SIZE POS. YEAR Patrick Regan 5-9/160 S/WR Jr. Jorge Amaya 5-8/175 RB/DB Sr.

SEASON SCHEDULE 9/10: at Hollywood 9/17: at Belmont, 6 p.m. 9/24: at Franklin 10/1: Palisades 10/8: at Manual Arts 10/15: at Hamilton 10/22: at Westchester, 7:30 p.m. 10/29: Venice 11/5: University, 2:15 p.m. 11/12: Fairfax, 2:15 p.m. Games start at 3 p.m. unless noted.

Manual Arts Toilers

COACHES: Rodney Spencer, eighth year; Chuck Hollis, eighth year.

1992 RECORD: 2-6 in conference; 2-8 overall.

PREDICTION: Manual Arts will have to throw the ball well to be successful. It has been rather lean at the Arts in recent years--the Toilers last won a league championship in 1986.

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS

NAME SIZE POS. YR Kareem Wafer 5-9/175 RB/SS Sr. Charles Sandifer 6-0/255 FB/LB Sr. Michael Willis 5-8/240 OL Sr. Jabari Heedly 5-9/270 DL Sr.

TOP NEWCOMERS

NAME SIZE POS. YEAR Devone Russell 6-3/270 OL Sr. Timothy Boykins 6-0/175 WR Jr. Luis Gallardo 6-0/205 QB Sr.

SEASON SCHEDULE 9/10: at Crenshaw 9/15: Dorsey at Jackie Robinson, 7 p.m. 9/24: at Washington 10/1: at Westchester, 7:30 p.m. 10/8: Los Angeles 10/15: University 10/22: at Hamilton 10/30: Fairfax 11/5: at Palisades, 2:15 p.m. 11/12: Venice, 2:15 p.m. Games start at 3 p.m. unless noted.

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