COACH: Roger Takahashi
RECORD AT SCHOOL: 9-2
TOP RETURNERS OFF DEF YR LaRue Carr, 5-10,170 WR DB Sr. Gabe Cisneros, 5-10,230 OL DL Sr. Greg Fausto, 5-8,155 RB DB Sr. Rob Gleason, 6-1,245 OL DL Jr. Joel Morales, 5-9,160 WR DB Sr. Zach Nihipali, 5-11,290 OL -- Sr. Egbert Payan, 5-11,225 OL DL Jr. Manuel Ramirez, 5-9,170 -- LB Sr. Jake Sanchez, 5-8,150 QB DB Sr. Shaun Tagatauli, 5-10,210 RB LB Jr. Jim Vreeke, 5-11,265 OL DL Jr.
TOP NEWCOMERS OFF DEF YR Ryan Cleary, 5-8,150 K -- Jr. John Elsasser, 6-6,245 TE DE Jr. Thong Nguyen, 5-8,140 WR DB Jr. Junior Vaioletama, 6-2,260 TE LB Sr.
For the third year in a row, Los Amigos is loaded with talent. But like most of the Garden Grove schools, the Lobos can't afford injuries. Though Sanchez is new at quarterback, replacing all-leaguer Ape Tuato, the Lobos have one of the county's most explosive running backs in Fausto (1,229 yards, 29 touchdowns), a big play receiver in Carr and a veteran offensive line. But Takahashi said Fausto, an all-league wrestling champion and 330-yard hurdle champion, is the key. "He's gained strength and quickness," he said. "With a new quarterback, we'll probably take our time throwing the ball." The defense is a question, but Takahashi is high on Vaioletama, a transfer from Carson who didn't play football last year.
September 8 vs. Century at Garden Grove HS; 15 at Tustin; 23 vs. Santa Ana at Santa Ana Stadium; 29 vs. Pacifica at Garden Grove HS.
October 6 vs. La Quinta at Bolsa Grande HS; 14 vs. La Verne Bonita at Garden Grove HS; 20 vs. Rancho Alamitos at Garden Grove HS; 28 at Garden Grove.
November 3 vs. Santiago at Garden Grove HS; 10 at Bolsa Grande.