COACH: Robert Hinman
RECORD AT SCHOOL: 4-26
TOP RETURNERS OFF DEF YR Martin Caliz, 5-9,175 TE LB Sr. Carlos Esparza, 5-10,150 RB DB Sr. Frank Franco, 5-8,150 TE DB Sr. Luis Godinez, 5-7,150 WR DB Sr. Omar Gomez, 5-7,160 RB DB Jr. Carlos Rodriguez, 5-9,150 WR DB Sr. Jorge Ruiz, 6-0,210 OL LB Sr. Jose Sagrero, 5-11,160 WR DB Sr. Alex Sanchez, 6-0,280 OL DL Sr.
TOP NEWCOMERS OFF DEF YR Emmanuel Avina, 5-7,165 -- DB Sr. Ryan Bracamontes, 5-7,260 OL -- Sr. Anthony Garcia, 6-2,210 TE LB Sr. Frank Martinez, 5-9,160 QB -- Jr. Dario Rodriguez, 5-10,225 OL DL So. Steve Sanchez, 6-1,210 OL DL Jr.
Hinman hasn't experienced much good fortune in his first three seasons with the Saints, and the situation probably won't improve much this season. Lack of quality depth and inexperience at quarterback are Hinman's biggest concerns. Martinez has impressed at times, but he is slight of build and prone to the typical errors of maturing quarterbacks. Whoever leads the offense must get the ball to Rodriguez, a two-time all-league selection. Rodriguez has caught 61 passes for 1,026 yards and 13 touchdowns in his career. He is one of the league's fastest receivers and makes tough catches. Caliz and Esparza are all-league defenders.
September 7 at Long Beach Jordan; 14 vs. Long Beach Millikan at Santa Ana Stadium; 23 vs. Los Amigos at Santa Ana Stadium; 28 vs. Orange at El Modena HS.
October 7 vs. Costa Mesa at Santa Ana Stadium; 13 vs. Servite at Cal State Fullerton; 20 vs. Saddleback at Santa Ana Stadium; 26 vs. Ocean View at Santa Ana Stadium.
November 3 at Tustin; 9 at Westminster.