COACH: Joe Walters
RECORD AT SCHOOL: 0-0
TOP RETURNERS OFF DEF YR Joe De la Fuente, 5-10,235 OL DL Sr. Ben Deraita, 6-2,175 WR LB Sr. Dallas Kruse, 6-2,180 QB DB Sr. David Kuhn, 6-0,175 RB LB Sr. Sam McMullen, 6-1,185 TE LB Sr. Ron Nesland, 5-9,145 WR DB Sr. Mike Pawasarat, 6-5,230 OL DL Sr. Josh Young, 6-2,205 TE DL Sr.
TOP NEWCOMERS OFF DEF YR Luke Clarey, 6-0,165 WR LB So. Josh Saul, 6-1,190 OL DL So.
After serving as an assistant to Kris Van Hook for four seasons, Walters takes total control. Time management will be key for Walters, who also was recently hired as athletic director. Walters, though, will have help. The offense will be run by assistant coach Danny O'Neil. O'Neil has some experience in this area. The former Mater Dei quarterback starred at Oregon, which he helped lead to last season's Rose Bowl. The new Calvary Chapel offense will feature more passing. However, it might take the players awhile to adapt to the new system because O'Neil only recently designed it. "I'm excited about this year," Walters said. "We've got some good skill players returning. I think we'll have a pretty successful year if we stay healthy." De la Fuente, Kuhn and Young will play key roles. "They're our big trio," Walters said. "I'm expecting a lot from them."
September 9 vs. San Diego Horizon Christian at Newport Harbor HS; 15 vs. L.A. Baptist at Orange Coast College; 22 vs. Estancia at Orange Coast College; 29 at Laguna Beach.
October 6 vs. Lakewood Mayfair at Bellflower HS; 13 at Ontario Christian; 20 at Cerritos Valley Christian; 28 vs. Orange Lutheran at Newport Harbor HS.
November 3 vs. Whittier Christian at Whittier College; 11 vs. Brethren Christian at Newport Harbor HS.