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CENTURY LEAGUE | PREP FOOTBALL '96

El Modena

September 10, 1996

1995 RECORD: 5-4-1 overall, 1-3-1 in league.

COACH: Steve Howard (13-15-2 at school).

RETURNING STARTERS: 2 on offense, 2 on defense.

TOP RETURNERS

Rory Carpenter, OL/DL, 6-2, 240, Jr.; J.R. Cervantes, OL/DL, 6-0, 290, Sr.; Joe Edmisten, WR/DB, 5-9, 170, Sr.; Mark Hernandez, WR/DB, 5-11, 170, Sr.; Ryan Jackson, TE/OLB, 5-11, 175, Jr.; Ray Jorden, OG/DE, 6-2, 230, Sr.; Andrew Kibby, OL/DL, 6-2, 230, Sr.; Seth Knaup, WR/OLB, 5-11, 180, Sr.; Pat Salceda, FS/WR, 5-9, 170, Sr.; David Saucedo, OL/DL, 5-10, 260, Sr.; Cesar Vasquez, QB/DB, 5-8, 170, Sr.; Charlie Walters, ILB/TE, 6-1, 185, Sr.; Mike Walters, FB/ILB, 6-0, 180, Jr.; Charlie Williams, RB/OLB, 5-10, 170, Jr.

TOP NEWCOMERS

Jerome Anderson, WR/DB, 5-11, 165, Jr.; Alex Cesa, FB/ILB, 5-10, 170, Jr.; Dan Chen, OL/DL, 5-9, 240, Jr.; Allan De La Torres OL/DL, 5-10, 200, Sr.; Steve De La Torres, FB/ILB, 5-9, 175, Jr.; Joe Ewing, OL/DL, 5-11, 270, Sr.; Reggie Franklin, WR/DB, 6-0, 170, Jr.; Matt Garcia, QB/DB, 6-0, 170, Jr.; Brent Morris-Cain, RB/OLB, 5-9, 175, Jr.

OUTLOOK

The Vanguards will be young, inexperienced and enthusiastic. Howard said they will need key contributions from members of last season's JV team, which finished 8-1, if the Vanguards expect to challenge for a playoff berth. Second-team all-league offensive lineman Jorden, quarterback Vasquez, linebacker Walters and safety Salceda are the only returning starters. "Our defensive scheme will be simple and aggressive," Howard said. The offense could have a bruising running game because the two fullbacks--Cervantes and Saucedo--also play offensive line. "We can give the ball to a converted linebacker [Williams] running behind a 290-pound fullback." Howard said.

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