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SOUTH COAST LEAGUE | PREP FOOTBALL '96

Trabuco Hills

September 10, 1996

1995 RECORD: 3-7 overall, 2-3 in league.

COACH: Bill Crow (3-7 at school)

RETURNING STARTERS: 5 on offense, 4 on defense

TOP RETURNERS

Scott Arthur, WR/DB, 5-10, 170, Sr.; Billy Benda, WR/DB, 5-11, 160, Sr.; Mike Switzer, OL/DL, 6-1, 255, Sr.; Tom Lindow, QB, 5-8, 175, Sr.; Todd Flournoy, WR/OLB, 6-1, 185, Sr.; Billy Ortiz, RB/DB, 5-10, 170, Sr.; Tobey Minier-Goeree, OL/DL, 6-3, 263, Jr.; Corey Sechrist, DB, 5-10, 175, Sr.; Ryan Kailey, WR, 6-1, 170, Sr.; Chris Monnig, DT, 6-1, 190, Sr.; Lorin Yannarell, TE/P, 6-2, 195, Sr.

TOP NEWCOMERS

Adam Anderson, DB, 5-9, 170, Jr.; Brandon Heaney, WR/DB, 6-1, 175, So.; Chris Lewis, RB, 5-9, 180, Jr.; Jim Puskas, LB, 6-1, 180, Jr.; Tony Buonacrsi, LB, 5-11, 200, Jr.; Brian Charon, OG, 5-11, 205, Sr.; Jack Fadule, 6-4, 225, Jr.; Mike Lopez, OG, 5-10, 189, Sr.

OUTLOOK

The Mustangs return Lindow at quarterback and their strength should be their passing game with returning receivers Arthur and Benda as well as Flournoy and speedy Kailey. Lewis also could develop into a strong running back. "We're not going to be one-sided. If people want to defend the pass, we're not afraid to run it," Crow said. The strength of their defense will be the secondary even though they lost all-league defensive backs Bryan Carter and Tom Kilby to graduation. Benda and Arthur give them continuity in the secondary and Sechrist and Ortiz also will contribute. Trabuco Hills' weak links are its offensive and defensive lines. Gone are all-league selections Dan Mertins on the offensive line and Torrey Parker on the defensive line. Switzer, Minier-Goeree and Monning will have to step up. "We're just green and we're going to have to come a long way to be decent on defense," Crow said. "If we stay green on defense it's going to be a long year."

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