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PREP FOOTBALL '97: PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Facts And Figures

September 09, 1997

The 10-Year Record

A survey of the performance of Pacific Coast League teams from 1985-96 in league, nonleague and Southern Section playoff games:

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LEAGUE GAMES Yrs W L T Pct Ch Trabuco Hills 7 27 8 0 .771 4 Aliso Niguel 3 10 4 1 .700 1 Woodbridge 3 10 5 0 .667 1 Laguna Hills 10 33 17 0 .660 4 Century 4 11 8 1 .575 1 Orange 3 7 8 0 .467 0 University 3 6 7 2 .467 0 Costa Mesa 10 21 27 2 .440 1 Estancia 7 11 24 0 .314 0 Laguna Beach 10 11 39 0 .220 1

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Ch denotes league championships, including co-championships

NONLEAGUE GAMES

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vs. division or higher 128 120 11 .515 vs. lower divisions 15 13 1 .534 vs. non-Section 8 4 0 .667 Totals 151 137 12 .523

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Records are for all league teams against opposition in same or higher divisions, in lower divisions, and non-Southern Section teams

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PLAYOFFS Yrs W L Pct Ch Woodbridge 2 7 1 .875 1 Aliso Niguel 2 5 1 .833 1 Trabuco Hills 7 18 4 .818 3 Orange 1 3 1 .750 0 Laguna Hills 8 12 7 .632 1 Century 2 2 2 .500 0 Laguna Beach 1 1 1 .500 0 Costa Mesa 5 3 5 .375 0 University 2 1 2 .333 0 Estancia 1 0 1 .000 0 Totals 52 25 .663 6

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Ch denotes section championships

1996 in Review

Aliso Niguel, featuring the Wolverines' first senior class that spent four years at the school, finished its 14-0 season with a 32-21 Southern Section Division VIII championship victory over Pacifica--its only playoff game decided by fewer than 21 points.

The Wolverines became the top-seeded team in the division when they beat top-ranked Laguna Hills, 28-21, in the final week of the season. The game turned when John Hefty returned a kickoff 83 yards at the end of the first half, then on the second play of the second half, threw the downfield block that enabled Scott Nemeth, the league's most valuable player, to score on a 75-yard run.

Laguna Hills, one of only four unbeaten teams in the county at the time, lost the following week in the first round of the playoffs, 17-13, to Pacifica, the at-large team.

Laguna Hills' Michael Jones finished with 2,131 yards (third in the county) and 29 touchdowns. With 5,021 yards in his career, he needs only 917 to break the county record set by Valencia's Ray Pallares.

It was a good year for the league's running backs. The PCL had three of the county's top 10 rushers, and five of the top 30. After Jones came Nemeth (eighth, 1,568 yards, 32 touchdowns), Estancia's James Dawkins (10th, 1,483), and Costa Mesa's Steve Herzog (22nd, 1,108) and Vince Hamade (30th, 948).

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League Standings W L T Aliso Niguel 5 0 0 Laguna Hills 4 1 0 Costa Mesa 3 2 0 Estancia 2 3 0 University 1 4 0 Laguna Beach 0 5 0

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Overall Standings W L T TP PA Aliso Niguel 14 0 0 478 154 Laguna Hills 9 2 0 415 129 Costa Mesa 6 5 0 244 137 Estancia 7 3 0 294 188 University 3 7 0 138 243 Laguna Beach 0 9 1 67 341

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Leaders

Statistics include regular-season games only

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PASSING Att Cp TD Yds Defeo, Unviersity 175 81 7 1,039 Thomas, Aliso Niguel 107 56 12 1,038 Ornelas, Laguna Beach 165 78 3 706 Pardoe, Laguna Hills 53 33 7 602 Perry, Estancia 57 15 3 288

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RUSHING Att Yds Avg Jones, Laguna Hills 256 2,063 8.1 Dawkins, Estancia 144 1,483 10.3 Herzog, Costa Mesa 171 1,103 6.5 Hamade, Costa Mesa 126 916 7.3 Nemeth, Aliso Niguel 133 911 6.8 Felix, Estancia 74 642 8.7 Mokede, Estancia 71 587 8.3 K. Murray, University 116 501 4.3 Perley, Aliso Niguel 82 482 5.9 Sanico, Laguna Beach 144 442 3.1

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RECEIVING Rec Yds Avg Howe, Laguna Beach 37 417 11.2 Mahoney, University 20 192 9.6 Mashburn, Aliso Niguel 19 403 21.2 Amador, Laguna Beach 18 197 10.9 Albinio, University 16 160 10.0 Contento, University 14 185 13.2

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SCORING TD FG XP Pts Jones, Laguna Hills 29 0 2 176 Nemeth, Aliso Niguel 20 0 1 121 Herzog, Costa Mesa 15 0 0 90 Dawkins, Estancia 14 0 0 84 Hamade, Costa Mesa 11 0 0 66 Felix, Estancia 10 0 2 62 Perry, Estancia 10 0 2 62 Mokede, Estancia 4 1 29 56 Waltzman, Aliso Niguel 0 4 41 53 Perley, Aliso Niguel 7 0 0 42

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