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PREP FOOTBALL '97: SEA VIEW LEAGUE

Facts And Figures

September 09, 1997

The 10-Year Record

A survey of the performance of Sea View 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 Irvine 5 22 6 1 .776 2 Santa Margarita 5 20 9 0 .690 1 Newport Harbor 10 34 20 0 .630 1 El Toro 3 8 6 1 .567 1 Tustin 7 20 17 2 .538 2 Corona del Mar 10 26 23 5 .528 2 Estancia 3 7 7 1 .500 1 Saddleback 7 14 23 2 .385 0 University 7 9 29 1 .244 0 Woodbridge 7 8 28 3 .244 0

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Ch denotes league championships, including co-championships

NONLEAGUE GAMES

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vs. division or higher 118 93 2 .559 vs. lower divisions 46 18 1 .715 vs. non-Section 7 2 0 .778 Totals 171 113 3 .601

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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 Irvine 4 8 2 .800 2 El Toro 3 7 2 .778 1 Corona del Mar 8 13 6 .684 2 Newport Harbor 8 14 7 .667 1 Tustin 4 8 4 .667 0 Santa Margarita 4 6 3 .667 1 University 1 2 1 .667 0 Woodbridge 1 2 1 .667 0 Saddleback 2 3 2 .600 0 Estancia 2 0 2 .000 0 Totals 63 30 .677 7

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Ch denotes section championships

1996 in Review

The regular season turned out to be a warmup for the Southern Section Division V championship game, where first-place Santa Margarita scored a 38-0 victory over second-place Newport Harbor. By the way, all those points were scored in the first half. For the Eagles, it capped a dominant playoff run in which they outscored opponents, 158-6, and didn't give up a point in their last 14 quarters.

Newport Harbor was in good company, because Santa Margarita had shut out Tustin, which set a county single-season scoring record, in the semifinals, 31-0. Santa Margarita was led by league player of the year Billy Newman (2,320 yards, 24 touchdowns), quarterback Carson Palmer (2,084 yards, 24 touchdowns, six interceptions) and receiver John Minardi (42 catches, 24.8 yards per catch).

It was a good year for running backs. Right behind Newman was Newport Harbor's Ray Ohrel (2,095 yards), one of only four to top 2,000 yards.

Irvine's victory over El Toro in the final week of the season ensured the Vaqueros a playoff spot, but they were eliminated in the first round despite scoring on their first five possessions. The decisive blow? A quarterback sneak, capping an 89-yard drive, with 1 minute 9 seconds left in a 34-31 loss to Loara.

El Toro was the division's at-large playoff team but lost a second-round shootout to Servite, 47-34.

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League Standings W L T Santa Margarita 5 0 0 Newport Harbor 4 1 0 Irvine 3 2 0 El Toro 2 3 0 Corona del Mar 1 4 0 Woodbridge 0 5 0

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Overall Standings W L T TP PA Santa Margarita 13 1 0 486 154 Newport Harbor 12 2 0 493 209 Irvine 6 5 0 288 260 El Toro 6 6 0 371 266 Corona del Mar 4 6 0 180 290 Woodbridge 0 10 0 95 267

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Leaders

Statistics include regular-season games only

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PASSING Att Cp TD Yds Flint, Irvine 196 126 10 1,783 McClellan, CdM 274 125 14 1,734 Fredriksen, NHarbor 173 111 22 1,657 Palmer, Santa Margarita 160 91 19 1,480 Wilde, El Toro 117 66 8 977 Lawyer, Woodbridge 132 58 4 716

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RUSHING Att Yds Avg Newman, Santa Margarita 207 1,680 8.1 Ohrel, Newport Harbor 210 1,570 7.5 Sango, El Toro 106 879 8.3 O'Meara, Corona del Mar 170 811 4.8 Williams, Irvine 100 801 8.0 Oates, El Toro 78 619 7.9 Savona, Irvine 85 518 6.1 Battle, Woodbridge 100 366 3.7 Harris, Woodbridge 86 354 4.1 Palmer, Santa Margarita 61 297 4.9

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RECEIVING Rec Yds Avg Pulido, Newport Harbor 53 799 15.1 Sumner, Corona del Mar 47 842 17.9 Sango, El Toro 47 630 13.4 Savona, Irvine 45 627 13.9 Brucker, Irvine 44 743 16.9 Minardi, Santa Margarita 29 713 24.6 Cooper, Corona del Mar 29 439 15.1 O'Meara, Corona del Mar 26 246 9.5 Harris, Woodbridge 21 238 11.3 LaBass, Newport Harbor 20 329 16.5

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SCORING TD FG XP Pts Ohrel, Newport Harbor 24 0 2 146 Sango, El Toro 19 0 0 114 Savona, Irvine 18 0 0 108 Newman, Santa Margarita 15 0 0 90 Sumner, Corona del Mar 12 0 0 72 Minardi, Santa Margarita 11 0 2 68 Pulido, Newport Harbor 11 0 0 66 Sparks, Santa Margarita 0 7 34 55 Johnson, El Toro 0 6 29 47 LaBass, Newport Harbor 7 0 2 44

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