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PREP FOOTBALL '97: SUNSET LEAGUE

Facts And Figures

September 09, 1997

1996 in Review

Esperanza was ranked third in the county, seemingly sailing to a second consecutive outright league title until the Aztecs ran into Fountain Valley in the final week of the regular season. The Barons came away with a 29-22 victory, and that threw the league into a three-way tie among Fountain Valley, Esperanza and Los Alamitos.

Fountain Valley won the coin toss for the league's top seeding for the Division I playoffs. The placing didn't help, however; the Barons were defeated in the first round by then-defending champion La Puente Bishop Amat.

Los Alamitos and Esperanza were also ushered out of the playoffs in the first round. The Griffins were beaten by Long Beach Poly, 22-16, and the Aztecs fell to Redlands, 6-0.

Outstanding offensive seasons by Sunset League players included those of Los Alamitos quarterback Sean Stein (180 of 277, 2,547 yards, 25 touchdowns); Esperanza quarterback David Parrish (132 of 223, 2,205 yards, 18 touchdowns); Fountain Valley running back Andrew Medley (1,069 yards, 14 touchdowns); Esperanza running back Jammal Footman (923 yards, eight touchdowns); Fountain Valley quarterback Mike Lamar (127 of 232, 1,783 yards, 14 touchdowns); Los Alamitos receiver Ryan Dunbar (54 catches, 623 yards,) and Los Alamitos kicker Mike Phillips (nine field goals, 44 extra points).

The 10-Year Record

A survey of the performance of Sunset 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 Esperanza 3 13 2 0 .867 2 Los Alamitos 3 13 2 0 .867 2 Edison 10 37 19 0 .661 2 Servite 2 9 5 0 .642 1 Fountain Valley 10 34 21 1 .616 3 Westminster 7 17 23 1 .427 0 Huntington Beach 10 22 34 0 .393 1 Santa Ana 4 10 16 0 .385 1 Marina 10 19 36 1 .348 0 Ocean View 7 11 29 1 .280 1

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Ch denotes league championships, including co-championships

NONLEAGUE GAMES

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vs. division or higher 38 48 1 .443 vs. lower divisions 82 94 1 .466 vs. non-Section 14 4 0 .778 Totals 134 146 2 .479

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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 Fountain Valley 7 10 6 .625 1 Los Alamitos 3 4 3 .571 0 Huntington Beach 3 3 3 .500 0 Servite 1 1 1 .500 0 Edison 7 4 7 .364 0 Esperanza 3 0 3 .000 0 Westminster 3 0 3 .000 0 Marina 2 0 2 .000 0 Ocean View 2 0 2 .000 0 Santa Ana 1 0 1 .000 0 Totals 22 31 .417 1

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Ch denotes section championships

STANDINGS

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League Overall Fountain Valley 4 1 0 7 4 0 305 221 Esperanza 4 1 0 8 3 0 318 189 Los Alamitos 4 1 0 9 2 0 381 169 Edison 2 3 0 6 4 0 208 146 Huntington Beach 1 4 0 3 7 0 153 283 Marina 0 5 0 1 9 0 126 349

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LEADERS

Statistics include regular-season games only

PASSING

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Att Cp TD Yds Stein, Los Alamitos 247 165 24 2,358 Parrish, Esperanza 195 117 18 2,027 Lamar, Fountain Valley 200 110 12 1,500 Grady, Edison 235 123 11 1,466 VanHoorebeke, HBeach 125 51 5 776 Austin, Marina 156 52 4 615

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RUSHING

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Att Yds Avg Medley, Fountain Valley 135 1,007 7.6 Kogler, Edison 156 968 6.2 Footman, Esperanza 149 887 6.0 Locklin, Huntington Beach 178 806 4.5 Roberts, Los Alamitos 123 608 4.9 Fifita, Marina 144 604 4.2 Sanders, Fountain Valley 84 577 6.9 Daguro, Marina 44 373 8.5 Garrison, Esperanza 76 359 4.7 Austin, Marina 48 203 4.2

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RECEIVING

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Rec Yds Avg Dunbar, Los Alamitos 51 596 11.7 Boerner, Edison 44 561 12.8 Masuda, Huntington Beach 35 625 17.9 Gruca, Fountain Valley 35 450 12.9 Havens, Los Alamitos 34 482 14.1 Millard, Los Alamitos 32 483 15.1 Moore, Esperanza 29 554 19.1 Buckingham, Edison 29 401 13.8 Jackson, Esperanza 27 560 20.7 Kogler, Edison 24 209 8.7

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SCORING

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TD FG XP Pts Medley, Fountain Valley 14 0 0 84 Roberts, Los Alamitos 12 0 0 72 Locklin, Huntington Beach 9 0 2 56 Kogler, Edison 9 0 0 54 Phillips, Los Alamitos 0 5 38 53 Footman, Esperanza 8 0 0 48 Ware, Esperanza 0 4 33 45 Hanson, Fountain Valley 0 4 25 37

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