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PREP FOOTBALL '97: SMALL SCHOOLS | VICTORY LEAGUE

Heritage Christian

September 09, 1997

1996 RECORD: 9-2 overall, 5-1 in league

COACH: Jim Caffrey (18-4 at school)

RETURNING STARTERS: 7 on offense, 6 on defense

TOP RETURNERS

Paul Caffrey, FB, 6-1, 195, Sr.; Ron Hancock, TE, 6-2, 175, Jr.; Justin Kean, G, 5-9, 195, So.; Trevor Kean, C, 5-9, 180, Sr.; Chris Myrtle, QB, 6-2, 190, Sr.; Matt Russell, NG, 6-0, 195, So.; Jacob Somerville, TE, 6-0, 175, Jr.

TOP NEWCOMERS

Chris Bencivenga, T, 6-2, 320, Jr.; Bryan Hancock, QB, 5-8, 155, So.; Joey Harbert, T, 5-9, 170, So.; Jason Minnix, T, 6-0, 250, So.; Josiah Regalado, DE, 6-2, 175, Jr.; Jeremy Rupp, OLB, 5-10, 170, Sr.; Todd Warner, TE, 6-1, 180, So.

OUTLOOK

Heritage Christian makes the leap to 11-man football after 37 years of fielding six- and eight-man teams The Patriots got a taste of 11-man football with two exhibition games last season, winning them both. Caffrey, who came from Whittier Christian two years ago, is five victories away from his 200th career victory. Heritage returns four all-league selections in Caffrey, Hancock, Myrtle and Somerville. Paul Caffrey, the coach's son, was an all-section selection last season.

SCHEDULE

Sept. 20 vs. Downey Calvary Chapel at Cerritos Valley Christian HS.

Oct. 3 vs. Bloomington Christian at Bloomington HS; 11 vs. Fontana Ambassador Christian at Glover Stadium; 18 at Sherman Oaks Buckley; 25 vs. Riverside Bethel Christian at Cerritos Valley Christian HS.

Nov. 1 at La Verne Lutheran; 7 vs. Capistrano Valley Christian at Saddleback College; 15 vs. L.A. Ribet Academy at Cerritos Valley Christian HS.

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