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Capistrano Valley Christian

September 09, 1997

1996 RECORD: 6-4 overall, 4-0 in league

COACH: Keith Patefield (0-0 at school)

RETURNING STARTERS: 6 on offense, 6 on defense


Geoff Eichler, OL/DL, 6-0, 220, Sr.; Tyler Lee, DE/OL, 5-10, 220, Sr.; David Roth, OL/DL, 6-4, 255, So.; Dustin Smith, FB/LB, 6-0, 220, So.; Matt Staples, QB/S, 6-0, 175, Jr.; David Thompson, MLB/OL, 5-10, 205, Sr.


Ryan Allen, S/WB, 6-1, 180, Sr.; Cam Kirlin, TE/LB, 6-1, 185, So.; Jamie Tellier, CB/WR, 6-1, 180, Jr.; Josh Wilhelm, C/DL, 6-1, 235, Sr.


Patefield arrives from Sierra Madre Maranatha to coach a team he hopes will combine youth with outstanding senior leadership. Capistrano Valley Christian will be strong on the offensive and defensive lines and Patefield hopes this strength will bring other aspects of the team along as well. Patefield says Roth is "strong as an ox" and will be a player to watch in the future. Thompson was an all-Southern Section pick last season. The team is young at the skill positions and depth is always a problem at a small school such as Capistrano Valley Christian. However, the Eagles will field full varsity and junior varsity teams for the first time in several years.


Sept. 12 at Boron; 20 vs. Santa Fe Christian at Saddleback College; 26 vs. Palos Verdes Chadwick at TBA.

Oct. 3 vs. Riverside Bethel Christian at Riverside Sherman Indian HS; 10 vs. L.A. Ribet Academy at TBA; 18 at La Verne Lutheran; 24 vs. Fontana Ambassador Christian at Fontana HS.

Nov. 1 vs. Sherman Oaks Buckley at TBA; 7 vs. Heritage Christian at Saddleback College; 15 vs. Bloomington Christian at Saddleback College.

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