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Prep Football Games at a Glance

September 18, 1997|DAVE McKIBBEN

No. 9 Rancho Alamitos (1-0) vs. No. 3 Esperanza (1-0)



Coach Doug Case's Rancho Alamitos teams don't often play Division I schools, but this year he had good reason to schedule a powerhouse such as Esperanza. He has four legitimate Division I college prospects in Vickers, Blanco, Young and tight end Nu Atuatasi--and he has eight players back on offense and defense. "Years when we've had good teams, we ask ourselves, 'Could our teams have played the better schools?' " Case said. "Well, you never know unless you take that chance." The Vaqueros' biggest worry will be matching up with Esperanza's offensive line, which averages 290 pounds.

Rancho Alamitos

RB Alex Blanco: 170 yards, 10.0 avg., 3 TDs

LB David Vickers: 12 tackles, 63 yds. rushing

WR Shawn Young: 3 catches, 84 yards, 1 TD



LB Ryan Galassi: 1 interception

RB Brent Garrison: 147 yards rushing, 1 TD

QB Grant Wagner: 10 of 16, 123 yards

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