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PREP FOOTBALL '98 / GARDEN GROVE LEAGUE

La Quinta

September 08, 1998

1997 RECORD: 0-10 overall, 0-6 in league

COACH: Jeff Veeder (2-18 at school)

RETURNING STARTERS: 10 on offense, 10 on defense

TOP RETURNERS

Justin Almazan, WR, 5-9, 165, Sr.; Jason Covington, LB, 5-9, 210, Jr.; Tony Dang, DB, 5-9, 155, Sr.; Hugo Delgado, OL, 6-0, 200, Sr.; Maroun Eid, WR, 5-9, 170, Sr.; Junior Faamausili, DL, 6-1, 350, Sr.; Ben Fredrickson, TE, 6-4, 220, Sr.; Huy Huynh, QB/WR/DB, 5-7, 160, Sr.; Thi Huynh, QB, 5-7, 155, Sr.; Toan Le, DL, 5-8, 190, Jr.; Hai Duyen Nguyen, RB, 5-8., 170, Sr.; Luis Saavedra, RB/DB, 5-7, 185, Jr.; Mark Santa Ana, OL, 6-1, 285, Sr.; Jared Siebert, OL, 6-1, 235, Sr.; Roger Tran, OL, 5-10, 175, Jr.

TOP NEWCOMERS

Anthony Garcia, WR/DB, 5-10, 175, Sr.; Dustin Kasabo, LB, 5-10, 195, Sr.; Benny Soto, OL, 6-0, 245, Sr.; Alex Valdavia, OL/LB, 6-0, 190, Sr.

OUTLOOK

The Aztecs should be one of the more improved teams in the league. They have plenty of experience and more size and strength than usual, but overall depth is a constant problem. Nguyen gives La Quinta some explosiveness in the offensive backfield and Fredrickson is a big target at tight end. The defensive line will be anchored by Faamausili, a noseguard who runs a 4.9 40-yard dash and benches 415 pounds, and the linebacking corps and secondary should be greatly improved. The Aztecs should get into the win column this season, but a playoff berth is probably asking too much.

SCHEDULE

Sept. 11 at Laguna Beach; 19 vs. Alhambra Keppel at Bolsa Grande HS; 25 vs. Norwalk Glenn at Bolsa Grande HS.

Oct. 1 vs. Santiago at Bolsa Grande HS; 9 at Bolsa Grande; 16 vs. Pacifica at Bolsa Grande HS; 22 at Cerritos; 30 vs. Los Amigos at Garden Grove HS.

Nov. 5 vs. Rancho Alamitos at Bolsa Grande HS; 13 at Garden Grove.

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