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PREP FOOTBALL 2000 / EMPIRE LEAGUE

Century

September 01, 2000

1999 RECORD: 2-8 overall, 0-5 in league

COACH: Marty Albert (2-8 in 1 season at school)

RETURNING STARTERS: 7 on offense, 7 on defense

TOP RETURNERS

Victor Leite, RB/CB, 6-0, 178, Sr.; Will Lockington, FB/LB, 6-0, 218, Sr.; Andrew Menchaca, OL/DL, 6-2, 248, Sr.; Simon Renteria, OL/DL, 6-2, 248, Sr.; Horacio Rojas, OL/DL, 6-1, 215, Sr.; Fred Medina, WR/DB, 5-11, 160, Jr.; Luis Vasquez, RB/DB, 5-5, 160, Jr.; Devin Mimms RB/DB, 6-0, 165, Sr.; Isreal Flores, OL/DL, 5-10, 272, Sr.; Fernando Martinez, TE/DE, 5-9, 173, Sr.; Joe Rivera, QB/LB, 6-1, 185, Sr.; David Rivera, FB/LB, 5-11, 177, Sr.; Nick Thompson, OL/DL, 5-10, 242, Sr.; Jose Alvarez, TE/DE, 5-11, 160, Sr.

TOP NEWCOMERS

Julio Ceja, TE/LB, 6-0, 175, Sr.; Jesse DeLapaz, TE/DE, 6-2, 202, Sr.; Alex Gutierrez, RB/DB, 5-11, 178, Sr.; Ruben Pineda, RB/DB, 5-10, 157, Sr.; Nick Villalovos, OL/DL, 5-11, 222, Jr.; Isreal Ovalle, RB/LB, 5-8, 160, Sr.; Joseph Rodriguez, RB/DB, 5-7, 161, Jr.

OUTLOOK

Century, which scored only 35 points in five league games and finished last in the Empire in 1999, has to overcome a problem it faces every year, according to Albert: "Lack of experience and depth." Although there are several returning linemen, the Centurions have no proven quarterback or wide receivers. Junior Joe Rivera could wind up as the starting quarterback. Leite and Lockington could handle the chores in the backfield behind the blocking of Menchaca and Renteria, who bring size to the front line. Both Menchaca and Renteria expect to see action on both sides of the ball. A good test to see how far the Centurions have come should be their nonleague game against Ocean View, which is also experiencing depth problems, in the third week of the season.

SCHEDULE

Sept. 8 vs. Bolsa Grande at Santa Ana Stadium; 15 vs. Norwalk Glenn at Santa Ana Stadium; 22 vs. Ocean View at Westminster HS; 28 vs. Sonora at Santa Ana Stadium.

Oct. 6 vs. Magnolia at Western HS; 13 vs. Katella at Western HS; 19 vs. Kennedy at Santa Ana Stadium; 26 vs. Loara at Glover Stadium.

Nov. 4 vs. El Dorado at Santa Ana Stadium; 10 vs. Cypress at Western HS.

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