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September 01, 2000

1999 RECORD: 5-5 overall, 0-4 in league

COACH: Rick Gibson (65-51-7 in 12 seasons at school)


5 on offense, 6 on defense


Will Banks, RB, 5-8, 180, Jr.; Jared Barnes, LB, 5-10, 185, Sr.; Grant Hustedt, DE, 6-3, 225, Jr.; Andre May, CB, 5-10, 180, Sr.; Peter Nagy, DE, 5-11, 210, Sr.; Jimmy Pearson, QB, 6-3, 190, Sr.; Rex Peterson, WR, 6-1, 165, Sr.; Chris Russell, OG, 5-11, 230, Sr.; Chris Westover, LB, 5-10, 220, Jr.; Chris White, LB, 5-10, 200, Sr.


Taylor Adams, WR, 6-0, 170, Jr.; J.J. Chavers, WR, 6-1, 160, Jr.; Matt Cordes, OT, 6-0, 210, Sr.; David Dole, OT, 6-4, 220, Jr.; Jason Ellis, P/K, 5-9, 160, Jr.; Dan Hoops, TE, 6-1, 180, Jr.; Thomas Kellogg, CB, 5-10, 160, Sr.; Carlos Marquez, C, 5-8, 250, Sr.; Ozzie Murray, OG, 6-0, 220, Sr.; Mike Nyberg, WR, 6-1, 170, Jr.; Jared Shindler, OT, 6-6, 240, Sr.; Sean Smith, WR/QB, 6-1, 150, Jr.


Looking for a dark horse? Woodbridge won four of its first five games, then went winless in league. Its chances for improvement hingeon the development of its offensive line: Marquez at center, Russell and Murray at guards, Shindler and Cole or Cordes at tackles. Vastly improved physical strength among the players has Gibson excited, as does the off-season development of Pearson at quarterback. Chavers, Nyberg, Peterson, Hoops and Smith are so gifted as receivers, the Warriors are even likely to pass more often than they run. Last season's growing pains should pay off this season for linebackers White, Westover and Barnes; the defensive line should be solid with Hustedt and Nagy, and May is one of the best cornerbacks Woodbridge has had. Chavers and Kellogg are quick but untested in the secondary.


Sept. 8 vs. Pacifica at Bolsa Grande HS; 14 vs. Foothill at Tustin HS; 22 vs. University at Irvine HS; 29 vs. El Toro at Trabuco Hills HS.

Oct. 5 vs. Orange Lutheran at Irvine HS; 13 vs. Laguna Hills at Mission Viejo HS; 20 at Westlake Village Westlake; 26 vs. Newport Harbor at Irvine HS.

Nov. 3 at Aliso Niguel; 10 at Irvine HS.

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