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PREP FOOTBALL 2000 / SOUTH COAST LEAGUE

El Toro

September 01, 2000

1999 RECORD: 6-5 overall, 3-2 in league

COACH: Mike Milner (46-50-4 in 10 seasons at school)

RETURNING STARTERS: 1 on offense, 3 on defense

TOP RETURNERS

Josh Abadilla, OT, 6-2, 265, Sr.; Tom Barger, DT, 6-2, 285, Jr.; Bobby Benes, OLB, 6-2, 185, Sr.; Garrett Collins, K/P, 6-2, 180, Jr.; Austin Cooper, LB, 5-11, 195, Jr.; Cory Garcia, DB, 5-10, 160, Jr.; Jacob Hill, FS, 6-2, 155, Jr.; Randell Hill, CB/WR, 5-11, 155, Sr.; Tom Kirchmeyer, QB, 6-2, 185, Jr.; Vinnie Mascari, CB/WR, 5-9, 160, Sr.; Blake McGill, OT, 6-2, 280, Jr.; Andy Neja, TE, 6-2, 205, Jr.; Greg Peacock, OG, 5-11, 220, Jr.; Ricky Rundell, LB, 6-0, 235, Jr.; Chris Silva, OT, 6-2, 295, Jr.; Matt Stoeve, WR, 6-2, 165, Jr.; Ben Teeter, OG, 6-0, 230, Jr.; David Vogelsang, OT, 5-11, 240, Jr.; Nick Walsh, RB, 5-10, 180, Jr.; Sean White, DE, 6-1, 215, Sr.; Mike Wirth, OLB, 5-10, 200, Sr.

TOP NEWCOMERS

Andrew Smith, OG, 6-0, 255, So.; Jared Spagnola, WR/FS, 5-11, 160, So.

OUTLOOK

If El Toro is going to contend for a playoff spot, its young players will have to mature quickly. The Chargers return only four starters--the least of any South Coast League team. "We can't have juniors and sophomores with big eyes on Friday night or we're in trouble," Milner said. One of the juniors who can't afford to be intimidated is Kirchmeyer, the starting junior varsity quarterback last year who won the job over the summer. "He's accurate and he has a strong arm," Milner said. Abadilla, the only returning starter on offense, anchors a young line and junior Nick Walsh will start at tailback. The defense, led by returning starters Barger, Mascari and Hill, should be solid. Mascari (seven interceptions, second-team all-league) and Hill are two of the better cover guys in the league and they could allow Milner to do a lot of blitzing. Barger, who Milner calls a "physical specimen," could have a breakout year at tackle. Milner didn't exactly pick the best opener for a young team--second-ranked Edison.

SCHEDULE

Sept. 8 vs. Edison at Trabuco Hills HS; 15 at Western; 22 vs. Jurupa Valley at Trabuco Hills HS; 29 vs. Woodbridge at Trabuco Hills HS.

Oct. 6 vs. Marina at Westminster HS; 13 at Trabuco Hills; 20 vs. San Clemente at Trabuco Hills HS; 27 at Capistrano Valley.

Nov. 3 vs. Mission Viejo at Trabuco Hills HS; 10 at Dana Hills.

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