September 20, 1988 |
El Toro High School appeared to have a football victory locked up Saturday night. The Chargers had a 31-28 lead over Fountain Valley, Orange County's top-ranked team, with only 1 minute 9 seconds left. Enter David Henigan. That was all the time he needed. Henigan, the Barons' quarterback, even had 2 seconds to spare. Henigan, The Times' athlete of the week, took the Barons 70 yards in 1:07 and capped the drive with a 17-yard touchdown pass to Eric Sassenberg. Fountain Valley won, 35-31.
October 12, 1989 |
Every day at practice is an opportunity for David Henigan and Troy Kopp, an opportunity to gain an edge, and a chance to lose one. Henigan goes in for one play, Kopp for the next. Kopp, the starter, steps to the line, spots something in the defense's alignment, and makes a change. Wrong choice, Coach Walt Harris tells him. Henigan stands on the sidelines and waits for his chance, just as he has during the past three games.
November 5, 1992 |
A crafty left-handed quarterback in Northern California spends years on the bench because an all-world right-hander is playing in front of him. The starter gets hurt, the backup steps in and takes full advantage of regular playing time by showing he's just as effective as the starter. Sound familiar?
November 19, 1988 |
DIVISION I Fountain Valley 39, St. Francis 0--Quarterback David Henigan and running back Kedric Powe led the Barons (9-2) to an easy victory over outmanned St. Francis (4-7) at Huntington Beach High. Powe did the most damage, gaining 160 yards in 11 carries and scoring 3 touchdowns. Henigan, who like most of the Baron starters only played 3 quarters, completed 9 of 17 for 109 yards and 2 touchdowns.
December 7, 1987
David Henigan of Fountain Valley High School, who passed for 1,356 yards and 4 touchdowns this season, was named the Sunset League most valuable player in a vote of the league's football coaches. Huntington Beach running back Jason McGehee was named the league's offensive player of the year, and Fountain Valley defensive and Reza Mehdizadeh was named defensive player of the year. Guy Carrozzo of Ocean View and Mike Milner of Fountain Valley were named co-coaches of the year.
November 7, 1992
Orange County's top 10 career passing yardage leaders: 1. Todd Marinovich 9,182 Mater Dei, Capis. Valley, 1984-87 2. Tony Solliday 6,640 Capistrano Valley, 1988-90 3. Bret Johnson 6,627 El Toro, 1985-87 4. Todd Gragnano 6,160 Los Alamitos, 1987-89 5. Pat Barnes 5,946 Trabuco Hills, 1990-92 6. David Henigan 5,879 Fountain Valley, 1986-88 7. Billy Blanton 5,738 Mater Dei, 1990-91 8. Shane Foley 5,264 Newport Harbor, 1984-85 9. Burt Call 4,956 Capistrano Valley, 1981-83 10.