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September 19, 1991 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
It took three emergency room doctors to reset a dislocated ring finger on Bryant Jackson's left hand last Thursday night. "The muscles were so tight in his hand that one doctor couldn't reset it," Loara Coach John deFries said Tuesday. "He was all numbed up, but three doctors finally had to do it."
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September 10, 1996
1995 RECORD: 4-7 overall, 3-2 in league. COACH: John deFries (24-33 at school) RETURNING STARTERS: 7 on offense, 5 on defense TOP RETURNERS Mike Diersing, WR, 5-11, 160, Sr.; John Duhon, RB, 5-10, 182, Sr.; John Filson, OL/DL, 6-2, 222, Sr.; Joey Iantorno, C, 5-11, 235, Sr.; Archie Lappin, QB., 5-9, 165, Sr.; Jeremiah Marchand-Simons, WR, 5-11, 155, Sr.; Sam Marks, DL, 6-0, 215, Jr.; Harry Redmond, FB, 5-9, 175, Sr.; Aaron Reinard, DL, 6-0, 225, Sr.; Nathan Robbins, DE/TE, 6-2, 212, Sr.
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March 15, 1990 | CHRIS FOSTER
John deFries has been named football coach at Loara High School, Athletic Director Ray Moore announced Wednesday. DeFries, an assistant coach at Rancho Santiago since 1984, succeeds Herb Hill, who resigned last season after winning an Orange County record 191 games in 31 years of coaching. "This is the only high school job I would take," deFries said. "I know the program, the kids and the community. I feel comfortable here."
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September 19, 1991 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
It took three emergency room doctors to reset a dislocated ring finger on Bryant Jackson's left hand last Thursday night. "The muscles were so tight in his hand that one doctor couldn't reset it," Loara Coach John deFries said Tuesday. "He was all numbed up, but three doctors finally had to do it."
NEWS
September 10, 1996
1995 RECORD: 4-7 overall, 3-2 in league. COACH: John deFries (24-33 at school) RETURNING STARTERS: 7 on offense, 5 on defense TOP RETURNERS Mike Diersing, WR, 5-11, 160, Sr.; John Duhon, RB, 5-10, 182, Sr.; John Filson, OL/DL, 6-2, 222, Sr.; Joey Iantorno, C, 5-11, 235, Sr.; Archie Lappin, QB., 5-9, 165, Sr.; Jeremiah Marchand-Simons, WR, 5-11, 155, Sr.; Sam Marks, DL, 6-0, 215, Jr.; Harry Redmond, FB, 5-9, 175, Sr.; Aaron Reinard, DL, 6-0, 225, Sr.; Nathan Robbins, DE/TE, 6-2, 212, Sr.
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January 31, 1992 | MIKE REILLEY
Bryant Jackson of Loara High School, a Times all-Orange County defensive lineman, has orally committed to Oregon, Loara Coach John deFries said Wednesday. Jackson, 6 feet 2 and 290 pounds, chose Oregon over Oregon State, Fresno State and Washington State. He canceled a weekend trip to Washington State when he committed to Oregon on Wednesday. National signing day for high school football players is next Wednesday.
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September 24, 1999 | DANIEL ARREOLA
Loara and El Modena hoped to bounce back from the humiliation of last week, when both teams lost and neither scored. Loara was successful as quarterback Jeremy Ellis completed seven of 12 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-0 nonleague victory over the visiting Vanguards on Thursday night at Glover Stadium. Loara wide receiver Rudy Acosta scored the first two touchdowns. His seven-yard run up the middle concluded a seven-play, 71-yard drive 5:39 into the opening quarter.
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November 12, 1993 | JON CLIFFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Esperanza's defense keyed two second-half touchdowns and shut out Loara, 17-0,in an Empire League game Thursday night at Valencia. "Our defense really kept us in the game," Loara Coach John deFries said. "They really rose up and played hard. They could have rolled over, but they didn't." The Aztecs drove 71 yards in nine plays in the second half. Jason Florence capped the drive with a 23-yard field goal with 7 minutes 14 seconds left in the third quarter.
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October 26, 1991 | BOB BORSUM
Mister Albritton's 19-yard pass to Denison Dawson in the final seconds gave Loara a 17-15 victory over El Dorado in an Empire League game Friday night at Western High School. Trailing, 15-10, Loara began the 14-play scoring drive at its 18. Albritton completed the winning pass on fourth and seven with eight seconds left. "I couldn't believe it," said Albritton, who completed 10 of 19 attempts for 148 yards. "My first two receivers weren't open, but Denison was open and behind the safety."
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September 16, 1990 | STUART MATTHEWS
Loara 14, Anaheim 0--Luigi Gagow's life may have had a few turns, but he left little doubt that he's going straight ahead now. Back at Loara High School after a year in continuation school, Gagow rushed for 164 yards and two touchdowns in 20 carries and led the Saxons to victory at Glover Stadium. It was Gagow's first varsity game. He had played on Loara's underclass teams as a freshman and sophomore.
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March 15, 1990 | CHRIS FOSTER
John deFries has been named football coach at Loara High School, Athletic Director Ray Moore announced Wednesday. DeFries, an assistant coach at Rancho Santiago since 1984, succeeds Herb Hill, who resigned last season after winning an Orange County record 191 games in 31 years of coaching. "This is the only high school job I would take," deFries said. "I know the program, the kids and the community. I feel comfortable here."
SPORTS
October 14, 1994 | MIKE WOJCIECHOWSKI
Loara controlled the ball for more than 31 minutes in defeating Century, 17-0, in an Empire League opener Thursday night at Glover Stadium. The Saxons were stopped on no gain on their first possession but took over on the Century 30-yard line when Aaron Cruz recovered a fumbled punt.
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October 29, 1994 | RUSSELL BANKS
After the game, Loara's Mike Wright yelled, then slammed his helmet to the ground and yelled again. The Saxons (3-5, 2-1) had a lot to shout about, considering they did everything but beat sixth-ranked Kennedy Friday night at Glover Stadium. Kennedy (7-1, 3-0) eventually won the Empire League game, 6-5. "Nobody gave us a prayer," Loara Coach John deFries said. "Nobody gives us credit."
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