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September 18, 1990 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vince Church has dreams. Roll the film and let's take a look. "On an Indian Summer September night, Vince Church runs the football like nobody ever has before," the narrator says. Stirring music plays in the background as the grainy film shows the slow-motion action of No. 4 carrying the football past flailing defenders. "Church moves through the tacklers like a bulldozer through a pile of sawdust," the narrator says.
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September 18, 1990 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vince Church has dreams. Roll the film and let's take a look. "On an Indian Summer September night, Vince Church runs the football like nobody ever has before," the narrator says. Stirring music plays in the background as the grainy film shows the slow-motion action of No. 4 carrying the football past flailing defenders. "Church moves through the tacklers like a bulldozer through a pile of sawdust," the narrator says.
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October 20, 1990 | SCOTT JONES
La Quinta High School quarterback Donald Hopkins passed for 257 yards and one touchdown and ran for two more Friday night, leading the Aztecs to a 38-7 Garden Grove League victory over Kennedy at Western High. La Quinta (7-0, 4-0) spotted Kennedy (2-5, 0-4) an early touchdown, but shut down the Irish the rest of the game. Hopkins, who completed 16 of 22 passes, tied the score with a six-yard run with 3:23 to play in the first quarter.
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September 22, 1990 | SCOTT JONES
Kennedy High running back Vince Church scored three touchdowns against Anaheim Friday night, but it was his play on defense that proved to be the difference in the Irish's 22-20 victory at Handel Stadium. Church knocked down a conversion pass from Colonist quarterback Phillip Covarrubias with 1:18 left to preserve the win. Covarrubias had connected with Tony Olivos on a 50-yard touchdown pass to give Anaheim a chance to tie.
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November 4, 1989 | TED BIRSCHBACH
Kennedy High School held off a second-half Garden Grove rally to preserve a 21-20 Garden League victory Friday night and improve its chances for a playoff spot. The Fighting Irish (5-5, 4-2) preserved the victory by stopping a two-point conversion try with 5:47 left in the game when Steve Usery tackled J.J. Cortez short of the goal line.
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October 14, 1990 | SCOTT JONES
Bryan Taylor scored from two yards out on a quarterback sneak with 2 minutes 37 seconds left to play to give Bolsa Grande High School a 14-13 victory over Kennedy in a Garden Grove League football game Saturday at Western High School. Bolsa Grande (2-4, 1-2 in league) drove 82 yards in 13 plays for the winning score and was aided by two penalties. Kennedy (2-4, 0-3) was penalized 11 times for 120 yards. Vince Church led Kennedy with 180 yards rushing in 26 carries and scored two touchdowns.
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September 30, 1990 | SCOTT JONES
Pacifica High School running back Derrick Nicholson rushed for 188 yards and two touchdowns 7to lead the Mariners to a 21-14 Garden Grove League victory over Kennedy at Handel Stadium in Anaheim. Nicholson, a junior, scored on runs of three and six yards to pace Pacifica. The Mariners 7(2-2, 1-0 in Garden Grove League) attempted only five passes in the game. One of those, a seven-yard touchdown pass from Rich Main to Eric Stevens, gave Pacifica a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter.
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October 28, 1989 | PAM CEREN
Vince Church ran for three touchdowns to help Kennedy High School defeat Los Amigos, 28-12, at Garden Grove High School Friday night. "It was just great blocking," Church said. "I would look around and think I was stuck, and then somebody would block for me. I was open so I ran." Kennedy (3-4, 3-2 in the Garden Grove League) scored early in the first quarter on a nine-yard run by Church.
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October 26, 1990 | BOB BORSUM
Alex Ripley's touchdown and two-point conversion run gave Santiago High School an 8-7 victory over Kennedy Thursday in a Garden Grove League game at Garden Grove High. Ripley, who gained 100 of 274 rushing yards for Santiago (2-6, 2-3 in league), ran through the center from the Kennedy three-yard line with 6 minutes 9 seconds remaining in the third quarter to complete a 10-play drive that started at Santiago's 47.
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May 16, 1991
Thirteen male and 13 female scholar-athletes have been nominated by their respective leagues for the Orange County athletes of the year awards. The winners will be announced May 29 at the spring meeting of the Orange County Sportswriters' Assn. at the Anaheim Stadium Club. Winners will receive a $500 scholarship. The nominations: Academy League: Jen Caruso (Liberty Christian) and Brad Pluckhan (Cal Lutheran). Angelus League: Melissa McDonald (Mater Dei) and Ricky Ellis (Mater Dei).
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September 8, 1990 | SCOTT JONES
Vince Church rushed for 255 yards in 25 carries and scored four touchdowns to lead Kennedy High School to a 26-14 victory over Cypress Friday at Western High School in the season opener for both teams. Church, a senior, scored on runs of 30 and 29 yards only 30 seconds apart in the third quarter to give Kennedy a 26-7 lead. His 30-yard run capped a four-play, 56-yard drive with 6:57 left in the quarter. Kennedy recoved the ensuing kickoff at the Cypress 29 and Church scored on the first play.
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