Season Outlook

1988 RECORD:
0-1 (Played as sophmore team last year)

Jim Hartigan (Second year, 0-1)

Trevor Yankoff (5-11, 170, Jr., QB); Jason Ortiz (5-9, 180, Jr., FB/ILB); Josh Ireland (5-10, 170, Jr., TB/FS); Ryan Mummert (6-2, 205, Jr., TE); Mike Guevara (5-9, 140, Jr., WR); David Shearer (5-9, 150, Jr., WR); Shane Mielke (5-10, 185, Jr., C); Paul Ambrose (5-11, 195, Jr., RG); Jim Holloran (6-0, 160, Jr., LG); John Byszewski (6-1, 220, Jr., TIOLB); Nathan Beckett (6-5, 265, Jr., RT); Matt Deller (6-1, 210, Jr., DE); Dan Marchese (6-1, 210, Jr., DE); Sergio Muniz (5-6, 170, Jr. OLB); Mike Farris (5-11, 192, Jr., ILB); Eric Brown (6-0, 160, Jr., CB); Steve Feeney (5-8, 145, Jr., CB); Sean Macias (5-10, 165, Jr., SS); Travis Lucero (6-0, 140) K. TOP NEWCOMERS: Justin Knoll (5-11, 200, Jr., OG); Andy Sulick (6-0, 210, So.,NG).

The key word for Santa Margarita, which played 1988 as a sophomore team, is survival. But, as with any team starting out on the bottom, the only way for the Eagles to go is up. What Santa Margarita doesn't have in experience it makes up for in size with its starting lineup averaging almost Yankoff, the Eagles' two-time MVP, leads the offense at quarterback. Also impressive is kicker Lucero, who proved his mettle with a 42-yard field goal as a freshman and a 44-yarder as a sophomore. Santa Margarita will be tested early, playing defending CIF champion Trabuco Hills in its opener.

The Register Staff
Wednesday, September 6, 1989
The Orange County Register - Prep 12