Los Alamitos vs Hart game preview

The Los Alamitos Griffins take on the Hart Indians in the opening week of the high school football season on Fox Sports Net. Los Al is ranked #2 in the state and #3 in the nation and they are led by top safety Randy Estes. Hart is #4 in the state and they are led by quarterback Sean Norton. Watch all the action on the Game of the Week this Friday night at 7:00pm. Click below for more info:

The meeting last season between these two teams provided one of the most thrilling games of the year as Hart connected on a last second desperation pass to tie the game at 21-21. 

 

Los Alamitos Griffins

 

The defending CIF Div 1 champs are loaded once again and are favored as the team to beat this year.  They feature 8 starters returning on a solid defense and the usual high powered offense that has been a staple for the Griffins with John Barnes as coach.  Here are some players to watch for Trojan fans:

 

#4 Randy Estes (RB/Safety) – Randy showed last week why he is considered one of the top players in the country by running for two touchdowns on offense and returning an interception for a score on defense.  He is big (6-2, 195) with terrific speed and football instinct.  USC is considered a leader for his services and there are many schools in the chase including UCLA, Florida, Miami, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Michigan.  Randy is on a lot of special teams and is known for his big hits on coverage.

 

#13 Brooks Rossman (K) – A new arrival to the team, Rossman is a transfer from Torrey Pines with a huge leg.

 

#2 Cortes Rice (RB) – A hard running back who transferred this past year from Mater Dei and ran for 98 yards in the opener. Cortes is a 6-2, 200 junior.

 

#1 Jeremy Childs (WR) – One of three junior receivers at Los Al who will be highly recruited next year.  Childs is the most polished of the group with good size (6-1, 175) and body control.

 

#3 Bryan Gordon (WR) – Another junior, Bryan (6-2, 185) is very explosive.

 

#9 Orlando Scandrick (WR) – Orlando is another junior who is lighting in a bottle, a playmaker with loads of ability.  He's 6-0, 170 and very quick. 

 

#65 Tom Murphy (OL) – A junior who impressed the Los Al coaches in the opener last week.  Tom is 6-1, 260. 

 

#92 Chris Cheri (DE) – His coach compares him to former Griffin Mike Patterson who now stars for the Trojans.  Chris is 6-1, 255. 

 

#21 Antoine Cason (CB) – Size (6-2, 182) and good cover skills.  

 

Hart Indians

 

The Indians had won four CIF Div 3 titles before moving to Div 2 last season and losing to Mission Viejo in the finals.  Among the top players for Hart this season:

 

#7 Sean Norton (QB) – Sean has an offer from Wyoming and put up almost 4,000 passing yards last season as the latest in the long line of successful quarterbacks at Hart. 

 

#25 Kevin Ciccone (WR/DB) – A talented player who had 79 catches last season and can also star at corner.  Kevin is a terrific route runner.

 

#72 Kevin Bell (RT) – Bell has good size (6-4, 265), moves well and has a 4.2 GPA.  

 

#47 Brian Elledge (MLB) – Brian (6-3, 210) set a school record last season with 131 tackles.

 

#35 Dan Howell (RB/CB) – Dan (6-2, 200) was all league last year as a corner and will also be the top RB for Hart this year.  


Broadcast times:

Friday, September 12th Fox Sports Net 7:00pm (live)
Saturday, September 13th Fox Sports Net 2 10:30am


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