Team: Trevor Browne
Head coach: Randy Gross
2006 Record: 2-8
Region: 5A1 Metro
9/7- San Luis
9/20- @ La Joya
10/5- @ Chavez
Key Returners: LB Anthony Carrasco, QB Jorge Acuna, WR Tim Lizarraga, DB Harold Gholson, HC Randy Gross
Contributed by Coach Pinnick
back to the future at Trevor Browne, where alum Randy Gross was tapped to lead
the Bruins out of the cellar and back to respectability. Gross played his
college ball at Hastings (
At quarterback, Jorge Acuna and Allen Robles will battle it out for the starting job. Jorge had a solid spring and summer and may have the edge, but Robles has managed to keep the heat on him the entire time. In the backfield, Anthony Carrasco will be the workhorse after playing sparingly at the position in the past. Junior Isaiah Kee, who had a terrific offseason, is expected to part of a dynamic duo along with John Hunter. Harold Gholsen and Darrion Murphey should also contribute.
At wideout, there is a bevy of talented players who will see time, including Tim Lizarraga, Wayne White, and Andy Perez. The tight end spots will be initially filled by one of the stronger Bruins, Oscar Flamenco, and Nigel Papalii.
Up front, the Bruins will be led by big Diego Gonzales, who at 6-4 and a stout 305, will be counted on to provide some punch in the running game. Also look for Kevin Moulis, Sal Hernandez, and Ronald Jones to have an impact.
Defensively, the defensive line is big and physical, with Diego Gonzales, Sal Hernandez, Justin Reyes, and Cesar Chavez transfer Isaiah Weaver expected to see significant time.
The linebacking corp is a good blend of strength and speed, with Anthony Carrasco and Kevin Moulis manning the inside spots, and Cesar Maldonado, the strongest Bruin, Darrion Murphey, and Oscar Flamenco challenging at outside linebacker. Brian Damper could also be a factor.
In the secondary, Jorge Acuna and John Hunter have taken the top spots at safety, while Harold Gholsen and Isaiah Kee look to man the corners.
A pessimist could look at the Trevor Browne program and see a team that struggled to a 2-8 record, their closest loss was by five points to O'Connor. They lose their first division-one player in years, have heavy losses, literally, along the offensive line and their leading rusher transferred. There are some positives to look at for new head coach Randy Gross. One, Gross brings new energy and is used to winning as an assistant at Westview. Two, the Bruins only lose nine players and return 25. Three, they were not shut out in a single game. They continued to play hard and scored double-digits in all but one game. Four, they return some players at key positions including QB Jorge Acuna and their leading tackler LB Anthony Carassco. Sure Gross will take some lumps trying to get this program off the ground and it is easy to get discouraged but an optimist can see that there are some things to work with at TB.
The Bruins have winnable games
against La Joya, San Luis, Maryvale and