Game Preview: Los Altos @ South Hills

Two of Los Altos top playmakers return, RB James Davis 17 for 96 yards and Rex Foss recording 13 tackles...

Los Altos Conquerors (8-4 lost in the 2nd round of Division VI) @ South Hills Huskies (12-2, Division VII Champions)

September 1, 2006, 7:00pm

Los Altos Head Coach: Greg Gano

Birmingham Head Coach: Steve Bogan

 

These two teams and excellent coaching staffs, played each other last year with South Hills winning 32-13.  South Hills, Senior RB Marquis Winbush ran for 165 yards on 23 carries and Adrian Puente and Carlos Monico recorded 12 and 10 tackles respectively.  But these players have graduated now.  On the other hand two of Los Altos, top playmakers in that game return, RB James Davis 17 for 96 yards and Rex Foss recording 13 tackles.  These two players and their teammates are certainly looking forward to this rematch.

 

Los Altos graduated 13 Offensive Lineman, their #1 Receiver & Scorer Chapelle Brown, #2 & #3 tacklers Chris Garcia & Rudy Martinez, and defensive players Tony Torres and Brandon Lopez.

 

Los Altos brings back four impact players to get after this rematch.  Junior QB, Matt Castanada, who was 125 for 211 (a very good 59%) for 2037 yards, 25 Tds and only 7 Interceptions is back.  Matt is a very good throwing QB.  RB James Davis ran the ball 198 times for 1372 yards and a 7 yard average, with 13 tds.  Davis added 9 catches for 132 yards (a 15 yard average and was #1 in rushing yards, #2 Scoring, #2 in All Purpose Yards.  He's Back.  Junior WR Rex Foss was the #2 Receiver with 48 catches for 781 yard and a scary 16 yard average and 6 tds.  Foss also returned kicks and punts, had 3 Ints, 3 Fumble Recoveries, 1 blocked FG and 94 Tackles on the year.  Sophomore TE Raymond Rodriguez deserves some serious attention with a 15 yard average and a TD about every 4 catches.  Los Altos still brings back 9 Line Returnees and we are sure the OL staff has put in some good work to get these guys ready.

 

The 2005 South Hills team was a monster, however since most of it playmakers were seniors, the Huskies will be asking their new group to step up this year.  Lost to graduation were a very good QB Kevin Mort, #1 Rusher & #1 Receiver RB Marquis Winbush, #2 & #3 Receivers Mike Maldonado, Eric Haveman, TE Brian Stover and defenders #1 in tackles DB Rick Cortez, #2 in tackles and #2 in sacks Adrian Puente (also 2 picks), #3 in tackles DB Fred Glaster and #1 in Sacks DE Tobi Umodu.  This was an opportunistic defense with 15 Picks and 12 Fumble Recoveries. 

 

South Hills brings back a very good Line with experience in 6'3" 285 Senior Travis Ortega, 6'3" 285 Senior Hector Martinez, 6'1" 270 Senior Cesar Abad, 6'3" 260 Junior Kebin Umodu and  5'11" 260 Junior John Earnest.  DE David Stover returns to disrupt opposing backfield with his 8 sacks and 62 tackles last year.  The Huskies, however will need to find the next QB out of 4 on the roster, two with minimal experience from last year, 6'0" 180 Junior Brandon Parham, 6'1" 185 Senior Nick Lamaison, but they also have 6'2" 198 Junior Ronnie Fernandez and 6'2" 165 sophomore Cameron Deen on the roster.  We will see who their next decision maker is going to be.  While the receivers graduated also 6'1" 190 John Salazar returns with a 15 yard average on 7 catches in 2005.  5'11" 195 DB Nic Curry hopes to get a couple more 98 yard interception returns this year. 

 

You need to get out and see this game excellent athletes and excellent coaching staff equal a fun Friday Night.  Remember, Coaches & Parents, I want to profile your Division I prospects.  Let the colleges know about the kids. Email me at routerite@sbcglobal.net.

 


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