It is the oldest incorporated city
In all that time,
"What do colleges like about him?"
said Bob Stangel, the father of Chasen and the
Bob Stangel may be biased, but he
does know his stuff. He was the starting quarterback for two seasons (1981-82)
under coach Dick Bruich at
Chasen's grandfather, also named
Bob, was a quarterback at San Diego St. Augustine's High School, as well as the
"It's been awesome playing quarterback for my dad and growing up in a family of quarterbacks," Chasen said. "I'm thankful for it. "I also have some great guys on my team to throw to."
Junior wideout Gordy Cooper (6-6, 205) has caught 15 passes for 163 yards and . Also, senior wideout Joe Abushawish (6-4, 210) has latched onto five passes for 81 yards and one TD.
Other than Chasen, though, the
Tigers' most renowned player is running back Ryan Kessman (6-0, 205), who also
has a scoring catch and has already committed to
As for Chasen, he began his prep
Bob Stangel was formerly the
quarterbacks coach at
The youngest Stangel has not disappointed. He threw for 2,174 yards and 20 touchdowns as a sophomore. Last season he passed for 2,407 yards and 19 scores.
This season he is throwing for an average of 258.3 yards per game.
He's happy to have the gifted senior on his side.
"He's a great kid and real fun to be around, but all business on the field," Powell said. "He has tremendous talent and poise and his confidence sort of radiates through our whole program. With him back there pulling the trigger, we feel like we can score every time we have the ball."
Following last year's banner
season, Bob Stangel sent tapes of his son to colleges. Such schools as
That decision made, the Tiger
standout was free to focus on his senior year. It has been a tremendous one so
far, with successive victories against
Next up is Big Bear (3-0), which
The teams meet at
Big Bear has a fine quarterback of its own in Kriss Proctor, a senior who runs the Bears' Air Force-style triple-option attack.
"(Big Bear) is No. 1 in our division and we're No. 2," Chasen said. "They look really good on tape. They beat us last year on that blocked extra point, so we have a little bit of a chip on our shoulder. We're going to be ready to play our best game."
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