Katella junior QB Vincent Peraza (pictured), totaled over 300 yards passing /rushing, with 5 TD's, last week in a 48-7 win over Costa Mesa
Katella has pretty much had its way with Cypress
in recent years but Katella coach Dominic Unger admits that it could be
different this year. Katella won last season 28-21.
Knights will take on the Centurions in its Empire League opener on Friday at
Handel Stadium on the grounds of Anaheim Western High.
swept five non-league opponents, while the Knights are
has a new staff and they do a good job with the athletes they have," said
features senior QB Matt Kanuse who can run/throw out of the Centurions option
will revert to a Power-I formation. "I expect them to run right at us and we'll
have to go toe-to-toe with their offensive line," said
suits up a young team, with all but four starters up from last season's junior
varsity. Fullerton Sunny Hills exploited the Knights inexperience three
weeks ago with a comeback win, 19-13.
is stocked with seniors, including 290 pound center Tim
has committed to stay with junior QB Vincent Peraza, who totaled over 300 yards
passing /rushing, with 5 TD's, last week in 48-7 mastery over
makes good decisions, has good vision, is quick on his feet and has a quick
release," said Unger.
Knights will probe Cypress
with a spread offense, but won't hesitate to put the ball in the hands of senior
tailback Louie Sanchez. Peraza has found wideout Garrett Blanke for an average
of 24-yards per catch, and has been able to spread passes around to Tanner
McCall, Brett Olsen, and Anthuan Lara; each averaging about 10 yards per
no secret that if Katella can contain Kanuse, the results will be favorable.
Kanuse has lead the Centurions to an average of 34 points per game and no team
has completely stopped him.
has showed immense improvement over last season's total of 2
has rushed for 5 TD's and passed for another 6, and can throw to all-purpose
threats, 6-4, 200 pound Anthony Jackson or 6-2, 190 pound Josh Davidson, or
pitch-out to tailback Jason Rivera. Jackson and Davidson both returned kickoffs
90-yards in a 30-27 win against Bellflower.
Davidson is also a stopper at DB.
17-0 in the second game of the season, Kanuse tossed 2 TD passes and ran for a
55-yard score with two minutes left to help defeat
27-23. Kanuse finished with a total of 200 yards.
is small defensively and relies on linebackers Dwayne Phillips and Fernando
Castorena for leadership.
probably hasn't faced a team that will test them like Katella will. Katella has
opposed one of the better teams around, losing to undefeated
41-13 on Sept. 16th.
and Garden Grove Pacifica added to the Empire League, and with La Palma Kennedy,
neither Katella nor Cypress
will have an easy route trying to earn a title.