2011 Team Preview: Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa head coach Keith Simons enters his 16th season at the helm of the Bear Cub football program with a 103-57 record. To say the 2010 football season, one that ended with a 3-7 record, was one he and his staff would like to forget would be an understatement. Today, JCFootball.com takes a look the top prospects on the roster and what to expect from them this year...

The Bear Cubs return 7 starters (3 on offense; 4 on defense) from last year's team and they've added some talented freshmen to the mix as well.

At quarterback, Jarred Hasskamp returns after throwing for nearly 1,500 yards to go along with 8 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.

When he drops back, Hasskamp will have some outstanding targets to throw to including Marquis Fruge who could be one of the top receivers in the country this fall.

With his 6'2", 210-pound frame, Fruge can shield defenders from the ball while using his 4.4 speed to run away from would-be tacklers.

Also in the mix at wideout will be Blakelyn Birks, who works out of the slot, as well as freshmen Quincey Whittington, a SMU bounceback, Andre Davis, who was the Baltimore (Md.) City Player of the Year, and Jordan Bergstrom who runs a 10.4 100.

RB Orion Kamins returns after leading the team with 318 yards rushing and 5 touchdowns and sharing carries will be freshman Spencer Morrow who is an explosive playmaker.

Up front the Bear Cubs will will be young, C Kama A'alona is the top incoming freshman, but if they can come together, this could end up being one of the top offenses in the state.

Defensively, Santa Rosa lost several top prospects to graduation after the 2010 season, but they will be replaced by several youngsters who could be players to watch in the future.

Along the front four, DE Mike Tuaua is an explosive pass-rusher while DT Chris Smith has shown himself to be a strong, interior lineman.

LB Jack Goodwin returns at middle linebacker after posting 53 tackles and two sacks in 2010.

In the secondary, CB Armoni Broussard is a standout in the classroom as well as on the field and he returns at one of the corner positions after posting 20 tackles and three interceptions as a freshman last fall.

Joining him will be freshman S Austin Shull, a hard-hitting and rangy free safety prospect who was a full-qualifier out of high school.


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