HEAD COACH: Martin Moss (6th season)
2003 OUTLOOK: When asked about his retuning starters, Moss explained,
"It does not mean anything. I don't want my players to be complacent and
stop working. We expect to be improved overall." With Rathe and Green
departed, Moss noted "We don't have a much firepower, but with 110 guys
going out for the team, we are solid and much more balanced."
Despite his emphasis on balance, cohesion, and hard work, Moss did mention a
few of the standouts on his squad. Russell Abubo (6-4, 305) is an
all-state candidate at OT. "A lot of Division I schools are interested in his
services and we expect a lot of positive results from his outstanding play," Moss
stated. Another standout along the offensive front is G Chad Hitt (6-1,
280). Defensively, standouts include DE Aaron Scott (6-3, 240) and
FS Kevin May (6-0, 210). Another player expected to shine in 2003 is DE Dion
Girton (6-2, 245). "He (Girton) has moved over from LB and played a lot
last year and gained valuable experience that will help us this year," Moss
FIRST GAME: Mesa opens with LA Valley College on Sept. 6.