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How the West will be won: A quick look at prep football ’99

NEVADA 3A DIVISION II

DAYTON DUST DEVILS

Coach: Butch Cattanach, 29th year overall



1998 record: 1-8

Defensive alignment: 4-4




Offensive alignment: Wing-T

Key returning players: Adam Sayre, 6-0, 190, QB/FS; Chris Viscaritt, 6-2, 195, OL/DE; Graig Hollis, 6-0, 175, WR; Billy Figran, 6-0, 170, DE; Robby Silverman, 6-1, 175, TE; Gary Sawyer, 5-9, 155, WR/DB; Steven Kennard, 5-9, 190, OL; Clayton Frostlet, 6-0, 180, LB; Ryan Smith, 5-8, 160, LB; Jesse Cox, 6-0, 160, WR; Danny Salazar, 6-2, 225, DT

Projected order of division finish: 1. Manogue, 2. Dayton, 3. Lovelock, 4. Yerington, 5. Incline, 6. Whittell, 7. Hawthorne

Pick to win state title: Truckee

WHITTELL WARRIORS

Coach: John Summers, second year

1998 record: 0-9

Defensive alignment: Base 4-4, multiple alignments

Offensive alignment: Pro set with multiple alignments

Key returners: Trent Gordon, 6-1, 175, QB; Luke Forvilly, 6-1, 170, WR/S; Joel Warnick, 6-1, 190, RB/LB; Dennis Lucas, 5-9, 160, DL/OL; Chauncey Lane, 5-6, 135, RB/DB; Matt Wiggins, 5-11, 170, TE/LB; Jacob Corners, 6-0, 180, WR/LB; Matt Miller, 6-3, 220, C/DL

Projected order of division finish: No projection

Pick to win state: Truckee

YERINGTON LIONS

Coach: Eric Bobrick, sixth year

1998 record: 4-5

Defensive alignment: 4-3

Offensive alignment: Wing T

Key returners: Matt Farler 6-3, 175, QB; Dustin Marriott, 6-3, 205, TE/DE; Kenny Vicenzio, 6-0, 242, OG/DT; Jeff Borsini, 6-1, 170, C/LB; Jason Borsini, 6-0, 170, FB; Josh Allen, CB/DB; and Ricky Gutierrez, OL/DL.

Projected order of division finish:

Pick to win state:

BISHOP MANOGUE MINERS

Coach: Bill Branca, first year as head coach

1998 record: 10-2, lost to Truckee in state championship game

Defensive alignment: 5-2

Offensive alignment: Wing T

Key returners: Mike Yenick, 6-2, 240, DT; Pat Reilly, 5-11, 162, QB; Chris Butler, 5-7, 152, WR; Brian Kehoe, 6-0, 195, OG; Justyn Midanik, 5-9, 157, WR

Projected order of division finish: 1. Manogue, 2. Dayton, 3. Yerington, 4. Lovelock, 5. Hawthorne, 6. Whittell (Incline not available)

Pick to win state: Truckee or Spring Creek

INCLINE HIGHLANDERS

Coach: Tim Buxton

1998 record: not available

Defensive alignment: not available

Offensive alignment: not available

Key returners: not available

Projected order of division finish: not available

Pick to win zone: not available

Pick to win state: not available

LOVELOCK MUSTANGS

Coach: Joe Yanni, 24th year overall

1998 record: 6-4 (lost to Moapa in first round of state playoffs)

Defensive alignment: 4-4

Offensive alignment: I formation

Key returners: Robert Robles, 5-9, 295, OL/DL; David Robles, 6-0, 275, OL/DL; Richard Vasquez, 6-1, 200, OT/DL; Jose Garcia, 5-9, 180, OG/DL; Brandon Swindlehurst, 6-2, 160, QB/SS; Benje Robles, 5-6, 165, TB/LB; Chris Montes, 6-0, 165, DB/WR; Tate Morehead, 6-2, 220, TE/DL or LB.

Projected order of division finish: 1. Manogue, 2. Lovelock, 3. Yerington, 4. Dayton, 5. Hawthorne, 6. Incline, 7. Whittell.

Pick to win state: Manogue

HAWTHORNE SERPENTS

Coach: Ted Doramus, second year

1998 record: 2-6

Defensive alignment: 4-3

Offensive alignment: Pro sets and Wing-T

Key returners: Gerrod West, 6-4, 190, QB/MLB/P; Jesse Schulenberg, 6-4, 200, DE/OT; Dale Dyer, 6-1, 180, DE/OT; Chris Ford, 5-10, 220 FB/NT; Rashad Martinez, 5-11, 170, TB/SS.

Projected order of finish: 1. Manogue, 2. Yerington, 3. Dayton, 4. Lovelock, 5. Hawthore, 6. Incline, 7. Whittell

Pick to win state: Truckee

NORTHERN NEVADA 4A LEAGUE

DIVISION I

GALENA GRIZZLIES

Coach Greg Sakelaris, second year

1998 record: 2-7

Defensive alignment: 5-2

Offensive alignment: 2 back and 1 back

Key returners: Seth Puryear, 5-10, 150, DB; Pat Nohr, 6-2, 220, LB; Steve Mason, 5-8, 160, 5-8; Jeremy Wilkes, 5-8, 170, RB; Jesse Jones, 6-0, 200, LB; Tim Martin, 5-10, 205, DL; Travis Weise, 5-11, 190, DL; Nakie Kanekoa, 5-11, 190, DL; Chris Martindale, 5-11, 180, OL; Dan Knox, 6-3, 220, OL

Projected order of division finish: 1. Elko, 2. McQueen, 3. Reed, 4. Sparks, 5. Galena, 6. Lowry

Pick to win zone: Elko

Pick to win state: Elko

ELKO INDIANS

Coach: Bob Milligan, eighth season at Elko

1998 record: 10-3 (zone champs, state runner-up)

Defensive alignment: 4-4

Offensive alignment: Wing T

Key returners: Eddie Rodriguez, 5-6, 150, WR/DB; Jason Zander, 5-8, 140, QB/DB; Craig Cunningham, 6-0, 170, RB/LB; Justin Wines, 5-10, 160, WR/DB; Ryan Still, 5-9, 145, RB/DB; Brandt St. Martin, 5-9, 165, RB/LB; Joe Lostra, 6-1, 170, RB/LB; Tyler Madigan, 6-1, 170, RB/LB; Dennis Augara, 6-0, 215, OL/DL; Andy Thompson, 6-0, 220, OL/DL; Randy Deming, 6-0, 245, OL/DL; Dusty Farrar, 5-11, 150, TE/DL.

Projected order of divison finish: 1. McQueen, 2. Reed, 3. Elko, 4. Galena, 5. Sparks, 6. Lowry

Pick to win zone: McQueen

Pick to win state: McQueen

LOWRY BUCKAROOS

Coach: Ray Parks, fourth year at Lowry

1998 record: 1-7

Defensive alignment: 4-4

Offensive alignment: Multiple set

Key returners: Jeff Larson, 6-1, 187, FB/LB; Josh Henry, 5-11, 160, QB/CB; Shaun Taylor, 5-7, 185, G/LB; Dustin Mitchell, 6-0, 196, G/DE; Steve Kauyedauty, 6-0, 205, OT/DT; Buster Segura, 5-10, 152, WR/LB; John Mitchell, 5-11, 180, RB/LB; Garrett Tucker, 5-11, 168, TE/LB; Dave Wheeler, 6-2, 262, OT/DT

Projected order of division finish: 1. McQueen, 2. Elko, 3. Reed, 4. Sparks, 5. Galena, 6. Lowry

Pick to win zone: McQueen

Pick to win state: McQueen

MCQUEEN LANCERS

Coach: Ken Dalton, 32 years overall

1998 record: 9-1

Defensive alignment: 50

Offensive alignment: Multiple pro set

Key returners: Ian Houston, 6-0, 220, OG; Chris Carr, 5-10, 161, RB; Jarrett Howells, 6-2, 242, DT; Jake Ward, 5-11, 187, DE

Projected order of division finish: 1. McQueen, 2. Reed, 3. Elko, 4. Sparks, 5. Galena, 6. Lowry

Pick to win zone: None

Pick to win state: None

SPARKS RAILROADERS

Coach: Rob Kittrell, second year

1998 record: 2-8

Defensive alignment: 4-3

Offensive alignment: I

Key returners: Chad Lexa, 5-10, 180, FB/ILB, 543 rushing yards; Andy Johnson, 5-11, 180, HB/SS; Mark Westhoff, 6-3, 170, 39 receptions, 543 yards; Adam Seelye, 6-1, 240, DT/OT; Jason Molino, 6-1, 220, OT/DT; Greg Lexa, 6-0, 185, TE/OLB

Projected order of division finish: 1. McQueen, 2. Reed, 3. Elko, 4. Galena, 5. Lowry, 6. Sparks

Pick to win zone: McQueen

Pick to win state: McQueen

REED RAIDERS

Coach: Doug Parry, third year

1998 record: 6-6, lost to Elko 36-21 in the zone finals

Defensive alignment: 5-0 front

Offensive alignment: one-back

Key returners: Lamar Lee, 5-11, 170, QB; Matt Joseph, 5-10, 170, FB; Josh Scott, 6-1, 185, TB; Sean Freeman, 5-11, 225, C; Brian Murdock, 6-3, 255, SOT/DT; Chris Henderson, 6-2, 210, OL/OLB, Brian Gorsett, 5-10, 165, WR/CB; Mike Maneotis, 5-10, 180, SS; Justin Ashby, 5-10, 180, ILB.

Projected order of division finish: 1. McQueen, 2. Reed, 3. Elko, 4. Galena, 5. Sparks, 6. Lowry

Pick to win zone: McQueen, STHS or Reno

Pick to win state: Northern zone champion

DIVISION II

FALLON GREENWAVE

Coach: Tommy Thomson, third year

1998 record: 1-8

Defensive alignment: 4-3

Offensive alignment: I

Key returners: Kenny Redner, 6-1, 175, QB (1,200 yards passing last year); Tyler Ingram, 6-0, 210, C/MLB; David Stubbs, 5-9, 170, TB; Casey Cooper, 6-3, 205, TE; Joe Esposito, 5-9, 175, TB; Aarik Wilson, 6-2, 170, SE/FS; Aaron Lesue, H-Back/CB; Ricky Burrell, 6-1, 190, FB

Projected order of division finish: 1. Hug, 2. Carson, 3. Reno, 4. Wooster, 5. Douglas, 6. South Tahoe, 7. Fallon

Pick to win zone: McQueen

Pick to win state: McQueen

DOUGLAS TIGERS

Coach: Mike Rippee

1998 record: 5-5, lost to Elko 34-12 in first round of playoffs

Defensive alignment: 4-3

Offensive alignment: Wing T

Key returners: Brandon Griffith, QB; Jared Kenison, QB/CB; Kyle Baker, FB; Bryce Lister, strong OT, 6-2, 235 pounds; Sili Mafua, strong OG, 5-11, 280; Joe Andrews, 6-4, 225, TE; Gabe Hatchett, WR; Josh Wilcox, CB

Projected order of division finish: 1. Reno, 2. Wooster, 3. Carson, 4. Hug, 5. South Tahoe, 6. Fallon, 7. Douglas

Pick to win zone: Reno

Pick to win state: McQueen

CARSON SENATORS

Coach: Bob Bateman, seventh year

1998 record: 7-3; lost 32-28 to Reed in first round of playoffs

Defensive alignment: 5-3

Offensive alignment: Delaware Wing T

Key returners: Jordan Payette, 6-3, 205 QB; Evan McQuirk, RB, 485 yards rushing, 6 TDs; John Hanneke, 6-2, 260, C

Projected order of division finish: 1. Wooster, 2. Reno, 3. Hug, 4. South Tahoe, 5. Carson 6. Douglas, 7. Fallon

Pick to win zone: McQueen

Pick to win state: McQueen

HUG HAWKS

Coach: Rollins Stallworth

1998 record:

Defensive alignment:

Offensive alignment: Wing T

Key returners:

Projected order of division finish: 1. Douglas, 2. Reno, 3. South Tahoe, 4. Hug, 5. Wooster, 6. Carson, 7. Fallon

Pick to win zone: Reed

Pick to win state: Reed

SOUTH TAHOE VIKINGS

1998 record: 4-5

Coach and length of service: Tim Jaureguito, 12th year

Coach’s career record: NA

Defensive alignment: 4-4

Offensive alignment: Spread

Returning starters:

Matt Arzio, senior, 5-7, 133-pounds, WR; Tanzi Garza, 5-8, 215, DL; Matt George, 5-11, 155 pounds, DB; Mario Guerrero, 5-6, 180 pounds, LB; Justin Murray, 6-1, 188 pounds, LB; Ian Price, 6-3, 186 pounds, DE; Tim Sprinkles, 6-1, 171, QB; Carlos Romero, 6-3, 178 pounds, P/K; Jake Hurwitz, 5-11, 160 pounds, RB

Predicted order of division finish: 1. Douglas, 2. Wooster, 3. Carson, 4. Reno, 5. Hug, 6. Fallon, 7. South Tahoe

Pick to win zone title: Reed

Pick to win state title: NA

WOOSTER COLTS

Coach: Tony Amantia, first year

1998 record:

Defensive alignment: 4-4

Offensive alignment: Pro

Key returners: Not available

Projected order of division finish: Not available

Pick to win zone: Not available

Pick to win state: Not available

RENO HUSKIES

Coach: Brian Rothe, third year

1998 record: 6-4, lost to McQueen in first round of playoffs

Defensive alignment: 4-4

Offensive alignment: multiple

Key returners: Marc Kaiser, 6-1, 290r, QB/K/P/CB, 4 INT as CB in 1998; James Sande, 6-1, 220, ILB/OL; Marcus Corley, 5-10, 185, RB

Projected order of division finish: 1. Wooster, 2. Douglas, 3. South Tahoe, 4. Carson, 5. Reno, 6. Hug, 7. Fallon

Pick to win zone: McQueen

Pick to win state: McQueen


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