Bears open season in South Gate

DOWNEY - The Warren High School football team kicked off its season Thursday night (score unavailable at press time) by traveling to South East High School in South Gate.The South East High School Jaguars football team is the reigning C.I.F. L.A. City Division II champions and are led by returning senior quarterback Jonathan Santos. The Bears are looking forward to improving upon last year's finish and feel they have the weapons and experience necessary to do so. The Bears fielded many underclassmen last year. This year many of those same players have returned and have a chip on their shoulder. The Bears offense is led by junior quarterback Zabib Summerville. Daryl Donerson is the tailback and Jonathan Vauulu is the fullback. The receivers are Michael San Angelo and Keenan Brooks while Oscar Herrera is the tight end. The offensive line will feature tackles Ricky Vichot and Christian Farran and guards Mike Avila and Andres Rojas. Clay Mitchell will direct the offensive line at center. Many of the Bear offensive players will see double duty on defense as well. The defensive line will include Clay Mitchell, Mike Avila, Ricky Vichot, George Wickens, David Zepeda and Christian Farran. The linebacking corps will be led by inside linebackers Jonathan Vauulu and Oscar Herrera while the outside linebackers will include Simon Figueroa and Alan Hernandez. The defensive backs will include Daryl Donerson and Keenan Brooks at cornerback while Michael San Angelo will play strong safety and hard hitting Moses Alaniz will play free safety. If the Bear special teams can provide solid play and win the field position game, the Bears will have an excellent chance to score points on a short field. If the Bears can cover on kick-offs and punts, they can limit opposing offenses to a long field and potentially give up less points. Coach Jimenez, his staff and players are excited that football season is finally here.

********** Published: August 30, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 20