DOWNEY - The Warren High School football team continues to run summer practices in preparation for their season opener in tha Fall.Head Coach Gil Jimenez is pleased with what he sees and is certainly hopeful for an exciting, competitive season. Several Bear players return on offense after gaining key experience from last year. Junior quarterback Zabib Summerville returns after starting the last four games of the season as a sophomore. Summerville finished last year completing 17/34 passes for 288 yards. Senior Daryl Donerson will be the starting tailback for this year's Bear squad. Donerson, the Bear tailback last year, carried the ball 116 times for 535 yards. Last year's fullback, Jonathan Vauulu, carried the ball 61 times for 209 yards and returns in that same position as a more experienced senior this year. Keenan Brooks, Michael SanAngelo, and Oscar Herrera return as receivers, with Herrera playing the tight end position. SanAngelo caught 12 passes last year for 290 yards and returns to the same position this Fall. The offensive line will be led by starting offensive tackles Ricky Vichot and Christian Farran, while the offensive guards will be Mike Avila and Andres Rojas. The starting center will be Clay Mitchell. The Bears have many returning players from last year's squad and do have experience coming back. This experience should pay off for the Bears as the season approaches and league starts. Coach Jimenez maintains that the big picture is the team and how well they gel together. Coach Jimenez concluded by saying that "we are just working as hard as we can and growing as a team." The Bears are certainly hoping to compete for a S.G.V.L. title and perhaps, a nice run in the C.I.F. playoffs.
********** Published: July 19, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 14