Acalanes High School - Aklan Yearbook (Lafayette, CA)

 - Class of 1981

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lunior Varsity Bottom row, left to right: Mike Paclebar, Dante Paulazzo. Terry Mattox, Sam Vella, Tim McDonald, Tim Odea, John Suezaki. Second row: Don Ciacoma, HerbTrautner, Andy Lataille, Scott Senst. Chip McNeill. Carl Splaine, Todd Eichmeyer, Doug Hudson, Paul Daly, Maurico Paulack. Third row: B. Sherman, Tim Henderson, Brad The receiving end. Chip Upshaw returns the ball after a kick-off in the first game of the season against Ygnacio Valley. In this game, Varsitv players had to use J.V. jerseys since their own uniforms weren ' t yet available, making it hard for spectators to identify the players Dunbar, Coach Den Brown, Coach Rich Cotruvo, Coach Robert Taylor, Matt Weiser, Vance Williams, R. Worsley. Fourth row: Keith Callen, Pete Rivers, Mike Martin, Mark Preston, Rod Sheehan, Tim Keller, Ed Hayward, T. Worthington. Fifth row: W. Todd Statley, Keary Warner, George Railton, Eric Mein, Brian Gorton, Dave Cleveland, Rob Ludden, W. Krumnenacher, KentCusick. Freshmen Bottom row, left to right: Tom Doherty, Michael Gersper, Ben Tressor, Shanon Cullen, Jim Wilson, Zack Seigal, Joe Farrell, Eri Chaio, Kent Jones, Jeff LaRossa, Andy Ward. Second row: Kirk Goddard, Mark Isola, Mark Souza, Coach Warren, Coach Ellisen, Mark Navone, Anthony Chen, Ed McGill, Jeff Pulvar. Fourth row: Mark LaFargue, Gordon Young, Scott Sykes, Eric Nelson, Shane Biesecker, Greg Vallelunga, Brian Wellan, Mike Dumke, Bob Veit. Top row: Mike Li, Mike Thompson, Greg Ludden, Bret Good, Mike Yturri, Chris Stone, Jason Thompson, Darren Maggard. Pregame preparations. Craig Allen collects himself in the locker room before a game begins. Many football players liked to have a moment to themselves to gather their thoughts before taking the field. 48 FOOTBALL

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Evasive effort. A Liberty player attempts Kicking back. Sheehan Verner punts the t0 tack | e runn j ng back Jon Walker in the break the tackle and proceed to the ball on fourth down against Miramonte. Homecoming game. Jon was able to three yard line. Taking no chances on losing the ball i their own terntorv, the Dons almost always punted on fourth down. r L l r i One in a million. Tom Morgan catches a 52 yard pass from Craig Allen in the Campolindo game. It wasn ' t often that the team completed a pass, and rushing yards outnumbered passing yards in every game. jm the sidelines. Because of the large jmber of players, many players had to : out parts of games, if they played at The run around. Ygnacio Valley players try to find the ball while Dave Crane takes off after a fake hand-off. In the North Coast playoffs at DV.C, the Dons used many different tactics to score against St. Patricks, a high-ranking team. Freshmen We They Opponent 27 13 Campolindo 27 8 Alhambra 3 28 Miramonte 18 6 Liberty 23 Las Lomas won 6, lost 1 Varsity We They Opponent 19 Campolindo 24 12 Alhambra 16 21 Miramonte 27 7 Liberty 19 Las Lomas won 4, lost 1 FAL Champions " As a quarterback, you have many responsibilities. Not only do you set up the plays, but you also have to be a leader and get everyone on the team to respect you. It is important to be liked by everyone on the team because you want people to be willing to follow your directions and plays. " Craig Allen Junior Varsity We They Opponent 13 15 Campolindo 21 Alhambra 20 12 Miramonte 33 35 Liberty Forfeit Las Lomas won 1 , lost 4 47 FOOTBALL

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Varsity Bottom row, left to right: Steve Jensen, Jon Walker, Steve Worsley, Kendall Sparks, Stewart Cohune, Joe Reed. Second row: John Judv, Matt Watson, Jack Chauvin, Greg Ong, Dave Hunt. Chris Sena. Third row: Tom Souza, Craig Allen, Coach Pleis, Coach Finn. Coach Gorton, Mike Heckmann, Bradd Statley. Fourth row: Scott Smith, Scott Christensen, Clint Williams, Chip Upshaw, Dave Crane, loe Procter, Geoff Boodell. Top row: Tom Morgan, Roy Erickson, Mark Ransdell, Steve Sawdey, Sheehan Verner, Paul Rosati, Alec Aspinwall. Extra drive. Dragging Liberty defendei behind him, fullback Mark Ransdell drives forward for extra yardage. Since simply falling forward advanced the ball a full yard, every extra effort was Acalanes, who? From Nowhere to 1 There ' s no single explana- tion for the outstanding sea- son. " One reason for our great year was that we worked well together as a team, " explained Varsity quarterback Craig Al- len. " Also, Coach Finn was a great coach, and he gave us the inspiration and discipline we needed in order to win. " The Junior Varsity, with a final 1-4 league record, and a 4- 5 season record, didn ' t finish the year smiling, but they had a season to be proud of. John Suezaki explained: " The team was better than our record showed; we almost always were ahead until the last cou- ple minutes of the game when the other team would sud- denly score and win. " Like Varsity, the Freshmen had an excellent season. With a 6-1 all-around record, they fin- ished in second place, trailing Miramonte. Mike Li talked about the team: " We had a lot of big people on the line, and this was probably the key to our success. We also had good spirit, and the coaches did a good job in getting us ready for the games. Mark Navone was also a coach, and I think his pep talks and psyche ups for the games helped. " Practices for all three teams started during the summer with Hell Week, and continued every day after school. Brian Gorton said, " Practices were grueling. They lasted for two hours after school, and it was non-stop work. When it was Out of action. Rich Cotruvo and Craig Allen look on after Liberty has taken control of the ball. When players weren ' t involved in the game, they stood on the sidelines and reviewed the game plan with the coaches. extremely hot, however, we were allowed to take it a little easier. " It took a long time to recover from all the excitement the sea- son created. Rising to first place in front of people who said it wasn ' t possible made it even more of an accomplish- ment. The question that lingered in most people ' s minds was " Can we do it again? " They ' ll just have to wait to find out . . . Escape route. J. V. player John Suezaki looks for an opening in the Liberty defense. J.V. games were held in the late afternoon before Varsity games. 49 FOOTBALL

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