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Page 151 text:
"lt was a good unit,"stated Coach Vernon Melvin.
The Freshman Football Team had many good, tough
ball players and they were especially strong at ball
handling positions. "The Freshman Team was as good
as any in town," added Melvin.
Outstanding plays came from Matthew Asay, Guy
Nelson, Rodney Hicks, Walter Bailey, George Runyon,
lan Roach, Corrie Bell, and Tige McSwain.
"I thought we had a very good team even though we
had our off days andgood days. We could have and
should have done better, but we tried our bestand that
is what counts. I think Walter Bailey, George Runyon
were good players who were great forthe team," stated
The Freshman Team had a 5-1 season with a highly
spirited team. "Lookout for next year," concluded
A. Coaches Vernon Melvin and Ben Markin. B. Matt Asay t9Q kicks off
at the start of a Roosevelt game which Benson won 42-0. C.
FRESHMAN FOOTBALL TEAM - FRONT ROW: Aaron Crews,
Trent Winegar, Corey Bell, Anthony Sherman, Deonza Waters,
Aaron Brashear, Tige McSwain, Chris Lawrence, Andy Thompson,
and Brion Threlfall. ROW 2: Dennis Griffin, Bob Hunt, Jerry Langan,
Walter Bailey, Scott Hartell, Byron Spires, Ben Paget, Patrick Lee,
Charles Roberts, and Matt Asay. ROW 3: Tim Hill, Matt Kulu, George
Runyon, Randon Riley, Jim Currin, Paul Kucera, Matthew St Mary,
Mike Sexton, and Jason Erhardt. ROW 4: Darren Hedgmon, David
Sumner, Rodney Hicks, Joe Keefer, lan Roach, John Allen, Guy
Nelson, and Ricky Faison.
Cleveland 14 BENSON 40 Jefferson 25
BENSON 6 BENSON 42 Wilson 0
BENSON 46 Benson 8 Franklin O
BENSON 12 Grant O Roosevelt 0
Page 150 text:
J.V. Football Team
Has Learning Year
One highlight of the season was a 70 yard run by
Chris Robertson on a fumble during the Marshall
game. ln the Madison game it seemed like everyone
was scoring. First Eric Venagas 1105 went for a
touchdown, and then Chris Robertson quickly scored
another. The final score was 35-14. The J.V. defense
was led by big Todd Davis 1105 and histwo side kicks,
Greg Sly 1105, and Steve Burke 1105. .
"The biggest memory I will have of Benson's J.V.
Football team is that no matter how far down or how far
ahead we were, we were more than a team- we were a
family. I have a strong feeling we will win the State
Championship in the next two years. We had a great
learning year," stated Joe Hunter, team member.
" The J.V. team had a pretty good season with the
exception of a few games," stated Coach William
A, J.V. FOOTBALL TEAM-ROW 1: George Gregg 1105, Chris Blair
1105, Chris Gifford 1105, Gilbert Brown 1105, Chris Watkins 1105,
Jason Bomar1105, Rudy Deavila 1105, and Steve Hooper 1105. ROW
2: Tim Price 1105, Scott Edwards 1105, Mike Claflin 1105, Paul Smith
1105, Troy Caster 1105, Jeff Misner 1105, Larry Olsen 1105, and
Spencer Bromley 1105. ROW 3: Steve Burke 1105, Joe Hunter 1105,
Dennis Starr 1105, Chris Robertson 1105, Mark Oakley 1105, Gary
Lundblad 1105, Steve Oglesbee 1105, Mark Hutsell 1105, and Kevin
Thurman 1105. B. Greg Sly 1115 runs toward the goal line.
J.V. Football Statistics
Marshall Benson Wilson
8 7 14
Madison BENSON Franklin
14 28 7
Cleveland BENSON Ftoosevell
2 17 10
Grant Benson Lincoln
0 10 28
Page 152 text:
Hi11"s Soccer Teams
trive For Excellence
A. Coach Robin Hill discusses tactics with the team at half time. B.
Cuong Nguyen 1121 and Jin Lee 1121 team,up for a give and go. C.
VARSITY SOCCER TEAM-ROW 1: Robert Fundak 1101, Dennis
Vasbinder 1101, Derr-ick Willhite 1101, Cuong Nguyen 1101. ROW 2:
Tim Merck 1121, John McPartland 1111, Jin Lee 1121, Eric Bergeson
1111, Vilim Fundak 1111, and Kyle Andersen 1111. ROW 3: Coach
Robin Hill, Gordon Gillan 1101, Justin Klahn 1101, David Emrick 1121,
Tony Willis 1111, Steve Schmidt 11 1 1, Assistant Coach Tim Gutleisch.
D. Robertson, Bergeson, Vasbinder and Willis, all offer support to
Willhite. E. Kyle Anderson concentrates on his push pass. F. Derrick
Willhite demonstrates a chip while Steve Schmidt watches. G. Tony
Willis clears the ball out of the defensive end while Dave Emrick and
Derrick Willhite watch. H. Eric Bergeson puts pressure on ex-
Bensonite Grant Rowe. I. Kyle Andersen gets ready To boot the ball.
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