offense, as Robert Alarcon (6-3, 280), Brian Alfaro (6-4, 235), Daniel
Diaz (6-1, 190), Ethan Ruiz (6-1, 225) and Joey Gallegos (6-0, 230)
should provide protection.
"We have some speed on that line, so look out," Aguirre said. The
defense will likely be spearheaded by a good pair of ends in Steve Ramos
(5-11, 180) and Ruben Umana (6-0, 190),and they should be complimented by
linebackers Kevin Lazalde (6-0, 225), Richard Smith (5-8, 190) and Max
Perrin (6-0, 205).
Smith will be the team's backup fullback and Diaz may add to his
lineman's duties and play some at linebacker.
At the defense tackle spots will be Luis Franco (5-5, 265) and Edward
Teves (5-10, 215.
"Luis is the strongest player on the team. He can [bench press] 320
pounds," Aguirre said.
In the secondary, Slaughter will get a chance to show off his skills
at strong safety. He will be joined by cornerbacks Chris Hernandez (5-11,
145) and Carlo Javier (5-10, 180) and safety Raul Quevas (6-2, 175).
Aguirre said he likes his chances at not only making the playoffs, but
playing for a Santa Fe League championship. In the four-team league --
which includes L.A. Daniel Murphy, Montebello Cantwell Sacred Heart of
Mary and Panorama City St. Genevieve -- the top two teams qualify for the
Bell-Jeff may have to secure that title this season, as things will
get a little tougher in 2001 when Salesian joins the league.
"It should be an exciting and interesting league race," Aguirre said.
"But we have to go out there and play tough, fundamentally sound
football. If we can do that, we will be able to control our own destiny."