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BRUCE CHAMBERS, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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Kickoff 2011: Trinity League preview

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COACHES POLL:

1. Servite 14-1 overall, 5-0 league in 2010, 36 coaches points

2. Santa Margarita 9-3, 4-1, 24

3. St. John Bosco of Bellflower, 5-5, 1-4, 22

4. Mater Dei, 8-5, 3-2, 21

5. Orange Lutheran, 5-5, 2-3, 17

6. JSerra 5-5, 0-5, 6

IN THE SPOTLIGHT:

Servite. The defending league-champion Friars have won back-to-back CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 Division titles and have played in CIF State championship bowl games the past two seasons. They take on a typically challenging schedule, too, with away games against defending San Diego Section champion Oceanside and nationally-ranked Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION:

JSerra. The Lions keep improving, but still have a ways to go before they can compete for a playoff berth in this ultra-competitive league.

PLAYERS TO WATCH:

Butch Pauu, Servite. He was All-County first team and made All-CIF and all-state teams last year as a junior. He had 10 tackles in the Friars’ victory over Mission Viejo in the Pac-5 Division championship game. Pauu, 5-foot-11 and 220 pounds, committed to BYU.

Christo Kourtzidis, Orange Lutheran. Look for Kourtzidis, a 6-4, 240 senior, to produce more than the 24 receptions he has last season when he was named all-league first team. He has committed to Florida State.

OTHER TOP PLAYERS:

JSerra: QB Jake Hall; WR/DB Jonavaughn Williams

Mater Dei: QB Ryan McMahon; LB Ricky Ortiz

Orange Lutheran: WR Robby Cooper; DB Darien Washington

Santa Margarita: RB Ryan Wolpin; WR River Cracraft

Servite: OL Travis Averill; DE Jherremya Leuia-Douryere

St. John Bosco: WR Bryce Treggs; OL Beau Boyster

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Servite vs. Mater Dei, Nov. 4 at Angel Stadium. Servite has beaten Mater Dei twice in a row, the first time that has happened in football since the 1980s. This remains Orange County football’s greatest rivalry.

TOUGHEST SCHEDULE:

Servite. Again. The Friars nonleague itinerary includes teams that all made the playoffs in their areas last season, including Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas, which is No. 13 in USA Today’s preseason national rankings; Oceanside, CIF-San Diego Section Division II champion; and CIF-Southern Section Southwest Division champion La Habra.

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