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Sophomores dominate Perry’s varsity roster

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Posted: Friday, August 29, 2008 1:19 pm | Updated: 9:11 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

 As Gilbert Perry enters its first season of varsity football, one eye is focused on this season and the other on the future.

The Pumas will likely be the youngest team in the state, starting almost entirely sophomores. While that could make this season very challenging, it should pay dividends the next two.

“We’re hoping by the time (the sophomores) are juniors and seniors, everything should be routine,” said coach Preston Jones, who made the move to Perry last year after five years at the helm at Gilbert Highland. “They’ll know exactly what we expect of them and do exactly what we want them to do.”

All that experience should help make the Pumas an instant contender for a region championship next season when they are expected to make the jump to the 5A-II level.

Jones said he is fielding such a young team because of low turnout among juniors (Perry doesn’t have a senior class yet) and because “we’re going to play the best kids. That just happens to be where they’re at.”

Last year at the junior varsity level, Jones started almost all freshmen, and the team went 6-3. He’s hoping for similar results.

The players know producing them will be more difficult with the step up in competition.

“We’re not big enough or strong enough, but we think we can out-discipline teams,” sophomore tight end Chase Richardson said. “If we do what we know and what Coach has taught us, we’ll be fine.”

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Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.
2 Cody Pigford RB/OS 5-9 140 So.
3 Tauren Darnell RB/DB 5-10 150 So.
4 Chris Aguirre K 5-7 150 So.
5 David Walker QB/DB 5-6 135 So.
6 Jeremy Rice RB/OS 5-7 140 So.
7 Ray Ogura WR/OS 5-9 150 So.
8 Spencer Chinchen WR/DB 5-10 160 So.
9 Alexander McKean QB/DB 6-1 165 Jr.
11 Chase Richardson TE/LB 6-0 180 So.
12 DJ Bernal TE/DB 6-0 160 So.
13 Cedric Simmons RB/OS 6-0 160 So.
14 Jeff Long-Blanchard K 5-4 120 So.
15 Anthony Boyd K/P 6-2 155 So.
16 Andrew Bell RB/LB 5-10 170 So.
17 Cody Cooper WR/OS 5-9 140 So.
18 Jarel Mitchell RB/DL 5-8 150 Jr.
19 Tyler Geiger WR/DB 6-0 155 Jr.
20 Khodie Coleman WR/DB 5-8 135 Jr.
21 Devante Pouges WR/DB 5-8 130 So.
22 Ronnie Sanchez WR/OS 5-9 140 So.
23 Andrew Jimenez RB/DB 5-10 150 So.
24 Drake Davis WR/DB 6-2 170 Jr.
25 Kyle Howard WR/DB 5-10 145 So.
26 Clayton Adams WR/DB 6-0 155 Jr.
27 Darien Brunson WR/DB 5-8 125 So.
28 Arturo Molina WR/DB 5-8 150 So.
30 Christian Klein RB/LB 5-8 175 So.
31 Tyler Bermudez WR/DB 5-6 140 Jr.
32 Nathan Herzick RB/DL 5-11 175 So.
33 Dennis Lang RB/LB 5-9 150 So.
34 Nick Ulibarri WR/DB 5-10 150 Jr.
36 Broc White K 5-4 110 So.
40 Bryce Fulton RB/OS 5-6 130 So.
41 Matt Knowlton RB/LB 5-8 180 So.
42 Zach Klein RB/OS 5-7 135 So.
43 Kyle Liestman RB/LB 5-9 150 Jr.
45 Ricky Cuevas K 5-9 160 So.
46 Adam Mattos RB/OS 5-9 165 Jr.
47 Dustin Stapley WR/DB 6-0 145 So.
48 Zach Moore RB/OS 5-11 135 So.
50 Nick Cox OL/DL 6-0 200 So.
51 Austyn Aubry OL/DL 6-1 170 So.
53 Seth Sullivan OL/OS 5-8 190 So.
54 Scot Taggart OL/DL 6-1 180 Jr.
55 Sean Hawkins OL/DL 5-10 205 So.
56 Anthony Vizzerra OL/LB 5-7 175 Jr.
57 Angel Deleon OL/DL 5-10 225 Jr.
60 Charles Abrazaldo OL/DL 5-7 155 So.
61 Tyler Sill OL/DL 6-1 175 So.
63 Jarid Miller OL/DL 6-2 160 So.
64 Abraham Flores OL/DL 5-11 175 Jr.
65 Cullen Blair OL/DL 6-0 215 So.
66 Spencer Wilson OL/DL 5-11 175 So.
72 Tanner Gunkel OL/DL 5-11 185 Jr.
73 Spencer Firlik OL/DL 6-0 220 So.
74 Dominc Woods OL/DL 5-7 165 So.
75 Dallin Brown OL/DL 5-11 175 So.
76 Mo Latu OL/DL 6-3 310 So.
77 Seth Watts OL/DL 5-10 190 So.
78 James Ortega OL/DL 5-9 210 Jr.
80 Francisco Lopez WR/DB 5-7 110 Jr.
81 Stewart Kingsmore WR/DB 6-1 135 So.
82 Andrew Sikorsky WR/OS 5-10 155 So.
83 James Warren WR/DB 6-0 145 So.
84 Mansel Simmons WR/DL 6-4 210 So.
85 Taylor Foyston WR/DB 6-1 150 So.
86 Nathan Cooperrider WR/DB 6-2 135 Jr.
87 Caesar Mengesha WR/DB 5-11 130 Jr.
88 Brandon Nguyen WR/DB 5-6 140 So.
89 Ryan Wells WR/DB 5-6 125 So.
  Robert Bernal WR/DB     Jr.
  Travis Bigby OL/DL     Jr.
  Connor Moore OL/DL     So.
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