The Bulletin-Thursday, September 1, 2016
HUNGARY FOR MORE 10 starters return on defense from milestone 2015 season ROSTER No. Player 1 Prinston Fontenberry 2 Antonio Marquez 3 Keonnee Linnell 4 Galven Munoz 5 Ayjende Dukes 6 Tremayne Willis 7 Anthony Santos 8 Ramon Khweiss 9 Mattox Harell 10 Mustafa Halimi 11 Donald Garland III 12 Idowu Olaleye 16 R.J. Tisdell 17 Jonny McCuaig 18 Isaias Hunter 21 Bobby Walls 22 Ronaldo Macias 23 Mysson Harrell 24 Jhai Flowers 25 Michael Ramos 26 Juwan Delaney 28 Jamil Harper 30 Alfonso Belangel 32 T.J. Asuncion 33 Christian Allamby 41 Nick Khoshaba 42 Josiah Acosta 44 Jordan Hernandez 50 Nick Castrejon 51 Isaac Blasé 52 Cristian Basulto 54 Mohamed Moustafa 55 Luis Vargas 56 Kamari St. Leon Placido Esparza 58 60 Dominic Archibeque 61 Lucas Pierce Sean Lawrence 63 66 Nick Licea 67 Luis Rivas 70 Seth Farrington 71 Jacob Eijansantos Robert Berndt 72 73 Mario Ragosa 75 Jesus Bucio 76 Sebastian Alvarado 77 Benjamin Lindsey Dominic Arriola 78 80 Johnny Corner 81 Stanley Beccerra 83 Lorenzo Macciocchi 84 Noah Stewart Jalen Green 88 90 Ariz Bringas
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COACHES Joe Pirillo (head coach, 2nd year), Ross Tisdell (DC), Amil Ortega (assistant), Daniel Sanchez (assistant), Marcus Johnwell (assistant), Hector Soto (assistant).
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TOP PHOTO: Keonnee Linnell runs away from a defender. By DAV E C AMP B ELL T h e Bu lletin
The 2015 season was one of firsts for Lathrop High – the first season with more than three wins, the first winning season and an inaugural appearance in the playoffs. In fact, the six wins in the 6-5 campaign was one less win then in all of the six-year history of the program. According to second-year coach Joe Pirillo, it was the team buying into a new system last season that helped turn things around. “The kids bought into something last year,” Pirillo said. “They worked hard and wanted success.” The summer turnout swelled to triple digits. “We were up to 110 this year in the program from 90 last year,” Pirillo said. “We continued to work hard in our seven-onseven games. We are building on last year and coming together.” The Spartans boast 10 senior starters on defense but just five returning starters on offense. Stepping in to call signals for
Lathrop will be junior Keonnee Linnell (5 foot, 10 inches, 153 pounds). “Keonnee is progressing really well,” Pirillo said. “He is learning on the fly and we have tweaked the offense for him.” Linnell will have some beef in front of him, including Placido Esparza (5-11, 235), Luis Rivas (6-2, 230) and Mario Ragosa (6-0, 230) with Idowu Olaleye (6-2, 200) at tight end. Returners R.J. Tisdell (5-8, 170) and Tremayne Willis Jr. (5-10, 170) will be lining up behind Linnell in the Multiple I offense. Lathop is stepping up its non-league schedule. West of Tracy – which handed the Spartans a stinging last-second loss in 2015 – remains. But gone are wins from last year in Liberty Ranch and Ripon. Stepping in are small-school powerhouse Hilmar and perennial Division I power Franklin of Elk Grove. “The kids are going to play some talented guys,” Pirillo said. “Not cupcakes. “It makes no sense to try and pad your stats. Strength of schedule makes a difference when it comes to making it into the playoffs.”
Aug. 26 at West, 7:15 p.m. Sept. 2 vs. Hilmar, 7:15 p.m. Sept. 16 vs. Franklin, 7:15 p.m. Sept. 23 at East Union, 7:15 p.m. Sept. 30 at Central Catholic, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 7 vs. Oakdale, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 14 at Weston Ranch, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 21 vs. Manteca, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 28 vs. Sierra, 7:15 p.m. Nov. 4 at Kimball, 7:15 p.m.
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LEFT PHOTO: Isaias Hunter tries to make a circus catch. ABOVE LEFT PHOTO: Isaias Hunter tries to make a circus catch. ABOVE RIGHT PHOTO: Coach Joe Pirillo signals in plays.
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