Orange County, California- On Friday night, Mission Viejo Diablos will host the Trabuco Hills Mustangs in a South Coast League matchup. The Diablos defeated the Mustangs last season 42-7 and have now won 4 consecutive games in the series. Mission Viejo enters the game ranked #49 nationally by Rivals.com.
Brett is a 3 year letterman on the varsity football team as a quarterback. He is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and also is an active member of the Safe Prides, an organization to help prevent drinking and driving. Brett has maintained a 43.31 GPA throughout his High School career and has been invited to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum in Washington D.C. this upcoming spring. He hopes to attend an Ivy League school and pursue a degree in biomedical sciences.
Zachary is a 2-time 1st team All South Coast League and CA Southern Section selection. He is a 2-time Lineman of the Year and the Scholar Athlete of the Year. He was also awarded the Coaches Award. He is a 2-year Character Counts Captain. Academically he is on the Principal’s Honor Roll, a 2-year National Honor Society member, 4-year California Scholastic Federation member. He received the Leadership Award in the RSM/Coto de Caza Rotary Club as well as in the NFL-Wharton School of Business. He plans to attend college at an academically focused University, achieve a Bachelor’s Degree and consider an advanced degree in the future. He plans on majoring in engineering.
Dallas, as a captain his senior year, lead Mission Viejo to a 37-7 victory over Long Beach Poly and was awarded the Great American Rivalry MVP trophy. In the Long Beach Poly contest he rushed for 143 yards and a career best four touchdowns. Mission Viejo High School (12-1) went on to win the South Coast league Championship, and competed for the Pac 5 Championship at Anaheim Stadium. On the way to the Championship Game MVHS beat Long Beach Wilson, Santa Margarita, and Mater Dei. The season brought about many awards for Dallas including: South Coast League MVP, First Team All-County, First Team All-Pac 5 , All-State 93rd team), National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete, and Old Spice Player of the year. Currently Dallas is attending the University of San Diego where he is studying communications, and playing football for the Toreros.
Jim was the first Trabuco Hills High School football coach and was there from 1985-1994. During that time, Jim’s teams won 3 CIF Section Championships in 1988, 1989, and 1993 and brought Trabuco Hills into the Southern California high school football spotlight. Before that, Jim had a long and successful tenure as the head football coach at Long Beach Poly High School. Jim retired from his teaching career in 2002, but has continued to consult and coach part time in the Orange County and Long Beach communities. He could not be here tonight, but he is truly honored to be mentioned with the great names in Trabuco Hills and Mission Viejo football families.