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Berkeley Prep: Spring football capsule

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Berkeley Prep

Coach: Dominick Ciao (second season at Berkeley Prep, 19th overall, 137-65)

Last season: 5-5 (0-3 in district)

District: Class 2B-6 (Cardinal Mooney, Clearwater Central Catholic, Frostproof)

Key losses: QB Archie Barnes, OL/DL Alex Matzkin, WR Nick Myers, OL/DL Shea Hughes, RB/SS Nathan Greaves

Who's back: MLB Keith Bexley, WR/CB Jordan Crockett, RB/CB Julian Crockett, OL/DL Turner Richardson, WR Nick Orobello, OL/DL Greg Michaelos

What's new: All five seniors from last year's team were impact players, including playmaking quarterback Archie Barnes. This season's quarterback competition is up in the air between two or three players — Ciao is mum on the names — but that will be something to watch during the spring game. After deciding on Barnes' successor, Ciao can head into preseason outlining an offense that fits best.

Audibles: "Every spring it's been important as a football team to block and tackle, so this spring we're going to be concentrating on doing those things right. We're going to expect some great leadership from our seniors."

— Ciao

Did you know? Ciao has surrounded himself with assistants who were players for him at Jesuit, including former Tigers kicker Garrett Rivas, the all-time scoring leader at Michigan and one of just two Wolverines players to have three 90-point seasons.

Spring game

May 16 vs. Lake Highland Prep

2008 schedule

Aug. 29 vs. Northside Christian

Sept. 5 vs. Bradenton Prep

Sept. 12 vs. Keswick Christian

Sept. 19 at Wiregrass Ranch

Oct. 3 at Lake Highland Prep

Oct. 10 vs. Clearwater Central Cath.

Oct. 16 vs.

Trinity Prep

Oct. 24 at

Cardinal Mooney

Oct. 31 at Evangelical Christian

Nov. 7 vs. Frostproof

Eduardo A. Encina,

Times staff writer

The Durant starting lineup

1. Kristen Jones, C, Sr.: Offensive spark plug has .465 OBP.

2. Brandi Regan, CF, Jr.: Defensive standout also hits .376.

3. Sara Demuth, P, Sr.: Has team-high 32 RBIs.

4. Kelsey Horton, SS, Jr.: Florida commit has squad-best batting average.

5. Erika Wetherington, 1B, Jr.: Power hitter with good defensive skills.

6. Kelly Jones, 3B, Jr.: Steady player who's good at the corner.

7. Brittany Harwell, 2B, So.: Coach calls her "surprise of the year."

8. Sarah Godheim, RF, So.: Reliable utility player has 13 RBIs.

Or Brielle Gordon, RF, So.: Speedy player has two triples.

9. Ellen Whatley, DP, So.: Has been a solid pinch hitter.

Or Corinne Gordon, DP, Jr.: Among team's walk leaders.

Berkeley Prep: Spring football capsule 05/07/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:39pm]
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