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Seahawks look for playoff success

Ocean View, coming off a playoff berth, returns talent on both sides of the ball and hopes to post first CIF win in school history.

August 31, 2011|By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com
  • Ocean View quarterback Timmy Robinson pitches the ball during a scrimmage against Brethren Christian at Ocean View High.
Ocean View quarterback Timmy Robinson pitches the ball… (KEVIN CHANG, HB…)

The Ocean View High football program has never enjoyed the luxury of having an abundance of players to shuffle in and out of games. Rather, it has traditionally relied on two-way players to go out and fight on almost every down.

Such is the case again with this year's team, but the 2011 Seahawks have talent on both sides of the ball that could elevate them to another successful season.

Ocean View has 14 starters back from a 2010 team that last year won seven games and reached the CIF playoffs. Several players from that squad have graduated, but five all-league players are back for their senior seasons.

Taking over at quarterback for the graduated Nolan Tippy is Timmy Robinson. The 6-foot-1, 225 senior rushed for 1,272 yards and had 363 receiving yards and a total of 15 touchdowns last year as a running back. Ocean View offensive coordinator Eli Atol said that Robinson, who also plays middle linebacker and had the second most tackles (112) last year on defense, brings an "extra dimension to our attack."

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"He is a big, strong runner and he has a great arm," Atol said. "He has the skills and football knowledge to lead this year's team."

Below is a capsule look at the 2011 Seahawks:

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League: Golden West

Head coach: Harold Eggers (10th year; 39-54)

Coaching staff: Eli Atol (offensive coordinator/defensive backs, ninth year); Trevor Martin (defensive coordinator/running backs, fourth year); Luis Nunez (offensive/defensive lines, second year); Jordan Miller (special teams coordinator/defensive line, third year); Chris Katsuki (wide receivers/defensive backs, second year); Robert Sigmund (linebackers/wide receivers, first year).

2010 record: 7-4

2010 league finish: 3-2 (third place)

2010 CIF results: Lost in first-round to Southern Division semifinalist Corona del Mar.

Type of offense: Spread

Type of defense: 3-4

Returning players: Six offense, eight defense

Returning with honors: Timmy Robinson (QB/LB, first-team all-league, Sr.);Travis Sparks (RB/SS, first-team all-league, Sr.); Ben Sumner (OL/DL, second-team all-league, Sr.); Colton Johnson (WR/CB, second-team all-league, Sr.; Eric Hernandez (OL/DL, all-league honorable mention, Sr.).

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