Aug 13, 2013 8:00 PM by Andrew Masuda
A new era is underway for Righetti High football. Ed Hermann, who's spent the last few decades as an assistant coach on the Central Coast, enters his first camp as head coach.
Hermann replaces Gary Wilson, who's seven year tenure as head coach ended earlier this year. Righetti finished 3-7 last year, went 2-4 in Pac 7 League play and missed the CIF playoffs.
Hermann says his young roster sports plenty of speed and expectations entering the new year are high.
"Right now we're just in the building stages of setting the foundation of a good program and trying to get everyone on the right page. The effort level is there, you can't ask for more than that. They want to do well and they want to win. We've got big goals. Were real young and we have a new staff and we are just trying to get the right pieces in the right spot right now," said Hermann, who first started as an assistant coach at Righetti in 1992. He went on to be an assistant at Lompoc High and Allan Hancock College.
The Warriors must replace big playmakers in quarterback Troy Prober, safety/receiver Luke Wilson, receiver Adrian Guzman and running back Taelor Griego. Prober threw for 2,023 yards and 16 touchdowns last season. Griego rushed for 426 yards and 5 touchdowns. Guzman hauled in 38 passes for 715 yards and 5 touchdowns. Wilson tallied 138 tackles to go with 68 catches for 1,064 yards and 7 TD receptions.
Collin Cooper returns to lead the Warrior backfield. He rushed for 369 yards and 3 touchdowns last season. Eli Wilkinson rushed for 244 yards and 3 scores a year ago.
Righetti opens its regular season schedule at home on August 30 against Ventura.
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