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November 12, 2008 > Milpitas preps for CCS playoffs

Milpitas preps for CCS playoffs

By Idorenyin Uto-Uko

The Milpitas Trojans (9-1) have locked up the De Anza division championship, and will look to warm up for the Central Coast Section Open-Division playoffs against El Camino division champion Homestead (9-0) this Friday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m.

The game will be an excellent indication to how the Trojans' may fare in the playoffs. "This is a big game for our players," said Mil pitas Head Coach Kelly King, who knows Homestead is a team on par with his Trojans.

The game will be the third consecutive home game for Milpitas. If the past two weeks are any indication of what's in store for Homestead this week, the Mustangs should take notice. Milpitas has defeated its last two opponents by an average of 21 points.

A big reason the Trojans have been successful this season has been the cohesive effort of their hard-hitting defense and countless offensive weapons that provide them with fire power.

Two players that ignite the Trojans fearsome team are seniors Steve Fauna and Chris Albright. They are two of the most dominating players in the Central Coast Section. And Coach King believes all the players feed of their play.

Fauna, along with fellow linebackers Carlos De Silva and Viet Doung, have been a triple threat for Milpitas. The three have combined for over 30 sacks.

Albright has been a real bright spot on offense this year, amassing nearly 800 receiving yards. The aerobatic wide receiver scorched Saratoga defenders for three touchdowns in Milpitas' 49-18 victory on November 7.

"Chris is really letting the game come to him this year, said King. "He has really matured this season."

Fauna, Albright, and all of their fellow senior teammates will be honored Friday during Senior Night at Milpitas. Coach King hopes the seniors can finish off their final regular season game with a win, but knows Homestead will give his Trojans a good battle.

"This should be a good game," said King. "We want to get out their and test ourselves. There is a lot to play for this time of year."

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