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The East story is somewhat different. Leading the way for women's liberation on the seventh grade level, coach Chuck DePaoli enlisted the services of two co-eds, for his managers this season.
Dependable Tim Floyd, equipment man, was assisted through the year by his sister Kim Floyd and Michelle Myers, a first in the school's history.
The three had quite a team watch as East literally bowled over opponents during the year en route to its championship.
Using four scatbacks--Dave and Joe Paulo, Cary Dean and Pete Newell--the champs were very successful on the ground, effectively using an old-fashioned style of play.
Quarterbacking the offensive unit most of the year was big Rick Gildea, a scrambling Roman Gabriel-mold individual. He was hurt prior to the team's final two games, both big ones, and the job went to all-around Bill Dougherty. His faking and handoff knowledge, plus the aggressive action from Dean and Dave Paulo at the wings, triggered East over its final two opponents and into the throne room.
Counterplays and a great offensive line did the job in crucial situations. Doing the job up front were huge tackles Wade Andrade and Mark Tewes. DePaoli also utilized three alternating guards in Jeff Bernacil, Eric Jellinghausen and Dave Correia.
Defensively, East was blessed with a quick and mobile line that penetrated quickly. Hans Aaland and Tim Palmer were the ends whose tough job was containment as well as stopping the run.
In the middle were Andrade, the team's only consistant two-way performer; Bill Viera, Jim Pearson, ....