MISSION HILLS TROY WARNER                      SDFNL MAGAZINE  Jan 2016 

TheGrizzliesnished100duringtheregularseasonfortherstmeinschoolhistoryoutscoringtheirop
ponents42583intheprocess.AstrongdefenseledbyWarner,Te’I,HevaniMakihele,ElijahBulls,Zach
Testa,WillStricklin,SamDixon,DavidBausta,JohnPaulPaon,BaseelHamideh,andJosiahMoore
dominatedopponentsonFridaynightsthisseasonincludingduringablowoutwinoverOceanside450in
weeksix.ItwasaseasonwhereMakihelenotonlyledhisteamondefense,butalsointheGrizzlies’
rendionoftheinspiraonalHakawardancebeforethe2

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halfofseveralgamesduringtheseason.

SophomoreJackTulealsomadehismarkasoneofSanDiegoCounty’stopquarterbackprospectsaer
takingoverforinjuredseniorDakotaMillermidwaythroughtheseason.StricklinandTe’Ibothpickedup
scholarshipoersfromSanDiegoState,andMillerhascommiedtoNevada.McFarlinreceiveda
scholarshipoerfromUSD,andtherehastobemoreD1collegesouttherewhocouldulizehistalent
especiallyaertheseasonhehad.

ItwasalsoaseasonthatsawChrisHauserpickuphis100

th

winasheadcoachfortheGrizzlies(134

overall),andaseasonthatsawMissionHillsrankedTop10inthestate.TheGrizzliessmashedLaCosta
CanyonintheSanDiegoSeconOpenDivisionquarternals470,butinspiteofbeing110thenewCIF
powerrankingsforcedMissionHillstoplaytheirseminalmatchupontheroadagainstaverystrong92
St.Augusneteam.TheSaintswouldplayarguablytheirbestgameoftheseasononthatnightbringing
MissionHillsmagical2015runtoaclose.YoucancountontheGrizzliesgengbacktotheCIF
ChampionshiponedayagainsoonthoughbecauseundercoachChrisHauser’stwelveseasonsof
leadershipatMissionHills,thefootballteamhasreachedtheSanDiegoSeconCIFseminalseightmes
includingineachofthepastsixseasons.Takeawaytheirinauguralseasonin2004,andtheMissionHills
footballprogramis99332withfourCIFChampionshipappearancesundercoachHauser.Withhardwork
AthlecDirectorKenPutnamhasbuiltasuccessfultoperathlecsdepartmentattheschool,andTroy
Warnerisyetanotherexampleoftheachievementsthathavedevelopedfromthathardwork.

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