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Brown Begins 30th Year at Brentwood:

When Patrick Brown is asked about his lengthy career coaching football at Brentwood, he has a standard reply: “I’m trying to figure out what I want to do with my life,” he quips. “This is just temporary.”

Brown, who is beginning his 30th year, then becomes serious.

“Brentwood is a great place to be and to work,” he says. “Outstanding administration and faculty, outstanding students, outstanding campus.”

Outstanding football teams, too. The Eagles are perennially strong and last season reached the CIF championship game in their division before losing. Brentwood plays in the powerful Alpha League that has produced a CIF championship game participant the last three years – three different ones with Maranatha and Campbell Hall preceding Brentwood.

Recognizing the league’s strength, the CIF has moved Whittier Christian to a higher division. Kirkpatrick replaces Whittier Christian in the Alpha League.

As for the 2008 Eagles, Brown must replace 14 seniors who led the way in ‘07. The group includes quarterback Mason Moss, who’s now at Bowdoin College in Maine, receiver Ben Oliva, who has moved on to Williams College in Massachusetts, and linebacker Ian Shaw.

There are still marquee players, including quarterback Josh Amster, receiver Charlie James, Mley Stone, the lone returning offensive lineman, and defensive tackles Colin Cadarette and Matt Greenberg.

However, Brown believes a few games will be required to determine where the personnel best fit.

“We have so many new players,” he says. “We lost all but one of our offensive linemen and our entire linebacker corps.”

With a need for linebackers, Brown is considering moving Cadarette or Greenberg there. Or both.

One newcomer is Alex Kelln, who plays running back and linebacker. His family moved from Rhode Island.

Amster alternated with Moss at quarterback two seasons ago and was used elsewhere in the backfield last season. He has experience running the offense and is considered a key player. As seniors, Amster and James are the Eagles’ most likely players to achieve individual honors.

Others who figure prominently are James’ brother, Daniel, receiver Ben Green, and sophomore Greg Oliva, Ben’s brother.

Brentwood will open September 12 against St. Anthony at Clark Field in Lakewood and will have its home opener the afternoon of Sept. 19 against Rio Hondo Prep. When Patrick Brown is asked about his lengthy career coaching football at Brentwood, he has a standard reply: “I’m trying to figure out what I want to do with my life,” he quips. “This is just temporary.”

Brown, who is beginning his 30th year, then becomes serious.

“Brentwood is a great place to be and to work,” he says. “Outstanding administration and faculty, outstanding students, outstanding campus.”

Outstanding football teams, too. The Eagles are perennially strong and last season reached the CIF championship game in their division before losing. Brentwood plays in the powerful Alpha League that has produced a CIF championship game participant the last three years – three different ones with Maranatha and Campbell Hall preceding Brentwood.

Recognizing the league’s strength, the CIF has moved Whittier Christian to a higher division. Kirkpatrick replaces Whittier Christian in the Alpha League.

As for the 2008 Eagles, Brown must replace 14 seniors who led the way in ‘07. The group includes quarterback Mason Moss, who’s now at Bowdoin College in Maine, receiver Ben Oliva, who has moved on to Williams College in Massachusetts, and linebacker Ian Shaw.

There are still marquee players, including quarterback Josh Amster, receiver Charlie James, Mley Stone, the lone returning offensive lineman, and defensive tackles Colin Cadarette and Matt Greenberg.

However, Brown believes a few games will be required to determine where the personnel best fit.

“We have so many new players,” he says. “We lost all but one of our offensive linemen and our entire linebacker corps.”

With a need for linebackers, Brown is considering moving Cadarette or Greenberg there. Or both.

One newcomer is Alex Kelln, who plays running back and linebacker. His family moved from Rhode Island.

Amster alternated with Moss at quarterback two seasons ago and was used elsewhere in the backfield last season. He has experience running the offense and is considered a key player. As seniors, Amster and James are the Eagles’ most likely players to achieve individual honors.

Others who figure prominently are James’ brother, Daniel, receiver Ben Green, and sophomore Greg Oliva, Ben’s brother.

Brentwood will open September 12 against St. Anthony at Clark Field in Lakewood and will have its home opener the afternoon of Sept. 19 against Rio Hondo Prep.

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