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April 21, 2005
Natalie Venegas Brian Barnes, son of Los Alamitos High head football coach John Barnes and a former Los Alamitos standout, was hired as Estancia's head football coach Wednesday. In March, Estancia was left without a coach after former head coach Craig Fertig stepped down. Barnes, who is 25 years old, graduated from Los Alamitos in 1997, after being named an All-Orange County football player and National Football Foundation Scholastic Athlete.
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October 31, 2006
Estancia High football coach Brian Barnes got some fatherly advice during Friday's Battle for the Bell against Costa Mesa at Newport Harbor High. His father, longtime Los Alamitos Coach John Barnes, was in attendance after the elder Barnes' Griffins had defeated Marina on Thursday. John Barnes sat in the press box, discussing strategy with the Estancia offensive and defensive coordinators. "To be honest, I did have a little help from my dad upstairs," Brian Barnes said after the Eagles' 17-0 win.   Brian Barnes said two-way lineman Connor McKendry, a junior, went up to Washington State during Estancia's bye week for an unofficial visit to the campus.
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By Dave Thorpe | August 30, 2006
Last year was a season of mass changes for the Estancia High football program. Estancia brought in new uniforms and welcomed a new head coach in Brian Barnes, who set out to establish a stellar work ethic in his players and a new commitment throughout the program. But with few standouts on offense to learn a new system and a tough schedule, the Eagles were only able to muster two victories and were outscored, 336-118. Now Barnes has a year under his belt running the spread offense and the Eagles boast experience on the offensive line, not to mention a star receiver who has bulked up for his senior season.
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By Matt Szabo | September 8, 2006
Estancia High football coach Brian Barnes has watched Bolsa Grande's 2005 football team on film, in preparation for the teams' meeting tonight at 7 at Orange Coast College. What he has seen, he said, looks familiar. "Last year, I know they struggled," Barnes said. "But I watched them on film and their kids play hard. They were very similar to us last year. They did a lot of things to keep them in the game." Bolsa Grande finished 0-10. The Matadors have gone 2-38 in the past four years and have lost 16 straight.
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By Barry Faulkner | September 1, 2006
Second-year coach Brian Barnes believes this season's Estancia High football team represents a buyer's market. The Eagles are buying into the philosophies espoused by Barnes, and paying the price to make physical improvements that should help Estancia increase its bottom line: more wins. "We have a lot to prove," Barnes said as his team put the finishing touches on preparation for tonight's season opener against Mark Keppel. Kickoff is at 7 at Orange Coast College. The Eagles are coming off a 2-9 season that ended with a 58-7 loss in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division VII playoffs.
SPORTS
By By Barry Faulkner | November 18, 2005
Estancia football preview vs. Santa FeTop-seeded Santa Fe appears to be overwhelming favorite in CIF Division VII clash.The odds appear insurmountable. The goal: seemingly unattainable. But Estancia High football coach Brian Barnes need only venture 16 seasons into his own program's past to provide inspiration for his players against top-seeded Santa Fe in tonight's CIF Southern Section Division VII first-round game at Pioneer High in Whittier. Kickoff is at 7. The Chiefs (10-0)
SPORTS
By By Barry Faulkner | October 21, 2005
Estancia grid pre vs. Ocean ViewEstancia believes 1-5 record is not accurate measure of its performance to date.With a 1-5 record, 1-1 in the Golden West League, the Estancia High football team is not prepared to claim the numbers don't lie. But first-year coach Brian Barnes could make a case that some numbers are more persuasive than others. Heading into Friday's league game at Ocean View (1-4-1, 0-2), Barnes said he believes that to effectively assess the Eagles to this point, one should take into consideration the numbers produced by their opponents.
NEWS
By: Barry Faulkner | September 8, 2005
First-year Estancia High coach Brian Barnes, and many of his players, learned much from their varsity football debut last week. But they will have to learn about tonight's opponent, Huntington Park from the CIF Los Angeles City Section, as the game unfolds. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Orange Coast College. "I haven't heard anything about them," Barnes said of the Spartans, who are opening their season after a 9-2 campaign in 2004 that included an Eastern League championship.
NEWS
By: Barry Faulkner | September 1, 2005
Both coaches and their players are relieved to have the opportunity to face an opponent with different colored jerseys. But both Corona del Mar High and Estancia enter Friday's 7 p.m. nonleague football opener at Orange Coast College with a thematic color in common: Green. Both teams have four returning starters and both lack experience and proven production at the offensive skill positions. CdM, 6-5 last year, will feature first-year starters at quarterback (senior Shaun Mohler)
NEWS
By: Barry Faulkner | August 31, 2005
Many credited Craig Fertig, the former USC quarterback hero who coached many years at the collegiate and pro levels, for restoring pride during his two-year stint as the Estancia High football coach. But first-year head man Brian Barnes, the Eagles' fifth coach in nine years, is intent on bringing something his players can be truly proud of: championships. "Ultimately, our goal is to win a CIF championship," said Barnes, who learned football at the foot of his father, John Barnes, the all-time victory leader among Orange County prep coaches, for whom Brian played at Los Alamitos.
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By Steve Virgen | February 14, 2007
Estancia High is planning a groundbreaking ceremony for Thursday, but Brian Barnes did some groundbreaking of his own Monday. Barnes, who coached football for two seasons at Estancia, has left to coach at Tesoro. He said he had intended to stay at Estancia, but the opportunity to coach at a Pac-5 (Division I) program was too good to pass up. "This is an opportunity of a lifetime. It's my dream," said Barnes, who was 7-4 this past season and 2-9 in 2005 with the Eagles. "I can't thank Estancia enough.
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SPORTS
October 31, 2006
Estancia High football coach Brian Barnes got some fatherly advice during Friday's Battle for the Bell against Costa Mesa at Newport Harbor High. His father, longtime Los Alamitos Coach John Barnes, was in attendance after the elder Barnes' Griffins had defeated Marina on Thursday. John Barnes sat in the press box, discussing strategy with the Estancia offensive and defensive coordinators. "To be honest, I did have a little help from my dad upstairs," Brian Barnes said after the Eagles' 17-0 win.   Brian Barnes said two-way lineman Connor McKendry, a junior, went up to Washington State during Estancia's bye week for an unofficial visit to the campus.
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By Barry Faulkner | September 11, 2006
Coming off a CIF Southern Section Division VI title and having reached the section title game seven times the previous 14 years, it can be said that the Newport Harbor High football program knows how to win. Still, there's nothing like a season-opening affirmation to that effect, which the Sailors enjoyed by defeating former Sea View League rival Aliso Niguel, 20-0, Friday on the Wolverines' field. "I've always believed it's critical to win that first game," said Newport Harbor Coach Jeff Brinkley, in his 21st year at the Sailors' helm and now 16-1-1 in his last 18 openers.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | September 8, 2006
Estancia High football coach Brian Barnes has watched Bolsa Grande's 2005 football team on film, in preparation for the teams' meeting tonight at 7 at Orange Coast College. What he has seen, he said, looks familiar. "Last year, I know they struggled," Barnes said. "But I watched them on film and their kids play hard. They were very similar to us last year. They did a lot of things to keep them in the game." Bolsa Grande finished 0-10. The Matadors have gone 2-38 in the past four years and have lost 16 straight.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | September 4, 2006
What a difference an offseason makes. That was the message Estancia High football coach Brian Barnes believes his team's 44-7 season-opening win over Mark Keppel on Friday delivered to his players and, perhaps more importantly, to the community. "Last year, I was having some trouble getting people I ran into around town to believe in the system," said Barnes, whose Eagles went 2-9 in his first season last year. "I kept trying to get them to understand that lifting weights and hard work will bring success."
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By Barry Faulkner | September 1, 2006
Second-year coach Brian Barnes believes this season's Estancia High football team represents a buyer's market. The Eagles are buying into the philosophies espoused by Barnes, and paying the price to make physical improvements that should help Estancia increase its bottom line: more wins. "We have a lot to prove," Barnes said as his team put the finishing touches on preparation for tonight's season opener against Mark Keppel. Kickoff is at 7 at Orange Coast College. The Eagles are coming off a 2-9 season that ended with a 58-7 loss in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division VII playoffs.
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By Dave Thorpe | August 30, 2006
Second-year Estancia High football coach Brian Barnes doesn't know how good his team will be this season. But after rigorous off-season workouts and a lot of time in the weight room, he knows his players will be bigger and stronger than they were last year. Barnes said 75 kids came out for football in the winter. Now the number is down to 45. "We're trying to turn Estancia football around," Barnes said. "A lot of kids didn't understand the work ethic it takes." Nowhere is it more evident than on the offensive line, which will average roughly 245-250 pounds, up from 215-220 last year, when the Eagles went 2-9. "We had tough off-season workouts and just about every kid got bigger," Barnes said.
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By Dave Thorpe | August 30, 2006
Last year was a season of mass changes for the Estancia High football program. Estancia brought in new uniforms and welcomed a new head coach in Brian Barnes, who set out to establish a stellar work ethic in his players and a new commitment throughout the program. But with few standouts on offense to learn a new system and a tough schedule, the Eagles were only able to muster two victories and were outscored, 336-118. Now Barnes has a year under his belt running the spread offense and the Eagles boast experience on the offensive line, not to mention a star receiver who has bulked up for his senior season.
SPORTS
By By Barry Faulkner | November 18, 2005
Estancia football preview vs. Santa FeTop-seeded Santa Fe appears to be overwhelming favorite in CIF Division VII clash.The odds appear insurmountable. The goal: seemingly unattainable. But Estancia High football coach Brian Barnes need only venture 16 seasons into his own program's past to provide inspiration for his players against top-seeded Santa Fe in tonight's CIF Southern Section Division VII first-round game at Pioneer High in Whittier. Kickoff is at 7. The Chiefs (10-0)
SPORTS
By By Barry Faulkner | October 21, 2005
Estancia grid pre vs. Ocean ViewEstancia believes 1-5 record is not accurate measure of its performance to date.With a 1-5 record, 1-1 in the Golden West League, the Estancia High football team is not prepared to claim the numbers don't lie. But first-year coach Brian Barnes could make a case that some numbers are more persuasive than others. Heading into Friday's league game at Ocean View (1-4-1, 0-2), Barnes said he believes that to effectively assess the Eagles to this point, one should take into consideration the numbers produced by their opponents.
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