July 18, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: A look at some top returning players from Tustin High

Nick Mierez is one of the top returning players for Tustin.

Here’s a look at the top returning football players from Tustin High,  another in a series of articles previewing the teams in Tustin and Irvine.

To see the slide show, please click on the first photo.

JUNIOR AIONO, OL/DL: The 6-3, 325-pound senior will be a key player for the Tillers.

“He is definitely a Division 1 talent hoping for a big senior season,” said Athletic Director Tom Giebe.

LEON MIKAIO, TE/DE: The 6-3, 245-pound senior is a returning two-way starter who will see playing time on the defensive line, Giebe said.

NICK MIEREZ, TE/OLB: The 6-1, 220-pound senior is a returning two way player a two-year starter, according to Giebe.

MIKE MIEREZ, RB/DB: The 5-10, 165-pound senior “moves back to his running back position after starting at quarterback for the Tillers last year,” Giebe said.

CHRIS MEDINA, TE/OLB: The 6-2, 195-pound senior has a “high football IQ,” Giebe said. “He is another returning starter on the defensive side of the ball.”