Fall 2016


As coaches, we will help teach and develop our student-athletes in an effort to learn and enjoy the game of football. Our work will be accomplished through regimented instruction, strength, and conditioning training, and teaching the rules and fundamentals of the game. Our team is rooted in the values of sportsmanship, accountability, determination and friendship. By placing others above self and working towards common goals, student-athletes will learn to succeed in a challenging and supportive environment.

Three Rams Named to All-CIF First Team

Following the 2016 season in which the Rams earned a 2nd place finish in the Condor League and #3 overall seed for the 8-Man Division 1 CIF-Southern Section playoffs, six players earned All-CIF honors. Ryder Dinning ’17, Pierce Lundt ’17, and Christopher Bennett ’18 were named to the first team, while Henry Dawson ’17, Drew Anastasio ’19 and Carson Williams ’19 received Honorable Mention. This year marked the 10th straight season the Rams have landed at least one player on the All-CIF team. The senior awardees are eligible to participate in the 8-Man Football Coaches Association All-Star Game which will be played at Flintridge Prep in June.

Soto Ben

Ben Soto
Head Varsity Football Coach

Wade Ransom

Wade Ransom
Defensive Backs/ Wide Receivers Coach, Video Coordinator
Wade brings over 20 years of experience in the game of football. He was fortunate enough to play under the legendary Michael Alberque at Fair Lawn High School, where Coach Alberque instilled in him a passion and love for the game that has not wavered. After playing collegiately at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Wade was lucky enough to serve as an Intern Athletic Trainer on the medical staff of his hometown team, the New York Jets. At Cate, he is excited to help young people learn about life through the lessons football can teach, and assist them in reaching their goals on and off the field.

Dave Soto

Dave Soto ’08
Assistant Football Coach

Matt Drew

Matt Drew
Assistant Football Coach

Cate 8-Man Football Tradition

11th season overall
CIF Semifinalist 2007, 2015
10 Straight Playoff Appearances
League Championships 2007,2009, 2011, 2013, 2015

2016 Records:

2-2 Condor League, 4-5 Overall (Highest Ranking, #4)

2016 All-CIF Players:

Ryder Dinning ’17- First Team
Pierce Lundt ’17- First Team
Christopher Bennett ’18- First Team
Henry Dawson ’16- Honorable Mention
Drew Anastasio ’19- Honorable Mention
Carson Williams ’19- Honorable Mention

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