Capistrano Valley’s Nathan Manning making a name for himself – Orange County Register

MISSION VIEJO – Capistrano Valley quarterback Nathan Manning likes what he has seen of the player on film.

“Really quick,” he says with a shy smile. “Athletic.”

Manning could be describing a player on El Toro’s defense, which he will face Friday night, Oct. 13, in a Sea View League showdown at El Toro High. But instead he is paying homage to his father, Tim Manning, a former Trabuco Hills football standout.

The elder Manning was one of Orange County’s top football and basketball players in the late 1980s. His highlights at Trabuco Hills included setting an Orange County record with 23 career interceptions, playing in a state basketball final and earning athlete of the year honors from the Orange County Athletic Directors Association.

“He has a tape that he shown me at home,” the younger Manning said before a practice this week at Capistrano Valley. “He’s proud of it.”

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