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.”
Capistrano Valley Cougars quarterback Nathan Manning #2 looks for an open teammate during a match against the San Juan Hills Stallions in the second quarter inside Badlands Stadium in San Juan Capistrano on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. The Cougars defeated the Stallions 14-7. (Michael Ares for the Orange County Register/SCNG)
Capistrano Valley QB, Nathan Manning throws against Valencia during the season-opening football game Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 at Capistrano Valley High. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)
Capistrano Valley quarterback Nathan Manning, center, hands the ball to Sam Vivolo during the game against Cypress at Western High School in Anaheim on Friday, September 29, 2017. (Photo by Foster Snell, Contributing Photographer)
Capistrano Valley takes the field during the season-opening football game against Valencia Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 at Capistrano Valley High. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)
Capistrano Valley fans cheer against Valencia during the season-opening football game Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 at Capistrano Valley High….