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PAG METER DIVISION 2 RANKINGS
Week 1 is Aug 23
1 MEMORIAL PANTHERS vs Kingsburg Vikings
2 GARCES RAMS at Bakersfield Christian Eagles
3 TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS vs El Diamante Miners at Tulare Union
4 DINUBA EMPERORS vs Porterville Panthers
5 RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS at Santa Maria Saints
6 ST. JOSEPH KNIGHTS vs Central Valley Christian Cavaliers
7 SANGER APACHES at Reedley Pirates (106th meeting)
8 NIPOMO TITANS at Santa Ynez Pirates
9 HANFORD BULLPUPS vs Hanford West Huskies (Dog Bowl)
10 ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS at Sunnyside Wildcats
11 REDWOOD RANGERS BYE (Aug 30 vs Dinuba Emperors Mineral King Bowl)
12 FRONTIER TITANS vs St. Bonaventure Seraphs at Ventura College
13 EL DIAMANTE MINERS vs Tulare Western Mustangs at Tulare Union
14 PASO ROBLES BEARCATS vs Liberty Patriots
15 SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS vs Atascadero Greyhounds
16 STOCKDALE MUSTANGS vs Ridgeview Wolf Pack

PAG METER DIVISION 2 FOOTBALL RANKINGS AND SCHEDULES 2019

No 1 MEMORIAL PANTHERS (0-0) (0-0 CMAC)
Last year (14-1) (5-0 CMAC CHAMPIONS) D3 Back to Back Champions
Head Coach Anthony Goston
Now in Division 2 and the team to beat.
The Panthers have plenty of top end talent. What the Panthers lack is team depth.
The X factor will be the O-Line because if they play well, the Panthers will have a great year!
Junior QB Finn Collins, transfers in from Loyola High School and has a very good arm and will be throwing to Jalen McMillian who has verbally committed to Washington. Jalen caught 73 footballs for 1,401 yards and scored 19 TD’s last year and is so electric.
Mac Dalena who has verbally committed to play for Fresno State is the other big WR. Mac caught 58 footballs for 1,060 yards and scored 16 TD’s.
Senior captain WR Will Jacobs, will see some balls thrown his way. Also a star will be born with senior (Slot/DB) De’von King who is a track star, transferred in from Fresno High. He hasn’t played a down yet for SJM and he already has Notre Dame, Cal, and Washington State in the talks.
Leading the way up front is big senior Tobin Phillips who has verbally committed to play for the Stanford Cardinal. Look for a bunch of new Panther players this football season including running back Jordan Hornbeak, who transferred in from Chowchilla. Senior linebacker Elijah Garza, who transferred in from Central. Keep an eye on stud junior linebacker Tyler Mackulin, who is 6’1” 220lb and will be a force who transferred in from Lemoore. New transfer from Fresno High is NYL All Star, junior O-line Kevin Cisneros and he will fit right in.
The Panthers X factor is if they stay healthy and get good O-line play, this team could be special.
PANTHERS SCHEDULE
Aug 23 vs Kingsburg Vikings
Aug 30 vs Fresno High Warriors at McLane
Sept 6 at Notre Dame Titans (Riverside)
Sept 14 vs Garces Rams (Holy Bowl)
Sept 20 vs Clovis East T Wolves at Lamonica Stadium
Oct 4 vs Bullard Knights at Ratcliffe Stadium
Oct 11 at Madera South Stallions
Oct 18 vs Edison Tigers
Oct 25 vs Madera Coyotes
Nov 1 at Sanger Apaches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No 2 GARCES RAMS (0-0) (0-0 SWYL)
Last year (4-8) (2-3 SWYL)
NEW Head Coach is Paul Golla
The Rams will be getting real serious for the future and their plans are they want to be the Valley’s Mater Dei/De La Salle. The Rams have hired Trevor Horn and will run the Rams PR program. Trevor left B Varsity and the Rams are now in full throttle at bringing in super talent in all sports. New coach Paul Golla is the perfect guy to take the Rams to the next level. Stay tuned on their super future plans. They will have a marketing department light years better than some colleges.
Senior QB Joseph Campbell, returns and he is GOOD! Joseph will not be running the Paul Golla triple option and it will be a spread attack. Campbell has thrown for 3,553 yards and 19 touchdowns. The Rams have plenty of speed on the offense with senior (WR/DB) Isaiah Bell, and junior (RB/DB) Jalen Smith. Leading the way of defense will be Junior (TE/LB) Zach Buckey, seniors (DB/K) Peter Delis and (DB) Nick Lopez. Leading the way upfront will be senior JonPaul LaFever, 6’5 junior Aidan Meek and junior DeAndre Beldo.
The Rams X factor is the D-line.
RAMS SCHEDULE
Aug 23 at Bakersfield Christian Eagles
Aug 30 vs St. Joseph Knights
Sept 14 at Memorial Panthers (Holy Bowl)
Sept 20 at Tehachapi Warriors
Sept 27 vs Pioneer Valley Panthers
Oct 4 at Frontier Titans
Oct 11 vs Bakersfield Drillers
Oct 18 at Centennial Golden Hawks
Oct 25 vs Liberty Patriots
Nov 1 vs Stockdale Mustangs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No 3 TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS (0-0) (0-0 EYL)
Last year (9-2) (4-1 EYL)
Head Coach Ryan Rocha
17 returning starters from last year and a brand new wide open offense. (It’s about time). Senior QB Elijah Burrell can finally do his thing and not that silly TW offense any longer.
Elijah will show off his stuff this year and that could be a huge difference from last year when Elijah was handcuffed with the Mustangs game plan. One of the most athletic QB’s in the section. TW had zero chance of winning it all last year but it all changes this year! The Mustangs are back!
This team now has the makings to be scary good with senior RB Tairyn Johnson, Junior DB/RB/WR Mikey Ficher, who will never come off the field, DB/WR Jordan Burrell who has an offer from Yale but will go to school with brother Elijah because they are sticking together as a packaged deal.
Davidson College in North Carolina offered both and they both said heck yes. I would put Elijah and Jordan up against anybody when it comes to STUDENT athletes. Both with a 4.0 GPA. Keep and eye on Henry Williams who will playTE/H back.
The Mustangs X Factor is the O-line.
MUSTANGS SCHEDULE
Aug 23 vs El Diamante Miners at Tulare Union
Aug 30 vs Mt. Whitney Pioneers at Tulare Union
Sept 6 at Lemoore Tigers
Sept 13 vs Redwood Rangers at Mineral King Bowl
Sept 26 at Hanford Bullpups
Oct 4 vs Delano Tigers at Tulare Union
Oct 10 vs Porterville Panthers at Tulare Union
Oct 18 vs Mission Oak Hawks at Tulare Union
Oct 25 at Monache Marauders
Nov 1 at Tulare Union Tribe (55th annual Bell Game)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No 4 DINUBA EMPERORS (0-0) (0-0 CSL)
Last year (9-3) (4-1 TRI-CSL CHAMPIONS)
NEW Head Coach is Carlos Barajas
Long time defensive Coordinator Carlos Barajas, takes over. QB Josh Magana is ready to have a breakout senior year. The 3-year starter is ready to lead the Emperors for a long playoff run after throwing for 4,713 yards and 63 TD passes in his first 2 years. 3 year starter Johnny Garcia returns on the DL along with Javier Martinez. All the linebackers will be returning with Jose Del Rio and Justin Gonzales. On offense the Emperors will return 4 starting Linemen. RB Devon Mendoza returns after rushing for 652 yards. The new OC will be former Emperors star QB David Rico. I’m thinking Coach Rico and Magana will work well together.
The Emperors X factor is QB Josh and he needs to have a fantastic senior year for the Emperors to play on Championship Friday.

 
EMPERORS SCHEDULE
Aug 23 vs Porterville Panthers
Aug 30 vs Redwood Rangers at Mineral King Bowl
Sept 6 vs Reedley Pirates
Sept 13 vs El Diamante Miners at Golden West
Sept 20 vs Edison Tigers at Ratcliffe Stadium
Oct 4 vs Central Valley Christian Cavaliers
Oct 11 vs Selma Bars
Oct 18 at Kingsburg Vikings
Oct 25 at Exeter Monarchs
Nov 1 vs Hanford West Huskies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No 5 RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS (0-0) (0-0 Mountain League)
Last year (10-3) (3-1 Mountain League)
Head Coach Tony Payne
The Warriors made it to Championship Friday before falling to Tulare Union. Head Coach Tony Payne will have a physical Warriors team just like last year. Senior QB Logan Mortensen is looking to have a big year with working his ass off and is dangerous. Leading the way is Pag Meter All Star senior WR/DB Jake Steels who is the best wide receiver and defensive back on the central coast. Also looking to have a big year at wideout with Chase Reynoso.
Kidasi Nepa, Christian Roseborough and Joseph Cardenas will run in the pistol wing T.
Coach Tony’s O-line are always fast and solid and leading the way will be Henry Aguilar.
Leading the way on defense will be Jordan Fields who was an All Star last year at linebacker. Ethen Davenport and Aguilar will be strong on the D-line and the defensive backfield will be young but fast and aggressive.
The Warriors X factor is the secondary.

 
WARRIORS SCHEDULE
Aug 23 at Santa Maria Saints
Aug 30 at Lompoc Braves
Sept 6 at Pioneer Valley Panthers
Sept 13 vs Centennial Golden Hawks
Sept 20 vs Soledad Aztecs
Sept 27 at Dos Pueblos Chargers
Oct 4 vs Paraclete Spirits
Oct 18 vs Arroyo Grande Eagles
Oct 25 at Paso Robles Bearcats
Nov 1 at St Joseph Knights (Foster Road Rivalry)

 

 

 

 

 

 

No 6 ST. JOSEPH KNIGHTS (0-0) (0-0 Mountain League)
Last year (8-3) (4-0 Mountain League CHAMPIONS)
Head Coach Pepe Villasenora
Now playing in Division 2 where they belong.
This is the 2nd year for head coach Villasenor and the Knights come off a tremendous year going 8-3 and the Mountain League Champions.
The Knights graduate 21 seniors off a fantastic team with 3 returning starters on offense and 4 returning starters on defense. This means that the Knights coaching staff will be working overtime coaching a young team but look for some tremendous transfers coming  in!!!! 
The Knights will have good team speed but only have 32 on the varsity roster. Starting at QB will be sophomore Mark Crisp, who has some big shoes to fill after outstanding Chase Artopoeus did a great job and is now at UCLA. Running back and Safety will be senior Devin Guggia, and the Knights are looking for big things from their team leader.
A couple of dynamic athletes which will play wide receiver/cornerbacks are Darien Langley and Tyler Williams, who are both track athletes. The linebacking crew which has experience consists of Michael Madrigal, Josiah Acosta, and Jayce Gamble. Junior Brock Marcois will take over the kicking duties.
The Knights X factor is the QB play, staying healthy with so many playing both ways.
KNIGHTS SCHEDULE
Aug 23 vs Central Valley Christian Cavaliers
Aug 30 at Garces Rams
Sept 13 vs Bakersfield Christian Eagles
Sept 20 at Centennial Golden Hawks
Sept 27 vs Lompoc Braves
Oct 4 vs Pioneer Valley Panthers
Oct 11 at St. Margaret’s Tartans (San Juan Capistrano)
Oct 18 vs Paso Robles Bearcats
Oct 25 at Arroyo Grande Eagles
Nov 1 vs Righetti High Warriors (Foster Road Rivalry)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No 7 SANGER APACHES (0-0) (0-0 CMAC)
Last year (7-4) (3-2 CMAC)
Head Coach Jorge Pena
Back in division 2 where they belong.
The Apaches lost a veteran group to graduation but will have 5 returning starters on each side of the ball. The Apaches have a combination of juniors and sophomores filling key positions so the Apaches will be very young in some spots.
Senior QB Noel Collazo returns from last year and is good at running the Apaches offense.
Get ready for a huge year for the Apaches running back Kosi Agina who already holds 6 offers including Fresno State. The CMAC Most Valuable Offensive Player of the year rushed for 1,095 yards and scored 18 touchdowns last season. Also look for a big year from senior RB/MLB Pierce Jones, who is the Apachers leader at middle linebacker, fast, strong, runs down hill and will line up in different spots on offense, and savvy blitzer at middle linebacker.
Leading the Apaches will be Dolce Calandra (WR/DB), and Jesus Ferreira (OL).
Overall the Apaches feel good about this team because they have a tremendous work ethic, very competitive as a group.
The Apaches X factor will be the guys in the trenches and can the young guys turn into Apaches stars quickly?

 

APACHES SCHEDULE
AUG 23 at Reedley Pirates (This is the 106th meeting)
Aug 30 vs Hanford Bullpups
Sept 5 vs Clovis East T Wolves at Lamonica Stadium
Sept 13 at Lemoore Tigers
Sept 27 vs Paso Robles Bearcats
Oct 4 at Madera Coyotes
Oct 11 vs Bullard Knights at Ratcliffe Stadium
Oct 18 vs Madera South Stallions
Oct 25 vs Edison Tigers
Nov 1 vs Memorial Panthers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No 8 NIPOMO TITANS (0-0) (0-0 PAC 4)
Last year (8-3) (5-0 OCEAN CHAMPIONS)
Head Coach Tony Dodge
The defending Ocean Champs are now the favorites in the PAC 4.
Plenty of seniors return but will not be a big roster so that means a bunch will play both ways. Leading the way will be returning QB/MLB Brayden Groshart. At running back will be junior Keyshawn Pu’a, who is 6’0 220lb. Leading the way at WR will be sophomore Nate Reese.
Plenty will play both ways on defense and leading the way will be linebacker Jesse Garza.
The Titans X factor is the O-line/D-line playing both ways and staying healthy.

TITANS SCHEDULE
Aug 23 at Santa Ynez Pirates
Aug 30 Cabrillo Conquistadores
Sept 6 at Golden West Trailblazers
Sept 13 vs Bishop Diego Cardinals
Sept 20 vs Arroyo Grande Eagles
Sept 27 vs Hoover Patriots at McLane
Oct 11 at Pioneer Valley Panthers
Oct 18 at San Luis Obispo Tigers
Oct 25 vs Atascadero Greyhounds
Nov 1 at Templeton Eagles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
No 9 HANFORD BULLPUPS (0-0) (0-0 WYL)
Last year (8-4) (5-0 WYL CHAMPIONS)
Head Coach Josh Young
The defending WYL Champions has the makings to be real good! If senior QB Juaron Watts-Brown goes off then the Bullpups will be a big time contender. Hanford was pretty young last year. Senior running back Travone Houston returns and he could have a big year. The offensive line will be very good along with the defense and leading the D will be seniors Tyler Mello (OLB) who has verbally committed to play at UC Davis and Thomas Knight (MLB).
The Bullpups X factor is the defensive side of the ball.
BULLPUPS SCHEDULE
Aug 23 vs Hanford West Huskies (Dog Bowl)
Aug 30 at Sanger Apaches
Sept 6 vs Fresno Warriors at McLane
Sept 13 vs Porterville Panthers at Granite Hills
Sept 26 vs Tulare Western Mustangs
Oct 4 vs El Diamante Miners at Golden West
Oct 11 vs Mt. Whitney Pioneers
Oct 17 vs Redwood Rangers
Oct 25 at Golden West Trailblazers
Nov 1 vs Lemoore Tigers (76th annual Milk Can Game)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No 10 ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS (0-0) (0-0 PAC 4)
Last year (0-10) (0-4 Mountain League)
Head Coach Vic Cooper
Now in division 2 and plenty of Greyhounds are coming back. The Hounds are looking to comeback from a rough 2018 year and the seniors are hungry. The weight room has been very busy. The team chemistry is great.
4 return on the offense and 7 return on defense.
*Seth Robasciotti (TE/DL) 6’2”, 240lb senior, 2 time All League All Star. team leader.
*Westley Cooper, (QB) 6’2” 190 lb, senior. Returning starter and is ready for a big year.
*Gabe Sandoval (LB/RB) 5’11” 190lb, Will never come off the field.
*Jack Megason (OL) 6’1” 250lb, senior. Big part of the running game.
*Forrest Powell (OL/DL) 5’10” 225lb, senior. Very quick on both sides of the ball.
*Wyatt Hasch (WR/DB) Fast with great hands
*Cael Cooper (DB) Tremendous in coverage
*Sam Bordan (DL) Very good against the run.
Some newcomers to keep an eye on will be Seth Camp (WR/DB) from the soccer team and Jadon Prince who was the JV QB last year.
The Greyhounds X factor is getting off to a great start of the season. The first game is at Sunnyside and we know a lot about the Hounds after week 1 

 

GREYHOUNDS SCHEDULE
Aug 23 at Sunnyside Wildcats
Aug 30 vs Buena Bulldogs
Sept 6 at Stockdale Mustangs
Spt 13 vs Shafter Generals
Sept 20 vs Redwood Rangers
Oct 4 vs Royal Highlanders (Simi Valley)
Oct 11 at San Luis Obispo Tigers
Oct 18 vs Pioneer Valley Panthers
Oct 25 at Nipomo Titans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
No 11 REDWOOD RANGERS (0-0) (0-0 WYL)
Last year (4-7) (3-2 WYL)
NEW Head Coach is Kevin Sharton
New Head Coach is Former Dinuba Emperors HC Kevin Scharton and he will have the Rangers very good in a hurry. Coach graduated from Redwood and was a member of the 1983 Valley championship team. The Rangers opening game is against his old team vs Dinuba.
The QB battle is on with junior William Hernandez, seniors Julian Sanchez, and Ryan Rios. Who will step up in the next month because for the Rangers to contend, they need a good QB.
The running backs will be good with senior James Richardson, who is working hard, stronger and smarter this year. Sophomore RB Caden Shafer, is ready to show his stuff.
The Wideouts are real good with some track stars. Senior 6’1” 185 Brian Brown, hasn’t played football since the 8th grade, played basketball and a High Jumper. Senior Reid Terry, who also comes from Track and junior Christian Roldan who plays soccer will be exciting to watch.
A star will be born with senior TE Sam Olson, who is 6’4” 225lb and he is on the college radar.
The offensive line will be solid and will get better and better each week.
On the defensive side of the ball the Rangers will be real good! The defensive coordinator is David Clements, who also coached at Hanford, will have fun working with this group.
Leading the way on the D-line will be the D-ends with senior 6’4”Hudson Walker, who is fast and strong, and 6’1”sophomore Marcus Garvey Correia, who is fast and has so much potential. Marcus’s dad Joe, played for the Oklahoma Sooners so you know this kid will be something to watch.
Leading the way at Linebacker will be senior Kaleb Wright.
The defensive secondary will be fast with senior Malachi Aguilar who will also play some offense. The Rangers will work to get Malachi the ball because he’s dangerous. Malachi little sophomore brother Isaiah, who is a speedster, will be a star playing with big Bro.
Some players to watch out for will be junior FS/WR, Dominick McCormack who is 6’3” 180lb and a high jumper, and junior strong safety Mitchell Wilson.
The buzz on campus since Coach Sharton has come back home is booming with 80 players on the roster. This team will get better and better each week.
The Rangers X factor is the QB play and the O-line.
RANGERS SCHEDULE
Aug 30 vs Dinuba Emperors Mineral King Bowl
Sept 6 at Tulare Union Tribe
Sept 13 vs Tulare Western Mustangs at Mineral King Bowl
Sept 20 at Atascadero Greyhounds
Sept 27 vs Porterville Panthers at Mineral King Bowl
Oct 4 at Lemoore Tigers
Oct 11 vs Golden West Trailblazers at Mineral King Bowl
Oct 17 at Hanford Bullpups
Oct 25 vs El Diamante Miners at Mineral King Bowl
Nov 1 at Mt. Whitney Pioneers (65th Annual Cowhide Game)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No 12 FRONTIER TITANS (0-0) (0-0 SWYL)
Last year (3-9) (0-5 SWYL)
Head Coach Chris Bandy
Very streaky last year and look for the Titans to be young all over the place.
6’4 Sophomore Travis Plugge will take over at quarterback and has the makings of a big time QB. Junior RB/LB Kaden Hernandez, could have a big year.
The O-Line has 4 returning starters and leading the way is Jonathan Serdinsky who is 6’5” 275lb.
The defense will be real good upfront with sophomore Riley Hernandez, who is 6’2 220, LB/TE and senior Meyer Simmons who is 6’2 220lb.
The Titans X factor is the Titans are very young and the young studs need to step.

TITANS SCHEDULE
Aug 23 vs St. Bonaventure Seraphs at Ventura College
Aug 30 vs Paso Robles Bearcats
Sept 6 at Ridgeview Wolf Pack
Sept 13 vs Atascadero Greyhounds
Sept 20 at Independence Falcons
Oct 4 vs Garces Rams
Oct 11 at Liberty Patriots
Oct 18 vs Bakersfield Drillers
Oct 25 at Stockdale Mustangs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No 13 EL DIAMANTE MINERS (0-0) (0-0 WYL)
Last year (2-8) (1-4 WYL)
NEW Head Coach Chris Franklin
Coach Chris will have the Miners playing good football.
The Miners have a young and talented group getting ready to start the season. They are complimented by a senior class with a lot of experience. There will be a lot of seniors in the secondary but the core of their defense will be linebackers Zach Battle, Julian Lozano, Chanse Mooney, Triston Crothers, and Cameron Beans who is 6’1″, 215 and will play on both sides of the ball, is a sprinter and who has been getting a lot of college interest.
The defensive line will be very young but has the makings to be real good.
Offensively, Justin Vink is a 6’3” junior and will be the QB. He will have a host of play makers to throw to and leading the way will be Jayvon Hightower, Xavier Boss, and Anthony Maynes. Converted tackle will be Chris Camy 6’7″ 245lb who will be a huge target at tight end.
A star is born with Austin Beno who is a junior and already 2 years of varsity experience. Beno will be the featured back and will be running behind what could be a great offensive line.
The Miners X factor is how fast can the Miners learn to play within new offensive and defensive system? Their success or failure early will come down to that. The non league schedule is a tough one.

 

MINERS SCHEDULE
Aug 23 vs Tulare Western Mustangs at Tulare Union
Aug 30 vs Tulare Union Tribe at Golden West
Sept 6 at Paso Robles Bearcats
Sept 13 vs Dinuba Emperors at Golden West
Sept 20 at Kingsburg Vikings
Oct 4 vs Hanford Bullpups at Golden West
Oct 11 vs Lemoore Tigers at Golden West
Oct 18 at Mt. Whitney Pioneers
Oct 25 vs Redwood Rangers at Mineral King Bowl
Nov 1 at Golden West Trailblazers (16th annual Battle for the Saddle)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
No 14 PASO ROBLES BEARCATS (0-0) (0-0 Mountain League)
Last year (3-7) (1-3 Mountain League)
Head Coach J.R. Reynolds
Now in division 2 and coming back is junior 6’4 QB Braden Waterman, and he has the potential to be real good. Keep an eye on senior leader upfront with Blake Haupt, senior RB/LB Gerald Norte, senior WR Seth Maldonado, and junior RB/LB Jacob Lambeth.
The Bearcats have a great mix of experienced and young talent this year. The Bearcats play a tough non league schedule.
The Bearcats X factor is the O-line and D-line.

 

BEARCATS SCHEDULE
Aug 23 vs Liberty Patriots
Ang 30 at Frontier Titans
Sept 6 vs El Diamante Miners
Sept 13 at Central Grizzlies
Sept 20 vs Pioneer Valley Panthers
Sept 27 at Sanger Apaches
Oct 11 at Arroyo Grande Eagles
Oct 18 at St. Joseph Knights
Oct 25 vs Righetti High Warriors
Nov 1 vs Atascadero Greyhounds (92nd meeting)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No 15 SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS (0-0) (0-0 NYL)
Last year (3-10) (3-2 NYL)
Head Coach Gordon Wood
The Wildcats are stuck in the middle. Real good in the NYL but has struggled outside of the NYL.
Will this be the Wildcats break out year? The good news for the Cats is 10 starters return on defense… anchored by JR-LB Sam Maldonado, SR- DL Myles Williams and keep an eye on JR safety Jayden Bonds.
Offense returns 5 Starters anchored by SR- OL Gabe Clark, SR- WR Dylan Vongphachanh. A couple of guys upfront to watch out for are 6’2 315 Juniors Jeffrey Martin and 6’1 295 Corey Jackson who transferred in from Central.
The X factor for the Wildcats will be at QB. Last year starter was sophomore standout Ekin Vu but had to have major knee surgery on both knees so he will be out his junior season. Senior Edward Barajas could be the guy and had a great off season…. his 5’10 218 pounds, strong so we will see what happens when the pads go on. New transfer from Central Nathan Gonzales, who was the JV QB last year could be playing once he learns the offense.
The Wildcats X factor is cutting down the silly penalties and the QB play.

 

WILDCATS SCHEDULE
Aug 23 vs Atascadero Greyhounds
Aug 30 vs Clovis North Broncos
Sept 6 at Selma Bears
Sept 13 vs Clovis East T Wolves
Sept 20 at Stockdale Mustangs
Oct 4 at McLane Highlanders
Oct 10 vs Fresno High Warriors at McLane
Oct 18 vs Hoover Patriots
Oct 25 vs Roosevelt Rough Riders at McLane
Oct 31 vs Reedley Pirates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No 16 STOCKDALE MUSTANGS (0-0) (0-0 SWYL)
Last year the Mustangs went (2-8) (0-5 SWYL)
Head Coach Brett Shelton
The biggest injury of the year goes to the Mustangs when they lost their All Star QB Evan Burkhart with an ACL injury he suffered during a summer football camp. The Mustangs went from a huge contender to a bottom team in division 2. Sorry to say but it’s the truth. Burkhart was a game changer and a super athlete. Burkhart was easily in the Top 5 best players in the Central Section.
Next up at QB will be sophomore Jack Kaiser who is a passer and not really a runner. At running will be seniors Elijah Hudson, Zeke Armijo and sophomore Jaykob Jones. Leading the way at WR will be senior Jeremiah Gradowitz who has great hands. Leading the way upfront will be senior Tucker Arias. Leading the way on defense will be senior MLB Michael Gabaldon.
The X factor is the offense and what can they do without Burkhart?

STOCKDALE MUSTANGS 
Aug 23 vs Ridgeview Wolf Pack
Aug 30 at Clovis Cougars
Sept 6 vs Atascadero Greyhounds
Sept 13 at Independence Falcons
Sept 20 vs Sunnyside Wildcats
Oct 4 at Bakersfield Drillers
Oct 11 vs Centennial Golden Hawks
Oct 18 at Liberty Patriots
Oct 25 vs Frontier Titans
Nov 1 at Garces Rams
Nov 1 at Paso Robles Bearcats (92nd meeting)

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