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PAG METER PREDICTION FOR THE DIVISION 2 PLAYOFF/TOURNAMENT
El Diamante and Paso Robles will not enter the Tournament. Pag Meter and CIF almost agreed with the Division 2 Bracket
First Round Final Scores
9 Garces Rams beat 8 Frontier Titans 37-7
5 Tulare Western Mustangs beat 12 Nipomo Titans 42-7
13 Dinuba Emperors beat 4 Sanger Apaches 28-14
3 Redwood Rangers beat 14 Atascadero Greyhounds 49-6
6 St Joseph Knights beat 11 Sunnyside Wildcats 27-6
10 Stockdale Mustangs beat 7 Righetti High Warriors 34-24
Quarterfinal Final Scores
No 1 Hanford Bullpups beat No 9 Garces Rams 33-20
No 5 Tulare Western Mustangs beat No 13 Dinuba Emperors 47-10
No 6 St Joseph Knights Beat No 3 Redwood Rangers 28-21
No 2 Memorial Panthers beat No 10 Stockdale Mustangs 42-13
SEMIFINALS FINAL SCORES
No 5 Tulare Western Mustangs beat No 1 Hanford Bullpups 30-21
No 2 Memorial Panthers beat No 6 St Joseph Knights 46-21
DIVISION 2 SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL SCORE
No 2 MEMORIAL PANTHERS Beat No 5 TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS 35-16
PAG METER DIVISION 2 PLAYOFF RANKINGS
1 SJM PANTHERS (12-1) (5-0 CMAC CHAMPIONS) DIVISION 2 SECTION CHAMPIONS, 3 PEAT! at Serra Padres San Mateo (12-1) Saturday at Noon
2 TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS (11-3) (4-0 EYL CHAMPIONS)
3 HANFORD BULLPUPS (11-1) (5-0 WYL CHAMPIONS)
4 ST. JOSEPH KNIGHTS (9-4) (3-0 Mountain CHAMPIONS)
5 REDWOOD RANGERS (10-2) (4-1 WYL)
6 GARCES RAMS (5-7) (2-3 SWYL)
7 STOCKDALE MUSTANGS (6-6) (2-3 SWYL)
8 DINUBA EMPERORS (6-6) (2-3 CSL)
9 SANGER APACHES (7-4) (3-2 CMAC)
10 RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS (7-4) (1-2 Mountain)
11 FRONTIER TITANS (5-6) (2-3 SWYL)
12 SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS (6-5) (5-0 NYL CHAMPIONS)
13 PASO ROBLES BEARCATS (3-7) (0-3 Mountain) Will not enter the Tournament
14 NIPOMO TITANS (4-7) (2-1 PAC 4)
15 ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS (3-8) (1-2 PAC 4)
16 EL DIAMANTE MINERS (1-9) (1-4 WYL) Will not enter the Tournament
PAG METER DIVISION 2 FOOTBALL RANKINGS AND SCHEDULES 2019
No 1 MEMORIAL PANTHERS (12-1) (5-0 CMAC CHAMPIONS BACK to BACK) DIVISION 2 SECTION CHAMPIONS, 3-PEAT
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.
Aug 23 Lost to Kingsburg Vikings 17-14
Aug 30 Beat Fresno High Warriors 78-0
Sept 6 Beat Notre Dame Titans 54-7
Sept 14 Beat Garces Rams 28-21
Sept 20 Beat Clovis East T Wolves 20-17
Oct 4 Beat Bullard Knights 33-31
Oct 11 Beat Madera South Stallions 61-10
Oct 18 Beat Edison Tigers 49-7
Oct 25 Beat Madera Coyotes 55-14
Nov 1 Beat Sanger Apaches 31-28
Nov 8 BYE
Nov 15 Beat Stockdale Mustangs 42-13
Nov 22 Beat St Joseph Knights 46-21
Nov 29 Beat Tulare Western Mustangs 35-16
Dec 7 at Serra, San Mateo (12-1) – Saturday, at 12 Noon
No 2 TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS (11-3) (5-0 EYL CHAMPIONS)
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 play TE/H back.
The Mustangs X Factor is the O-line.
Aug 23 Beat El Diamante Miners 40-14
Aug 30 Beat Mt. Whitney Pioneers 68-6
Sept 6 Beat Lemoore Tigers 46-7
Sept 13 Lost to Redwood Rangers 27-22
Sept 26 Lost to Hanford Bullpups 36-28
Oct 4 Beat Delano Tigers 48-0
Oct 10 Beat Porterville Panthers 27-17
Oct 18 Beat Mission Oak Hawks 47-0
Oct 25 Beat Monache Marauders 49-0
Nov 1 Beat Tulare Union Tribe 24-14
Nov 8 Beat Nipomo Titans 42-7
Nov 15 Beat Dinuba Emperors 47-10
Nov 22 Beat Hanford Bullpups 30-21
Nov 29 Lost to Memorial Panthers 35-16
No 3 HANFORD BULLPUPS (11-1) (5-0 WYL CHAMPIONS)
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 the top LB in the section, and Thomas Knight (MLB).
The Bullpups X factor is staying healthy
Aug 23 Beat Hanford West Huskies 79-0
Aug 30 Beat Sanger Apaches 38-31
Sept 6 Beat Fresno Warriors 65-0
Sept 13 Beat Porterville Panthers 35-14
Sept 26 Beat Tulare Western Mustangs 36-28
Oct 4 Beat El Diamante Miners 49-6
Oct 11 Beat Mt. Whitney Pioneers 68-3
Oct 17 Beat Redwood Rangers 36-20
Oct 25 Beat Golden West Trailblazers 17-16
Nov 1 Beat Lemoore Tigers 43-36
Nov 8 BYE
Nov 15 Beat Garces Rams 33-20
Nov 22 Lost to Tulare Western Mustangs 30-21
No 4 ST. JOSEPH KNIGHTS (9-4) (3-0 Mountain CHAMPIONS)
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. QB Hunter Barnhart has transferred in from Paso Robles and he will help in the 2nd half of the season. 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.
Aug 23 Beat Central Valley Christian Cavaliers 35-7
Aug 30 Beat Garces Rams 17-0
Sept 13 Lost to Bakersfield Christian Eagles 37-28
Sept 20 Lost to Centennial Golden Hawks 10-8
Sept 27 Lost to Lompoc Braves 28-14
Oct 4 Beat Pioneer Valley Panthers 40-0
Oct 11 Beat St. Margaret’s Tartans 35-24
Oct 18 Beat Paso Robles Bearcats 21-20
Oct 25 Beat Arroyo Grande Eagles 21-14
Nov 1 Beat Righetti High Warriors 22-7
Nov 8 Beat Sunnyside Wildcats 27-6
Nov 15 Beat Redwood Rangers 28-21
Nov 22 Lost to Memorial Panthers 46-21
No 5 REDWOOD RANGERS (10-2) (4-1 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 QB is senior Ryan Rios and the lefty will get better and better each week.
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 Rios at QB.
Aug 30 Beat Dinuba Emperors 28-25
Sept 6 Beat Tulare Union Tribe 27-8
Sept 13 Beat Tulare Western Mustangs 27-22
Sept 20 Beat Atascadero Greyhounds 51-6
Sept 27 Beat Porterville Panthers 34-17
Oct 4 Beat Lemoore Tigers 30-14
Oct 11 Beat Golden West Trailblazers 42-38
Oct 17 Lost to Hanford Bullpups 36-20
Oct 25 Beat El Diamante Miners 48-22
Nov 1 Beat Mt. Whitney Pioneers 49-19
Nov 8 Beat Atascadero Greyhounds 49-6
Nov 15 Lost to St Joseph Knights 28-21
No 6 GARCES RAMS (5-6) (2-3 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.
Aug 23 Lost to Bakersfield Christian Eagles 22-0
Aug 30 Lost to St. Joseph Knights 17-0
Sept 14 Lost to Memorial Panthers 28-21
Sept 20 Beat Tehachapi Warriors 63-0
Sept 27 Beat Pioneer Valley Panthers 35-0
Oct 4 Lost to Frontier Titans 40-35
Oct 11 Lost to Bakersfield Drillers 32-14
Oct 18 Beat Centennial Golden Hawks 41-3
Oct 25 Lost to Liberty Patriots 31-0
Nov 1 Beat Stockdale Mustangs 27-13
Nov 8 Beat Frontier Titans 37-7
Nov 15 at Hanford Bullpups
No 7 STOCKDALE MUSTANGS (6-5) (2-3 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?
Aug 23 Lost to Ridgeview Wolf Pack 44-21
Aug 30 Lost to Clovis Cougars 41-15
Sept 6 Beat Atascadero Greyhounds 21-7
Sept 13 Beat Independence Falcons 32-7
Sept 20 Beat Sunnyside Wildcats 29-20
Oct 4 Beat Bakersfield Drillers 33-20
Oct 11 Beat Centennial Golden Hawks 12-7
Oct 18 Lost to Liberty Patriots 38-13
Oct 25 Lost to Frontier Titans 21-20 OT
Nov 1 Lost to Garces Rams 27-13
Nov 8 Beat Righetti High Warriors 34-24
Nov 15 at Memorial Panthers
No 8 DINUBA EMPERORS (6-5) (2-3 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 the Emperors defense
Aug 23 Lost to Porterville Panthers 49-42
Aug 30 Lost to Redwood Rangers 28-25
Sept 6 Beat Reedley Pirates 41-13
Sept 13 Beat El Diamante Miners 38-0
Sept 20 Lost to Edison Tigers 35-27 (Forfeit win for Dinuba)
Oct 4 Lost to Central Valley Christian Cavaliers 35-34
Oct 11 Lost to Selma Bears 36-23
Oct 18 Lost to Kingsburg Vikings 25-3
Oct 25 Beat Exeter Monarchs 51-28
Nov 1 Beat Hanford West Huskies 51-6
Nov 8 Beat Sanger Apaches 28-14
Nov 15 vs Tulare Western Mustangs at Tulare
No 9 SANGER APACHES (7-4) (3-2 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?
AUG 23 Beat Reedley Pirates 49-6
Aug 30 Lost to Hanford Bullpups 38-31
Sept 5 Beat Clovis East T Wolves 21-14
Sept 13 Beat Lemoore Tigers 41-22
Sept 27 Beat Paso Robles Bearcats 42-14
Oct 4 Beat Madera Coyotes 59-21
Oct 11 Lost to Bullard Knights 29-15
Oct 18 Beat Madera South Stallions 42-0
Oct 25 Beat Edison Tigers 38-28
Nov 1 Beat Memorial Panthers
Nov 8 Lost to Dinuba Emperors 28-14
No 10 RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS (7-4) (1-2 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.
Aug 23 Beat Santa Maria Saints 42-7
Aug 30 Beat Lompoc Braves 28-21
Sept 6 Beat Pioneer Valley Panthers 42-6
Sept 13 Beat Centennial Golden Hawks 66-6
Sept 20 Beat Soledad Aztecs 42-0
Sept 27 Beat Dos Pueblos Chargers 35-6
Oct 4 Lost to Paraclete Spirits 42-7
Oct 18 Lost to Arroyo Grande Eagles 27-20
Oct 25 Beat Paso Robles Bearcats 28-14
Nov 1 Lost to St Joseph Knights 22-7
Nov 8 Lost to Stockdale Mustangs 34-24
No 11 FRONTIER TITANS (5-6) (2-3 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 6’2 220 lb.
The Titans X factor is the Titans are very young and the young studs need to step.
Aug 23 Lost to St. Bonaventure Seraphs 38-13
Aug 30 Beat Paso Robles Bearcats 20-10
Sept 6 Lost to Ridgeview Wolf Pack 63-43
Sept 13 Beat Viewpoint Knights 54-0
Sept 20 Beat Independence Falcons 43-14
Oct 4 Beat Garces Rams 40-35
Oct 11 Lost to Liberty Patriots 42-0
Oct 18 Lost to Bakersfield Drillers 34-20
Oct 25 Beat Stockdale Mustangs 21-20 OT
Nov 1 Lost to Centennial Golden Hawks 13-0
Nov 8 Lost to Garces Rams 37-7
No 12 SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS (6-5) (5-0 NYL CHAMPIONS)
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.
Aug 23 Beat Atascadero Greyhounds 30-7
Aug 30 Lost to Clovis North Broncos 10-0
Sept 6 Lost to Selma Bears 28-8
Sept 13 Lost to Clovis East T Wolves 28-6
Sept 20 Lost to Stockdale Mustangs 29-20
Oct 4 Beat McLane Highlanders 41-0
Oct 10 Beat Fresno High Warriors 51-7
Oct 18 Beat Hoover Patriots 22-9
Oct 25 Beat Roosevelt Rough Riders 21-14
Oct 31 Beat Reedley Pirates 38-8
Nov 8 Lost to St Joseph Knights 27-6
No 13 PASO ROBLES BEARCATS (3-7) (0-3 Mountain League) Will not enter the Tournament
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.
Aug 23 Lost to Liberty Patriots 24-0
Aug 30 Lost to Frontier Titans 20-10
Sept 6 Beat El Diamante Miners 17-14
Sept 13 Lost to Central Grizzlies 49-0
Sept 20 Beat Pioneer Valley Panthers 35-21
Sept 27 Lost to Sanger Apaches 42-14
Oct 11 Lost to Arroyo Grande Eagles 21-20
Oct 18 Lost to St. Joseph Knights 21-20
Oct 25 Lost to Righetti High Warriors 28-14
Nov 1 Beat Atascadero Greyhounds 38-7
No 14 NIPOMO TITANS (4-7) (2-1 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.
Aug 23 Beat Santa Ynez Pirates 23-21
Aug 30 Beat Cabrillo Conquistadores 28-6
Sept 6 Lost to Golden West Trailblazers 39-17
Sept 13 Lost to Bishop Diego Cardinals 24-6
Sept 20 Lost to Arroyo Grande Eagles 21-6
Sept 27 Lost to Hoover Patriots 14-13
Oct 11 Beat Pioneer Valley Panthers 17-3
Oct 18 Lost to San Luis Obispo Tigers 44-13
Oct 25 Beat Atascadero Greyhounds 27-7
Nov 1 Lost to Templeton Eagles 27-16
Nov 8 Lost to Tulare Western Mustangs 42-7
No 15 ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS (3-8) (1-2 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 the young Hounds
Aug 23 Lost to Sunnyside Wildcats 30-7
Aug 30 Beat Buena Bulldogs 28-24
Sept 6 Lost to Stockdale Mustangs 21-7
Sept 13 Beat Shafter Generals 28-8
Sept 20 Lost to Redwood Rangers 51-6
Oct 4 Lost to Royal Highlanders 27-13
Oct 11 Lost to San Luis Obispo Tigers 28-20
Oct 18 Beat Pioneer Valley Panthers 24-10
Oct 25 Lost to Nipomo Titans 27-7
Nov 1 Lost to Paso Robles Bearcats 48-7
Nov 8 Lost to Redwood Rangers 49-6
No 16 EL DIAMANTE MINERS (1-9) (1-4 WYL) Will not enter the Tournament
Last year (2-8) (1-4 WYL)
NEW Head Coach Chris Frankland
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 who got hurt and is out at QB. Who will step up? 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.
Aug 23 Lost to Tulare Western Mustangs 40-14
Aug 30 Lost to Tulare Union Tribe 42-25
Sept 6 Lost to Paso Robles Bearcats 17-14
Sept 13 Lost to Dinuba Emperors 38-0
Sept 20 Lost to Kingsburg Vikings 20-0
Oct 4 Lost to Hanford Bullpups 49-6
Oct 11 Lost to Lemoore Tigers 34-23
Oct 18 Beat Mt. Whitney Pioneers 41-0
Oct 25 Lost to Redwood Rangers 48-22
Nov 1 Lost to Golden West Trailblazers 48-7