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SELMA BEARS ARE THE DIVISION 4 SECTION CHAMPIONS!
PAGMETER PREDICTION FOR THE DIVISION 4 PLAYOFF/TOURNAMENT
Chowchilla, Delano, Golden Valley and Monache will not enter the Tournament. Pag Meter and CIF almost agreed with the Division 4 Bracket
First Round Final Scores
8 North Stars beat 9 Kerman Lions 28-21
5 Chavez Titans beat 12 Morro Bay Pirates 28-7
4 Porterville Panthers beat 13 Hoover Patriots 65-0
3 Templeton Eagles beat 14 Roosevelt Rough Riders 55-21
6 Kennedy Thunderbirds beat 11 Santa Maria Saints 40-22
10 Wasco Tigers beat 7 East Blades 14-13
Quarterfinal Final Scores
No 1 Washington Union Panthers beat No 8 North Stars 42-13
No 4 Porterville Panthers beat No 5 Chavez Titans 40-6
No 6 Kennedy Thunderbirds beat 3 Templeton Eagles 28-21
No 2 Selma Bears No 10 Wasco Tigers 42-7
SEMIFINALS FINAL SCORES
No 1 Washington Union Panthers beat No 4 Porterville Panthers 27-23
No 2 Selma Bears beat No 6 Kennedy Thunderbirds 27-7
DIVISION 4 SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL SCORES
No 2 SELMA BEARS Beat No 1 WASHINGTON UNION PANTHERS 35-21
Lost to vs. Highland Bulldogs, Palmdale 42-29
PAGMETER DIVISION 4 FINAL RANKINGS
1 SELMA BEARS (11-3) (4-1 CSL) DIVISION 4 SECTION CHAMPIONS
2 WASHINGTON UNION PANTHERS (11-2) (4-0 NSL CHAMPIONS)
3 PORTERVILLE PANTHERS (8-5) (3-2 EYL)
4 KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS (10-3) (4-2 SSL)
5 TEMPLETON EAGLES (10-2) (3-0 OCEAN CHAMPIONS)
6 CHAVEZ TITANS (9-3) (5-1 SSL CHAMPIONS)
7 NORTH STARS (8-4) (3-2 SEYL)
8 WASCO TIGERS (6-6) (3-3 SSL)
9 EAST BLADES (7-4) (3-3 SEYL)
10 KERMAN LIONS (4-7) (2-2 NSL)
11 CHOWCHILLA TRIBE (3-7) (0-4 NSL) Will not enter the Tournament
12 SANTA MARIA SAINTS (5-6) (1-2 Ocean)
13 ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS (4-7) (3-2 NYL)
14 MONACHE MARAUDERS (2-8) (1-4 EYL) Will not enter the Tournament
15 HOOVER PATRIOTS (4-7) (2-3 NYL)
16 MORRO BAY PIRATES (2-9) (0-3 Ocean)
17 GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS (1-9) (0-5 SYL) Will not enter the Tournament
18 DELANO TIGERS (0-10) (0-5 EYL) Will not enter the Tournament
PAGMETER DIVISION 4 FOOTBALL RANKINGS AND SCHEDULES 2019
No 1 SELMA BEARS (11-3) (4-1 CSL) DIVISION 4 SECTION CHAMPIONS
Last year (4-6) (2-3 CSL)
Head Coach Matt Logue
The Selma Bears will NOT be playing in their new stadium. That means the schedule has changed a bit for the Bears and where they are playing. Check the schedule down below.
The Bears will have a good mix of returning juniors and seniors with 7 starters coming back on both sides of the ball!
Returning at QB is junior, Joey Ramirez, who has taken the full reigns after being called up as a sophomore from the JV team in Week 3 of last year.
The running backs will be real good with Junior RB/DB Aaron Blancas, who led the Bears in all-purpose yards as a sophomore. Fast and electric this kid is! The Bears will look to pound the ball.
3-year starter is senior RB/MLB Adam Rodriguez,who returns after rushing for 900+ yards in 7 games and he will also anchor at MLB after being named 1st team Central Sequoia League All Star.
Other names to watchout for are juniors OT/DE Todd Weaver, and RB/DB, Aaron Moreno, (both returning starters), senior OL/DL, Mike Renovato, and junior OL/DL, Jon Ambrose and who are all returning 2 way starters!!
The Bears will be battle tested after playing a tough schedule and this team has the makings to be real good.
The Bears X factor is defensive of the ball.
Aug 23 Beat Kerman Lions 48-21
Aug 30 Beat Independence Falcons 35-0
Sept 6 Beat Sunnyside Wildcats 28-8
Sept 13 Lost to Washington Union Panthers 42-32
Sept 19 Beat Madera Coyotes 42-35
Oct 4 Beat Hanford West Huskies 49-0
Oct 11 Beat Dinuba Emperors 36-23
Oct 18 Beat Exeter Monarchs 58-18
Oct 25 Beat Central Valley Christian Cavaliers 35-3
Nov 1 Lost to Kingsburg Vikings 43-27
Nov 8 BYE
Nov 15 Beat Wasco Tigers 42-7
Nov 22 Beat Kennedy Thunderbirds 27-7
Nov 29 Beat Washington Union Panthers 35-21
Dec 6 Lost to Highland Bulldogs, Palmdale 42-29
No 2 WASHINGTON UNION PANTHERS (11-2) (4-0 NSL CHAMPIONS)
Last year (5-7) (1-3 NSL)
Head Coach Art Francis
Keep an eye on the Panthers because they have the makings to be real good. Offensively, will be led by returning senior, all purpose offensive player Darius McCray. Senior transfer WR/DB from Edison is Tory Horton and he should be an immediate impact. The entire offensive line from last year will return and will be lead by 1st team NSL All Star G Edwin Velarde. The battle for the QB spot is on with Sophomore Lawerence Stell and Junior Jayden Green. Raymond Valenzuela will run the ball for the Panthers.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Panthers return McCray at CB, sophomore ILB Keanu Kuma, junior OLB Calvin Ervin III, and senior DE Andrew Rivera.
The Panthers were young last year, and we will see how well the Panthers have matured. If they cut down on the mistakes, this team can go a long way.
The X factor is the defense
Aug 23 Beat Madera Coyotes 42-14
Aug 30 Lost to Kingsburg Vikings 19-13
Sept 6 Beat Dos Palos Broncos 40-6
Sept 13 Beat Selma Bears 42-32
Sept 20 Beat Hoover Patriots 55-9
Sept 27 Beat Reedley Pirates 35-6
Oct 11 Beat Chowchilla Tribe 47-27
Oct 18 Beat Liberty Madera Hawks 49-30
Oct 25 Beat Yosemite Badgers 35-7
Nov 1 Beat Kerman Lions 48-14
Nov 8 BYE
Nov 15 Beat North Stars 42-13
Nov 22 Beat Porterville Panthers 27-23
Nov 29 Lost to Selma Bears 35-21
No 3 PORTERVILLE PANTHERS (8-5) (3-2 EYL)
Last year (8-3) (3-2 EYL)
Head Coach Michael Machado
14 starters return from a very good and well coached team. Leading the way will be 3-year starter (NT) Larry Duran along with (LB’s) Tristan Soliz and Issac Guzman.
Hector Nava returns at QB after throwing for 2,756 yards with 23 TD passes and watch out for the Panthers the next 2 years with Hector at QB. Outstanding running back Isaiah Ellis returns and he is a huge factor in the offense. The O-line Returns Damean Alcantar and Brandon Rose.
The Panthers are set for a Championship run. Last year they started out the year going 5-0, beating big teams like Dinuba, Hanford, Golden West, and Redwood.
The X factor can the Panthers do it again this year because everybody knows the Panthers are real good. They won’t be sneaking up on anybody.
Aug 23 Beat Dinuba Emperors 49-42
Aug 30 Beat Granite Hills Grizzlies 53-7
Sept 13 Lost to Hanford Bullpups 35-14
Sept 20 Beat Golden West Trailblazers 27-25
Sept 27 Lost to Redwood Rangers 34-17
Oct 4 Beat Mission Oak Hawks 34-26
Oct 10 Lost to Tulare Western Mustangs 27-17
Oct 18 Lost to Tulare Union Tribe 23-13
Oct 24 Beat Delano Tigers 48-6
Nov 1 Beat Monache Marauders 61-6
Nov 8 Beat Hoover Patriots 65-0
Nov 15 Beat Chavez Titans 40-6
Nov 22 Lost to Washington Union Panthers 27-23
No 4 KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS (10-3) (4-2 SSL)
Last year (12-2) (5-1 SSL) DIVISION 5 CHAMPIONS!
Head Coach Mario Millan
The defending division 5 champions graduated a ton of the Thunderbirds super team, so what happens then…the Birds move up into division 4. Why is it always a year to late?? They rushed for 352 yards a game with a huge line and outstanding running backs and most are gone so get ready for some new Thunderbird stars to step up. The Birds team is still good and so well coached.
Jose Cota finished the season as the starting QB. He led the Birds through the last part of the season and through the division 5 Championship run. Very athletic and has a strong arm. He will be very dangerous in the Wing T Option Game, and can get the ball out of his hands very quickly.
RB Ricky Solorio, sat out last season. He will be a fast strong running back that fits well in the Wing T system. Has exceptional hands out of the backfield.
RB Francisco Medina, was the 3rd cog last year and had good touches and yards.
WR Anthony Orozco, sat out last season. He is a great route runner with very good hands.
OLB Anthony Ontiveros, will be a 3-year varsity starter. Great force player and solid tackler.
Pedro Garcia, had over 100 tackles last year as the starting MLB. With a varsity year under a belt that had 15 games in it he will be very seasoned and will command the defense.
Free safety Tahj Kelly, sat out most of last season. He is a big hard hitting safety that will secure alley to alley run game and be a presence for anyone crossing the middle. He is also a player on offense as a RB/slot receiver.
ILB Ricardo Aguirre, finished last season as the starting stack backer. He brings size and speed to that position. Will be a great blitzer but is fast enough to cover running backs in routes.
Joseph Kerchner, was the starting NG most of last season. He is a big strong kid who has slimmed down and become more athletic this season. Should secure the middle of the line.
DE/OG Eddie Hernandez, is high motor kid that is a tough block off the edge and very aggressive as an OG. He will also be in his 3rd year as a varsity player.
Wing Antonio Meza ,is a speedster (similar to Yoncanni Sandoval) that will stretch defenses from sideline to sideline.
Upcoming players from JV will be DE Xavier Enciso, who is the younger brother of Tito Enciso. Kid has the same motor as Tito but is taller. The Spartans are hoping to get similar production out of him.
6 returners on Defense so it should be our strength. The Spartans picked up 3 play makers that did not play last year (Tahj Kelly, Anthony Orozco, Ricky Solorio) to fill big voids left. We have 4 all league returners in Pedro Garcia (MLB), Eddie Hernandez (DE/OG), Chris Sandoval (3 year Varsity center) and Savio Rios (ILB).
The X factor will be turnovers.
Aug 23 Beat Foothill Trojans 56-6
Aug 30 Beat Mira Monte Lions 62-0
Sept 6 Beat Highland Scots 28-16
Sept 13 Beat Liberty Madera Hawks 38-14
Sept 20 Beat Taft Wildcats 78-13
Sept 27 Beat Arvin Bears 40-6
Oct 4 Beat Wasco Tigers 48-7
Oct 18 Beat McFarland Cougars 44-12
Oct 25 Lost to Shafter Generals 27-21
Nov 1 Lost to Chavez Titans 21-17
Nov 8 Beat Santa Maria Saints 40-22
Nov 15 Beat Templeton Eagles 28-21
Nov 22 Lost to Selma Bears 27-7
No 5 TEMPLETON EAGLES (10-2) (3-0 OCEAN CHAMPIONS)
Last year (3-7) (2-3 Ocean League)
New Head Coach is Don Crow
I know all about new head coach Don Crow because he was part of that Great 1977 West Vikings Valley Championship football team that spanked my Bullard Knights. The Eagles got a very good leader!
The Eagles move into division 4 after playing in division 3.
Templeton football looks to continue the high scoring offensive of the past few years.
The young players that have joined the varsity from the JV team worked hard in our zero period weight class, getting ready for their first varsity season. The combination of returners and newcomers will make a great blend for the fans to watch. One of our best attributes will be the ability to find a weakness in the defense’s we play and exploit those with the athletes we have to choose from.
On offense, there is going to be an excellent battle at QB among 2 candidates, they both bring something unique to the battle. Stay tuned to see who steps up when the pads go on. Right now Tyler Kaschewski leads in the QB race over Zack Logan.
Leading the way on offense will be Mason Barbour-TE/H Back, Marino D’Alfonso-WR,
Tyler Kaschewski-Slot Rec/QB, Arnel Osuna-OL, Caleb Richards-OL, Robbie Doty -TE, Michael Avery-RB, Josh Berna-RB, Jonah Martinus-Slot, and Aldo Viveros-Slot.
On defense, the Eagles good group of returning players that will be counted on to be that core of leaders and playmakers. As the off season weight program is running full steam ahead, the Eagles are determined to improve themselves on the defensive side of the football. With the change in coaches comes a change in defensive coordinators and a renewed excitement about playing relentless football in that part of the game. The coaches are looking to see who will step on the field and be the leaders and play makers on defense.
The defensive players to keep an eye on will be, Blayne Twisselman LB, Mason Barbour DE, Arnel Osuna DT, Chase Richards DT, Cody Blankenship LB, Michael Avery LB/DE, Jonah, Martinus DB, Robbie Doty OLB, Jacob Emanuelson DB, Sonny Mendez DE
The X factor will be the QB play and the defensive side of the ball.
This team has the makings to be real good!
Aug 23 Beat Caruthers Blue Raiders 32-6
Sept 6 Beat Carmel Padres 69-61
Sept 13 Beat San Luis Obispo Tigers 42-35
Sept 20 Lost to Liberty Madera Hawks 23-20
Sept 27 Beat Santa Ynez Pirates 54-10
Oct 4 Beat St. Bernard’s Crusaders 52-21
Oct 11 Beat Santa Maria Saints 53-10
Oct 18 Beat Morro Bay Pirates 48-19
Oct 25 Beat Mission Prep Royals 38-31
Nov 1 Beat Nipomo Titans 27-16
Nov 8 Beat Roosevelt Rough Riders 55-21
Nov 15 Lost to Kennedy Thunderbirds 28-21
No 6 CHAVEZ TITANS (9-3) (5-1 SSL CHAMPIONS)
Last year (3-7) (2-4 SSL)
Head Coach Jesse Ortega
The Titans stay in division 4 and will be much improved. With 21 returners including 5 on offense and 9 on defense, this team will be much better than last year.
On ffense, will be junior QB Cameron Huerta, junior RB Damien Espinoza, senior WR Christian Fernandez, junior WR Jaden Veloria, and junior OL Evian Garza.
On defense and the Titans will be solid across the board with senior LB Alex Medel, senior DL Ulices Arredondo, senior DE Danny Gonzalez, senior CB Edwin Lopez, and junior S Alec Estrada.
This outstanding coaching staff will be ready for tremendous game planning and game time adjustments. The Titans will play you tough for 48 minutes.
The X factor is the Offensive line. 2 returners (1 starter, 1 spot player) with experience, but could be better than last year’s O-line with JV underclassmen that came up to Varsity.
Aug 23 Beat Delano Tigers 12-7
Aug 29 Beat Monache Marauders 23-14
Sept 6 Beat Liberty Madera Hawks 29-21
Sept 13 Lost to East Blades 24-20
Sept 20 Beat Shafter Generals 24-13
Sept 27 Beat McFarland Cougars 42-21
Oct 4 Lost to Arvin Bears 35-34
Oct 11 Beat Wasco Tigers 25-14
Oct 18 Beat Taft Wildcats 35-17
Nov 1 Beat Kennedy Thunderbirds 21-17
Nov 8 Beat Morro Bay Pirates 28-7
Nov 15 Lost to Porterville Panthers 40-6
No 7 NORTH STARS (8-4) (3-2 SEYL)
Last year (7-5) (4-1 SEYL)
Head Coach Norm Brown has resigned. Coach Bolin is the new coach
The Stars always have some talent but they did graduate a ton. Can the young guys step up?
Aug 23 Lost to Centennial Golden Hawks 42-6
Aug 30 Beat Golden Valley Bulldogs 38-14 (The Turk Game)
Sept 6 Beat Shafter Generals 27-13
Sept 13 Beat Wasco Tigers 22-8
Sept 20 Beat West Vikings 33-20
Oct 4 Lost to Highland Scots 52-28
Oct 11 Lost to Foothill Trojans 23-14
Oct 18 Beat East Blades 35-34 OT
Oct 25 Beat Mira Monte Lions 37-26
Nov 1 Beat South Rebels 26-24
Nov 8 Beat Kerman Lions 28-21
Nov 15 Lost to Washington Union Panthers 42-13
No 8 WASCO TIGERS (6-6) (2-3 SSL)
Last year (9-3) (4-2 SSL)
Head Coach Chad Martinez
The Tigers are going to be very good this year and maybe the most physical team in the Central Section. Yes the Central section! You better strap it up when you play the Tigers because they will bring it!
Leading the way with the running backs will be juniors (DB) Christian Alvarez, who rushed for 1,666 yards and scored 18 TD’s, along with Claudio Salinas who rushed for 813 yards and scored 11 TD’s. These guys are both dangerous with speed and they will run you over.
The QB returns with senior Jacob Villanveva who runs the Tigers Double Wing T to perfection and calm in the huddle. There are plenty of fiery Tigers and Villanveva is the coach on the field.
The O-line is bigger, faster and stronger than last year and leading the way will be juniors Chris Garza, Jonathan Valera, and senior Geronimo Valdivia. The big guys have been working overtime in the weight room. All these guys are also so good on the defensive line.
The Tigers defense returns 9 starters. Leading the way at linebacker will be junior Kevin Chavez and at DB with sophomore Andre Cordova.
This Tigers team is more athletic, bigger and of course stronger than last year. The schedule is set for a possible 10-0 run.
The Tigers X factor can they stay healthy with so many playing both ways?
Aug 23 Beat Tehachapi Warriors 45-0
Sept 6 Lost to Madera South Stallions 42-21
Sept 13 Lost to North Stars 22-8
Sept 20 Beat McFarland Cougars 48-21
Sept 27 Beat Delano Tigers 35-7
Oct 4 Lost to Kennedy Thunderbirds 48-7
Oct 11 Lost to Chavez Titans 25-14
Oct 18 Beat Arvin Bears 28-0
Oct 25 Beat Taft Wildcats 28-12
Nov 1 Lost to Shafter Generals 28-21
Nov 8 Beat East Blades 14-13
Nov 15 Lost to Selma Bears 42-7
No 9 EAST BAKERSFIELD BLADES (7-4) (3-2 SEYL)
Last year (5-6) (4-1 SEYL CHAMPIONS)
New Head Coach Kasey Tittlemier
The Blades came on strong last year winning the SEYL and now have a new head coach.
Aug 23 Beat Golden Valley Bulldogs 10-9
Aug 30 Lost to West Vikings 26-23
Sept 6 Beat Delano Tigers 20-17
Sept 13 Beat Chavez Titans 24-20
Sept 20 Beat Monache Marauders 26-21
Oct 4 Beat Mira Monte Lions 45-3
Oct 11 Beat South Rebels 28-7
Oct 18 Lost to North Stars 35-34 OT
Oct 25 Beat Foothill Trojans 34-6
Nov 1 Lost to Highland Scots 33-6
Nov 8 Lost to Wasco Tigers 14-13
No 10 KERMAN LIONS (4-7) (2-2 NSL)
Last year (7-5) (2-2 NSL)
Head Coach Stephen Hurt
The Lions will field a young team, but this summer they have shown that age doesn’t matter. They are working hard on & off the field & are dedicated to the process. This is a group of hungry, competitive men. The Lions return key starters with,
Gavin Layton (Sr. QB) 1,873 pass yards 19 TD’s.
Tyler Wright (Sr. LB) 129 total tackles.
Brandon Velasquez (Jr. DL/OL) 85 total tackles 8 sacks.
Jacob Aviles (Jr. WR/DB).
Chris Solorio (Sr. LB/RB).
Joaquin Gonzales (Sr. DB/WR).
Some of the young lions players to watch out for will be Eli Quinonez (So. WR), Bryan Valadez (So. OLB), and Matthew Gonzales (Jr. RB/DB).
The Lions X factor will be the offensive line because it will be pretty much all new.
Aug 23 Lost to Selma Bears 48-21
Aug 30 Beat Madera South Stallions 43-7
Sept 6 Lost to Madera Coyotes 33-21
Sept 13 Lost to Kingsburg Vikings 45-0
Sept 20 Lost Mission Oak Hawks 21-6
Sept 27 Beat Roosevelt Rough Riders 16-6
Oct 4 Beat Chowchilla Tribe 35-28
Oct 11 Lost to Yosemite Badgers 36-14
Oct 25 Beat Liberty Madera Hawks 28-17
Nov 1 Lost to Washington Union Panthers 48-14
Nov 8 Lost to North Stars 28-21
No 11 CHOWCHILLA TRIBE (3-7) (0-4 NSL) Will not Enter Tournament
Last year (7-4) (3-1 NSL)
Head Coach Alex Pittz
The Tribe moves from division 3 and now is back in division 4 where they belong.
The old Redskins are always a physical team and will do what they do best and that’s outwork their opponent. Many spots are wide open so we will see when they strap it up.
The Tribe has a battle right now for the QB job between Tony Woolsey (JR) and Darien Lopez (SR). Both are doing a good job this summer so stay tuned on how it plays out when the pads go on. Running back is still up in the air since Jordan Hornbeak transferred to Memorial. Right now it looks like Jason Pope (JR), Bobby Faddis (SR) & Emanuel Ochoa (JR) will all share the carries. The O-line should be a strength for the Tribe, led by Damien Rodriguez (SR).
Returners Jaylinn Gaines (SR), Alex Escoto (SR) and Rodriguez should all provide leadership and stability for the Tribe on defense.
The Tribe X factor is the QB play and the D-line.
Aug 23 Beat Fresno High Warriors 27-12
Aug 30 Lost to Lemoore Tigers 26-16
Sept 6 Beat Immanuel Eagles 17-14
Sept 13 Lost to Central Valley Christian Eagles 36-21
Sept 20 Lost to Dos Palos Broncos 42-7
Sept 27 Beat Exeter Monarchs 36-7
Oct 4 Lost to Kerman Lions 35-28
Oct 11 Lost to Washington Union Panthers 47-27
Oct 18 Lost to Yosemite Badgers 35-28
Nov 1 Lost to Liberty Madera Hawks 33-7
No 12 SANTA MARIA SAINTS (5-6) (1-2 OCEAN)
Last year (3-8) (1-4 Ocean league)
Head Coach Dan Ellington
I love a coach who loves his kids, brings his passion to every practice and that’s Coach Dan Ellington. Football is a tough sport but it has to be fun. Coach is very proud of the football program in Santa Maria.
The Saints bring back their starting QB Dominic Martinez, and a team is always much more dangerous when you have an experience QB in the huddle. RB Sammy Herrera, also is returning from last year.
The O-line basically all returns so are you seeing a pattern in Santa Maria! The offense will be good.
Last year the Saints were extremely young with 14 Sophomores and most got plenty of snaps. The off season and effort has been fantastic along with the team unity. Weight room has been busy.
Matt Andree, who was the Offensive Coordinator 2 years ago is back calling the plays. Defensively should be a much improved team. The Saints expectations are high and although are still pretty young, most of the players on the team already have a year of Varsity experience. Last year the Saints went 3-8, which isn’t what they expected but this years team is hungry.
The Saints X factor is the defense because the offense is good.
Aug 23 Lost to Righetti High Warriors 42-7
Aug 30 Beat San Marcos Royals 33-29
Sept 6 Lost to Santa Ynez Pirates 38-17
Sept 13 Beat Golden Valley Bulldogs 24-6
Sept 20 Beat Mt. Whitney Pioneers 31-21
Oct 4 Lost to San Luis Obispo Tigers 56-30
Oct 11 Lost to Templeton Eagles 53-10
Oct 18 Lost to Mission Prep Royals 29-27
Oct 25 Beat Morro Bay Pirates 41-13
Nov 1 Beat Pioneer Valley Panthers 10-6
Nov 8 Lost to Kennedy Thunderbirds 40-22
No 13 ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS (4-7) (3-2 NYL)
Last year (8-3) (4-1 NYL CHAMPIONS)
Head Coach Vince Brandstetter
The defending NYL Champions graduated a ton and this team will get better and better each week. The Riders will be big and physical up front, look for the Rough Riders to bring the power running game.
The Riders will be young everywhere and this will be the time the Rough Riders build the program from the ground up. The Riders are looking for the young players to step up, especially on defense. When the pads go on we will know who the studs are. Gerardo Sifuentes will anchor in the middle. Prince Mbodo had a tremendous summer and is returning on the D-Line. Look for Joe Theus to emerge as the starting QB. he is long and athletic. Very in experiences but has big potential. Daijon Giddens will carry the rock who rushed for 500 yards in league last year.
Some newcomers to keep an eye on will be Isaiah Romo, Dwayne Robinson , Joseph Perez, Andrew Lopez , and Jose Hernandez.
The Riders X factor they are on the road for week 1, week 2 and then 8 straight games at Sunnyside Stadium. This team is a year away from being the NYL favorites, but the schedule is set for a nice record.
ROUGH RIDERS SCHEDULE
Aug 23 Lost to Immanuel Eagles 30-18
Aug 30 Lost to Dos Palos Broncos 21-12
Sept 6 Lost to Firebaugh Eagles 7-6
Sept 14 Beat Granite Hills Grizzlies 27-10
Sept 27 Lost to Kerman Lions 16-8
Oct 4 Lost to Reedley Pirates 25-20
Oct 11 Beat Hoover Patriots 26-17
Oct 18 Beat McLane Highlanders 26-14
Oct 25 Lost to Sunnyside Wildcats 21-14
Nov 1 Beat Fresno High Warriors 49-14
Nov 8 Lost to Templeton Eagles 55-21
No 14 MONACHE MARAUDERS (2-8) (1-4 EYL) Will not enter Tournament
Last year (6-5) (2-3 EYL)
NEW Head Coach is Shane Focke
The Marauders return plenty from last year and new head coach Focke will get the young guys ready to battle. Shane graduated from Monache so he will be fired up to coach the Marauders.
On offense the Marauders will have, RB Aidan Galvan (averaged 143 yards rushing per game 2018 season), RB/DB Tray Von Bradford, OT/DT Taven “Twinkie” Avila, OT/DE Rigo Tapia, G Alexess Hernandez, WR/DB Kaori “KK” Sims and WR/DB Marcus Salazar.
On defense, leading the way will be DL Jackson Tuese, DL Esgar Madrigal, LB Hunter Weimer,LB Sal Garcia, And CB Julian Rowe.
The QB will be 6’3″ 180 lb junior Sullivan Focke who is chomping at the bit to see the field after serving as backup behind senior QB Antonio Andrade last year.
The preseason schedule has 3 possible D4 playoff opponents and 2, D3 teams. Monache will be tested right out of the gate and has the talent to compete.
The X factor is the Marauders have to play physical and downhill football. Expect to see a well-disciplined, exciting, and smart football team.
Aug 23 Lost to Golden West Trailblazers 26-15
Aug 29 Lost to Chavez Titans 23-14
Sept 6 Lost to Kingsburg Vikings 52-13
Sept 12 Beat Hoover Patriots 40-14
Sept 20 Lost to East Blades 26-21
Oct 3 Lost to Tulare Union Tribe 40-3
Oct 10 Lost to Mission Oak Hawks 22-15
Oct 18 Beat Delano Tigers 35-21
Oct 25 Lost to Tulare Western Mustangs 49-0
Nov 1 Lost to Porterville Panthers 61-6
No 15 HOOVER PATRIOTS (4-7) (2-3 NYL)
Last year (3-8) (3-2 NYL)
Head Coach Rus Pickett
Coach Rus is building a culture at Hoover. It’s been a solid 1st true (Jan – Aug) offseason for Rus and his staff and it takes time. There are some other position competitions heading into Camp. Last year the Patriots were in division 3 and now move into division 4.
Returning Starters, will be SR -Jaelen Loran WR/OLB, SR – Isaiah Camacho RB/OLB, SR – Arnold Magana MLB, SR – David Rodney WR/S, SR – Nico Hernandez OL/DL, JR – Rene Raya WR/S, JR – Marshaun Clayton OL/DL, JR – Jon Smith OL/DL, JR – Antonio Bell DB, and SO – Isaiah Diaz OL/DL.
The X factor is the Patriots have to stay healthy and the QB play.
Aug 30 Lost to Golden Valley Cougars 42-6
Sept 6 Beat Mt. Whitney Pioneers 30-25
Sept 12 Lost to Monache Marauders 40-14
Sept 20 Lost to Washington Union Panthers 55-9
Sept 27 Beat Nipomo Titans 14-13
Oct 4 Beat Fresno High Warriors 53-32
Oct 11 Lost to Roosevelt Rough Riders 26-17
Oct 18 Lost to Sunnyside Wildcats 22-9
Oct 25 Lost to Reedley Pirates 42-28
Nov 1 Beat McLane Highlanders 14-0
Nov 8 Lost to Porterville Panthers 65-0
No 16 MORRO BAY PIRATES (3-8) (0-3 OCEAN)
Last year (1-9) (0-5 Ocean League)
NEW Head Coach Jake Goossen-Brown
Aug 23 Lost to Rio Hondo Prep Kares 37-0
Aug 30 Lost to Lindsay Cardinals 7-0
Sept 6 Beat Tranquillity Tigers 19-14
Sept 13 Beat Gustine Reds 38-7
Sept 27 Beat to Mira Monte Lions 27-14
Oct 5 Lost to St. vs Vincent de Paul Mustangs 28-7
Oct 11 Lost to Mission Prep Royals 42-7
Oct 18 Lost to Templeton Eagles 48-19
Oct 25 Lost to Santa Maria Saints 41-13
Nov 1 Lost to San Luis Obispo Tigers 53-14
Nov 8 Lost to Chavez Titans 28-7
No 17 GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS (1-9) (0-5 SYL) Will not enter Tournament
Last year (0-10) (0-5 SYL)
NEW Head Coach is James Cain
Bulldogs move into Division 4. The QB will be junior Marquel Bruley who has speed and will get better with every snap he takes. Leading the way Up front will be senior Riley Dickey. On defense will be LB Vicente Alatorre.
Aug 23 Lost to East Blades 10-9
Aug 30 Lost to North Stars 38-14 (The Turk Game)
Sept 6 Beat South Rebels 21-6
Sept 13 Lost to Santa Maria Saints 24-6
Sept 20 Lost to Highland Scots 38-0
Oct 4 Lost to Ridgeview Wolf Pack 50-18
Oct 11 Lost to Independence Falcons 21-6
Oct 18 Lost to Tehachapi Warriors 28-6
Oct 25 Lost to West Vikings 21-20
Nov 1 Lost to Bakersfield Christian Eagles 28-0
No 18 DELANO TIGERS (0-10) (0-5 EYL) Will not enter Tournament
Last year (3-7) (0-5 EYL)
Head Coach Joseph Thompson has resigned after the ugly fight with Mission Oak
Aug 23 Lost to Chavez Titans 12-7
Aug 30 Lost to South Rebels 35-7
Sept 6 Lost to East Blades 20-17
Sept 20 Lost to Foothill Trojans 33-14
Sept 27 Lost to Wasco Tigers 35-7
Oct 4 Lost to Tulare Western Mustangs 48-0
Oct 11 Lost to Tulare Union Tribe 64-7
Oct 18 Lost to Monache Marauders 35-21
Oct 24 Lost to Porterville Panthers 48-6
Nov 1 Lost to Mission Oak Hawks 14-0. (Forfeit in the 2nd quarter for starting a fight) Not good!