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DIVISION 5 PLAYOFF/TOURNAMENT
Mendota and Hanford West will not enter the Tournament. There are 17 teams entering the Tournament and Fowler is the 17th seed and could be the add team out. The Pag Meter and CIF were off a bit in the Division 5 Bracket
First Round Final Scores
1 Caruthers Blue Raiders beat 16 Coalinga Horned Toads 27-7
9 Immanuel Eagles beat 8 Reedley Pirates 16-0
12 Arvin Bears beat 5 Shafter Generals 41-30
4 Strathmore Spartans beat 13 Taft Wildcats 28-20
3 Dos Palos Broncos beat 14 Liberty Ranchos Hawks 34-27
11 Exeter Monarchs beat 6 Woodlake Tigers 17-12
10 Madera South Stallions beat Mission Oak Hawks 35-34 OT
2 Yosemite Badgers beat 15 Firebaugh Eagles 54-14
Quarterfinal Final Scores
No 1 Caruthers Blue Raiders beat No 9 Immanuel Eagles 43-7
No 4 Strathmore Spartans beat No 12 Arvin Bears 42-21
No 3 Dos Palos Broncos beat No 11 Exeter Monarchs 49-39
No 2 Yosemite Badgers beat No 10 Madera South Stallions 35-21
SEMIFINALS FINAL SCORES
No 1 Caruthers Blue Raiders beat No 4 Strathmore Spartans 37-27
No 3 Dos Palos Broncos beat No 2 Yosemite Badgers 46-21
DIVISION 5 SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL SXORE
No 1 CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS Beat No 3 DOS PALOS BRONCOS 27-22
DIVISION 5 STATE PLAYOFFS
CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS LOST TO MILPITAS TROJANS 29-19
PAG METER DIVISION 5 FINAL RANKINGS
1 CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS (13-2) (6-0 WSL Champions) DIVISION 5 SECTION CHAMPIONS
2 DOS PALOS BRONCOS (12-2) (5-0 WSL Champions)
3 YOSEMITE BADGERS (11-2) (4-1 NSL)
4 STRATHMORE SPARTANS (11-2) (5-1 ESL Champions)
5 MADERA SOUTH STALLIONS (5-7) (1-4 CMAC)
6 IMMANUEL EAGLES (9-3)
7 EXETER MONARCHS (5-7) (1-4 CSL)
8 ARVIN BEARS (6-6) (3-3 SSL)
9 SHAFTER GENERALS (6-5) (5-1 SSL)
10 WOODLAKE TIGERS (8-3) (5-1 ESL)
11 REEDLEY PIRATES (6-5)(4-1 NYL)
12 MISSION OAK HAWKS (5-6) (2-3 EYL)
13 LIBERTY MADERA HAWKS (4-7) (1-3 NSL)
14 FIREBAUGH EAGLES (6-5) (3-2 WSL)
15 TAFT WILDCATS (4-7) (1-5 SSL)
16 COALINGA HORNED TOADS (5-6) (3-2 WSL)
17 MENDOTA AZTECS (4-6) (3-2 WSL) Will not enter the Tournament
18 FOWLER REDCATS (4-6) (2-4 WSL) Will not enter the Tournament
19 HANFORD WEST HUSKIES (1-9) (0-5 CSL) Will not enter the Tournament
PAG METER DIVISION 5 FOOTBALL RANKINGS AND SCHEDULES 2019
No 1 CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS (13-2) (6-0 WSL CHAMPIONS) DIVISION 5 SECTION CHAMPIONS
Last year (12-1) (6-0 WSL CHAMPIONS)
Head Coach Brandon Ward
The Blue Raiders come off a fantastic year going 12-1 and their only loss was to the division 5 champion powerhouse Kennedy Thunderbirds. Caruthers will stay in division 5 and will be one of the favorites in 2019. Leading the way will be RB/LB senior Bobby Staley who will never come off the field. Junior QB Trenton Babb returns with a year of experience. Babb’s favorite receiver is back with senior Isaac Franco and he is good! Also look for senior TE/DE Brady Pease to have a big year on both sides of the ball.
The X factor is the young Blue Raiders stepping up.
BLUE RAIDERS SCHEDULE
Aug 23 Lost to Templeton Eagles 32-6
Aug 30 Beat Coalinga Horned Toads 30-12
Sept 6 Beat Woodlake Tigers 35-8
Sept 13 Beat Firebaugh Eagles 42-13
Sept 20 Beat Parlier Panthers 56-6
Sept 27 Beat Orosi Cardinals 41-35
Oct 11 Beat Minarets Mustangs 56-7
Oct 18 Beat Riverdale Cowboys 42-6
Oct 25 Beat Orange Cove Titans 50-15
Nov 1 Beat Fowler Redcats 58-8
Nov 8 Beat Coalinga Horned Toads 27-7
Nov 15 Beat Immanuel Eagles 43-7
Nov 22 Beat Strathmore Spartans 37-27
Nov 29 Beat Dos Palos Broncos 27-22
Dec 7 Lost to Milpitas Trojans 26-19
No 2 DOS PALOS BRONCOS (12-2) (4-0 WSL CHAMPIONS) 50th League Championship in school history and the most in the state!
Last year (6-6) (4-1 WSL)
NEW Head Coach is Rob Calvert
Coach Rob is back and so are the Broncos! Broncos are returning 4 offensive linemen, Herbert Sanders, Isaac Carnell, Mike Paz and Jason Alinez. Running the ball this year will be senior Tyree Martin (Broncos legend Kenny James nephew) and junior Ryan Ramirez. Top receiver will be 6’4 Zane Merrell. The Broncos QB will be sophomore Trent Calvert and he is already a team leader. Trent grew up a Bronco and is ready for a big year. Trent will break every Broncos career passing records when he’s done.
Defensively the Broncos are very young with starting 3 sophomores with Inside linebacker Miguel Padeiro ,outside linebacker Marcus Ramirez and Defensive end JC Tapia.
The Broncos have had a really good summer and the coaching staff is still trying to change the culture to the Broncos way. Once they figure it out they can be really good.
The Broncos will be tested early with Los Banos, Chowchilla, Washington union and Roosevelt.
The X factor will be the young Broncos meshing with the veteran Broncos. If they do, watch out!
Aug 23 Beat Los Banos Tigers 40-35
Aug 30 Beat Roosevelt Rough Riders 21-12
Sept 6 Lost to Washington Union Panthers 40-6
Sept 20 Beat Chowchilla Tribe 42-7
Sept 27 Beat McLane Highlanders 47-21
Oct 4 Beat Mendota Aztecs 36-6
Oct 11 Beat Coalinga Horned Toads 28-7
Oct 18 Beat Firebaugh Eagles 34-28 OT
Oct 25 Beat Tranquillity Tigers 54-0
Nov 1 Beat Avenal Buccaneers 55-6
Nov 8 Beat Liberty Madera Hawks 34-27
Nov 15 Beat Exeter Monarchs 49-39
Nov 22 Beat Yosemite Badgers 46-21
Nov 29 Lost to Caruthers Blue Raiders 27-22
No 3 YOSEMITE BADGERS (11-2) (4-1 NSL)
Last year (5-6) (0-4 NSL)
Head Coach Chance Sigala
The Badgers started out strong last year winning 4 straight and then the defense hit a wall. The skills guys will be good and leading way will be senior RB/LB Nicholas Harper, and junior (RB/LB) Holden Eames. The Badgers have a small roster and are so well coached!
Aug 23 Beat Riverdale Cowboys 31-6
Aug 30 Beat Parlier Panthers 30-9
Sept 6 Beat Minarets Mustangs 41-0
Sept 13 Beat Mariposa County Grizzlies 30-0
Sept 20 Beat McLane Highlanders 26-21
Oct 4 Beat Liberty Madera Hawks 40-28
Oct 11 Beat Kerman Lions 36-14
Oct 18 Beat Chowchilla Tribe 35-28
Oct 25 Lost to Washington Union Panthers 35-7
Oct 1 Beat Sierra Chieftains 27-6
Nov 8 Beat Firebaugh Eagles 54-14
Nov 15 Beat Madera South Stallions 35-21
Nov 22 Lost to Dos Palos Broncos 46-21
No 4 STRATHMORE SPARTANS (11-2) (5-1 ESL CHAMPIONS)
Last year (13-2) (5-1 ESL) 3-PEAT DIVISION 6 CHAMPIONS
Head Coach Jeromy Blackwell
The Spartans have owned Division 6 for a long time. The last 3 years, the Spartans went 43-3 with 3 section championships and a state championship and now they move up into division 5. It’s always a year too late. No question that the Spartans will compete against anybody in division 5. I would have loved to see the Spartans powerhouse teams play in division 5!
The Spartans are very athletic with a number of 3 year starters with Lee Navarro (TE/DE), Andre Bravo (WR/DB), and Angel Colunga (OL/DL). The QB will be Trace Pugh who returns from last year, and full back Javier Garcilazo.
The Spartans were very young last year and most of the guys return as starters and leading the way will be sophomore Javier Moreno (RB/LB).
The Spartans graduated the winning est class ever.. they only lost 3 games their entire career, so they leave with big shoes to fill.
The big question mark is the offensive and defensive line… for the 3rd year in a row they graduated almost every linemen so the future is bright. The beauty is Spartan nation already expect a high seed in the playoffs….The Spartans have been preparing since January 9th….expectations are high, and work ethic, and team culture is in place…now they have to go execute, one play, one assignment, and one situation at a time…The Spartans will play a division 6 schedule and with playing in division 5, might not get them a very good strength of schedule seed.
Aug 30 Beat Boron Bobcats 42-6
Sept 6 Beat Parlier Panthers 45-6
Sept 13 Beat Orosi Cardinals 21-14
Sept 20 Beat Farmersville Aztecs 61-6
Sept 27 Beat Kern Valley Broncs 48-20
Oct 4 Beat Woodlake Tigers 29-26
Oct 12 Beat Sierra Pacific Golden Bears 49-33
Oct 18 Beat Corcoran Panthers 19-7
Oct 25 Beat Granite Hills Grizzlies 55-10
Nov 1 Lost to Lindsay Cardinals 10-7
Nov 8 Beat Taft Wildcats 28-20
Nov 15 Beat Arvin Bears 42-21
Nov 22 Lost to Caruthers Blue Raiders 37-27
No 5 MADERA SOUTH STALLIONS (5-7) (1-4 CMAC)
Last year (0-10) (0-5 CMAC)
Head Coach Matt Johnson
The Stallions should be better on paper than last season when they started 6 sophomores. Returning starters on offense include QB, 4 offensive lineman and 2 receivers.
On Defense the Stallions return 7 underclassman most notably all CMAC cornerback Alberto Torres. Nobody has a bigger motor and heart than Torres!!
What to do with the Stallions football team? Should they be in Division 3? Division 4? Or Division 5?
Here is the problem with the Stallions, yes they have more students at Madera South than any other division 5 team but they have ZERO football culture, it’s a soccer/cross country school, and next year a new school goes down the road in Madera taking 30% of the students away. Madera South should not be in the CMAC and it was a horrible idea, it should have never happened!! It put Madera South football back 10 years in growth. Matt Johnson and his staff will have the tough job at keeping the team fired up week after week playing a tough schedule. Madera South’s other problem is nobody in division 5 wants to play the Stallions in a non league game except for Mission Oak.
For an example, looking at the Madera South Schedule, it would be like Fresno State playing a non league schedule vs Washington State, San Jose State, UCLA, Cal Poly and Central Florida. Then in league, it would be vs Alabama, LSU, Clemson, Georgia and Utah State.
There is not ONE team in Division 4 or Division 5 that would win a game playing in the CMAC…ZERO!
That being said, Madera South’s non league schedule means everything.
The MS record might not be good and if they stay healthy you will not want to play the Stallions in the playoffs and they should get a high seed with that monster schedule but has to win 3-4 games to get a high seed.
The Stallions X factor will be the QB play, staying healthy and they must take care of business in their non league schedule because once Oct 4th comes around, the Stallions will get beat up for a month, that’s no fun and hard to keep the team’s morale up. If the Stallions can be 4-6, they should get a home game.
Aug 30 Lost to Kerman Lions 43-7
Sept 6 Beat Wasco Tigers 42-21
Sept 12 Lost to Golden West Trailblazers 42-14
Sept 20 Beat Fresno High Warriors 49-28
Sept 27 Beat Mission Oak Hawks 21-14
Oct 4 Lost to Edison Tigers 40-23 (Edison forfeit)
Oct 11 Lost to Memorial Panthers 61-10
Oct 18 Lost to Sanger Apaches 42-0
Oct 25 Lost to Bullard Knights 62-6
Nov 1 Lost to Madera Coyotes 28-7
Nov 7 Beat Mission Oak Hawks 35-34 OT
Nov 15 Lost to Yosemite Badgers 35-21
No 6 IMMANUEL EAGLES (9-3 FREELANCE)
Last year (4-6 Freelance)
NEW Head Coach is Andrew Halstead
1st year coach Drew Halstead, taking on a very young team. Numbers are down at Immanuel right now in the football program, but Coach Halstead is doing big things with what he has. The talent that is returning is young, but with varsity experience. Looking for a big season from seniors Trace Pires and returning RB/WR Matt Tiger who is electric when he has the football. The QB will be sophomore Hector Davila.
Coach Halstead is a competitor, and will have the Eagles ready to compete at a high level.
The Eagles to keep an eye on will be junior RB/DE Winston Williams, senior FS/WR Trace Pires, senior WR/DB Andrew Herrera, and junior OL/DE Michael kawagoe.
The X factor is plenty will be playing both ways so can the Eagles stay healthy?
Aug 23 Beat Roosevelt Rough Riders 30-18
Aug 30 Beat Farmersville Aztecs 31-14
Sept 6 Lost to Chowchilla Tribe 17-14
Sept 13 Beat Viewpoint Patriots 49-21
Sept 20 Lost to Central Valley Christian Cavaliers 27-14
Sept 27 Beat Mendota Aztecs 45-21
Oct 11 Beat Liberty Madera Hawks 27-12
Oct 18 Beat Sierra Chieftains 43-7
Oct 25 Beat Millennium Falcons 48-7
Nov 1 Beat McFarland Cougars 56-28
Nov 8 Beat Reedley Pirates 16-0
Nov 15 Lost to Caruthers Blue Raiders 43-7
No 7 EXETER MONARCHS (5-7) (1-4 CSL)
Last year (2-7) (1-4 CSL)
Head Coach Keirsten Lamb
The Monarchs move into division 5.
The Pro style offensive attack did OK last year but the defense really struggled. The Monarchs are returning 6 players on offense and 6 on defense.
The QB will be the backup from last year with Chris Lopez and he is working his tail off.
At running back will be returning Nathaniel Heath, and Dewayne Coleman. Up from the JV team will be Hank Williams (not a country singer) and he should see considerable time in the backfield.
The O-Line is the biggest front the Monarchs have had in a few years. They are looking pretty good and are working hard to get better every day.
The focus on defense this year has been physicality. Don’t just get to the ball but run through the ball. All 6 returners on defense played almost every down last season.
The secondary looks to be much improved over last season.
The addition of Hank Williams, and Jake Mauer, at linebacker will give the D a more physical presence at that position that they didn’t have last season.
The D-Line looks to be improved over last season with the return of Jordan Mueller, Nathan Bettencourt, and Abel Gonzalez.
To be good this year on both sides of the ball, the Monarchs need to continue to work hard in every drill and every rep to improve their craft. The process of being efficient.
The Exeter mantra this year has been, “we can’t worry about how good somebody else is or how hard they’re working. What we can control is how hard we are working and how good we can be.”
The Monarchs X factor is scoring enough points in a tough Central Sequoia schedule.
Aug 23 Beat Farmersville Aztecs 62-0
Aug 30 Lost to Woodlake Tigers 24-0
Sept 6 Beat Lindsay Cardinals 27-21
Sept 13 Beat McLane Highlanders 30-16
Sept 27 Lost to Chowchilla Tribe 36-7
Oct 4 Lost to Kingsburg Vikings 21-14
Oct 10 Beat Hanford West Huskies 51-0
Oct 18 Lost to Selma Bears 58-18
Oct 25 Lost to Dinuba Emperors 51-28
Nov 1 Lost to Central Valley Christian Cavaliers 47-12
Nov 8 Beat Woodlake Tigers 17-12
Nov 15 Lost to Dos Palos Broncos 49-39
No 8 ARVIN BEARS (6-6) (3-3 SSL)
Last year (7-5) (3-3 SSL)
Head Coach Edgar Mares
The Bears lost 28 seniors from last year’s squad and only have around 25 players on the roster. If the new Bears come through then the Bears will have a good year. Keep an on senior QB Gil Medina who can run and throw. Senior running back Billy Avila will lead the way running the ball.
Aug 23 Lost to Highland Scots 21-6
Aug 30 Lost to Foothill Trojans 14-13
Sept 6 Beat Rosamond Roadrunners 45-20
Sept 13 Beat Mira Monte Lions 39-33 OT
Sept 27 Lost to Kennedy Thunderbirds 40-6
Oct 4 Beat Chavez Titans 35-34
Oct 11 Lost to Shafter Generals 43-22
Oct 18 Lost to Wasco Tigers 28-0
Oct 25 Beat McFarland Cougars 34-6
Nov 1 Beat Taft Wildcats 24-13
Nov 8 Beat Shafter Generals 41-30
Nov 15 Lost to Strathmore Spartans 42-21
No 9 MISSION OAK HAWKS (5-6) (2-3 EYL)
Last year (2-9) (1-4 EYL)
Head Coach David Flores
The Hawks move into Division 5 and keep an eye on this team. Big potential!
When Head Coach Mark Gambini left in 2015, so did plenty of talent. Coach Flores is doing a great job in building the program up again along with D-line coach Aaron Jones.
The good news is that the Hawks have had a tremendous summer and will be much improved over last year.
The Hawks are really excited about this upcoming season, they are deep at every position and that hasn’t happened for a while.
Junior QB Matt Ordunez looks to build off of a stellar JV season and passing league this summer leading the Hawks in summer football to three, 2nd place finishes against the big teams. We all know that 7 vs 7 isn’t real football but when it comes to a QB’s confidence, it’s huge.
The Running Backs will be deep with juniors Jericho Sierra, and Mike Iriye, looking to lead the pack right now and both with plenty of speed.
The wideouts will be dangerous with Beau Arriaga, who runs next level routes, has a lot of quickness and burst. Slot Darren See, who is one heck of an athlete, comes from the basketball court, bringing speed and agility to a spot that lacked those qualities last season.
The Majority is our HB, also doubles as a slot receiver that list includes Jericho Sierra, Mike Iriye, Josiah Demacablin, and Eithen Boggs. The Other WO spot is being rotated between a group of long Basketball guys that include Victor Gomez, Anthony Velasquez, and Jason Hernandez. The Hawks are absolutely loaded with speed with wide receivers.
The offensive line is a question mark with no returning starters but these guys kicked ass all summer long in the weight room with Tackle-Miguel Ambriz, Guard-Alex Dixon, Tackle-Jordan Pineda, Guard- Adrian (Buffy) Ascencio, and Center-Cyrus Valencia. The Hawks O-line averages 265 lb.
The defense returns 5 starters with MLB David Alvarado, OLB and former safety Teytem Anaya, DB Sonnie Herrera, DB Beau Arriaga, and DE Carlos Sanchez Jimenez.
The Hawks X factor is the O-line and if QB Matt Ordunez plays like he did this summer, the Hawks will have a good year.
Aug 22 Beat West Vikings 28-7
Aug 30 Lost to Madera Coyotes 14-7
Sept 13 Beat Mt. Whitney Pioneers 56-7
Sept 20 Beat Kerman Lions 21-6
Sept 27 Lost to Madera South Stallions 21-14
Oct 4 Lost to Porterville Panthers 34-26
Oct 10 Beat Monache Marauders 22-15
Oct 18 Lost to Tulare Western Mustangs 47-0
Oct 25 Lost to Tulare Union Tribe 35-0
Nov 1 Beat Delano Tigers 14-0 (Games was called in the 2nd quarter because the Tigers started a fight)
Nov 7 Lost to Madera South Stallions 35-34 OT
No 10 SHAFTER GENERALS (6-5) (5-1 SSL)
Last year (12-1) (6-0 SSL CHAMPIONS)
Head Coach Jerald Pierucci
The Generals graduated 17 with only 24 on the roster. The Generals come off the best season and the best team in school history.
Sophomore QB Tyson Dozhier has some huge shoes to fill after record-setting quarterback Alex Aguilar, graduated and he has the makings to be real good, he just needs reps.
Jackson Sanchez, is the senior leader on a young team at Receiver and one of the best in the south valley, broke his foot during the summer and will be back by week 4.
The Running backs will be senior Nelson Hernandez who has worked hard in the weight room and runs hard, along with junior Joseph Montgomery who is fast and will be a scat back/H-back, and the Generals will line him up in space.
The receivers will need to step up until Sanchez gets back and look for big things from senior Felix Chacon, who came on strong last year, junior Joey Sanchez who will never come off the field playing both ways, and senior Leo Fernandez who is the best athlete on the team, plays basketball and is loving football.
The O-line will be young with 2 returning linemen with junior Center Colby Miller, and senior Cesar Lopez.
The defense has the makings to be special. the Generals will be moving to a 3-4 D so they can use their fast and quick linebackers.
Up front on the D-line will be strong with Miller, junior Jesus Vargas, who will also line up at TE, and sophomore Olaniyan (O) Tatum who is so strong. In the weight room he squats 605 and benches 330.
At linebacker the Generals will have senior Chris Lindsey and at middle linebacker will be junior Jensen Boyt.
The secondary will be fast with Leo Fernandez, Chacon and sophomore Elijha Lucero who transferred back home from Golden Valley. Lucero grew up in Shafter.
The Generals are not a big team but will be fast! The Italian Stallion head coach Jerald Pierucci is awesome in Shafter. The players have bought in and they believe in the Shafter Football program. Coaches are working with the players with grade checks and getting it done in the classroom, bonding as a team at summer camp. All important.
The X factor is the young O-Line. This team will be real good by playoff time.
Aug 23 Beat Mira Monte Lions 37-22
Aug 30 Lost to Highland Scots 22-17
Sept 6 Lost to North Stars 27-13
Sept 13 Lost to Atascadero Greyhounds 28-8
Sept 20 Lost to Chavez Titans 24-13
Sept 27 Beat Taft Wildcats 48-15
Oct 4 Beat McFarland Cougars 47-7
Oct 11 Beat Arvin Bears 43-22
Oct 25 Beat Kennedy Thunderbirds 27-21
Nov 1 Beat Wasco Tigers 28-21
Nov 8 Lost to Arvin Bears 41-30
No 11 WOODLAKE TIGERS (8-3) (5-1 ESL)
Last year (11-2) (6-0 ESL CHAMPIONS)
Head Coach Jeff Johnson
The Tigers graduated a bunch of outstanding seniors and the young Tigers have to step up for them to play on Championship Friday.
Offensively Jonathan Misquez will be anchoring a young O-line but this could be the best group that Coach Johnson has had in his 30 years. The future is bright with the O-line and we all know in high school football, the O-line can wins games! 4 sophomores could be starting on the O-line.
Pag Meter All Star at QB is back with senior Damian Hernandez, who threw for 3,036 yards with 32 touchdowns. Damian will be throwing to 6’3” 230lb TE Johan Reyes who is the hardest worker in the weight room,, Hector Magana, Victor Magana, and Luis Lopez 6’3 180lb Luis Lopez, who has solid hands, who all got playing time at WR last year and should have a big year if they all keep working hard. All the Wide Receivers are soooo good!
The running backs will be Saul Palomo, Walter Monroy and Carlos Cardenas. Keep an eye on freshmen Hector Rodriguez who will be a star at running back very soon.
Defensively, Adam Romero and Johan Reyes will be the D-ends and are working hard. 3-year starter at linebackers are Saul Palomo and Chase Wallace. NG 6’1 300lb is Lupe Sanchez, who’s a beast and Carlos Cardenas who will show the section that he is one of the best.
One of the best secondaries the Tigers have had in years will have Hector Magana, who led state in INT last year, and Victor Magana who could be the best Corner in division 5. Both of these guys are the team leaders and working hard in the weight room.
The X factor is the O-Line.
Aug 23 Beat Mission Prep Royals 40-20
Aug 30 Beat Exeter Monarchs 24-0
Sept 6 Lost to Caruthers Blue Raiders 35-8
Sept 13 Beat Sierra Chieftains 28-12
Sept 20 Beat Lindsay Cardinals 50-20
Sept 27 Beat Sierra Pacific Golden Bears 14-7
Oct 4 Lost to Strathmore Spartans 29-26
Oct 11 Beat Corcoran Panthers 32-19
Oct 25 Beat Farmersville Aztecs 49-0
Oct 31 Beat Granite Hills Grizzlies 54-6
Nov 8 Lost to Exeter Monarchs 17-12
No 12 REEDLEY PIRATES (6-5) (4-1 NYL)
Last year (3-7) (1-4 NYL)
NEW Head Coach Tony Gates
The Pirates move into Division 5 and this is the team to watch out for. New head coach Tony Gates is the perfect guy to bring back the Pirates magic and the buzz in Reedley is off the charts. Tony graduated from Reedley so he comes back home. This senior class is very talented and they have won together at every level. The junior class is also talented and there is 56 players on the roster. What a great problem to have because Tony had to order more helmets and jerseys.
The offense will be anchored by seniors and all returning starters, Gannon Gabaldon (QB), Danny Cortez (FB) Max Alvarez (TB), Antwon Cervantes (C) and Devin Marana (LG).
The defense will be led by Danny Cortez (OLB), Devin Dekker (DB), Chris Sanchez (DB) and newcomer Ryan Warkentine (DB) who will also be playing varsity water polo. Kyle Doi and Gabriel Badilla both seniors, will anchor at linebacker.
Aug 23 Lost to Sanger Apaches 49-6
Aug 30 Beat Sierra Pacific Golden Bears 21-7
Sept 6 Lost to Dinuba Emperors 42-13
Sept 13 Beat Mendota Aztecs 30-15
Sept 27 Lost to Washington Union Panthers 35-7
Oct 4 Beat Roosevelt Rough Riders 25-20
Oct 11 Beat McLane Highlanders 45-15
Oct 18 Beat Fresno High Warriors 51-7
Oct 25 Beat Hoover Patriots 42-28
Oct 31 Lost to Sunnyside Wildcats 38-6
Nov 8 Lost to Immanuel Eagles 16-0
No 13 LIBERTY MADERA HAWKS (4-7) (1-3 NSL)
Last year (9-2) (4-0 NSL CHAMPIONS)
Head Coach Mike Nolte
The Hawks graduated some studs but Coach Nolte always has studs in the bullpen.
The Hawks will have some big shoes to fill with NSL MVP, Wyatt Roth and NSL Lineman of the Year, Nick Hayes, graduating. The Hawks had a good summer though and have high expectations. Rylan Howe will be a force at Running Back and at LB. Tyler Miller and Quentin Stewart will also be dangerous on both sides of the ball at RB/ DB. Trevor Porter returns and will be a force on Defense at Strong Safety. The Hawks also return 3 starters in the offensive line with Dominic Oberti, Brad Wallace, and Chris Imirian. Returning on the D-line is NSL All Star David Portnuff.
The X factor is turnovers
Aug 23 Beat Firebaugh Eagles 53-35
Aug 30 Beat Mendota Aztecs 17-14
Sept 6 Lost to Chavez Titans 29-21
Sept 13 Lost to Kennedy Thunderbirds 38-14
Sept 20 Beat Templeton Eagles 23-20
Oct 4 Lost to Yosemite Badgers 40-28
Oct 11 Lost to Immanuel Eagles 27-12
Oct 18 Lost to Washington Union Panthers 49-30
Oct 25 Lost to Kerman Lions 28-17
Nov 1 Beat Chowchilla Tribe 33-7
Nov 8 Lost to Dos Palos Broncos 34-27
No 14 FIREBAUGH EAGLES (6-5) (3-2 WSL)
Last year (8-4) (5-0 WSL CHAMPIONS)
Head Coach Dejon Kelly
The West Sierra Champions graduated some outstanding players and some tremendous talent coming up. The lower level teams are real good.
The Eagles have a QB battle with juniors Matt Defrancesco and Andrea’s Altimarino. Matt played a bunch last year at QB so he could be the leader in the club house.
The running backs will be junior Jorge Osuna, and Sophomore Danny Olivera who will also play OLB. Leading the way at WR will be senior Jauron Haynie. 1st team All Star is senior Zane Raygoza and he will be the leader up front.
The defensive leader at linebacker will be senior Nathan Vargas.
The X factor is the QB play and Eagles team will get better every week and has to stay the course with a young team. Look for the Eagles to be a Top 5 team if they can beat Liberty Madera in the home opener.
Aug 23 Lost to Liberty Madera Hawks 53-25
Aug 30 Beat Fowler Redcats 12-7
Sept 6 Beat Roosevelt Rough Riders 7-6
Sept 13 Lost to Caruthers Blue Raiders 42-13
Sept 20 Beat Sierra Chieftains 48-7
Oct 4 Beat Tranquillity Tigers 34-6
Oct 11 Lost to Mendota Aztecs 42-14
Oct 18 Lost to Dos Palos Broncos 34-28 OT
Oct 25 Beat Avenal Buccaneers 28-8
Nov 1 Beat Coalinga Horned Toads 28-7
Nov 8 Lost to Yosemite Badgers 54-14
No 15 TAFT WILDCATS (4-7) (1-5 SSL)
Last year (2-8) (0-6 SYL)
Head Coach George Falgout
The Wildcats move into Division 5. Taft is always a tough place to play at. Stay tuned in the Wildcats.
Aug 23 Beat Kern Valley Broncs 24-22
Aug 30 Lost to California City Ravens 8-6
Sept 6 Beat Tehachapi Warriors 34-12
Sept 14 Beat Cabrillo Jaguars 42-22
Sept 20 Lost to Kennedy Thunderbirds 78-13
Sept 27 Lost to Shafter Generals 48-15
Oct 11 Beat McFarland Cougars 26-21
Oct 18 Lost to Chavez Titans 35-17
Oct 25 Lost to Wasco Tigers 28-12
Nov 1 Lost to Arvin Bears 24-13
Nov 8 Lost to Strathmore Spartans 28-20
No 16 COALINGA HORNED TOADS (5-6) (3-2 WSL)
Last year (4-6) (3-2 WSL)
Head Coach Ron Redding is stepping down as the Toads Head Coach
The Toads were young last year and are looking real good heading into the season. The entire Toads O and D lines are returning, along with the Linebackers and secondary.
Sophomore QB will be Jett Garcia. (Great name for a QB). Garrett Price FB/ILB was WSL Defensive Player of the year land should have a HUGE year on both sides of the ball. Junior Isaiah Franco, ILB was the underclassmen of the year and is looking real good. Keep an eye on running back Ivan Soto. Moises Velasquez TE is returning and will be a huge impact offensively. Junior wideout Jose Ayala is as good as they come. Look for Jett Garcia and Ayala to hook up a lot. Defensively the Toads are looking very fast and physical. Big game at Caruthers in week 2.
The Toads will get better and better each week.
HORNED TOADS SCHEDULE
Aug 23 Lost to Orosi Cardinals 31-28
Aug 30 Lost to Caruthers Blue Raiders 30-12
Sept 6 Lost to McFarland Cougars 28-27
Sept 13 Beat Fresno Christian Eagles 54-0
Sept 20 Beat Sierra Pacific Golden Bears 21-6
Oct 4 Beat Avenal Buccaneers 55-0
Oct 11 Lost to Dos Palos Broncos 28-7
Oct 18 Beat Tranquillity Tigers 42-7
Oct 25 Beat Mendota Aztecs 31-28
Nov 1 Lost to Firebaugh Eagles 25-7
Nov 8 Lost to Caruthers Blue Raiders 27-7
No 17 MENDOTA AZTECS (4-6) (2-3 WSL) Will not enter Tournament
Last year (2-8) (2-3 WSL)
Head Coach Beto Mejia
One thing about head coach Beto Mejia is he will make the players better people once they are done at Mendota. The players like record older Edgar Segura don’t come around all the time and I like that Mendota is back in division 5 where they belong. The Aztecs are heavy with sophomores and you can’t put fertilizer in them to speed up the development so there will be bumps along the way. Running the ball and playing discipline defense is the key for the Aztecs to compete in the tough West Sierra League. Feature backs will be Sophomores Jacob Silva and Juan Sandoval. QB will be Jacob the older brother of Justin Silva. OL/DL will be led by Senior Angel Gutierrez. Sophomore OLB Julian Ocegueda has a great future ahead of him and can be a tough match up defensively.
Aug 23 Lost to McLane Highlanders 48-42 OT
Aug 30 Lost to Liberty Madera Hawks 17-14
Sept 13 Lost to Reedley Pirates 30-15
Sept 20 Beat Pajaro Valley Grizzlies 51-0
Sept 27 Lost to Immanuel Eagles 45-21
Oct 4 Lost to Dos Palos Broncos 36-6
Oct 11 Beat Firebaugh Eagles 42-14
Oct 18 Beat Avenal Buccaneers 48-8
Oct 25 Lost to Coalinga Horned Toads 31-28
Nov 1 Beat Tranquillity Tigers 47-7
No 18 FOWLER REDCATS (4-6) (1-4 WSL) Will not enter Tournament
Last year (5-6) (3-3 WSL)
Head Coach Jim O’Brien
Last year the Cats were young and had some big injuries.
On offense the Cats return 7 starters with very good skilled position players. Running back Pedro Ayala returns. He led the team in TD’s, rushing yards with 1,019. The O-Line is returning 3 starters anchored by junior Jordan Lopez, (1st team all league as a sophomore). All receivers are returning led by Isaiah Rodriguez along with some young Redcat receivers that are ready to break out.
On defense the Redcats return 8 starters. The Redcats are undersized but very athletic. The secondary will be led by returner Zeke Alanis, and newcomer Julian Moreno. Linebackers will be led by Isaiah Rodriguez and Estevan Rodriguez. The D-Line will be led by Jordan Lopez, and Rj Laporte.
The Redcats X factors is replacing Lisandro Solario, who was WSL league Defensive Player of the year and the team leader.
Also the QB play will be a huge factor. Last year the Redcats used 6 different QB’s after the starter was lost for the season. 4 of the 6 returns and will see who emerges as the guy. Vince Hernandez is the QB
Aug 23 Beat Corcoran Panthers 25-8
Aug 30 Lost to Firebaugh Eagles 12-7
Sept 6 Beat Sierra Chieftains 48-7
Sept 13 Lost to Lindsay Cardinals 41-20
Sept 20 Lost to Minarets Mustangs 35-28 OT
Oct 4 Beat Orange Cove Titans 27-20
Oct 11 Lost to Orosi Cardinals 42-21
Oct 18 Lost to Parlier Panthers 29-28
Oct 25 Beat Riverdale Cowboys 26-7
Nov 1 Lost to Caruthers Blue Raiders 58-8
No 19 HANFORD WEST HUSKIES (1-9) (0-5 CSL) Will not enter Tournament
Last year (0-10) (0-5 CSL)
Head Coach Matthew Tesoriere
The Huskies will be young but this years team has much better chemistry.
Players to keep an eye on will be senior 3-year starter WR/DB Keantre Davis.
2 year starter QB/FS Josiah James, who has plenty of speed.
Senior RB/DE Elijah Jones, junior WR/DB Ieremia Fatuesi and leading the way upfront will be junior Justin Staley. If the Huskies play some defense, this team will be much improved.
Aug 23 Lost to Hanford Bullpups 79-0
Aug 30 Beat Corcoran Panthers 33-20
Sept 6 Lost to McLane Highlanders 50-6
Sept 13 Lost to Sierra Pacific Golden Bears 45-12
Sept 27 Lost to San Luis Obispo Tigers 37-0
Oct 4 Lost to Selma Bears 49-0
Oct 10 Lost to Exeter Monarchs 51-0
Oct 19 lost to Central Valley Christian Cavaliers 65-0
Oct 25 Lost to Kingsburg Vikings 53-0
Nov 1 Lost to Dinuba Emperors 51-6