2014 Tulare County Football Preview

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CAVALIERS Central Valley Christian 2014 SCHEDULE AUG. 28 @Woodlake 7:15 p.m. SEPT. 05 @BCHS* 7:00 p.m. SEPT. 12 Lindsay 7:00 p.m. SEPT. 19 Chowchilla 7:00 p.m. SEPT. 26 BYE 7:00 p.m. OCT. 03 @Fowler 7:00 p.m. OCT. 10 Dinuba 7:30 p.m. OCT. 17 Exeter 7:30 p.m. OCT. 24 @Kingsburg 7:00 p.m. OCT. 31 @Selma 7:00 p.m. NOV. 07 Immanuel 7:30 p.m. *= Bakersfield Christian High School Central Sequoia 2 League Prediction @Kingsburg OCT. 24 @ 7:00 p.m. @Selma OCT. 31 @ 7:00 p.m. DINUBA OCT. 10 @ 7:30 p.m. EXETER OCT. 17 @ 7:30 p.m. KEY CAVALIERS LB Alex te Velde TE Tate Nelson Mason Hughes 6th season Overall Record 16-26 Postseason Record 1-2 League Titles 0 Valley Titles 0 Head Coach Losing four out of five offensive line man, the Cavaliers will have some inexperience up front Sam Vander Pussan 44 • MKP, INC. 2013 REVIEw Last season went as well as head coach Mason Hughes could have hoped for. Going 8-4 and finish- ing in a three way tie for second with a 2-2 record in the Central Sequoia League standings. The Cavaliers also made a deep run into the Division IV Valley playoffs making it to the Semi-Finals game. The Cavaliers would come up short in a 21-14 loss to the Bakersfield Christian Eagles. Thoughtout the season the mind set of the kids improved to a mentality to be a team player to act like a winner and a champion. 2014 PREVIEw Heading into this season the Cavaliers have a tight knit experienced team that have been together for a while. They expectations and the goals could not be higher. The team is filled with players that work hard, like to have fun and do not quit, which is all great character traits to have on a winning team. Coach Hughes knows that the game of football is unpredictable but he has no doubt that his players will give it their all. OffEnSE Losing four out of five of last years outstanding start- ing offensive linemen due to graduate the Cavaliers are going to have some inexpe- rience along that side of the trench. Getting the team back to that level will be key this year. To go along with the losses to graduation they will also be starting a new quarterback this year. They will return starting running back Macintyre Garbani who led the team in rushing last year with 1,509 yards and no doubt will be doing the ma- jor lifting this year as well. Returning to the level of last year's offense as a whole will be key to achieve what the Cavaliers have set before them and to go beyond their goals. But Hughes has had kids work- ing hard and the offense looks great. DEfEnSE This year's defense as Hughes puts it is "old." Meaning they have a lot of experience on that side of the ball. Returning all of their front seven they are poised to be a dominate force up front and Hughes is impressed at just how much they have remembered from last year. One weakness the team faces is all new defensive backs, so the perimeter may be valuable. PREDICtIOn Look for the Cavaliers to be a dominate force in the Central Sequoia League es- pecially with their defense. Once Playoff time comes around don't be shocked if they are contending for a title once again.

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