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2014 Tulare County Football Preview

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MONARCHS Exeter 2014 SCHEDULE AUG. 29 Lindsay 7:30 p.m. SEPT. 05 Woodlake 7:30 p.m. SEPT. 11* @McLane 7:00 p.m. SEPT. 19 Madera South 7:30 p.m. SEPT. 26 @Mission Oak 7:30 p.m. OCT. 03 Wasco 7:30 p.m. OCT. 10 @Selma 7:00 p.m. OCT. 17 @CVC 7:30 p.m. OCT. 24 BYE OCT. 31 Kingsburg 7:30 p.m. NOV. 07 @Dinuba 7:30 p.m. *= Thursday Night Game Central Sequoia 3 League Prediction @Dinuba NOV. 07 @ 7:30 p.m. @ CVC OCT. 17 @ 7:30 p.m. KINGSBURG OCT. 31 @ 7:30 p.m. @Selma OCT. 10 @ 7:00 p.m. KEY MONARCHS FS Joey Tobias OL Miguel Mendez Chris Frankland 1st season Overall Record 0-0 Postseason Record 0-0 League Titles 0 Valley Titles 0 Head Coach Quarterback Javier Brito looks to lead the Monarchs under new head coach Chris Frankland Alex Cortez 52 • MKP, INC. 2013 REviEw The Exeter Monarchs finished the 2013 with a 7-5 overall record under then head coach Ben White. The Monarchs would go on to open up the season with three straight victories including a 34-22 victory over rival Woodlake before falling to the defending East Yosemite League Champi- ons, the Mission Oak Hawks and the State Champions, the Bakersfield Christian Eagles. In Central Sequoia League play the Monarchs found themselves tied for second place going 2-2 in league play. Heading into the playoffs the Monarchs were fresh off a 34-21 victory over a very good Dinuba Emperors squad and carried over that momentum against Rosa- mond in a 48-0 victory in the first round. In the quarterfinals the Monarchs could not get past a tough Wasco team as they ended their 2013 season and the Ben White era with a 42-28 loss. 2014 PREviEw Taking a look at the 2014 Monarchs, fans will notice a lot of differences from last season. For starters the Monarchs will have a new head coach on the sidelines as Chris Frankland takes the helm for the Monarchs. Coach Frankland has his team working hard to get better each and every week. Frankland has been instilling into his team to only worry about what they can control and let everything else take care of its self. OffENSE The offense returns one of Tulare County's toughest running backs in Austin Car- doza. Last season Cardoza rushed for 1,884 yards and 19 touchdowns on the ground. Another weapon the Monarchs will have at their disposal is re- ceiver Alex Cortez who had 40 receptions for 809 yards and 19 touchdown catches on the season. Quarterback Javier Brito has a few games under his belt, with the weapons he has by his side, the offense will be productive in a very high tempo offense that will put points on the board quickly. DEfENSE Defensively, the Monarchs will be running a different style of defense that the fans are use to seeing in the 4-2-5 scheme. Coach Frankland feels this type of defensive package it will allow them to have different looks for the many different types of of- fenses the Monarchs will face this season. PREDiCtiON Offensively the Monarchs will be tough to stop with all the weapons they have, but in a very tough Central Sequoia League it is up for grabs. Look for the Monarchs to finish a game short of winning a league title this year but they should go deep in the playoffs and make a serious run at a division V Valley title.

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