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Tulare CounTy FooTball Preview 31 Monache Marauders 2016 review The Marauders have been a model of consistency for the last three years... by consistently missing the playoffs and league titles with a 3-7 record. What has not been consistent is their coaching staff. Former Exeter Union High School coach Chris Frankland is Monache's third coach in three years. The lone bright spot for the Marauders last year was a 21-20 win over rival Porterville. Key loSSeS The cupboard wasn't bare when Coach Frankland arrived at Monache, but it definitely needed to be restocked. The Marauders lost the captain of their offense quarterback Clayton Dignam, defense linebacker Leroy Campbell, and their entire receiving corps outside of the tight end. It's unclear who will emerge to fill the holes left by wide receivers Josiah Robles, Tyreese Temple and Khris Takahashi. 2017 Preview A "?" might be a more appropriate icon for the Marauders than the traditional arrowed "M." Coach Frankland should be able to gauge his team's progress fairly quickly as the Marauders have lined up a schedule that is nearly identical to last year's. The only trouble with that schedule is that it includes games against seven teams that made the playoffs in 2016. PrediCTion Inexperience will plague Monache in the first half of the season and the league schedule is just as difficult. If Coach Frankland can turn some of those question marks into exclamation points, the Marauders could move into third place in league, but there is no chance of the team unseating one of the Tulare teams for a league title. Monache hasn't punctuated a season with a title in more than a decade. GaMe TyPe oPPonenT reSulT SCore Non-League Golden West Loss 41-14 Non-League Taft Win 38-12 Non-League El Diamante Loss 21-6 Non-League Kingsburg Loss 26-7 Non-League at North Win 34-13 League Tulare Union Loss 62-35 League Mission Oak Loss 24-21 * League Delano Loss 44-27 League Tulare Western Loss 48-7 League at Porterville Win 21-20 * Overtime 2 Khris Takahashi Key loSS 2016 reSeT 2016 TEAM REVIEW Division III: East Yosemite League 1-4 2-3 FOURth place p o s T s e a s o n : did nOt qUaliFy 2 016 2 015 2 014 3-7 3-7 3-7 MonaCHe MarauderS DAN THULLEN

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