We are a weekly newspaper serving the communities of Exeter, Lindsay, and Woodlake California.

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 33 of 79

32 Tulare CounTy FooTball Preview 2017 SCHeDule MonaCHe MarauDerS EAST YOSEMITE LEAGUE PLAY oCTober 5 oCTober 13 oCTober 20 oCTober 26 noveMber 3 Tulare Union Mission Oak Delano Tulare Western Porterville HOME GAME HOME GAME HOME GAME DaTe oPPonenT MaSCoT TiMe Aug 25 At golden West BlAzers 7:00 PM sePt 1 At tAft WildcAts 7:00 PM sePt 8 el diAMAnte Miners 7:00 PM sePt 15 At KingsBurg ViKings 7:00 PM sePt 22 north (BAKersfield) stArs 7:00 PM oct 5 At tulAre union triBe 7:15 PM oct 13 Mission oAK hAWKs 7:15 PM oct 20 At delAno tigers 7:15 PM oct 26 tulAre Western MustAngs 7:15 PM noV 3 PorterVille PAnthers 7:00 PM 6 LEAGUE PREDICTION: Season Predictions for the Marauders QuarTerbaCk the most unsettled position for the Mauraders happens to be the one that touches the ball on every offensive play. the two players vying for the job are both juniors who have started one varsity game between them. Antonio Andrade started the rivalry game against Porterville last year as a sophomore with his height (6'0") giving him a slight advantage for the job. Matthew cloyd is shorter (5'8"), but he is quicker on his feet. running baCk anD wiDe reCeiver Most of the Monache's key losses came at the skill positions, including their top three wide receivers and one of their top running backs. for- tunately, this offense will flow through the tight end. senior tight end daniel Baca's mere presence often draws a double-team from opposing defenses. if any of this year's receiving corps can draw coverage away from Baca, the Mauraders may find themselves spending more time in the end zone than backed up against it. oFFenSive line two of Monache's best players anchor this unit and the offense. seniors Austin habich (6'3", 255 lbs.) and lane Page (6'2", 235 lbs.) return at center and tackle respectively. the rest of the line is a competition between seven juniors ranging in size from 235 to 250 pounds, meaning the best and most consistent players will move into starting roles. "this might be the best offensive line i have ever coached," frankland said. linebaCker outside of the quarterback position, this might be the weakest unit on the team. senior ethan Mccombie is the only returning starter and will lead the unit from the middle linebacker position. Junior Marcus Moreno has two years of varsity experience, but at the safety position. the real X-factor on this squad is Aidan galvan, an athletic sophomore who coaches hope will win a starting job. CornerbaCk anD SaFeTy this unit will be the strength of the defense. the Mauraders return all but one of their starters from last year as Marcus Moreno was moved up from strong safety. seniors Marlon Johnson and Montrece fields provide the experience and leadership while junior nicholas Villareal provides the range. coach frankland says this group will be key to holding games together while the rest of the defense develops during a brutal schedule. DeFenSive line not as talented as the linebackers or as experienced as the defensive backs, the d-line should at least be stout. senior daylen smith is a solid end and the leader of the unit. standouts Austin habich and lane Page will rotate in and out of the defensive line along with other play- ers from the offensive line. Offense Defense Players to Watch Head Coach Austin HabiCH center/nose guard dAniel baCa tight end chris FranklanD 4TH SEASON oVerAll record 16-17 * PostseAson record 1-2 leAgue titles 0 VAlley titles 0 *Exeter Union High School, 2014-2016 dAn thullen dAn thullen

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of Magazines - football_preview_2017