2016 record: 15-1 (4-A East Regional champion) | Coach: Jacob Thomas
Top returners: Justice Galloway-Velazquez, 6-2, 240, Sr., QB; Tyone Tillman, 5-11, 185, Sr., WR/SS; Tyler McCoy, 5-10, 170, Sr., WR/DB; Joey Saldana, 5-10, 180, Sr., DT; Chris Matthews, 6-0, 220, Sr., LB/FB; Austin Hunt, 6-1, 205, Jr., LB/ FB; Austin Blackwell, 6-1, 175, Sr., LB; Josh Jones, 6-3, 255, Sr., DT/OL; Noah Rowsey, 5-11, 225, Jr., OL/DT; Kyshawn McLean, 5-9, 140, Sr., CB/WR.
Top newcomers: Caleb Krings, 6-2, 250, So., OL; Marcus Jackson, 6-1, 225, Jr., OL/DL; Zaire Boykin, 6-0, 190, Jr., RB; J’Velus Peterson, 6-0, 205, Jr., RB; Sincere Hale, 5-11, 225, Jr., OL; Nick Minnacapelli, 5-10, 195, So., OL/DL; Derrick Whitted, 5-100, 190, So., LB; Jalen Hudson, 6-4, 220, So., S.
Team strengths: “We have a really strong group of seniors. Their leadership and commitment has been outstanding this summer. They are led by our fouryear starters, quarterback Justice Galloway-Velazquez and linebacker Chris Matthews.’’
Team concerns: “The biggest concerns this year will be replacing the offensive line, running backs and team depth. With only one returning starter on the offensive line we will be very young up front.’’
Coach’s comment: “Trying to build off of what we did last year, we know it’s not going to be easy. It’s going to take a lot of hard work and commitment. We know we are going to get everyone’s best shot, and we are doing our best to prepare for that.’’
PHOTO: Top returner Justice GallowayVelazquez