La Sierra football 2019: preview with the coach

Head coach Garry Hedlund gives us a glimpse of the 2019 La Sierra High School football team.

School: La Sierra | 2019 schedule

Head coach: Garry Hedlund, entering 5th season as head coach

Division: 14

Last year: 5-5 (1-4), missed playoffs

Returning starters: 6 offense, 7 defenseĀ 

Top players

Offense

Seth Morgan, right guard, sr.

Julius Hicks, running back, sr.

Jacob Ruiz, left guard, jr.

Jalyn Rayford Ross, running back, sr.

Elijah Randle, wide receiver, sr.

Defense

Anthony Dorado, outside linebacker, sr.

Nathan Torres, inside linebacker, jr.

Julius Hicks, strong safety, sr.

Seth Morgan, defensive line, sr.

Edwin Hernandez, outside linebacker, jr.

Coach’s corner

“We have a strong returning offensive line with 4 returning starters and 6 who have varsity playing experience leading our offense,” said Hedlund. “Junior quarterback Justin Esquivel takes over after two years leading the lower levels. He has a few good veteran playmakers around him including returning starting running back Julius Hicks. Hicks accounted for over 600 yards rushing as a junior in 7 games.”

“Defensively the Eagles are again anchored by their defensive front. Three returning starting linebackers and a deep experienced defensive line lead the charge for the new defensive coordinator, Joseph Scott.”

“Overall we expect our line to be the strength of the team after having some great showings in lifting and line competitions.”

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