Corona is hoping for big contributions from seniors Gavin Sheffield, Rashaud Owens and Chris Ogle to remain competitive in the very difficult Big VIII League. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Panthers.
2018 IN REVIEW
3-8, (1-4, 5th place in Big VIII League), Division 5 first round playoff loss (51-0 to St. Paul)
Ron Gueringer is entering his second season as Corona’s head coach.
Gavin Sheffield WR, FS Sr. 6-3 170
Rashaud Owens OLB Sr. 6-0 195
Kevin Murray FS, RB Jr. 5-11 175
Chris Ogle DB Sr.
Ayden Thomas DE Jr.
THREE TO SEE
Gavin Sheffield WR
Caught 45 passes for 557 yards and four scores last season.
Rashaud Owens OLB
Made a whopping 124 tackles in 2018.
Ayden Thomas DE
Made 63 tackles last season.
The Big VIII League is extremely difficult, and Corona faces an uphill battle to improve on last season’s 1-4 league record. They will need their senior leaders — Sheffield, Owens and Ogle — to be big-time playmakers this season.
In their final three league losses in 2018, Corona was outscored 193-0. 2019 projects to be another challenging season.