Corona Panthers: Division 5 Southern Section football preview

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.

Links: Corona team page | 2019 schedule

2018 IN REVIEW

3-8, (1-4, 5th place in Big VIII League), Division 5 first round playoff loss (51-0 to St. Paul)

HEAD COACH

Ron Gueringer is entering his second season as Corona’s head coach.

TOP PLAYERS

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.

OUTLOOK

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.

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