Diamond Ranch is gearing up for a season-opening showdown with Bishop Amat. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Panthers.
2018 IN REVIEW
7-4, (4-1 in Hacienda League, 2nd place), Division 5 first round playoff appearance (lost 39-33 to Apple Valley)
Eric Martinez is entering his third season as head coach. He was previously the defensive coordinator at Upland.
Cade Miller – QB, FS, SS Sr. 6-2 208
D.J. Shanks – WR, CB Sr. 5-11 174
Nin Burns – WR/CB Sr. 5’10” 175
Daymon Burns – WR/S Sr.
Luis Guerrero WR Sr. 6-1, 190
THREE TO SEE
Cade Miller – QB
Threw for 2,007 yards and 15 touchdowns last year.
D.J. Shanks – WR
All-CIF selection as a junior. Caught 38 passes for 583 yards and three scores. Also plays cornerback.
Nin Burns – WR/CB
Transfer from Covina who has played the last two years at QB for the Colts. He’ll be a play-maker for the Panthers this season.
Diamond Ranch is ranked No. 10 in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune’s football rankings. There are high expectations this season even with the departure of wide receiver Cristian Dixon to Mater Dei.
Cade Miller will consistently throw to DJ Shanks and the Burns brothers will make plays too. The Panthers open the season on Thursday, August 22 against Bishop Amat. They’re big-time underdogs, but a competitive game would show the rest of Division 5 that Diamond Ranch must be taken seriously.