Noah Tumblin has moved on to San Diego State, but Mira Mesa has several young, talented players to build around. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Marauders.
10-3 (2-1), CIF Division 2 finalist
Chris Thompson, 2nd season, 10-3 overall record
Offense – 3. Defense – 3.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
RB Elijah Thomas, 6-0, 185, sr.
OL Ethan Nelson 6-1, 233, sr.
ATH Tajon Evans 5-11, 170, soph.
WR Michael Hoolihan 5-11, 165, jr.
QB Teige Barrett 5-11, 160, sr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
LB Fa’avae Leomiti 6-1, 235, sr.
LB Marcus Garcia 5-9, 195, sr.
DB Elijah Waldon 5-10, 160, jr.
DL Sampson Leasau 5-11, 300, soph.
DB Said Salim 6-2, 165, sr.
THREE TO SEE
Elijah Thomas, running back/defensive back
Led the team in tackles a year ago, now takes on running back duties as well.
Ethan Nelson, lineman
Starting both ways, brings experience to a young team.
Samson Leasau, defensive lineman
Will play a big role controlling the line of scrimmage.
The Marauders lost a ton of seniors from last year’s team, but they have several young, talented pieces to quickly rebuild.
Last year’s offense revolved around Noah Tumblin who scored 35 total touchdowns. With Tumblin now at San Diego State, this season’s approach will be much more of a group effort to move the football.
Mira Mesa faces several strong non-league opponents, but should have the experience to compete for the Eastern League in the latter part of the season.
Aug 23: at Grossmont, 7pm
Aug 30: at San Marcos, 7pm
Sep 6: Scripps Ranch, 6:30pm
Sep 13: Mt. Carmel, 7pm
Sep 27: at Steele Canyon, 7pm
Oct 4: La Jolla, 6:30pm
Oct 11: Christian, 6:30pm
Oct 18: at University City, 6:30pm
Oct 25: at Morse, 6:30pm
Nov 1: Madison, 7pm