Oxnard Yellowjackets: 2019 Division 5 Southern Section football preview

Jamie Moreno takes over at Oxnard as they make the jump to Division 5. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Yellowjackets.

Links: Oxnard team page | 2019 schedule

2018 IN REVIEW

11-3, (5-0, 1st place in Pacific View League), Division 6 runners up (lost in the championship to South Hills 23-14)

COACHING RESUME

Jaime Moreno is entering his first season as Oxnard’s head coach.

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 8. Defense – 6.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

Xavier Harris RB, WR, CB Sr. 5-10 180

Aaron Fontes WR, CB Sr. 6-1 165

Jaden Jones QB, FS Jr. 5-10 170

Tanielu Lemalu WR Jr. 5-8 165

Matthew Cortez T Jr. 6-1 260

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

Rj Aranda FS Sr. 5-8 14

Jadon Franco OLB Jr. 5-7 170

Tony Lopez MLB Jr. 6-0 185

Tytus Hutchinson OLB Jr. 6-0 180

Jacob Murillo NG, G, T Sr. 5-9 230

THREE TO SEE

Xavier Harris RB

Rushed for 1,659 yards and 27 scores in 2018. He also caught five touchdowns.  

Rj Aranda FS

Made 49 tackles and had four interceptions last season.

Tony Lopez MLB

Made 98 tackles in 2018.

OUTLOOK

Oxnard returns enough talented players to make a run in Division 5 under first year coach Jaime Moreno.

Jaden Jones is the team’s new quarterback. If he has a quick adjustment period then watch out, Oxnard will be tough to beat.

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