No. 15 Grossmont Foothillers: 2019 San Diego Section football preview

We begin our countdown of the Top 15 high school football teams in the San Diego Section with an inside look at No. 15 Grossmont.

Links: Grossmont team page | 2019 schedule

2018 IN REVIEW

4-8 (2-3) Division 1 Quarterfinalist

COACHING RESUME

Tom Karlo 8th season, 51-30 overall record

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 7. Defense – 4.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

QB Jaime Odom 6-2, 205, sr.

WR Brody Schicker 6-3, 185, sr.

RB Robert Tucker 5-7, 185, jr.

RB Jahmal Nevels 5-10, 175, sr.

OL Josh Howery 6-0, 240, sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

LB Chris Alba 6-1, 230, sr.

DB Austin Wittmayer 5-9, 165, sr.

DL Caleb Smith 6-1, 225, sr.

DL Cam Sanderlin 6-2, 220, sr.

LB Caden Matta 5-8, 175, sr.

THREE TO SEE

Jaime Odom, quarterback

Entering his third season as the Foothillers signal-caller and looking to add on to his career totals that have seen him accumulate 52 total touchdowns in only 23 career games.

Brody Schicker, wide receiver

Caught 24 passes in 2018, though 7 of them wound up as touchdown receptions.

Robert Tucker, running back

A threat running and catching, looks to come back strong after an injury cut last season short.

OUTLOOK

The Foothillers finished below .500 last season for the first time since 2008. With a schedule that features seven home games and several returning pieces at key positions, Grossmont should find success this season.

Typically known as a pass-first offense, Grossmont returns their top three rushers from a season ago that should provide more flexibility to the offense.

Only one of Grossmont’s top six receivers returns from a year ago, but last year’s connection could make Odom and Schicker one of the county’s top pass-catching duos.

2019 SCHEDULE

8/23: Mira Mesa, 7pm

8/30: Mater Dei Catholic, 7pm

9/13: Olympian, 7pm

9/20: Valley View, 7pm

9/27: Madison, 7pm

10/4: at Valhalla, 7pm

10/11: at Granite Hills, 7pm

10/18: Helix, 7pm

10/25: Steele Canyon, 7pm

11/1: at El Capitan, 7pm

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