CJ Montes and Amir Bankhead will spearhead Paraclete’s explosive offense. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Spirits.
2018 IN REVIEW
5-7 (0-1) #2 in Golden League, Division 3 quarterfinalist (lost 76-40 to Cajon)
Dean Herrington – 4th season – 30-13 overall record (2016 D-6 CIF Champions and 3AA state champions)
Offense – 8. Defense – 6. (This includes transfers who started at their schools last season.)
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
QB CJ Montes – Junior (transfer from LB Poly, has D-1 offers from San Jose St., Nevada and Florida Atlantic)
RB Amir Bankhead – Junior (Was ALL-CIF as a freshman, missed last year with an ACL injury)
OT Ryan Hannoun – Senior, 6-5, 285 (Offered by Sacramento St., Montana St., Portland St.)
WR Nick Wyatt – Senior (Played RB last year; had 1,100+ yards in 7 games)
OG Alan Rennie – Senior, 6-5, 330
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
Corner Jalen Williams – Junior
SS Micha Adams – Senior
CB Dawit Wasse – Senior
DE Nick Cunningham – Senior
LB Richard Semeatu – Junior
DE Isaiah Navarro – Junior
THREE TO SEE
CJ Montes, QB
Montes is very talented but he has moved around a lot. Time will tell if Paraclete is his final landing spot.
Amir Bankhead, RB
Bankhead is fully healthy for 2019 after missing last season. He was recently offered by Colorado.
Jalen Williams, CB
Intercepted two passes and made 20 tackles last season.
Paraclete should have a better season than last year’s 5-7 one. Sierra Canyon will most likely win the Gold Coast League, but Paraclete is a playoff team.
CJ Montes is a good quarterback. Amir Bankhead is a great running back. If Dean Herrington gets the team to gel they’ll have a shot at the semifinals. Defensive depth is a question.