No. 14 Poway Titans: 2019 San Diego Section football preview

We continue our countdown of the Top 15 high school football teams in the San Diego Section with an inside look at No. 14 Poway. With almost their entire offensive line and their three leading rushers all returning, the Titans should feature a strong running game in 2019.

Links: Poway team page | 2019 schedule

2018 IN REVIEW

8-3 (5-0) CIF Division 2 Quarterfinalist

COACHING RESUME

Scott Coats, 3rd season, 11-11 overall record

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 8. Defense – 5.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

RB Josh Butler 5-11, 185, sr.

QB Andrew Wiesley 6-2, 190, sr.

OL Andrew Johnson 6-3, 289, sr.

OL George Fournier 6-2, 329, sr.

WR DJ Owens 6-0, 160, sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

LB Daniel Kries 6-2, 195, jr.

DE Bradley Dumas 6-5, 234, sr.

DB Vance Jefferson 6-0, 185, jr.

DB Willie Blanco 6-0, 175, sr.

LB Colby Kopacz 5-11, 170, sr.

THREE TO SEE

Josh Butler, running back

An All-CIF 2nd Team selection as a junior, will try and surpass his totals from last season that saw him run for 1,138 yards and 17 touchdowns, averaging 9.3 yards per carry.

Vance Jefferson, athlete

One of the best athletes in the county, Jefferson saw time at running back, receiver, kick returner, and safety in 2018. He’s picked up an early offer from Arizona State.

Andrew Johnson, lineman

The 2nd ranked wrestler in the state at the 285-pound weight level is expected to start on both sides of the line.

OUTLOOK

The Titans rushed for over 232 yards per game in 2018. Expect much of the same in 2019 as they bring back four of five offensive linemen, and their three leading rushers.

Andrew Wiesley, who threw for over 2,000 yards and 13 touchdowns last season at Westview HS, has transferred in and is expected to take over the quarterback duties.

Poway graduated four of their top five tacklers from a season ago, and will look for their defense to grow up quickly against several quality non-league teams.

2019 SCHEDULE

Aug 23: Granite Hills, 7pm

Aug 30: at Olympian, 7pm

Sep 6: Ramona, 7pm

Sep 13: at Escondido, 7pm

Sep 20: Westview, 7pm

Sep 27: Tesoro, 7pm

Oct 4: at Vista, 7pm

Oct 11: Mt. Carmel, 7pm

Oct 18: at Del Norte, 7pm

Nov 1: at Rancho Bernardo, 7pm

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