We continue our countdown of the Top 15 high school football teams in the San Diego Section with an inside look at No. 10 Steele Canyon.
9-3 (4-1) CIF Division 1 Quarterfinalist
Scott Longerbone, 8th season, 45-40-1 overall record
Offense – 4. Defense – 9.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
RB Wes Neely 5-9, 182, jr.
RB Junior Akintunde 5-10, 190, sr.
WR Chris Carter 5-9, 185, sr.
OL Ulolo Samoata 6-2, 300, sr.
WR Javaya Boyd 5-11, 145, sr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
DB Chance Johnson 6-0, 185, sr.
LB Cameron Ewert 6-3, 211, sr.
DB Antoine Walker 5-11, 174, sr.
LB Colton Guerrero 6-0, 195, jr.
DL Viliamu Morse 6-0, 184, sr.
THREE TO SEE
Wes Neely, running back
Ran for 6 touchdowns last season while averaging 12.7 yards per carry.
Chance Johnson, defensive back/wide receiver
Led the Cougars in tackles last season while also averaging 19 yards per catch.
Antoine Walker, defensive back
33 tackles, 2 interceptions, and returned a kickoff for a touchdown in 2018.
Steele Canyon ran the ball almost 80-percent of the time last season and should replicate that this season with Neely and Akintunde returning at running back.
The Cougars defense allowed 21 points per game while playing a very good schedule. They return 9 starters from that defense including their 3 leading tacklers.
Steele Canyon took down Helix last season to share the Grossmont – Hills League Championship. This season will be even tougher as the bottom half of the league has taken a step forward.
Aug 23: Eastlake, 7pm
Aug 30: at Madison, 6:30pm
Sep 13: at Bonita Vista, 7pm
Sep 20: at Otay Ranch, 7pm
Sep 27: Mira Mesa, 7pm
Oct 4: at Granite Hills, 7pm
Oct 11: El Capitan, 7pm
Oct 18: Valhalla, 7pm
Oct 25: at Grossmont, 7pm
Nov 1: Helix, 7pm