We continue our countdown of the Top 15 high school football teams in the San Diego Section with an inside look at No. 13 Eastlake.
10-2 (4-0) CIF Division 1 Semifinalist
John McFadden, 15th season (2000-13, 2018-present), 130-44-4 overall record
Offense – 5. Defense – 4.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
RB Mateo La 5-10, 170, sr.
OL Jackson Daley 6-3, 240, sr.
WR Holden Stephens 6-3, 170, sr.
WR Jerwin Novicio 5-10, 160, sr.
OL Joshua Concepcion 5-10, 200, sr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
LB Maximus Susi 6-0, 160, sr.
LB Josiah McGuire 5-11, 170, sr.
DB Andrew Kamo 5-10, 160, sr.
DL Nick Pultorak 5-10, 195, sr.
LB Christian Aguilar 5-11, 185, soph.
THREE TO SEE
Mateo La, running back
Expected to carry the rushing load as the Titans lost six of their seven leading rushers.
Jackson Daley, lineman
A tight end last year, will now be a top contributor on both sides of the line.
Maximus Susi, linebacker
With the graduation of All-CIF linebacker Josh McCurty, Susi is next up in line to lead the Titans defense.
The Titans will be playing one of the county’s top schedules but will need inexperienced players to step up at several key positions to compete.
Coming off of a 10-2 season where the defense allowed eleven points per game, Eastlake will bring in seven new starters on defense. Talented sophomores Christian Aguilar and Trey White are among those looking to secure their spots.
If the Titans can stay healthy through the non-conference part of their schedule, they look to be the favorites to win a 2nd consecutive Metro- Mesa League Title.
8/23: at Steele Canyon, 7pm
8/30: St. Augustine, 7pm
9/6: at Lincoln, 7pm
9/13: at San Jacinto, 7pm
9/20: Cathedral Catholic, 7pm
9/27: El Camino, 7pm
10/4: Mater Dei Catholic, 7pm
10/11: Bonita Vista (@ Southwestern College), 7pm
10/18: Olympian, 7pm
10/25: at Otay Ranch, 7pm