No. 13 Eastlake Titans: 2019 San Diego Section high school 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. 13 Eastlake.

Links: Eastlake team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

10-2 (4-0) CIF Division 1 Semifinalist

COACHING RESUME

John McFadden, 15th season (2000-13, 2018-present), 130-44-4 overall record

RETURNING STARTERS

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.

OUTLOOK

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.

2019 SCHEDULE

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

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