No. 6 La Costa Canyon Mavericks: San Diego Section 2019 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. 6 La Costa Canyon.

Links: La Costa Canyon team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

6-4 (2-3), CIF Division 1 Quarterfinalist

COACHING RESUME

Sean Sovacool, 10th season, 64-38 overall record

RETURNING

Offense – 6. Defense – 4.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

QB Marshall Eucker 6-5, 218, sr.

WR Trevor Gonzales 6-5, 180, sr.

RB Aiden Lippert 5-8, 160, jr.

OL Jacob Saewitz 6-2, 245, sr.

WR Blake Witsenburg 6-0, 180, sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

LB Ozzie Nicholas 6-2, 230, sr.

DB Kris Sanchez 6-2, 190, jr.

DE Chad Nuschy 6-2, 215, sr.

DB Garrett Woodward 6-2, 190, sr.

LB Jason Martinez 5-11, 190, sr.

THREE TO SEE

Ozzie Nicholas, linebacker

The leader of the Mavericks defense has racked up double digit scholarship offers and will be looking to repeat as a 1st Team All-CIF Selection.

Marshall Eucker, quarterback

His 2nd season as the varsity starter should provide experience for the Mavericks offense.

Trevor Gonzales, wide receiver

Should have a big year as he poses a mismatch for most defenders around the county.

OUTLOOK

If the offensive line can give them time, Gonzalez and Eucker could end up being one of the best pass-catching duos in the county.

Injuries derailed a playoff run last season, but enough key pieces return to envision the Mavericks making a championship appearance.

Nicholas, Nuschy, and Martinez will have to pick up the slack up front for an inexperienced secondary.

2019 SCHEDULE

Aug 23: at Cathedral Catholic, 7pm

Aug 30: Vista, 7pm

Sep 6: San Clemente, 7pm

Sep 13: at El Camino, 7pm

Sep 20: at Oceanside, 7pm

Oct 4: San Marcos, 7pm

Oct 11: at Valley Center, 7pm

Oct 18: Mission Hills, 7pm

Oct 25: Carlsbad, 7pm

Nov 1: at Torrey Pines, 7:15pm

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