Valencia Vikings: 2019 Division 1/2 Southern Section high school football preview

Here’s an inside look at the CIF Southern Section Division 1/2 Valencia football team.

Links: Valencia team page | 2019 schedule


7-4, (5-0) Foothill League champions, Division 1 playoffs first round (lost 44-6 to Mater Dei)


Larry Muir is entering his 15th season as Valencia’s head coach.


Nick Pham RB, OLB Sr. 5-8 180

Ryan Morrison QB Sr. 6-5 210

Hunter Koch WR, CB Sr. 5-8 165

Caden Harrington FS, K Jr. 5-6 155

Jake Santos RB, FS Sr. 5-10 180

Mitchell Torres WR, FS Sr. 6-2 190

Tristen Lachman C, G, T Sr. 6-1 275

Braden Ward DE, T Sr. 6-2 230


Hunter Koch WR, CB

Caught 23 passes for 351 yards and four TDs as a junior.

Ryan Morrison QB

First year starter under center. Has played well in passing tournaments this offseason. Koch will be his main target.

Jake Santos RB, FS

Had 65 carries for 662 yards and eight TDs last season. Also caught two TDs and had two INTs on defense.


Valencia will most likely win the Foothill league again in 2019. They haven’t lost a league game since 2012. The D-1 playoffs will most likely be out of reach, but the Vikings have a chance to make some noise in D-2.

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