We wrap up our countdown of the Top 15 high school football teams in the San Diego Section with an inside look at No. 1 St. Augustine.
10-4 (2-2) CIF Division 1 Champions
Joe Kremer, 2nd season, 10-4 overall record
Offense – 9. Defense – 9.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
RB Byron Cardwell 6-0, 200, jr.
TE Michael Ambagtsheer 6-4, 248, sr.
WR Sam Scaife 6-2, 206, sr.
QB Angelo Peraza 5-9, 160, sr.
OL Nick Sylvester 6-0, 270, sr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
LB Connor Heffler 5-11, 205, sr.
DB Tyson McWilliams 6-2, 170, sr.
DB Eavan Gibbons 5-10, 185, sr.
DL Christian Gaeta 6-1, 280, jr.
LB Malcolm Williams 5-11, 215, jr.
THREE TO SEE
Byron Cardwell, running back
His breakout sophomore season included 1,521 all-purpose yards and 15 touchdowns with offers from USC, UCLA and five others arriving shortly after.
Michael Ambagtsheer, tight end
The two-way star caught six touchdown passes last season while also recording 4.5 sacks. He’s closing in on 20 offers from schools across the county.
Tyson McWilliams, cornerback
One of the county’s top corners, McWilliams has seven career interceptions while also being a top target at wide receiver. Nebraska, Iowa State, and San Diego State are among his double digit offer list.
In what may be the most experienced team in San Diego, the Saints return 18 starters from last year’s team that beat Helix in the CIF D-1 Championship before falling to eventual state champion Grace Brethren in the D2-AA Regional Finals.
With 80-percent of their total yards returning plus a deep postseason run under their belts, the Saints offense should be even better in 2019.
The Holy Bowl matchup versus Cathedral Catholic in October will likely determine a Western League Title, and could also be a preview of the Open Division Championship.
8/23: Bonita Vista, 7pm
8/30: at Eastlake, 7pm
9/6: Loyola, 7pm
9/13: at Otay Ranch, 7pm
9/20: Helix, 7pm
10/4: at Morse, 6:30pm
10/11: at Lincoln, 6:30pm
10/18: at Cathedral Catholic, 6:30pm
10/25: Madison, 7pm
11/1: Point Loma, 6:30pm