No. 3 Carlsbad Lancers: 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. 3 Carlsbad.

Links: Carlsbad team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

6-4 (3-2) CIF Open Division Semifinalist

COACHING RESUME

Thadd MacNeal, 9th season, 50-42 overall record

RETURNING

Offense – 7. Defense – 9.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

OL John Harrison 6-5, 295, sr.

QB Aiden Sayin 6-2, 205, jr.

RB Mazlo Norwood 5-10, 195, sr.

WR Cole Wright 6-0, 172, sr.

WR Noah Vella 6-0, 190, sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

LB Kyle Vassau 6-3, 215, sr.

DL Steven Wynn 6-2, 245, sr.

LB Coleby Willock 6-2, 183, sr.

LB DJ Young 5-10, 175, sr.

LB Dylan Quinn 6-3, 202, sr.

THREE TO SEE

Kyle Vassau, linebacker

In a strong year for linebackers, he’s among the best in the county.

Cole Wright, wide receiver

Averaged 21.1 yards per catch and had 7 receiving touchdowns for the Lancers in 2018.

Coleby Whillock, linebacker

Caught 4 touchdown passes last season while also playing linebacker.

OUTLOOK

Carlsbad lost Luke Armstrong and his 13 touchdowns to graduation. They’ll look for Mazlo Norwood to seize the running back spot.

Aiden Sayin steps in for his varsity debut at quarterback, but will have veteran pass catchers in Wright, Vella, and Whillock to rely on.

The Lancers return the most talent in what should be an extremely deep and very competitive Avocado League.

2019 SCHEDULE

Aug 23: Hart, 7pm

Aug 30: at Millikan, 7pm

Sep 6: at Lawndale, 7pm

Sep 13: Mission Hills, 7pm

Sep 20: San Marcos, 7pm

Oct 4: at Torrey Pines, 7:15pm

Oct 11: at Oceanside, 7pm

Oct 18: El Camino, 7pm

Oct 25: at La Costa Canyon, 7pm

Nov 1: Vista, 7pm

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