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.
6-4 (3-2) CIF Open Division Semifinalist
Thadd MacNeal, 9th season, 50-42 overall record
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.
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.
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