Antelope Valley has some talented skill position players returning, but a big question mark at quarterback. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Antelopes.
2018 IN REVIEW
9-3 (5-2, third place in Golden League), Division 5 quarterfinalist (lost 38-0 to Lawndale)
Jermaine Lewis is entering his third season as head coach. Lewis graduated from AV in 1995 and went on to play for UCLA.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
RB Jermaine Marshall 5-10, 192, sr.
RB Elliott Thurman 5-9, 153, sr.
WR Derrell Lloyd 6-2, 175, sr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
OLB Bryce Mack 6-1, 205, sr.
CB Dante Kimbrough 5-9, 175 Sr.
THREE TO SEE
RB Jermaine Marshall
Marshall had 66 carries for 650 yards and 10 TDs last season in only seven games. He holds a Nevada offer.
WR Derrell Lloyd
Lloyd had 36 receptions for 452 yards and 7 TDs in 2018.
OLB Bryce Mack
Mack had 32 tackles, two picks and two forced fumbles last season.
The Golden League is up for grabs, but can Antelope Valley take it? Highland and Knight finished above the Antelopes last season, but those two teams graduated the majority of their impact players. An AV league title is a possibility.
The Antelopes biggest question mark is at quarterback. Who will replace Caden Hinton? Marshall, Lloyd and Mack make up a nice returning core, but depth is another question.