Led by dual-threat QB Nathan Lomeli, El Modena is dropping down this season from Division 4. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Vanguards.
2018 IN REVIEW
6-5 (0-3, 4th place in Crestview League), Division 4 playoffs first round (lost 49-20 to Paramount)
Matt Mitchell is entering his fourth season as El Modena’s head coach.
Nathan Lomeli QB Sr. 5-11 150
Alex Covarubias WR Jr.
Tom Leonard TE Jr. 6-1 160
Vincent Gaspar MLB, TE Sr.
Aiden Ruiz DE Jr. 6-2 190
THREE TO SEE
Nathan Lomeli – QB
Threw for 1,507 yards and 14 TDs last season. Also ran for 548 yards and five scores.
Alex Covarubias – WR
Lomeli’s favorite target. Covarubias caught 17 passes last year in six games.
Vincent Gaspar MLB, TE/LB
Second leading tackler last season with 38.
Two years ago El Modena won a CIF championship. It’s tough to envision the Vanguards returning to those heights in 2018, but the playoffs are a possibility.