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.

Links: El Modena team page | 2019 schedule

2018 IN REVIEW

6-5 (0-3, 4th place in Crestview League), Division 4 playoffs first round (lost 49-20 to Paramount)

HEAD COACH



Matt Mitchell is entering his fourth season as El Modena’s head coach.

TOP PLAYERS

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.



OUTLOOK

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.

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