Lompoc’s dynamic running game should have them in the hunt for the Division 5 title. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Braves.

Links: Lompoc team page | 2019 schedule

2018 IN REVIEW

8-3, (5-0, 1st place in Channel League), Division 3 playoffs first round (24-7 loss to Capistrano Valley)

HEAD COACH

Andrew Jones is entering his 10th season as Lompoc’s head coach.

TOP PLAYERS

Cameron Iribarren QB Sr. 6-2 180

Leondre Coleman RB, LB Sr. 6-2 205

Nick Dominguez WR, CB Sr. 6-2 175

Joe Schumer WR, DB Sr. 6-1 185

Oscar Tenorio CB, RB Sr. 5-11 175

Jacob Nunez OL, DL Sr. 6-4 275

Ryan Morgan WR, DB Sr. 6-3 230

THREE TO SEE

Cameron Iribarren QB

At QB, Iribarren rushed for more yards than he threw for in 2018. He passed for 13 scores and ran for 15. The senior is a true dual-threat quarterback.

Leondre Coleman RB

All-CIF selection last season. He rushed for 1,060 yards and 11 TDs. Coleman also caught five touchdowns. As a linebacker, he made 65 tackles.

Jacob Nunez OL, DL

Arizona State commit will anchor the line on both sides of the ball.

OUTLOOK

The Braves are a legit Division 5 contender. Their dynamic running game wins games, like last year showed, and a drop to D-5 will help come playoff time.

The Channel League isn’t very tough and Lompoc should win it again. The only fear is that their schedule won’t adequately prepare them for a deep playoff run.

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