Noah Tumblin has moved on to San Diego State, but Mira Mesa has several young, talented players to build around. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Marauders.

Links: Mira Mesa team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

10-3 (2-1), CIF Division 2 finalist

COACHING RESUME

Chris Thompson, 2nd season, 10-3 overall record

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 3. Defense – 3.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

RB Elijah Thomas, 6-0, 185, sr.

OL Ethan Nelson 6-1, 233, sr.

ATH Tajon Evans 5-11, 170, soph.

WR Michael Hoolihan 5-11, 165, jr.

QB Teige Barrett 5-11, 160, sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

LB Fa’avae Leomiti 6-1, 235, sr.

LB Marcus Garcia 5-9, 195, sr.

DB Elijah Waldon 5-10, 160, jr.

DL Sampson Leasau 5-11, 300, soph.

DB Said Salim 6-2, 165, sr.

THREE TO SEE

Elijah Thomas, running back/defensive back

Led the team in tackles a year ago, now takes on running back duties as well.

Ethan Nelson, lineman

Starting both ways, brings experience to a young team.

Samson Leasau, defensive lineman

Will play a big role controlling the line of scrimmage.

OUTLOOK

The Marauders lost a ton of seniors from last year’s team, but they have several young, talented pieces to quickly rebuild.

Last year’s offense revolved around Noah Tumblin who scored 35 total touchdowns. With Tumblin now at San Diego State, this season’s approach will be much more of a group effort to move the football.

Mira Mesa faces several strong non-league opponents, but should have the experience to compete for the Eastern League in the latter part of the season.

2019 SCHEDULE

Aug 23: at Grossmont, 7pm

Aug 30: at San Marcos, 7pm

Sep 6: Scripps Ranch, 6:30pm

Sep 13: Mt. Carmel, 7pm

Sep 27: at Steele Canyon, 7pm

Oct 4: La Jolla, 6:30pm

Oct 11: Christian, 6:30pm

Oct 18: at University City, 6:30pm

Oct 25: at Morse, 6:30pm

Nov 1: Madison, 7pm

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