Mt. Carmel struggled last season, but returns a talented and experienced group of seniors. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Sun Devils.
2018 IN REVIEW
1-9 (1-4) CIF Division 2
John Anderson, 9th season; 43-50 overall record
Offense – 6. Defense – 5.
RB Ty Virgin 6-1, 185, sr.
QB Carson Taumoepeau 6-3, 175, jr.
WR Bryan Benavente 5-6, 150, sr.
RB Dylan Jackson 5-11, 200, sr.
WR Jake Ventimiglia 5-11, 165, sr.
DB Adam Robles 5-10, 165, sr.
DB Ethan Costa 5-10, 160, sr.
DL Elliott Blanks 6-1, 237, sr.
DL Jamie Antoun 6-0, 295, sr.
LB Ajani Shelton 6-4, 220, sr.
THREE TO SEE
Ty Virgin, running back
His breakout junior season included 15 rushing touchdowns and 5.7 yards per carry.
Bryan Benavente, athlete
Caught two touchdown passes for the Sun Devils while also playing cornerback and returning punts and kicks in 2018.
Ajani Shelton, linebacker
Still new to the position, has all the measurables and bloodlines to become a dominant defensive stopper.
The Sun Devils have managed only three wins over the past two seasons, but an experienced group of seniors return that led the team in every major category last year.
With teams keying on running back Ty Virgin, the passing game should open up more in QB Carson Taumoepeau’s second varsity season.
Mt. Carmel’s five toughest games of the season are on the road, which will be a real test to a team that looks to be improved in 2019.
Aug 23: Valley Center, 7pm
Aug 30: at Granite Hills, 7pm
Sep 6: at Mira Mesa, 7pm
Sep 13: Ramona, 7pm
Sep 20: Vista, 7pm
Sep 27: at San Marcos, 7pm
Oct 11: at Poway, 7pm
Oct 18: at Rancho Bernardo, 7pm
Oct 25: Del Norte, 7pm
Nov 1: Westview, 7pm