Oregon State commit Ben Gulbranson is back for his senior season and might be the best overall QB in the division. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Panthers.

Links: Newbury Park team page | 2019 schedule

2018 IN REVIEW

3-7, (0-4, 5th place in Marmonte League)

COACHING RESUME

Jason Klein is entering his fourth year as head coach and his 10th year overall at Newbury Park. His overall record is 15-17.

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 7. Defense – 5.

TOP PLAYERS

Ben Gulbranson – QB – SR 6-4 219

Christian Middleton – WR/DB – JR 5-11 164

Tyson Lundring – WR/DB – SR 5-11 170

Braden Hutten – WR/DB – SR 6-2 183

Soren Brown – DB/WR – SR 5-10 150

Isaiah Panapa – OL/DL – JR 6-0 252

Karim Jamaleddine – OL/LB – SR 5-9 202

James Tubb – WR/DB – JR 6-3 166

James Hendrix – TE/DL – SR 6-6 283

Dane Germann – WR/DB – JR 6-1 168

Quinn Haggarty – WR/DB – SO 5-11 165

Lance Knieriem – RB/LB – SO 5-8 158

Kyle Mahon – LB/OL – JR – 6-1 179

Cooper Smith – TE/DL – JR 6-1 180

Mason Tucker – OL/DL – SO 5-11 264

THREE TO SEE

Ben Gulbranson – QB

Gulbranson is committed to Oregon State and is the best overall quarterback in the division. He’s had some health issues in the past that have affected his ability to stay on the field.

Christian Middleton – WR/DB

The Newbury Park staff is really excited about Middleton. He’ll be Gulbranson’s main target this season.

Soren Brown – DB/WR

Picked off two passes last season.

OUTLOOK

The Marmonte League is really tough and Newbury Park will most likely be underdogs in every league game.

The Panthers have playmakers on offense, but will the defense be able to get consistent stops? Can quarterback Ben Gulbranson stay healthy?

If the Panthers’ offensive line can protect their star quarterback, Newbury Park will be competitive. The playoffs will most likely be out of reach though.

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