Here’s an inside look at the CIF Southern Section Division 1/2 Notre Dame football team.

Links: Notre Dame team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

9-4 (4-1) #2 in Mission League, Division 2 semifinalists (lost 41-38 to Rancho Verde)

COACHING RESUME


Kevin Rooney is entering his 40th season at Notre Dame. He has an overall record of 310-138-5.

RETURNING

Offense – 5. Defense – 9.

TOP PLAYERS

Sean Guyton CB, WR Sr. 6-0 185

Andre Bray WR, CB Sr. 5-11 165

Justin Horton SS, WR Sr. 5-10 175


Cooper Meek QB Jr. 6-3 210

W.m. Johnson RB, MLB, OLB Sr. 5-11 210

Jacob Moore MLB, TE Jr. 6-1 205

Justin Swanson G, DE Sr. 5-10 220

Anthony Spearman RB Jr. 5-10 196

THREE TO SEE

Andre Bray, WR/CB


Seven INTs last season and two TD catches.

Anthony Spearman, RB

Was used in short-yardage situations last year and scored seven TDs. He’ll replace Christian Grubb (UCLA) as the team’s starting running back this season.

Cooper Meek, QB

Won the starting job three games into 2018 and hasn’t looked back. Solid game manager a season ago. Look for Meek to take a step forward in 2019 with a year of experience under his belt.

OUTLOOK

Kevin Rooney has a great team in his 40th season at Notre Dame. The Knights are Mission League favorites and could take one of the last Division 1 playoff spots.


Bringing back nine defensive starters and a starting quarterback is a luxury few teams have.

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