St. Margaret’s has big holes to fill, but should be stout on defense again. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Tartans.

Links: St. Margaret’s team page | 2019 schedule

2018 IN REVIEW

Overall record: 10-2 (3-0 in the San Joaquin League, 1st place). The Tartans lost 18-16 to Serrano in the Division 6 quarterfinals. 

HEAD COACH

Kory Minor is entering his second season as head coach. He was previously the defensive coordinator.

TOP PLAYERS

RB Matthew Stevenson – 5’10”, 170, Sr.

WR Will Kenner – 6’3”, 190, Sr.

C Robby Healy – 5’10, 180, Sr.

T Kyle Juergens – 6’6, 255, Sr.

OLB Sean Sullivan, 6’3”, 190, Sr.

THREE TO SEE

Will Kenner – WR

A Second Team All-League selection, Kenner was the Tartans’ leading receiver last season with 536 yards.

Robby Healy – C

Healy was First Team All-League last season as an offensive lineman despite weighing in at only 180 pounds.

Matt Stevenson – RB

Stevenson was Second Team All-League last season after rushing for 384 yards.


OUTLOOK

St. Margaret’s is hoping to build on a 10-win season, despite losing the San Joaquin League players of the year on both sides of the ball.

The good news for the Tartans is their top running back and wide receiver both return in Matthew Stevenson and Will Kenner, respectively. Additionally, Robby Healy and Kyle Juergens will be back to anchor a strong offensive line.

On defense, they will likely suffer a little bit more from lost seniors, but all-league Sean Sullivan (OLB) is back. 

Their playoff experience from a year ago should help, but the Tartans will need to quickly fill the large voids left by LB/RB Koa Todd and QB James Mott.

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