PENINSULA - OCEAN A #1  >>

King's Academy (Sunnyvale, CA)


GENERAL
Nickname: Knights
Colors: Navy/Gold
Coach: Ron Kellner
League: Peninsula - Ocean A (moving from Bay Football)
Section: Central Coast
Playoff Division: none
CA Bowl Division: North 3 (not yet official)
CA Bowl Division Rank: #11

RETURNERS
Returning Offensive Starters: 8
Returning Defensive Starters: 8
2007 JV Record: 9-1
Starting Quarterback Returning: yes
Top Running Back Returning: no

RATINGS
2007 Final Power Rating: 3.4
2007 National Rank: #7022
2007 State Rank: #519
Off-Season Rating Adjustment: +10
2008 Starting Power Rating: 13.4
2008 National Rank: #4409
2008 State Rank: #315
Dynasty Rating (Average 2003-2007 Rating): -6.6
Dynasty National Rank: #9576
2008 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating Comparison: better by 20
Dynasty Record: 33-14-2 (11-5 in league)

HISTORICAL
2007 Overall Record: 8-3
2007 League Record/Finish: 4-1 (2nd)
2007 Points For Average: 26.4
2007 Points Against Average: 24.6
2007 Differential: +1.8
2007 Wins: #7200 Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton) (28-27), #8458 St. Elizabeth (Oakland) (21-20), #8597 Clear Lake (Lakeport) (28-20), #9983 Lynbrook (San Jose) (28-20), #10507 Berean Christian (Walnut Creek) (41-12), #11860 Overfelt (San Jose) (27-12), #11943 Sierra Ridge/Rite of Passage (San Andreas) (51-32), #13710 California School for the Deaf (Fremont) (2-0)
2007 Losses: #2633 St. Patrick/St. Vincent (Vallejo) (42-3), #4382 Salesian (Richmond) (37-33), #9049 Fremont (Sunnyvale) (49-28)
2007 Opponents W-L: 72-46-1
Recent League Championships: 2006 (tied for 1st, Bay Football)
Winning Streak Entering 2008 Season: none

SCHEDULE
2008 Schedule: 9/5 at Fremont (Sunnyvale), 9/11 Mt. Pleasant (San Jose), 9/20 Leadership (Oakland), 10/3 at Burlingame, 10/10 at Hillsdale (San Mateo), 10/17 El Camino (South San Francisco), 10/24 Mills (Millbrae), 10/31 Sequoia (Redwood City), 11/14 at Jefferson (Daly City)
Highest-Rated 2008 Regular Season Opponents: Burlingame (5.7), Fremont (Sunnyvale) (-4.9), Sequoia (Redwood City) (-9.1)
Lowest-Rated 2008 Regular Season Opponents: Jefferson (Daly City) (-33.6), Hillsdale (San Mateo) (-28.2), Mills (Millbrae) (-27.3)
2007 Regular Season Schedule Strength: -11.3 (-2.7 overall)
2008 Regular Season Schedule Strength: -14
2008 vs. 2007 Schedule Strength Comparison: -2.7
2008 Projected Regular Season Record: 9-0
2008 Projected League Finish: 1st
2008 Undefeated Regular Season Probability: 61%
Opener: 9/5 at Fremont (Sunnyvale) [projection: 38-24 win]



Outlook: The King's Academy Knights move both sections and leagues for the 2008 season. In order to get decent competition, the Knights entered into the North Coast Section Bay Football League a couple years ago. Unfortunately, the team traveled substantial distances for some of their games. With the expansion of the Central Coast Section, Peninsula Ocean League, the Knights get better competition and don't have to travel so far for games. "There are some outstanding programs in this new league," said Coach Ron Kellner, "but I believe our team should be stronger than ever so I am very optimistic." King's Academy return a large group of starters from last year. Travis Johnson DE/G, Ben Sussman DB/TB and Ben Vidovich DT/C, among many others, could have a real impact this year. Coach Kellner told us that his Knights averaged 361 yards a game last year. They return eight of those offensive starters.