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Bishop's (La Jolla, CA)

Nickname: Knights
Colors: Maroon/Gold
Coach: Mike David
League: Coastal
Section: San Diego
Playoff Division: V
Playoff Division Rank: #1
CA Bowl Division: South 3 (not yet official)
CA Bowl Division Rank: #5

Returning Offensive Starters: 6
Returning Defensive Starters: 6
2007 JV Record: 6-2-1
Starting Quarterback Returning: no
Top Running Back Returning: yes

2007 Final Power Rating: 31.9
2007 National Rank: #1218
2007 State Rank: #105
Off-Season Rating Adjustment: +1
2008 Starting Power Rating: 32.9
2008 National Rank: #1026
2008 State Rank: #98
Dynasty Rating (Average 2003-2007 Rating): 10.4
Dynasty National Rank: #4246
2008 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating Comparison: better by 22.5
Dynasty Record: 23-12 (6-7 in league)

2007 Overall Record: 12-0
2007 League Record/Finish: 3-0 (tied for 1st)
2007 Points For Average: 44
2007 Points Against Average: 9.3
2007 Differential: +34.7
2007 Wins: #2586 Christian (El Cajon) (17-7), #4643 Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach) (38-6), Federal Prep (Tijuana, Mexico) (55-0), #5804 Parker (San Diego) (21-10), #6741 Horizon (San Diego) (42-7), #6741 Horizon (San Diego) (63-45), #9543 La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla) (55-7), #10569 Vincent Memorial (Calexico) (47-13), #11440 Maui (Kahului, HI) (44-2), #11647 Escondido Charter (Escondido) (54-6), #12553 Crawford (San Diego) (49-8), #14124 St. Monica (Santa Monica) (43-0)
2007 Losses: none
2007 Opponents W-L: 44-67-1
Recent Section Championships: 2007
Recent League Championships: 2007 (tied for 1st)
Winning Streak Entering 2008 Season: 12
Streak List: 9/1/07 Maui (Kahului, HI) (44-2), 9/15/07 La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla) (55-7), 9/21/07 Federal Prep (Tijuana, Mexico) (55-0), 9/28/07 Crawford (San Diego) (49-8), 10/5/07 Escondido Charter (Escondido) (54-6), 10/13/07 St. Monica (Santa Monica) (43-0), 10/20/07 Horizon (San Diego) (42-7), 11/2/07 Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach) (38-6), 11/9/07 Parker (San Diego) (21-10), 11/24/07 Vincent Memorial (Calexico) (47-13), 11/30/07 Horizon (San Diego) (63-45), 12/7/07 Christian (El Cajon) (17-7)

2008 Schedule: 9/6 vs Instituto Mexico (Tijuana, Mexico), 9/12 at La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla), 9/20 vs Salesian (Los Angeles), 9/25 vs El Cajon Valley (El Cajon), 10/3 at Southwest (El Centro), 10/10 vs Escondido Charter (Escondido), 10/17 vs Parker (San Diego), 10/31 at Horizon (San Diego), 11/7 Christian (El Cajon), 11/14 at Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach)
Highest-Rated 2008 Regular Season Opponents: Christian (El Cajon) (20), Parker (San Diego) (15.6), Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach) (14.2)
Lowest-Rated 2008 Regular Season Opponents: Escondido Charter (Escondido) (-23), Southwest (El Centro) (-22.2), El Cajon Valley (El Cajon) (-17.8)
2007 Regular Season Schedule Strength: -10.3 (-1.9 overall)
2008 Regular Season Schedule Strength: -2.5
2008 vs. 2007 Schedule Strength Comparison: +7.8
2008 Projected Regular Season Record: 10-0
2008 Projected League Finish: 1st
2008 Undefeated Regular Season Probability: 64%
Opener: 9/6 vs Instituto Mexico (Tijuana, Mexico) [projection: 40-14 win]

Outlook: Bishop's High School had an outstanding 2007 football season (winning the San Diego Section D-V title) and there doesn't appear to be a huge drop off for 2008. Returning RB Jacob Kelly will be relied upon to take pressure off of new likely QB Joey Moreno. While Coach Mike David acknowledges inexperience at both the QB and WR positions, he feels it may not turn out to be much of a hindrance. "Passing game has been very good so far this summer. Players have improved drastically at this position [WR]." If the Knights can achieve anywhere near the 44 points per game they had last year, they should remain very formidable. Despite the optimism on offense, Coach David feels that the defense will actually be the biggest strength of the team. A large number of players who saw a lot of action last year return on a defense that only allowed an average of 9.2 ppg. Mike Jensen and some guy named Seau (this one's first name is Micah) will lead the linebackers, while Alex Carrillo and Rey Felix will anchor the DL. Bishop's is looking like they are poised to challenge for another set of league and sectional titles, but they will also be facing improved competition from their Coastal League rivals.