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Army-Navy (Carlsbad, CA)

Nickname: Warriors
Colors: Black/Gold
Coach: Bert Ford
League: Pacific
Section: San Diego
Playoff Division: V
Playoff Division Rank: #5
CA Bowl Division: South 3 (not yet official)
CA Bowl Division Rank: #32

Returning Offensive Starters: 6
Returning Defensive Starters: 4
2007 JV Record: 7-1
Starting Quarterback Returning: no
Top Running Back Returning: yes

2007 Final Power Rating: -2
2007 National Rank: #8524
2007 State Rank: #619
Off-Season Rating Adjustment: +1.5
2008 Starting Power Rating: -0.4
2008 National Rank: #8108
2008 State Rank: #569
Dynasty Rating (Average 2003-2007 Rating): -15.2
Dynasty National Rank: #11631
2008 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating Comparison: better by 14.8
Dynasty Record: 15-35 [20-30 on the field] (2-19 in league)

2007 Overall Record: 1-7
2007 League Record/Finish: 1-3 (5th)
2007 Points For Average: 16.3
2007 Points Against Average: 23
2007 Differential: -6.7
2007 Wins: #12579 Tri-City Christian (Vista) (28-21)
2007 Losses: San Pasqual Academy (Escondido) (forfeit), #7668 Linfield Christian (Temecula) (17-14), #9543 La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla) (31-7), #11045 Holtville (forfeit), #11647 Escondido Charter (Escondido) (forfeit), #12804 Mountain Empire (Pine Valley) (forfeit), #14073 Calipatria (forfeit)
2007 Opponents W-L: 33-38
Winning Streak Entering 2008 Season: 1
Streak List: 11/9/07 Tri-City Christian (Vista) (28-21)

2008 Schedule: 9/6 Mountain View Christian (Las Vegas, NV), 9/12 vs San Pasqual Academy (Escondido), 9/19 at St. Margaret's (San Juan Capistrano), 9/27 Holtville, 10/4 Linfield Christian (Temecula), 10/10 at Sage Hill (Newport Beach), 10/18 Tri-City Christian (Vista), 11/1 La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla), 11/7 at Calipatria, 11/14 Escondido Charter (Escondido)
Highest-Rated 2008 Regular Season Opponents: St. Margaret's (San Juan Capistrano) (39.3), Linfield Christian (Temecula) (9.5), La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla) (-1.7)
Lowest-Rated 2008 Regular Season Opponents: Calipatria (-36.3), Escondido Charter (Escondido) (-23), Tri-City Christian (Vista) (-19.6)
2007 Regular Season Schedule Strength: -15.7
2008 Regular Season Schedule Strength: -5.3
2008 vs. 2007 Schedule Strength Comparison: +10.4
2008 Projected Regular Season Record: 6-4
2008 Projected League Finish: 1st
2008 Undefeated Regular Season Probability: less than 1%
Opener: 9/6 Mountain View Christian (Las Vegas, NV) [projection: 21-19 win]

Outlook: The Army-Navy Academy finished at a disappointing 1-7 last year. Unfortunately, the majority of those losses were via forfeit and the record sort of disguises the fact that this was a pretty decent small-school team. This apparently wasn't entirely unnoticed since one of the potential leading candidates for the CIF State Small School Division Bowl game (St. Margaret's of San Juan Capistrano) decided to jump onto the Warriors' schedule. The A.N.A. returns their leading RB of '07, Sherman Coaly, who will be relying on the likes of OL Sam Johnson to reestablish a strong running game for '08. Defensively, the Warriors weren't bad last year, but they will have several gaps to fill this year (the 7-1 JV team should be of help for that). As alluded to earlier, the A.N.A. put together a pretty strong non-league schedule and will even be representing California against a quality team from Nevada.