South Hills (West Covina, CA)

Nickname: Huskies
Colors: Green/Gold
Coach: Steve Bogan
League: San Antonio
Section: Southern
Playoff Division: Southeast (VII)
Playoff Division Rank: #1
CA Bowl Division: South 2 (not yet official)
CA Bowl Division Rank: #24

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

2007 Final Power Rating: 33.9
2007 National Rank: #1034
2007 State Rank: #93
Off-Season Rating Adjustment: +0.5
2008 Starting Power Rating: 34.4
2008 National Rank: #898
2008 State Rank: #92
Dynasty Rating (Average 2003-2007 Rating): 26.3
Dynasty National Rank: #974
2008 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating Comparison: better by 8.1
Dynasty Record: 50-17 (19-1 in league)

2007 Overall Record: 10-3
2007 League Record/Finish: 4-0 (1st)
2007 Points For Average: 31.8
2007 Points Against Average: 16.2
2007 Differential: +15.6
2007 Wins: #2155 Fullerton (28-7), #2236 Foothill (Santa Ana) (41-17), #3325 Rancho Cucamonga (28-7), #3925 Los Altos (Hacienda Heights) (35-21), #4043 West Covina (35-24), #7348 Claremont (32-7), #7903 La Mirada (59-33), #9734 Rowland (Rowland Heights) (42-10), #11837 Nogales (La Puente) (43-14), #11943 Walnut (42-3)
2007 Losses: #308 El Dorado (Placentia) (23-17), #515 La Habra (31-6), #736 Trabuco Hills (Mission Viejo) (13-6)
2007 Opponents W-L: 81-69
Recent Section Championships: 2005 (VII), 2003 (VII)
Recent League Championships: 2007, 2006 (tied for 1st), 2005, 2004, 2003
Winning Streak Entering 2008 Season: none

2008 Schedule: 9/12 at Ayala (Chino Hills), 9/19 vs La Habra, 9/26 at Duarte, 10/3 vs Northview (Covina), 10/10 at Rosemead, 10/17 vs Nogales (La Puente), 10/23 vs Los Altos (Hacienda Heights), 10/31 at Walnut, 11/7 vs Rowland (Rowland Heights), 11/13 at West Covina
Highest-Rated 2008 Regular Season Opponents: La Habra (41.9), Ayala (Chino Hills) (26.2), West Covina (15.4)
Lowest-Rated 2008 Regular Season Opponents: Nogales (La Puente) (-18), Walnut (-10), Duarte (-9.3)
2007 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 6.2 (15.9 overall)
2008 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 7.1
2008 vs. 2007 Schedule Strength Comparison: +0.9
2008 Projected Regular Season Record: 9-1
2008 Projected League Finish: 1st
2008 Undefeated Regular Season Probability: 11%
Opener: 9/12 at Ayala (Chino Hills) [projection: 28-22 win]

Outlook: The success of the San Antonio League champion, South Hills High School, didn't stop with the regular season. It included a deep run in the Southern Section Southwest Division playoffs, losing in the semifinals to eventual champion, El Dorado, in overtime. Leading the offense will be QB Cameron Deen (several Pac-10 teams have interest). While the leading rusher for the Huskies does not return, junior Miles Bevel will be taking over the duties. Says Coach Steve Bogan, "How he runs between the OTs will be a factor. We know he is good in space, if he runs well inside, and can go both ways without injury we will be a very tough team." Speaking of going both ways, Bevel is also one of the team's top pass defenders and could get D-I looks next year. Other top returning defenders include LB Wayne Goss, DE Alex Barrios, CB Geoffrey Vaughn, LB Chris Bowden, and SS Ruben Townes. Adds Coach Bogan, "So far the team is coming together as planned. All this makes us cautiously very optimistic, and sometimes flat out excited." One thing to note is that the San Antonio League was moved from the Southwest Division down to the Southeast Division. As such, this team could once again find themselves deep in the playoffs.