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GENERAL
Nickname: Cardinals
Colors: Cardinal/Gold
Coach: Paul Cronin
League: North Bay - Oak (moving from North Bay)
Section: North Coast
Playoff Division: 3
Playoff Division Rank*: #1

RETURNERS
Returning Offensive Starters: 7
Returning Defensive Starters: 9
2017 JV Record: 8-2
Starting Quarterback Returning: no
Top Running Back Returning: no
Top Receiver Returning: yes
Top OL Returning: yes
Top Defender Returning: yes

TOP PLAYERS
Dino Kahielio 6'0" 225 ILB/FB 4.81
Nick Wall 6'1" 210 Senior ILB/OL 4.78
Chauncey Leberthon 6'1.5" 190 Senior WR/DB 4.68

ADDITIONAL D1 PROSPECT
Jake Woods 6'4" 195 Senior WR

STRENGTHS/WEAKNESSES
Team Strengths: Majority Of Defensive Returns
Team Weaknesses: New QB

RATINGS
2017 Final Power Rating: 35.7
2017 National Rank: #991
2017 State Rank: #101
Personnel (Back/Lost) Rating Adjustment*: +3.5
Reg Season Schedule Strength Downward Rating Adjustment*: -1.4
2018 Starting Power Rating*: 39.2
2018 National Rank*: #641
2018 State Rank*: #71
Dynasty Rating (Average 2003-2017 Rating): 38.4
Dynasty National Rank: #631
2018 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating Comparison*: better by 0.8
Dynasty Record: 153-39-2 (92-10 in league)

HISTORICAL
2017 Overall Record: 10-3
2017 League Record/Finish: 5-0 (1st)
2017 Points For Average: 46.8
2017 Points Against Average: 25.6
2017 Differential: +21.2
2017 Wins: #1244 Rancho Cotate (Rohnert Park) (34-27), #1244 Rancho Cotate (Rohnert Park) (29-28), #1491 Fortuna (41-18), #2999 Encinal (Alameda) (49-32), #4950 Analy (Sebastopol) (63-26), #6716 Ukiah (70-13), #7109 Carrillo [Maria] (Santa Rosa) (56-14), #7358 Casa Grande (Petaluma) (64-14), #8713 Kennedy [John F.] (Fremont) (49-7), #10053 Santa Rosa (35-6)
2017 Losses: #176 St. Mary's (Stockton) (48-34), #793 Marin Catholic (Kentfield) (59-56), #1244 Rancho Cotate (Rohnert Park) (41-28)
2017 Opponents W-L: 103-49
Recent Section Championships: 2016 (4), 2010 (III), 2008 (II), 2006 (3A), 2005 (3A Redwood Empire)
Recent League Championships: 2017 (North Bay), 2016 (North Bay), 2015 (North Bay), 2014 (tied for 1st; North Bay), 2011 (North Bay), 2008 (North Bay), 2007 (North Bay), 2005 (North Bay), 2003 (North Bay)
Winning Streak Entering 2018 Season: none

SCHEDULE
2018 Schedule: 8/17 at Fortuna, 8/24 Sutter, 9/7 Summit Academy (Bluffdale, UT), 9/14 Liberty (Brentwood), 9/21 Galena (Reno, NV), 9/28 Rancho Cotate (Rohnert Park), 10/5 at Ukiah, 10/12 at Windsor, 10/19 Carrillo [Maria] (Santa Rosa), 10/26 Analy (Sebastopol)
Highest-Rated 2018 Regular Season Opponents*: Liberty (Brentwood) (64.7), Sutter (30), Fortuna (29.1)
Lowest-Rated 2018 Regular Season Opponents*: Analy (Sebastopol) (3.2), Summit Academy (Bluffdale, UT) (10.7), Ukiah (10.9)
2017 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 14.9 (22.3 overall)
2018 Regular Season Schedule Strength*: 22.3
2018 vs. 2017 Schedule Strength Comparison*: +7.4
2018 Regular Season Schedule Strength State Rank*: #147
2018 Regular Season Schedule Strength National Rank*: #784
2018 Projected Regular Season Record*: 9-1
2018 Projected League Finish*: 1st
2018 Undefeated Regular Season Probability*: 1%




*temporary; not finalized until August 11th






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