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GENERAL
Nickname: Mustangs
Colors: Green/Gold
Coach: Don Morrow
League: Bay
Section: Southern
Playoff Division: 6
Playoff Division Rank*: #17

RETURNERS
Returning Offensive Starters: 6
Returning Defensive Starters: 5
2017 JV Record: 4-6
Starting Quarterback Returning: yes
Top Running Back Returning: yes

TOP PLAYERS
Cole Trejo 5'9" 165 Senior DB/WR 4.6
Malachi McMahon 6'0" 200 Senior RB/LB 4.7
Koda Thormodsgaard 5'11" 185 Senior RB/LB 4.7

COLLEGE PROSPECT LOST TO GRADUATION
Jonah Tavai 5'10" 280 Senior DT

RATINGS
2017 Final Power Rating: 15.9
2017 National Rank: #3524
2017 State Rank: #264
Personnel (Back/Lost) Rating Adjustment*: +2.5
Reg Season Schedule Strength Downward Rating Adjustment*: -0.4
2018 Starting Power Rating*: 18
2018 National Rank*: #2986
2018 State Rank*: #241
Dynasty Rating (Average 2003-2017 Rating): 31.9
Dynasty National Rank: #1282
2018 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating Comparison*: worse by 13.5
Dynasty Record: 110-67-2 (51-21-2 in league)

HISTORICAL
2017 Overall Record: 6-7
2017 League Record/Finish: 3-2 (3rd)
2017 Points For Average: 23.9
2017 Points Against Average: 24.1
2017 Differential: -0.2
2017 Wins: #3772 Crescenta Valley (La Crescenta) (13-12), #3947 Canyon (Canyon Country) (45-28), #7532 West (Torrance) (35-6), #8148 Morningside (Inglewood) (41-29), #8675 Palos Verdes Peninsula (Rolling Hills Estates) (28-14), #8883 Inglewood (50-21)
2017 Losses: #480 St. Francis (La Canada) (48-21), #1813 South Hills (West Covina) (40-18), #2045 Golden Valley (Santa Clarita) (20-18), #2168 Palos Verdes (Palos Verdes Estates) (26-7), #2934 Redondo (Redondo Beach) (27-23), #3160 La Serna (Whittier) (21-6), #3467 El Segundo (21-6)
2017 Opponents W-L: 86-59
Recent Section Championships: 2009 (Western (III))
Recent League Championships: 2016 (tied for 1st), 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005 (tied for 1st), 2003
Winning Streak Entering 2018 Season: none

SCHEDULE
2018 Schedule: 8/24 St. Francis (La Canada), 8/31 La Serna (Whittier), 9/7 at El Segundo, 9/14 at West (Torrance), 9/21 South Hills (West Covina), 9/28 Palos Verdes (Palos Verdes Estates), 10/5 at Palos Verdes Peninsula (Rolling Hills Estates), 10/12 Leuzinger (Lawndale), 10/19 at Centennial (Compton), 10/26 at Redondo (Redondo Beach)
Highest-Rated 2018 Regular Season Opponents*: St. Francis (La Canada) (44.3), South Hills (West Covina) (20.9), La Serna (Whittier) (19.5)
Lowest-Rated 2018 Regular Season Opponents*: Centennial (Compton) (-43.6), Palos Verdes Peninsula (Rolling Hills Estates) (-10.3), West (Torrance) (2.9)
2017 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 15.8 (18.7 overall)
2018 Regular Season Schedule Strength*: 8.7
2018 vs. 2017 Schedule Strength Comparison*: -7.1
2018 Regular Season Schedule Strength State Rank*: #325
2018 Regular Season Schedule Strength National Rank*: #2429
2018 Projected Regular Season Record*: 7-3
2018 Projected League Finish*: 1st
2018 Undefeated Regular Season Probability*: less than 1%




*temporary; not finalized until August 11th






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