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GENERAL
Nickname: Lancers
Colors: Crimson/Gold/White
Coach: Andy George
League: Del Rio
Section: Southern
Playoff Division: 5
Playoff Division Rank*: #11

RETURNERS
Returning Offensive Starters: 5
Returning Defensive Starters: 5
2017 JV Record: 8-2
Starting Quarterback Returning: yes
Top Running Back Returning: no
Top Receiver Returning: yes
Top OL Returning: yes
Top Defender Returning: yes

TOP PLAYERS
Abraham Shalash 6'1.5" 225 Senior ILB/TE
Justin Sanchez 6'0" 200 Senior ILB/TE
Chandler McCaffer 5'11" 200 Junior DE/RB

STRENGTHS/WEAKNESSES
Team Strengths: LB Experience, Returning QB
Team Weaknesses: Line Inexperience

RATINGS
2017 Final Power Rating: 18
2017 National Rank: #3160
2017 State Rank: #241
Personnel (Back/Lost) Rating Adjustment*: +1.5
Reg Season Schedule Strength Downward Rating Adjustment*: -3
2018 Starting Power Rating*: 19.5
2018 National Rank*: #2733
2018 State Rank*: #219
Dynasty Rating (Average 2003-2017 Rating): 26.7
Dynasty National Rank: #2050
2018 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating Comparison*: worse by 7.2
Dynasty Record: 130-56 [129-57 on the field] (55-20 in league)

HISTORICAL
2017 Overall Record: 6-5
2017 League Record/Finish: 4-1 (2nd)
2017 Points For Average: 26.2
2017 Points Against Average: 21.5
2017 Differential: +4.7
2017 Wins: #3524 Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach) (21-6), #6777 Whittier (42-7), #7267 California (Whittier) (28-7), #7380 Troy (Fullerton) (33-23), #7936 El Rancho (Pico Rivera) (42-17), #9743 Pioneer (Whittier) (52-7)
2017 Losses: #480 St. Francis (La Canada) (31-27), #480 St. Francis (La Canada) (49-20), #718 La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad) (34-7), #1108 Tesoro (Rancho Santa Margarita) (34-9), #4299 Santa Fe (Santa Fe Springs) (22-7)
2017 Opponents W-L: 65-60
Recent Section Championships: 2013 (Southeast (VII))
Recent League Championships: 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010
Winning Streak Entering 2018 Season: none

SCHEDULE
2018 Schedule: 8/17 at Thousand Oaks, 8/24 vs Troy (Fullerton), 8/31 at Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach), 9/7 at Colony (Ontario), 9/13 vs Montebello, 9/21 vs Warren (Downey), 9/28 at California (Whittier), 10/4 vs Santa Fe (Santa Fe Springs), 10/19 vs Whittier, 10/26 at El Rancho (Pico Rivera)
Highest-Rated 2018 Regular Season Opponents*: Warren (Downey) (29.1), Colony (Ontario) (28.7), Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach) (18.4)
Lowest-Rated 2018 Regular Season Opponents*: El Rancho (Pico Rivera) (-11.6), Troy (Fullerton) (-10.1), Whittier (-1)
2017 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 16.2 (22.4 overall)
2018 Regular Season Schedule Strength*: 5.6
2018 vs. 2017 Schedule Strength Comparison*: -10.6
2018 Regular Season Schedule Strength State Rank*: #378
2018 Regular Season Schedule Strength National Rank*: #2919
2018 Projected Regular Season Record*: 7-3
2018 Projected League Finish*: 1st
2018 Undefeated Regular Season Probability*: 1%




*temporary; not finalized until August 11th






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