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GENERAL
Nickname: Bears
Colors: Maroon/Gold
Coach: Steve Papin
League: Peninsula - Bay
Section: Central Coast
Playoff Division: none

RETURNERS
Returning Offensive Starters: 4
Returning Defensive Starters: 4
2018 JV Record: 9-1
Starting Quarterback Returning: yes
Top Running Back Returning: no
Top Receiver Returning: yes
Top OL Returning: yes
Top Defender Returning: no

TOP PLAYERS
Troy Franklin 6'2" 175 Junior WR/FS
Justin Anderson 6'0" 175 Senior CB/FS
Uate Uhila 6'1" 285 Senior OL/DL

ADDITIONAL D1 PROSPECT
Joe Posthauer 6'1" 195 Senior WR

COLLEGE PROSPECTS LOST TO GRADUATION
Daniel Heimuli 6'2" 225 Senior ILB
Noa Ngalu 6'1" 280 Senior DT

STRENGTHS/WEAKNESSES
Team Strengths: Speed, Skill Position Experience
Team Weaknesses: Lost Key Defensive Players To Graduation

RATINGS
2018 Final Power Rating: 47.1
2018 National Rank: #291
2018 State Rank: #40
General Personnel (Back/Lost) Rating Adjustment*: -2.5
D1 Talent (Back/Lost) Rating Adjustment*: -0.1
Non-Senior D1 Talent Rating Bonus*: +3.1
2019 Starting Power Rating*: 32.5
2019 National Rank*: #334
2019 State Rank*: #42
Dynasty Rating (Average 2003-2018 Rating): 22.3
Dynasty National Rank: #2793
2019 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating Comparison*: better by 10.2
Dynasty Record: 110-79 (56-34 in league)

HISTORICAL
2018 Overall Record: 13-2
2018 League Record/Finish: 5-0 (1st)
2018 Points For Average: 29.1
2018 Points Against Average: 12.1
2018 Differential: +17
2018 Wins: #372 Wilcox [Adrian] (Santa Clara) (33-28), #498 Lincoln [Abraham] (San Diego) (21-7), #655 Eureka (27-20), #986 Palo Alto (17-7), #1310 Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton) (30-0), #1869 Mitty (San Jose) (28-21), #2062 Terra Nova (Pacifica) (30-8), #4081 Aragon (San Mateo) (41-0), #4127 Milpitas (45-28), #4577 Bellarmine (San Jose) (28-0), #5397 Half Moon Bay (24-7), #6992 Menlo (Atherton) (42-3), #10378 Woodside (51-0)
2018 Losses: #34 Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, CO) (27-0), #1768 Palma (Salinas) (26-20)
2018 Opponents W-L: 115-63
Recent Section/State Championships: 2018 (Open I), 2018 (Bowl 3-AA), 2016 (Open I), 2008 (Large)
Recent League Championships: 2018, 2016, 2015 (tied for 1st), 2008, 2007
Winning Streak Entering 2019 Season: 11
Streak List: 9/28/18 Aragon (San Mateo) (41-0), 10/5/18 Terra Nova (Pacifica) (30-8), 10/12/18 Menlo (Atherton) (42-3), 10/20/18 Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton) (30-0), 10/26/18 Half Moon Bay (24-7), 11/2/18 Woodside (51-0), 11/17/18 Milpitas (45-28), 11/24/18 Palo Alto (17-7), 11/30/18 Wilcox [Adrian] (Santa Clara) (33-28), 12/7/18 Eureka (27-20), 12/15/18 Lincoln [Abraham] (San Diego) (21-7)

SCHEDULE
2019 Schedule: 8/30 Bellarmine (San Jose), 9/7 at Serra [Junipero] (San Mateo), 9/13 at East (Salt Lake City, UT), 9/27 at Folsom, 10/4 Arroyo Grande, 10/11 at Terra Nova (Pacifica), 10/18 Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton), 10/25 at Burlingame, 11/1 Aragon (San Mateo), 11/8 at King's Academy (Sunnyvale)
Highest-Rated 2019 Regular Season Opponents*: Folsom (69.2), East (Salt Lake City, UT) (26.5), Serra [Junipero] (San Mateo) (14.6)
Lowest-Rated 2019 Regular Season Opponents*: Bellarmine (San Jose) (-14.3), Terra Nova (Pacifica) (-1.3), Aragon (San Mateo) (3.1)
2018 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 17.5 (26.8 overall)
2019 Regular Season Schedule Strength*: 13.5
2019 vs. 2018 Schedule Strength Comparison*: -4
2019 Regular Season Schedule Strength State Rank*: #71
2019 Regular Season Schedule Strength National Rank*: #264
2019 Projected Regular Season Record*: 9-1
2019 Projected League Finish*: 1st
2019 Undefeated Regular Season Probability*: 1%




*temporary; not finalized until August 11th






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