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GENERAL
Nickname: Diablos
Colors: Red/Gold
Coach: Chad Johnson
League: Alpha (moving from South Coast)
Section: Southern
Playoff Division: none

RETURNERS
Returning Offensive Starters: 8
Returning Defensive Starters: 5
2023 JV Record: 6-4
Starting Quarterback Returning: yes
Top Running Back Returning: yes
Top Receiver Returning: yes
Top OL Returning: no
Top Defender Returning: no

TOP PLAYERS
Vance Spafford
Jeron Jones
D.J. Lee

ADDITIONAL D1 PROSPECTS
Phillip Bell 6'2" 195 Senior WR
Draiden Trudeau 6'0" 180 Senior QB

COLLEGE PROSPECTS LOST TO GRADUATION
Mark Schroller 6'6" 295 Senior OT
Treyvon Tolmaire 5'11" 165 Senior CB
Michael Salgado-Medina 6'3" 190 Senior K
Travis Anderson 6'0" 175 Senior WR

STRENGTHS/WEAKNESSES
Team Strengths: Skill Positions Return Intact
Team Weaknesses: Major Line/LB Graduation Losses

RATINGS
2023 Final Power Rating: 72.7
2023 National Rank: #15
2023 State Rank: #5
General Personnel (Back/Lost) Rating Adjustment*: +3.5
D1 Talent (Back/Lost) Rating Adjustment*: +7.9
Non-Senior D1 Talent Rating Bonus*: +7
Season Scaling/Reg Season Schedule Strength Downward Rating Adjustment*: -3.2
2024 Starting Power Rating*: 78.6
2024 National Rank*: #8
2024 State Rank*: #4
5-Year Dynasty Rating (Average 2018-2023 Rating): 65.6
5-Year Dynasty National Rank: #19
2024 Rating vs. 5-Year Dynasty Rating Comparison*: better by 10.2
5-Year Dynasty Record: 47-9 (14-2 in league)
Dynasty Rating (Average 2003-2023 Rating): 65
Dynasty National Rank: #9
2024 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating Comparison*: better by 10.8
Dynasty Record: 223-39-1 [229-33-1 on the field] (81-5-1 in league)

HISTORICAL
2023 Overall Record: 13-3
2023 League Record/Finish: 2-1 (2nd)
2023 Points For Average: 36.5
2023 Points Against Average: 17
2023 Differential: +19.5
2023 Wins: #47 Servite (Anaheim) (34-15), #62 Los Alamitos (34-28), #68 De La Salle (Concord) (27-14), #80 Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) (39-14), #82 Granite Hills (El Cajon) (49-21), #83 Murrieta Valley (Murrieta) (31-21), #244 Palos Verdes (Palos Verdes Estates) (59-35), #506 Tesoro (Rancho Santa Margarita) (36-0), #551 Kamehameha (Honolulu, HI) (34-0), #640 Citrus Valley (Redlands) (38-14), #847 El Camino (Oceanside) (38-13), #1141 Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo) (52-6), #3504 Highland (Palmdale) (58-0)
2023 Losses: #79 San Clemente (20-10), #108 Poly (Long Beach) (32-28), #338 St. John's (Washington, DC) (39-17)
2023 Opponents W-L: 132-58
Recent Section/State Championships: 2023 (2), 2023 (Bowl 1-AA), 2015 (West Valley (II)), 2015 (Bowl I-AA), 2014 (West Valley (II)), 2004 (II)
Recent League Championships: 2022 (South Coast), 2021 (South Coast), 2019 (South Coast), 2017 (South Coast), 2016 (South Coast), 2015 (South Coast), 2014 (South Coast), 2013 (South Coast), 2012 (South Coast), 2011 (South Coast), 2010 (South Coast), 2009 (South Coast), 2006 (South Coast), 2005 (South Coast), 2004 (South Coast), 2003 (South Coast)
Winning Streak Entering 2024 Season: 8
Streak List: 10/20/23 Tesoro (Rancho Santa Margarita) (36-0), 10/27/23 Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo) (52-6), 11/3/23 Palos Verdes (Palos Verdes Estates) (59-35), 11/10/23 Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) (39-14), 11/17/23 Murrieta Valley (Murrieta) (31-21), 11/25/23 Servite (Anaheim) (34-15), 12/1/23 Granite Hills (El Cajon) (49-21), 12/8/23 De La Salle (Concord) (27-14)

SCHEDULE
2024 Projected League Finish*: 1st
schedule not yet available; please check back later in the summer to see analysis of schedule including toughest opponents, overall schedule strength, projected W-L record, probability of an undefeated season, etc.




*temporary; not finalized until August 8th






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