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GENERAL
Nickname: Cardinals
Colors: Cardinal/Gold
Coach: Richard Sanchez
League: Redwood Empire - Adobe (moving from North Bay - Oak)
Section: North Coast
Playoff Division: 6
Playoff Division Rank*: #1

RETURNERS
Returning Offensive Starters: 7
Returning Defensive Starters: 9
2023 JV Record: 7-3
Starting Quarterback Returning: yes
Top Running Back Returning: no
Top Receiver Returning: yes
Top OL Returning: yes
Top Defender Returning: yes

TOP PLAYERS
Jesse Myers Senior
Jamari Gentry Senior
Khalio Vaetoe

STRENGTHS/WEAKNESSES
Team Strengths: Defense, QB, DL
Team Weaknesses: Depth

RATINGS
2023 Final Power Rating: 29.2
2023 National Rank: #1278
2023 State Rank: #109
General Personnel (Back/Lost) Rating Adjustment*: +7.5
D1 Talent (Back/Lost) Rating Adjustment*: +1.9
2024 Starting Power Rating*: 24.5
2024 National Rank*: #668
2024 State Rank*: #66
5-Year Dynasty Rating (Average 2018-2023 Rating): 28
5-Year Dynasty National Rank: #1089
2024 Rating vs. 5-Year Dynasty Rating Comparison*: worse by 3.5
5-Year Dynasty Record: 46-12 (19-4 in league)
Dynasty Rating (Average 2003-2023 Rating): 36.5
Dynasty National Rank: #590
2024 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating Comparison*: worse by 12
Dynasty Record: 210-52-2 (116-14 in league)

HISTORICAL
2023 Overall Record: 11-2
2023 League Record/Finish: 4-1 (2nd)
2023 Points For Average: 38.2
2023 Points Against Average: 15.1
2023 Differential: +23.1
2023 Wins: #2062 Vacaville (27-7), #2157 Las Lomas (Walnut Creek) (54-28), #3041 Casa Grande (Petaluma) (27-13), #3289 Rancho Cotate (Rohnert Park) (28-13), #4787 Vintage (Napa) (30-27), #4981 American Canyon (49-14), #5892 Analy (Sebastopol) (49-14), #6950 St. Mary's (Albany) (34-0), #7487 Montgomery (Santa Rosa) (54-7), #9244 Santa Rosa (62-7), #11273 De Anza (El Sobrante) (59-7)
2023 Losses: #517 Marin Catholic (Kentfield) (24-3), #1350 Windsor (35-21)
2023 Opponents W-L: 89-60-1
Recent Section/State Championships: 2019 (4), 2019 (Bowl 3-AA), 2016 (4), 2010 (III), 2008 (II), 2006 (3A), 2005 (3A Redwood Empire)
Recent League Championships: 2020 (North Bay - Group 1), 2019 (North Bay - Oak), 2018 (North Bay - Oak), 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 2024 Season: none

SCHEDULE
2024 Schedule: 8/30 at Casa Grande (Petaluma), 9/6 at Vacaville, 9/13 Armijo (Fairfield), 9/20 Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland), 9/27 Pleasant Valley (Chico), 10/11 at Windsor, 10/18 Rancho Cotate (Rohnert Park), 10/25 San Marin (Novato), 11/2 at Marin Catholic (Kentfield), 11/8 vs Vintage (Napa)
Highest-Rated 2024 Regular Season Opponents*: Marin Catholic (Kentfield) (22.9), San Marin (Novato) (18), Windsor (14.1)
Lowest-Rated 2024 Regular Season Opponents*: Armijo (Fairfield) (-19.1), Vintage (Napa) (-9.4), Rancho Cotate (Rohnert Park) (-3.1)
2023 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 2.5 (9.3 overall)
2024 Regular Season Schedule Strength*: 3.5
2024 vs. 2023 Schedule Strength Comparison*: +1
2024 Regular Season Schedule Strength State Rank*: #133
2024 Regular Season Schedule Strength National Rank*: #1188
2024 Projected Regular Season Record*: 9-1
2024 Projected League Finish*: 1st
2024 Undefeated Regular Season Probability*: 17%




*temporary; not finalized until August 8th






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