(San Gabriel) – How do you improve on a CIF Finals appearance? Well there’s always a CIF Finals victory. The skill position players are in place They always seem to be at San Gabriel. Junior Marqus Valenzuela has taken over at quarterback after a terrific summer. He is joined by Temple City transfer Mikal Quintanilla.
Eric Alvarez has moved to tight end and will also play linebacker. Isai Fernandez will get a lot of balls thrown his way at wide receiver. With guys like WR Chris Valdez and RB Joseph Mayorga also in the mix, the Mats should score plenty of points.
Defensively, SG returns Joshua Baca and Andy Yuen up front and Omar Gonzalez, Freddy Garcia and Michael Diaz at linebacker. The Matadors open the season on zero week with Animo. Who? But then they go local with South Pasadena, San Dimas, Baldwin Park and Rosemead.