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2018-19 Las Vegas High Flag Football Capsule


Head coach: Jon Hicks, second season

2017-18 record: 17-8 (8-0 Northeast/first)

Returning letter winners (starters): Eight (five)

Top players: QB Kaitlyn Horstdaniel (Sr.), RB Brinkley McCoy (Jr.), WR Morgan Adamson (Jr.), LB Brisa Bautista (Sr.), DB Skyla Faught (Jr.)

Outlook: Horstdaniel threw for 2,616 yards and 40 touchdowns last year and is back for her third season of leading the Wildcats’ offense.

She’ll have some help in McCoy (1,165 rushing yards, 15 TDs) and Adamson (13 yards per catch, 8 TDs). Hicks said Adamson is ready for “a big year with her height and speed creating mismatches in the secondary.” He also is excited about the prospects of sophomore receiver Hailey Rebibes.

Bautista and Faught will be among the leaders on defense.

The Wildcats are fast and athletic, but we are inexperienced on offense,” Hicks said. “Establishing ourselves as a physical, swarming defense will be the key to our success early in the season as our offense develops chemistry and timing throughout the season.

“The realignment created a far more competitive league for us, and we will rely on the leadership of our returners to get us over the hump as our new players learn to compete at the varsity level.”

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