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2014 The Meadows Football Capsule

THE MEADOWS

Head coach: Frank DeSantis, 13th season

2013 record: 8-3 (6-1 Southern League, second)

Returning lettermen (starters): 24 (eight offense, seven defense)

Base offensive set: Pro

Base defensive set: Odd

Top offensive players: RB Bryson Navallo (Sr.); QB Jake Gleason (Sr.); OL Mark Woodson (Sr.)

Top defensive players: LB Max Hisatake (Jr.); S Nathan Devera (Sr.)

Top newcomers: RB/LB Jack Berkley (So.)

Outlook: The Meadows finished second in the division before losing to Yerington, 49-7, in the state semifinals.

Lineman Mark Woodson is back after capturing both the Defensive Player of the Year and Offensive Lineman of the Year accolades.

Look for him to open holes for running back Bryson Navallo, who finished with 1,451 yards and 18 TDs on the ground. Navallo was selected the Offensive Player of the Year in Division III.

Jacob Gleason remains the starting quarterback, a season after throwing for 1,138 yards and 10 touchdowns.

The Mustangs have made the playoffs nine out of the last ten years, but have not won a league championship since 2009.

Coach Frank DeSantis said he hopes his team “builds on the state semifinal finish.”

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