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2016 Silverado Football Capsule


League: Class 4A Southeast

Head coach: Randall Cunningham, second season (7-4)

2015 record: 7-4 (3-1 Northeast League, second)

Returning starters: Eight

Base offensive set: Pro style

Base defensive set: 3-4

Top offensive players: OL Ryan Scoggins (Sr.); RB Keikiokalani Misipeka (Sr.)

Top defensive players: MLB Jordan Walker (Sr.); LB Pekelo Solomon (Sr.); DE Von White (So.)

Key losses: WR/DB Devion Clayton; S/LB Jeremiah Pritchard

Outlook: The Skyhawks don’t return a ton of players, but several transfers from around the valley should help fill holes.

Misipeka, who led Silverado with 526 rushing yards and 10 TDs, should be helped by a big offensive line. Scoggins, who did not play on the varsity last season after transferring from Bishop Gorman, should key the group on the line.

Walker, who moved in from Hawaii, will key the defense from his linebacker spot along with returnee Solomon.

Expectations are high for defensive end White, who is in his first varsity season.

Replacing all-state players Clayton and Pritchard will be difficult, but the Skyhawks still should be in the playoff mix in the tough Southeast League.

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