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2017 Western Football Capsule

WESTERN

League: Class 3A Sunset

Head coach: Tyler Tuiasosopo, first season (0-0)

2016 record: 0-9 (0-5 Sunset League, sixth)

Returning starters: Five offense, six defense

Base offensive set: Pro

Base defensive set: Multiple

Top offensive players: TE Eric Hughes (Sr.); QB Joey Medley (Sr.); RB Rayjon Reed (Sr.); OT James Harris (Sr.)

Top defensive players: DT/DE Kameron Hollins (Sr.); SS Gio Garcia (Sr.); DB Anthony Shelby (Sr.); DL Edgar Escandon (Sr.)

Top newcomers: DT/DE Julian Nance (Sr.); OT/DT Chris Cisneros (Jr.); WR/DB J’Veon Jackson (Jr.)

Key losses: RB Rodger Harrison; WR Kwan Carter

Outlook: Western has lost 43 straight games since a forfeit victory over Shadow Ridge on Aug. 31, 2012. The Warriors’ last on-field victory came Nov. 5, 2010, against Pahrump Valley (20-14).

Tuiasosopo will have his hands full in trying to “bring (a) winning tradition back to Western.”

Western lost its leading rusher and receiver from a year ago but return quarterback Medley, who threw for 700 yards and three touchdowns last season.

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