Last year: 5-6
Coach: Dean Tropp, 1st year
Key players: Micah Mendillo (DB), Kaleb Dueitt (RB), Declan Fernandez (LB), Jae Vitin (DB-RB), Manny Velarde (LB), Billy Dunkle (OL-DL), Jalen Graham (OL-DL), Alfredo Garcia (QB), Dylan Teller (OL-DL), Nick Klugh (DB).
Scouting report: Tropp, the former AD and assistant coach, takes over the traditional South Bay power. Dunkle (6-4, 320) and Graham (6-2, 300) anchor an oversized line. Garcia, a junior, will need to lead a team that will feature the running of Dueitt and Vitin. Youngsters will need to step up where there are holes left by graduation. The Titans’ schedule ducks no one.
Did you know the Titans have been in the Open Division for the past few years? Playing the Top 8 teams in San Diego?
This year’s schedule is no easier…
August 26 – Rancho Bernardo (2015 CIF D2 Champions, D3-A State Champions)
September 9 – Helix (2015 CIF Open Division Champions)
September 16 – Madison (CIF Playoffs Contenders)
September 23 – St. Augustine (2015 CIF Open Runner Up’s)
October 28 – Mater Dei (2015 CIF D4 Champions, D5-AA State Champions)
November 4 – Bonita Vista (2015 CIF D3 Champions, State Finalists)