Clovis News: Sports

2009 CMAC football preview

Favorite: Bullard, in a point-to year, but Edison will press again and Hoover has to be respected.

Games to watch: Merced at Bullard, Sept. 4; Bullard at Clovis West, Oct. 2; Buchanan at Edison, Oct. 2; Clovis West at Edison, Oct. 9; Edison at Bullard, Nov. 6; Bullard at Hoover, Nov. 13.

Impact players:

Bullard, QB Kerr Taubler (6-2, 208, Sr.), FB/LB Daniel Snelling (5-10, 210, Sr.), WR Jujuan Hammond (6-2, 180, Jr.), LB Caleb Justice (5-11, 205, Sr.), FB/LB Kyle Staples (5-11, 220, Sr.), OT Kyle Failla (6-2, 220, Sr.)

Clovis North, QB Chris Mariscal (5-10, 160, Jr.), TE/OLB David Hayes (6-0, 195, Jr.), OT/DT Zach Bowman (6-2, 185, Jr.)

Edison, QB Max Schuh (6-3, 183, Sr.), WR/S Tevin McDonald (5-11, 185, Sr.), G/NT Rakeem Yates (6-2, 240, Sr.), OT/DT Wesley Flowers (6-5, 265, Sr.), DE Alphonso Spanger (5-11, 185, Sr.

Hoover, QB/MLB Eric Kendricks (6-1, 205, Sr.), RB Tevin Ivy (5-9, 150, Jr.), TE/SLB Justin Seaborn (5-11, 198, Sr.), NT Demontae Williams (6-3, 215, Jr.)

Reedley, QB Richie Casteel (5-9, 175, Sr.), S Will Szpor (6-0, 175, Jr.)

Sanger, QB/S Aaron Perez (5-10, 170, Jr.), TE/LB Ralph Fautuna (6-1, 220, Sr.), RB/DB Adrian Villegas (5-8, 175, Sr.).

Match this: Hoover has few football titles, but coaching staff loyalty that can't be beat. Pat Plummer's assistants include Rick Lyons (23 years), Rob Lopez (20), Steve Stephens (20), Chris Coburn (15), Paul Preheim (14) and Lee Williams (10). And seven of Plummer's assistants once played for him.

And this: Sanger coach Chuck Shidan has recorded 13 consecutive winning seasons.

He said it: "We've got 40 on our roster and pretty much all 40 can play a little bit. We don't have kids who are kind of out there just to hold a bag." -- Bullard coach Donnie Arax.


2008 CMAC standings

Bullard (I): 9-3, 4-0

Edison (II): 9-3, 3-1

Sanger (II): 7-6, 2-2

Hoover (II): 6-6, 1-3

Reedley (II): 3-7, 0-4

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