TVL coaches' picks, team-by-team capsules

August 24, 2013 

TVL head coaches were asked to rank teams on predicted finishes. We then tallied the points (seven points for first, six for second and so on). Here are the results.

TVL Coaches' Poll

1. Hughson

2. Ripon

3. Hilmar

4. Escalon

5. Modesto Christian

6. Orestimba

7. Riverbank


• Escalon Cougars

Head Coach: Mark Loureiro

Years/record: 25th, 250-44

Last season: 11-3

Key returners: Lance Davis, Sr. G-ILB; Josh Redding, Sr. RB-DB; Ben Hood, Sr. QB-S; Colin Strausser, Sr. G-DL; Tyler Lawrence, Sr. RB-OLB

Key losses: Alan Gonzalez, OL-DL; Nathan Chunn, RB; Phil Kimble, QB; Alec Von Alvensleben, DB-WR; Robbie Steves, OLB; Johnathon Costa, ILB

Key newcomers: Christian May, Jr. RB-DB; Brandon Grogan, Jr. WR-DB; Javier Perez, Jr. RB-OLB; Adam Roberson, Jr. OL-DL

Rivalry game: Ripon

Stadium (capacity): Lloyd Engel Field (3,000)


• Hilmar Yellowjackets

Head Coach: Frank Marques

Years/record: 11th, 91-27

Last season: 6-5

Key returners: Joseph Belo, OL-MLB; David Bisby, OL-DE; Tyler Robinson, WR-CB; Britten Smith, OL-DE; Breck Smith, LB-RB; Kris Camden, WR-DB; Kenny Camden, WR-DB

Key losses: Ryan Oliveira, WR-DB; John Brindeiro, OL-DL

Key newcomers: Jonathan O'Brien, Jr. QB; Hudson Harris, Jr. WR-DB; Bailey Gomes, WR-DB; Jake Smith, WR-DB; Kevin Medeiros, K

Rivalry game: Escalon

Stadium (capacity): McSweeney Field (3,000)


• Hughson Huskies

Head Coach: George Harp

Years/record: 4th, 15-16

Last season: 6-5

Key returners: Tanner Duron, Sr. RB; Kyle Kerlee, Sr. QB-S; Adam Padilla, OL-DL; Santos Sandoval, Sr. OL-DL

Key losses: Joel Openshaw, OL-DL; David Lopez, OL-DL; Bailey Carroll, TC-LB

Key newcomers: Devondre Stendardo, QB-S; Tyler May, WR-DB; Jose Sandoval, OL-DL; Tyler Johnson-Clarke, FB-LB

Rivalry game: Escalon

Stadium (capacity): McCormick Field at Husky Memorial Stadium (3,000)


• Modesto Chr. Crusaders

Head Coach: Steve Gleason

Years/record: 3rd, 12-10

Last season: 6-5

Key returners: Andre Edwards, RB; Anthony Brooks, Jr. QB; Dillon Tarvin, OL

Key losses: JaVaughn Iversen, RB-LB; Damien Bell-White, WR; Austin Callaway, OL

Key newcomers: Zack Schott, RB-LB; Windson Jamison, WR-OLB; Connor Dowd, LB; Luke Andrew, S

Rivalry game: Escalon

Stadium (capacity): Roy Blakely Field (2,200)


• Ripon Indians

Head Coach: Chris Johnson

Years/record: 10th, 57-39

Last season: 11-1

Key returners: Michael Ysit, Sr. RB-LB; Josh Clark, S; Kody Day, Sr. OL-DL; Michael Morris, Sr. RB-LB

Key losses: Josh McCreath, RB-LB; Tyler Swortfiguer, LB; Anthony Baciocco, WR; Kyle Wengel, QB; Cole Herrin, WR

Key newcomers: Robert Taylor, OL-DL; Harrison Salvador, OL-DL; Nick Price, QB

Rivalry game: Escalon

Stadium (capacity): Stouffer Field (2,500)


• Orestimba Warriors

Head Coach: Aaron Souza

Years/record: 4th, 16-16

Last season: 5-5

Key returners: Steven Machado, Sr. RB; Max Sciarini, OL-DL; Alex Banks, WR; Tanner Pruett, QB

Key losses: Alex Garcia, ILB; Kevin Tucker, OL; Nate Martin, WR-DB

Key newcomers: Evan Davis, OL-DL; Jeremy Panelli, OL-DL; Adrian Perez, OL-DL

Rivalry game: Gustine

Stadium (capacity): Warrior Stadium (3,000)


• Riverbank BruinsHead Coach: Jim Oliver

Years/record: 3rd, 5-15

Last season: 2-8

Key returners: Fabian Arana, Sr. OL-DL; Freddy Capas, Sr. QB; Eddie Guarado, Sr. C-LB

Key losses: Angel Torres, QB; Chad Oliver, TE-OLB; Louis Solorio, LB; Joaquin Felix, WR-DB

Key newcomers: Bobby Campbell, Jr. WR-DB; Jose Ariza, Jr. OL-DL; Jorge Jiminez, Jr. WR-DB

Rivalry game: Waterford

Stadium (capacity): Angelo Novi Field (2,000)

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