Central California Conference team capsules, predictions

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Atwater Falcons

Head coach: Bob Valladao

Years/Record : 8th, 31-43

Last season: 6-5

Key returners: Daniel Uribe, Sr., 5-10, 160, WR/DB; Salvador Duran, Sr., 6-0, 200, WR/DB; Adonis Hill, Sr., 6-1, 235, LB; Josh Rogers, Sr., 5-11, 210, OL/DL; Issac Perez, Sr., 5-11, 215, OL/DL.

Key losses: Nathan Duran, QB; JoJo Ochoa, RB/LB; Victor Tiscareno, RB/LB; Isaiah Washington, RB/DB; Ronald Evans, RB/DB; Tony Romo, RB/LB; Armando Gauger, DL.

Key newcomers: Frankie Cocio, Jr., QB; Josh Wilson, Jr., WR/DB; Javy Valencia, Jr., WR/DB, Noah Torres, Jr., RB/S; Joel Andrade, Sr., RB/LB.

Rivalry game: Bloss Bowl vs. Buhach Colony

Stadium: Falcon Field (3,000)

Buhach Colony Thunder

Head coach: Kevin Navarra

Years/Record: 1st

Last season: 4-6

Key returners: Aundre Sherman, Sr., 5-10, 185, RB/DB/K/KR; Justin Stefani, Sr., 5-10, 215, RB/DL; Stefon Eastman Sr., 6-2, 170, RB/WR/DB; Roy Gutierrez, Sr., 5-9, 170, RB/DB; Hunter Stefani, Jr., 5-10, 250, OL/DL; Alex Santiago, Sr., 6-3, 295, OL/DL; Austin Ekizian, Sr., 5-10, 200, TE/LB; RJ Silva, Sr., 5-9, 210, RB/OLB.

Key losses: Darin DuPont, QB; Quintin Levesque, RB/DB; Rafael Sosa, WR/LB; Kevin Kelleher, DL; Antonio Padilla, LB.

Key newcomers: Nathan Duran, Sr., 6-1, 180, QB; Brandon Sanchez, Jr., 6-3, 165, QB/DB; Brandon Muse, Jr., 5-8, 185, RB/DB; Jace Alcazar, Jr., 6-0, 215, TE/ILB; Agustin Barriga, Jr. 5-10, 250, OL/DL.

Rivalry game: Bloss Bowl vs. Atwater

Stadium: Falcon Field (3,000)

Golden Valley Cougars

Head coach: Dennis Stubbs

Year/Record: 22nd, 129-100-1

Last season: 3-7

Key returners: Isaac Daniel, Sr., 5-8, 170, WR/DB; Michael Souza, Sr., 6-3, 210, TE; Orlando Robles, Sr., 5-8, 165, DB; Christian Belton, Sr., 5-8, 190, LB; Zane Sonderman, Sr., 5-8, 190, OL/DL; Desmone Borden, Sr., 5-11, 185, LB/RB.

Key losses: Jashaan Wright, WR/DB; T.J. Moore, OL; Steven Alvarez, QB; Isaiah Peterson, DB/RB; Phillip Pavey, DL/OL.

Key newcomers: Armando Muzquiz, So., 6-2, 185, QB; Isaiah Montanez, So., 5-10, 175, RB/DB; Raul Estrada, Sr., 6-4, 270, OL; Myles Houston, Jr., 6-1, 210, Lake Tucker, Jr., 5-11, 200, LB/FB; Andrew Bernal, Jr., 5-10, 170, DB, Tanner Browning, Sr., 5-8, 145, WR.

Rivalry game: Mayor’s Cup vs. Merced

Stadium: Veterans Stadium (4,000)

Merced Bears

Head coach: Rob Scheidt

Year/record: 19th, 118-78

Last season: 8-3

Key returners: Tyrone Williams, Sr., 6-3, 202, QB; Jabar Byrd, Sr., 5-10, 185, RB/DB; Jermon Cook, Sr., 6-0, 215, LB; A.J. Stewart, Jr., 6-0, 183, WR; Nick Camper, Sr., 6-0, 185, WR; Tyler Davis, Sr., 6-2, 267, OL; Justin Solis, Sr., 6-2, 236, DL; Lawrence Anderson, Sr., 5-7, 140, DB; Jamar Turner, Sr., 5-9, 156, DB; Robby Huddleston, Sr., 6-2, 225, OL/DL; Kenneth Hamel, Sr., 6-0, 200, DL.

Key losses: Travante Richard, WR; Jamell Bedford, DL; Sam Scheidt, LB, Anthony Munoz, DL; Tony Lopez, OL; Kris Turner-Jackson, RB; David Soriano, OL; Mitchell Meyer, LB.

Key newcomers: Ulonzo Gilliam, Soph., 5-8, 160, DB/RB; Joe Moraga, Jr., 6-4, 225, OL.; Christian Lopez, Jr., 6-3, 247, OL; Chris Meneley, Jr. 6-0, 190, WR; Quenton Terry, Jr., 5-11, 205, LB.

Rivalry game: Mayor’s Cup vs. Golden Valley

Stadium: Veterans Stadium (4,000)

Pitman Pride

Head coach: Tom Tyler

Year/record: 12th, 74-34

Last season: 7-4, 3-2

Key returners: Josh Zercelli, Sr., NG; Jason Soglia, Sr., ILB; Quinton Hernandez, Sr., RB.

Key losses: Aaron Lusher, OL/DL, Logan Wolfley, RB/DB, Dustin Van Fleet, LB/TE.

Key newcomers: Michael Yotsuya, Sr., OL; Matt Carrig, Jr., QB; A.J. Chaney, Jr., RB/S; Quinton Coehlo, Jr., MLB; Donovan Bravo, Sr., WR/CB; Sinue Cortes, Jr., TE/S.

Rivalry game: Harvest Bowl vs. Turlock

Stadium: Joe Debely Stadium

Turlock Bulldogs

Head coach: James Peterson

Year/record: 6th, 24-28

Last season: 5-5. 1-4 CCC

Key returners: Bubba Moreno, Sr., QB; Andrew Lopez, Sr., RB; Jeffrey Hines, Sr., WR/CB; Zach Moore, Sr., LB; Jericho Taamu, Jr., LB; Ryan Murphy, Sr., OL; Robert Martinez, Sr., C.

Key losses: Shawn Downs, QB; Jevon Hogan, RB; Patrick Green, TE.

Key newcomers: Andy Jennings, Sr., LB; Mustafa Johnson; Soph., LB/G.

Rivalry game: Harvest Bowl vs. Pitman

Stadium: Joe Debely Stadium

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