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Amador Buffaloes

Head coach: Bill Baker

Years/Record: 6th, 27-26

Last season: 9-2

Key returners: Dustin Littlefield, Sr, 6-2, 225 TE/LB; Dylan Littlefield, Sr., 5-10, 185, RB/S; Owen Iniguez, Sr., 6-2, 265, OL/DL; Arik Williams, Jr., 6-1, 185, WR/S; Logan Collins, Sr. 6-0, 200, RB/LB; T.J. Sweet, Sr., 6-1, 210, OG/LB.

Key losses: Donald White, RB; Shane Sweet, RB/DB; Grant Olin, LB.

Key newcomers: Cole Murphy, Jr., 5-10, 175, WR/DB; Ben Griffin, Jr., 5-7, 150, DB; Bobby Martin, Jr., 5-10, 200, DL; Joey Spiva-Nunes, 5-10, 200, OL/DL.

Rivalry game: Argonaut

Stadium (capacity): Amador High Stadium (2,000)

Argonaut Mustangs

Head coach: Gary Landergen

Years/Record: 1st

Last season: 5-5

Key returners: Andrew Deason, Sr., 5-8, 215, FB/DE/LB; Luke Fronek, Sr., 6-1, 185, Wing/DB; Wyatt Walshaw, Sr., 6-3, 300, OL/DL; John Schaller, Sr., 5-11, 190, LB; Sean Tallon, Sr., 5-11, 200, LB; Joey Guidi, Sr., 5-8, 150, RB/Ret.

Key losses: Tyler Love, RB/DB; Tyler Clays, OL/DL; Caleb Patrick, DE/S/RB.

Key newcomers: Jared Coppock, Jr., 5-8, 160, RB/S; Chad Floyd, Jr., 5-11, 150, QB; Ryan Sober, Jr., 5-10, 200, OL/DL; Doug Smith, Jr., 5-8, 195, FB/LB.

Rivalry game: Amador

Stadium (capacity): Dan Barnett Field (2,000)

Bret Harte Bullfrogs

Head coach: Jon Byrnes

Years/Record: 2nd, 1-9

Last season: 1-9

Key returners: Eric Diep, Sr., 5-9, 170, RB/OLB; Gus Brown, Sr., 6-4, 265, OL; Austin Miguel, Sr., 5-9, 165, RB/LB; Logan Lowe, Sr., 5-9, 165, MLB.

Key losses: Jared Taylor, OL/DL; Jake Bailey, QB/DB.

Key newcomers: Joey Bailey, Jr., 5-8, 155, WR/DB; Jordan Porras, Jr., 5-9, 255, OL/DL; Michael Ziehlke, Jr., 6-4, 160, QB.

Rivalry game: Calaveras

Stadium (capacity): Dorroh Field (2,000)

Calaveras Redskins

Head coach: Jason Weatherby

Years/Record: 7th, 48-23

Last season: 9-3

Key returners: Connor Hamilton, Sr., 5-10, 175, RB; T.J. Crenshaw, Sr., 5-8, 160, slot; Mason Parham, Sr., 6-2, 260, OL/DL, 6-2, 260; Santino Combs, Sr., 5-11, 195, OG/ILB; Cameron Moore, Sr., 6-0, 215, LB/FB.

Key losses: Malachi Stockdale, Slot; Mike Sewell, RB.

Key newcomers: Noah Pruess, Soph., 5-10, 170, RB; Dillon Byrd, Jr., 6-2, 160, QB; Shane Torre, Jr., 6-2, 210, TE/LB; Corbin Howard, Jr., 6-2, 205, TE/LB; Garrett Heffington, Jr., 6-4, 250, OL/DL.

Rivalry game: Bret Harte

Stadium (capacity): Frank Meyer Field, (1,500)

Linden Lions

Head coach: Mark Miller

Years/Record: 5th, 17-24

Last season: 5-5

Key returners: Javier Charre, Sr., 6-0, 190, DE; Jonathan Horton, Sr., 6-0, 200, C; Nicolaus Esposo, Jr., 5-9, 200, OG; Bryan Allegre, Sr., 6-1, 165, WR/DB; Ian Collis, Sr., 5-10, 165, RB.

Key losses: Bailey Wright, LB; Brad Holliday FB, Eddie Murak, DB/QB.

Key newcomers: Cole Schwark, Jr., 6-0, 225, OG; Anthony Craven, Sr., 6-1, 180, QB.

Rivalry game: Calaveras

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

Summerville Bears

Head coach: Ben Watson

Years/Record: 8th, 39-37

Last season: 2-8

Key returners: Bryce Farrell, Jr., 6-4, 180, QB; Humphrey Quirie, Sr., 5-8, 160, RB/DB; Nate Ulvevadet, Jr., 5-10, 180, LB; Jake Fulkerson, Jr., 5-10, 165, Slot/DB; J.T. McCready, Jr., 5-10, 165, WR/DB.

Key losses: Daniel Kristofic, OL/DL.

Key newcomers: Cole Elkins, Jr., 6-2, 185, OL; Darren Warnock, Sr., 6-0, 190, WR/DB.

Rivalry game: Sonora

Stadium (capacity): Thorsted Field (1,100)

Sonora Wildcats

Head coach: Bryan Craig

Years/Record: 6th, 32-24

Last season: 4-6 (as member of VOL)

Key returners: Billy Kiruluk, Sr., 5-10, 215, FB/LB; Derek Saldivar, Sr., 6-3, 220, OL/DL; Lane Mierop, Sr., 5-9, 165, NG; Bryce Sanguinetti, Sr., 5-10, 165, Slot/S; Lucas Pallante, Sr., 5-10, 170, S.

Key losses: Steve Larenthar, FB/LB.

Key newcomers: Sammy Page, Jr., 5-8, 160, QB; Bradley Canepa, Soph., 5-9, 220, LB.

Rivalry game: Oakdale

Stadium (capacity): Dunlavy Field (5,000)

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