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TRAC Preseason Breakdown
« on: July 13, 2018, 10:58:04 AM »

Central - Returning valley champs.

Strengths - Best QB in the league. One of best offensive head coaches in the league. Lose leading WR, but have three big-time talents returning in Jeremiah Hunter, Tyrell Grayson, Manuel Oliver-Davis. Get Buchanan, Clovis, and Clovis West on the turf this year. The right culture surrounds Central Football for the first time in a long while. Coach Biggs has that machine in full force now.

Weaknesses - Offensive and defensive lines were at times pushed around last season. Could be an issue losing multiple starters to graduation. About 75% of the running game is gone--Javon Bigelow played like a man possessed last year and will be missed. Jacob Torrez was outstanding at WR last year, 1,300 yards, and that loss of production and leadership will create a void.

You have to consider Central the preseason favorite because they are the returning champs with an outstanding head coach and quarterback returning. I do not see the margin between 1 and 2 being very wide (if at all), though.

Buchanan - D1 runner up.

Strengths - Former head coach Mike Jacot helped change the culture of this program and Matt Giordano has continued to elevate it on the field and in the weight room. 2018 Bears are big, athletic and tough. Kendall Milton might end up being the most heralded player to come out of this section---rushed for 1,500 yards as a sophomore and is a load to bring down. Gained transfer Jalen Cropper from Sanger who is a WR, but is also able to carry the ball out of the backfield. Despite losing a few key players, defense should be a strength again as Bears return 7 on that side of the ball. Brock Jones is a weapon on both sides of the ball.

Weaknesses - Dominant offensive line from a year ago loses most to graduation. Toa Scanlan was dominant on the defensive line a year ago and he was the emotional leader on the team. Must replace. Though Milton is getting into his upperclassman years, Trevor Ervin was an exceptional second head to the two headed monster running game. QB questions surround the program until we see someone step up....candidates for 2018 appear to be more than capable however.

I think Central and Buchanan are in a tier of their own when it comes to TRAC football this year.

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Clovis West - D1 Semifinalist

Strengths - Dante Chachere was really good for the Eagles last year. Saw everything as a QB and led a couple game winning drives throughout the season. Always a plus when returning one of the top QBs in the section. Cam Hicks is another high level athlete that will be counted on to lead on the field and in a leadership role this year. Lots of talent, started at outside linebacker last year.

Weaknesses - Have to understand, Eagles had a plethora of seniors last season. As a team Clovis West caught 276 passes last year for 3,462 yards----only 121 of those yards return. College football players like Rodney Wright and Ricardo Arias will be tough to replace. Defense has to replace DJ and Dusty Schramm at linebacker along with the entire secondary.

Clovis North - (2-9, 1-4 in TRAC a year ago)

Strengths - DJ Frampton should take grasp of the revolving QB position from a year ago. DJ got experience as a sophomore last year. Options return to run the ball between Towasin Akindele, Jackson Schultz, and Trey Patton. Innovative offensive coordinator will get offense going in right direction. Young players are a year older.

Weaknesses - Consistency hurt the Broncos last season along with overall star power.

Clovis - (7-5, 2-3 TRAC a year ago)

Strengths - Clovis returns two leading WRs from a year ago. Cougars will be better on the offensive and defensive lines than in 2017. Dorian Canjura, teams leading tackler, also back to lead the defense.

Weaknesses - Must break in a new QB and ramp up production in the running game. Cougars were a step slow last season and will need to find the horses to get back to competing for a league championship. Hunt brothers are gone (transferred to Edison). JV team appeared to have a rough season last year.

Clovis East (0-10, 0-5 in TRAC a year ago)

- Continuing to get better. Program is headed in right direction. Super sophomore class from a year ago (who won league as 8th graders) will now be juniors.





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« Last Edit: July 13, 2018, 11:05:07 AM by Sixtynine »
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Re: TRAC Preseason Breakdown
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 11:28:41 AM »
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Re: TRAC Preseason Breakdown
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 11:46:49 AM »
Great breakdown!

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Re: TRAC Preseason Breakdown
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 02:46:05 PM »
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Re: TRAC Preseason Breakdown
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2018, 07:51:22 PM »
Central and Buchanan will be a great game, only reason I'm thinking central wins that game is Trent Tompkins, Milton is amazing, but without the O-line back and a questionable passing game, central seems like right now, they have the edge in preseason. I'd like to see CE get its first league win in a long time! Could be the year

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Re: TRAC Preseason Breakdown
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2018, 09:27:05 PM »
Regarding the Central O & D lines...Did the 2 Jr. lineman from Edison transfer to Central?  Both teams show them on their respective maxprep rosters.

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Re: TRAC Preseason Breakdown
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2018, 10:50:56 AM »
1. Central
2. Buchanan
3. Clovis East
4.Clovis West
5.Clovis North
6. Clovis High

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Re: TRAC Preseason Breakdown
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2018, 02:15:33 PM »
Clovis East 3rd??? You think they win a TRAC game this year?

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Re: TRAC Preseason Breakdown
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2018, 05:53:17 PM »
1. Central
2. Buchanan
3. Clovis East
4.Clovis West
5.Clovis North
6. Clovis High

Interesting...

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Re: TRAC Preseason Breakdown
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2018, 06:59:15 PM »
I don't think CE will be at the bottom of the TRAC this year. Idk about third tho
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Re: TRAC Preseason Breakdown
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2018, 06:28:42 PM »
Trent Tompkins has a fractured left hand. He should be ready for the season opener though.

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Re: TRAC Preseason Breakdown
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2018, 09:26:47 PM »
1. Central
2. Buchanan
3. Clovis East
4.Clovis West
5.Clovis North
6. Clovis High
  I do not see Clovis last !!

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Re: TRAC Preseason Breakdown
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2018, 09:24:14 AM »
Central and Buchanan are 1 & 2 no doubt.

I'm trying to rank 3-6 and they all kinda lump together for me. All four teams have some issues. Could make for a pretty wild TRAC year between those schools.
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Re: TRAC Preseason Breakdown
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2018, 09:40:51 AM »
I agree. Clovis lost some kids to transfers and graduation, CW returns a starting QB but lost damn near the whole team to graduation, CE has a solid young group coming through but they have lost for so long I can't wrap my head around them beating one of the other schools, and North also had some transfers but also returns a starting QB. For me they are all listed as a tie for 3rd until the season begins.

Central and Buchanan game I have a lot of questions.  When Central played De La Salle last season they said they were so beat up after that if they didn't have the bye the next week up to 10 kids might not have played.  This season Buchanan plays De La Salle and then has to play Central the next Friday. De La Salle returns some of the top defensive LB's and DL's in the country.

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Re: TRAC Preseason Breakdown
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2018, 12:34:53 PM »
Central and Buchanan are 1 & 2 no doubt.

I'm trying to rank 3-6 and they all kinda lump together for me. All four teams have some issues. Could make for a pretty wild TRAC year between those schools.


1. Central
2. Buchanan
3. Clovis
3. Clovis East
3. Clovis North
3. Clovis West

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Re: TRAC Preseason Breakdown
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2018, 10:04:29 AM »
Central- They know how to win big games. 
Buchanan- A lot to replace but studs will carry the load.
Clovis- Still has big numbers to draw from.  Should be solid enough for 3rd.
CW- QB play will carry, to 4th that is.  Have some very young talent.  Growth year but still will win a couple games.
CN-This is tough to say due to the fact I respect the coaching staff there, but this team is going to struggle up front.  Need a mentality shift. 
CE- A year away from being a possible #2 or 3 here.  Good JV team last year and new kids coming in the school.  Will be much better than last year. 

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Re: TRAC Preseason Breakdown
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2018, 08:13:20 PM »
1. Central: "dynasty"
2. Bears: can anyone throw?
3. CW: will need help from underclassmen
4. East: are they back?
5. Cougars: beat north for only trac6ô win
6. North:

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Re: TRAC Preseason Breakdown
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2018, 10:01:51 PM »
1. Central
2. Buchanan
3. Clovis
3. Clovis East
3. Clovis North
3. Clovis West

Just for síts & gíles ...

Change 3 of mod 4:

1. Central
2: Buchanan
3. Clovis
4. Clovis West
5. Clovis East
6. Clovis North
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Re: TRAC Preseason Breakdown
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2018, 11:53:41 PM »
Central and Buchanan definitely on top of the league,but Iíd take central because of Trent Tompkins and donít get me wrong Kendall is great but he might not get the blocks he wants.Id take Clovis right below them,they might have lost some assets but the team is always tough.Line looks better,Sanders will make big plays if he gets blocks and Clovis Defense is lead by Canjura and Loera and will be pretty tough.Definetly sleepers this year.West lost so many players including to graduate Adrian Martinez.East is on a come up and with a young junior class,that class beat central their JV season and co-trac champs,only player Iím looking at is Joe Nation other than him itíll take the teams chemistry for them to finally win a trac game in a couple years.Next I got North,they got a pretty tough schedule and I really donít see them winning a track game this season.

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Re: TRAC Preseason Breakdown
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2018, 11:53:41 PM »