Top story lines for 2013 football season…
- Poway starting frosh QB. The Titans are expected to start freshman Tate Martell at quarterback. He has already given a verbal commitment to the University of Washington. They will rely a lot on Lance Mudd, following the departure of Derek Babiash (Arizona), Alec Moreno (Nevada), and Nehemiah Gross (Southwest Baptist).
- Madison reloading after state title. The Warhawks won the Division 3 state title last year but have lost stars Pierre Cormier and Lee Walker. Can Michael Garner, Kareem Coles, and the Vermillion twins lead Madison back to another CIF Title?
- Royce Freeman rushing record… Freeman, a senior running back at Imperial High School, has created some buzz over the past year but not nearly enough of how much he’s deserving of. This offseason he picked up several scholarships from schools like USC, Florida, and Alabama before deciding on Oregon. He enters his senior year with 4,782 rushing yards and 70 rushing touchdowns. He trails Ricky Seale by 1,608 yards for the all-time rushing record in the county and is 36 rushing touchdowns behind Heisman Trophy Winner Rashaan Salaam for that record. He’s 13th on the rushing record, just ahead of Ricky Williams and behind Salaam, Seale, Reggie Bush, Tyler Gaffney, and Dillon Baxter. Needless to say, he’s one of the best ever to come out of San Diego.
- Oceanside continues dynasty… The Pirates have built a dynasty in San Diego for the past 20+ seasons, including winnings seven straight CIF Titles from 2004-10. The Pirates won the title again last season, but with the new Open Division beginning this season can someone stop them?