If quarterback Jalon Daniels takes a big step forward in 2019, then Lawndale has a chance at another title. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Cardinals.
2018 IN REVIEW
14-2, (5-0) Ocean League champions, Southern Section Division 5 champions, Division 2-A State champions
Travis Clark is entering his 5th season at Lawndale. His overall record is 44-8.
Offense – 6. Defense – 5
MAKELL ESTEEN – Sr. 6-2 180 – CB, WR
TULI TUIPULOTU – Sr. 6-2 215 – DE
JALON DANIELS – Sr. 6-0, 205 – QB
ELIJAH JACKSON – Sr. 6-1, 175 – CB/WR
ISIAH PUALANI – Sr. 6-0, 205 – OL/DL
THREE TO SEE
Makell Esteen – CB
19 career interceptions. He can break into the all-time Southern Section top 10 with another strong season. Esteen also caught 6 TDs last year.
Tuli Tuipulotu – DE
14 D-1 offers. All-CIF selection last season. Had 9 sacks and 95 total tackles last season.
Jalon Daniels – QB
All-CIF selection last year. Threw for 2,351 yards and 26 touchdowns.
Lawndale is another team that is in the Division 3 championship hunt. Replacing the production of Utah-bound running back Jordan Wilmore will be impossible for one player to take on. Look for more of a running back by committee approach this season.
If quarterback Jalon Daniels takes a big step forward in 2019, then the Cardinals have a chance at another title. He’s the x-factor.