Here’s an inside look at the CIF Southern Section Division 1/2 Mission Viejo Diablos football team.

Links: Mission Viejo team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

6-6*, (3-1) #2 in South Coast League, Division 1 quarterfinalist (lost 56-17 to Mater Dei)

*had to forfeit four games

COACHING RESUME

Chad Johnson – 2nd season – former St. John Bosco offensive coordinator

RETURNING

Offense – 5. Defense – 6.

TOP PLAYERS

Peter Costelli QB, Jr. 6-3 200

Mavin Anderson WR, SS Jr. 6-0 185

Easton Mascarenas OLB, RB Jr. 6-0 220

TJ Roelen TE, FB Sr. 6-1 215

JT Hand C, G Jr. 6-2 280

Shaun Gold WR Sr. 6-3 180

Lance Keneley DE Sr. 6-5 220

Micah Carreon DT, DE Jr. 6-0

John Burns FS, SS Sr. 6-3 190

THREE TO SEE

Peter Costelli QB

Santa Margarita transfer. True dual-threat quarterback. Will surprise opposing teams with his speed.

Mavin Anderson WR

National recruit in the 2021 class. Had 19 catches for 272 yards and two TDs last season. He’ll have a much bigger role in the offense in 2019.

Easton Mascarenas, LB

Made 91 tackles last season. Holds scholarship offers from Arizona State and Oregon State.

OUTLOOK

Mission Viejo should be a Division I playoff team in 2019. Chad Johnson is a fantastic offensive mind and will work wonders with Peter Costelli, if the quarterback can stay healthy.

The Diablos haven’t forgotten about last season’s loss to San Clemente that cost them the South Coast League title. They want revenge on October 25.

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