After a Division 2 playoff berth last season, Redlands East Valley drops down to D-3. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Wildcats.
2018 IN REVIEW
7-4, (4-1) #2 in Citrus Belt League, Division 2 playoffs first round (lost 52-22 to Norco)
Rich Lunsford is entering his second season at Redlands East Valley.
Offense – 4. Defense – 2.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
John Gill OL, Sr. 6-5 275
Brandon Wells WR, Sr. 5-10 165
Isaiah Bradford WR, Sr. 6-1 175
Jeremiah Donahue QB, Jr. 6-3 190
Xzavier McNabb WR, Jr. Sr. 6-2 185
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
Isaiah Bradford FS, Sr. 6-1 175
Luca Russo SS
Jacob Saldivar DL, Sr. 6-1 205
James Scearce LB, Jr. 5-11 190
Paul Munoz LB Sr. 5-10 180
THREE TO SEE
Isaiah Bradford WR/SS
Caught eight passes and made 102 tackles last season.
John Gill OL
Tackle with an offer from Azusa Pacific
Brandon Wells WR
Made 46 catches for 617 yards and five TDs last season.
First year starting quarterback Jeremiah Donahue has some reliable targets to throw to, which will help with the transition under center.
With only two starters returning on defense, there could be a few rough patches early in the year.
The Wildcats should make the playoffs but will likely be underdogs in that first game.