Last year: 8-5
Coach: John Morrison, 17th year
Key players: Tanner Aiono (LT-DT), Chris Papatheofanis (OL-DL), Mickey Miller (OL-DL), Khaleel Jenkins (QB-S), Jesse Brookins (RB-OLB), Noah Gamboa (RB-OLB), Ayman Mayberry (WR-CB), Nathaniel Abernethy (WR-S), Milan Marrero (WR-LB), Zach Schmid (P-PK).
Scouting report: After losing last year’s San Diego Section Division V title game to Santa Fe Christian, the Lancers’ seventh trip to the finals in the last decade, Morrison opted to return to his old offense to control the ball better despite the team passing for more than 2,000 yards in each of the last two years. That puts the ball into the hands of Jenkins, who passed for 103 yards and caught 29 passes for 521 yards and four TDs in ’12. He also had 43 tackles and three interceptions on defense. Brookins led the team in rushing, carrying 212 times for 1,310 yards and 11 TDs. He also had five sacks on defense. Gamboa rushed for 167 yards and had three sacks, while Mayberry caught 21 passes and intercepted three balls while making 40 tackles. Marrero led the Lancers in tackles (111) to go with four sacks. Abernethy had five sacks. Schmid averaged nearly 39 yards per punt while recording 34 touchbacks on 58 kickoffs.