Last year: 6-3
Coach: Rashiid Burgo, 4th year
Key players: Michael Bradshaw (QB-LB), Brandon Alexander (WR-MLB), Mike Goehner (OT-DL), Andrew Gutierrez (RB-S), Rigo Beltran (CB).
Scouting report: The Dragons have moved to 8-man football because of a dip in enrollment, and Burgo doesn’t expect much to change in the way of results — his goal is to win the Sunset League. SPA has a junior- and senior-laden roster that makes up for what it lacks in size with speed and quickness. Bradshaw moves over from wide receiver to call the shots on offense as a senior. Gutierrez is the type of runner that, at 5-foot-4, won’t run people over, but he can get around the edge and find space in the wide-open 8-man game. Goehner, a 6-2, 270-pound sophomore, will be an intimidator on both sides of the ball. Beltran, a sophomore, could open some eyes as the leader of the secondary.