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2015 Del Norte season preview

08/19/2015, 6:30am PDT
By John Maffei

Nighthawks' man in the middle: center Francisco Gracia-Ruiz


Francisco Gracia-Ruiz

2-MINUTE DRILL

Coach: Patrick Coleman. Overall record — 13-17 (3 years). Record at school — 1st year.

Division: III.

League: Avocado East.

Section titles: None.

Player to watch: Zach Zacchilli will anchor both of the lines. At 6-feet-2, 255 pounds, he has the bulk to open holes on offense. But he was a second-team all-league pick on defense, proving he has the strength and quickness to get to ball carriers.

At a glance: Patrick Coleman, who coordinated the Oceanside defense for years, takes over as coach. But the Nighthawks return just two starters from a team that was 5-6 last season. Jake Moore takes over at QB and could be a good one. He has some weapons around him in RBs Scott McKirdy and Anthony Ullrich as well as Will Carpenter and D’Angelo Gunter. Anthony Jimenez is an outstanding complement to Zacchilli on the OL. The line, with Zacchilli, Jimenez, Jarrod O’Neill, Sawyer Sullaway and Francisco Gracia-Ruiz, is a team strength.

DEPTH CHART

Offense

Player / Ht. / Wt. / Yr. / Pos.

D’Angelo Gunter / 6-1 / 190 / Jr. / WR

Zach Zacchilli / 6-2 / 255 / Jr. / OL

Jarrod O’Neill / 5-11 / 260 / Sr. / OL

Francisco Gracia-Ruiz / 5-11 / 195 / Jr. / C

Sawyer Sullaway / 6-3 / 190 / Jr. / OL

Anthony Jimenez / 6-0 / 265 / Jr. / OL

Anthony Ullrich / 5-10 / 185 / Jr. / SLOT

Matt Lowe / 6-0 / 185 / Sr. / WR

Jake Moore / 6-4 / 185 / Jr. / QB

Scott McKirdy / 6-0 / 225 / Jr. / RB

Will Carpenter / 5-11 / 180 / Jr. / RB

Grayson Farnham / 6-1 / 165 / Sr. / PK

Defense

Player / Ht. / Wt. / Yr. / Pos.

Sawyer Sullaway / 6-3 / 190 / Jr. / DE

Zach Zacchilli / 6-2 / 255 / Jr. / DT

Jarrod O’Neill / 5-11 / 260 / Sr. / NG

Anthony Jimenez / 6-0 / 265 / Jr. / DT

Will Carpenter / 5-11 / 180 / Jr. / OLB

Scott McKirdy / 6-0 / 225 / Jr. / MLB

Anthony Ullrich / 5-10 / 185 / Jr. / OLB

Casey Jones / 5-11 / 170 / Sr. / CB

Matt Lowe / 6-0 / 185 / Sr. / SS

Tim Doyle / 5-10 / 170 / Jr. / FS

D’Angelo Gunter / 6-1 / 190 / Jr. / CB

Grayson Farnham / 6-1 / 165 / Sr. / P

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