Head coach: John Roberts, fourth season
2014-15 record: 19-3 (14-2 Northwest, second)
Returning letter winners (starters): Eleven (eight)
Top players: LB/WR Cienna Mendez (Sr.), S/RB Ashley Marshall (Sr.), S/CB/WR Courtney Reeves (Sr.), CB/WR Isabel Barilla (Sr.), S/WR Aliyah Wyrick (Jr.)
Outlook: The Bulldogs bring back 11 letter winners, including eight starters, from a team that won the Sunset Region championship.
Centennial held opponents to seven or fewer points in 12 games last year, and brings back many key players from its defense, including Mendez, who led the Northwest League in tackles.
“Cienna Mendez is the center piece of the defense, surrounded by Barilla, Marshall and Reeves, who have played their entire high school career,” Roberts said.
Wyrick was the team’s most potent offensive weapon last year. The Bulldogs will have a new quarterback in Halli Erickson, who guided the junior varsity to a one-loss season and a tournament championship.
“With the returning players, along with the additions from JV, we’ve set our goals to win the league and enter the playoffs with momentum to finish the season,” Roberts said.