2012 Palo Verde Football Capsule


Coach: Darwin Rost, 17th season (130-39)

2011 record: 11-1 (8-0 Northwest)

Base offensive set: Double wing

Base defensive set: 4-3

Top offensive players: WB Lee Griggs (Sr.); WB Ryan Beaulieu (Sr.); QB Parker Rost (Jr.); OL Mike Hughes (Jr.); OL Brad Solomon (Sr.)

Top defensive players: S Lee Griggs (Sr.); CB Ryan Beaulieu (Sr.); DL Mike Hughes (Jr.); DL Brad Solomon (Sr.)

Top special teams player: KR Ryan Beaulieu (Sr.)

Key losses: LB/TE Jerrol Garcia-Williams; DL Josh Symonette; RB/DB/P Jonathan Maxwell; RB/DB Jacob Witham; RB/LB Eric South; OL Heath Andreasen; OL Myles Elgaard; DL Dillon Chaisson

Outlook: The Panthers lost plenty of size and talent, but the cupboard is far from empty.

Griggs and Beaulieu are explosive playmakers on both sides of the ball, and Parker Rost is back to help lead an offense filled with veteran skill-position players.

Griggs was a first-team all-state defensive back after logging 52 tackles, four sacks and one interception last season. He also led the Panthers with 917 yards and 17 touchdowns rushing.

Beaulieu was rarely thrown at as a junior, but still made four interceptions. He was a first-team all-state return specialist after averaging 43.6 yards per punt return.