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2017 Silverado Football Capsule

SILVERADO

League: Class 4A Southeast

Head coach: Andy Ostolaza, first season

2016 record: 8-3 (3-2 Southeast League, third)

Returning lettermen: Nine

Returning starters: Two offense, three defense

Base offensive set: Multiple

Base defensive set: 4-3

Top offensive players: QB Kana Hoapili (Jr.); QB/WR Carson Loosbrock (Sr.)

Top defensive players: SS Taison Etienne (Sr.); DT Linaudre Schwallie (Sr.); MLB Miron Mingo (Sr.)

Top newcomers: WR Bravyn Aquino (Jr.); WR Jeremy Alipio (So.); OLB Jacob Mendez (So.)

Key losses: RB Keikiokalani Misipeka, OL Jaeden Loa, OL Ryan Scoggins, LB Jordan Walker, S Pekelo Solomon

Outlook: The Skyhawks not only made the playoffs last season, but won a first-round road game before losing to state runner-up Liberty in the Sunrise semifinals.

But the team suffered some key losses, including coach Randall Cunningham, who went 15-7 in two years as head coach.

Ostolaza, who previously coached the Skyhawks for eight seasons going 40-39, returns and also must replace workhorse running back Misipeka (1,601 yards, 20 TDs) along with all-state offensive lineman Scoggins and all-state safety Solomon.

Hoapili and Loosbrock each saw limited action last season. Hoapili completed 5 of 6 passes for 97 yards and two TDs, and Loosbrock was 10-for-21 for 100 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Ostolaza said he hopes the gets better each week.

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