Moapa Valley Capsule Preview

Coach: Brent Lewis (seventh year)

2007 record: 9-3 (3-1 Southern League)

Returning starters: Seven offense, eight defense

Top players: QB/K/P Max Jenkins (Sr.), RB/DB/KR Brad Weiss (Sr.), OL/DT Tyler Lomprey (Sr.), OL/LB Travis Ozaki (Sr.), FB/LB Jake Pearce (Jr.), DL Colby Powell (Jr.), DL Andrew Andersen (Sr.), DE Riley Staley (Sr.)

Top newcomers: RB/WR Matt Newton (Jr.)

Key losses: MLB Steven Jensen, C Shane Robison, WR/DB Shilo Sandoval, WR/DB Joe Rebman

Base offensive set: Pro set/Offset I/Spread

Base defensive set: 4-3/5-2

Outlook: Coming off their first Class 3A state title since 2000, the Pirates have had to do very little rebuilding.

In fact, Jenkins and Weiss have a combined seven years of starting experience in the backfield alone. Seventeen of the team’s 38 players are returning lettermen.

With a nonleague schedule that includes 2007 playoff teams as Moapa Valley’s first four opponents, it will be easy to get a clear picture of how strong the Pirates are early.

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