Head coach: Johnny Rodriguez
2006 Record: 1-9
Region: 4A2 East Sky
8/23- Scrimmage vs. Ironwood Ridge
9/7- @ Buckeye
9/14- @ McClintock (Cox 7)
9/28- @ Queen Creek
10/19- Dysart (Homecoming)
11/2- Seton Catholic
Key Losses: WR/DB George Whittle, OL/DL Forrest Decuir, TE Darrell Johnson, RB Brandon Ford, RB Isaac Smith, OL Sean McPhearson, LB Reggie Lopez
Key Returners: DL Dayne Darden, LB Billy Hammel, QB Pedro Rubio, TE/DE Bernis Berber, LB David Johnson, WR/DB Jacob Miranda
No one will deny it,
Coach Rodriguez says, "We will still be young, but at least we return about 14 players who all received quality time for us last year. We are in much better shape overall as the majority of our kids lifted this winter, spring and summer."
Back on offense will be QB Pedro Rubio. Rodriguez says that Rubio had a "great off-season". His main target looks to be junior Jacob Miranda. What hurts is the Buffaloes top three rushers are gone as well as their top OLs Forrest Decuir and Sean McPhearson.
The defense returns some players and Rodriguez points to his d-line as being one of the strengths of the team. LBs Billy Hammel and David Johnson combined for 105 tackles and DE Jordan Wilson pitched in a couple of sacks last year as a sophomore.