MAIS Football Capsules

Central Private Rebels

Coach: Joey Sanchez (first year)

2013 record: 0-10 (0-4 MAIS 6-2A)

Last playoff appearance: 2010 (lost in first round)

That was then: Low numbers and coaching changes have hampered the Rebels in recent years.

This is now: Sanchez, a former Redemptorist assistant, looks to breathe new life into the program.

Ask The Advocate: Expect some improvement that translates into at least some wins for the Rebels.

Projected starters on offense (spread):

QB Trenton Guay (5-11, 165, Jr.), RB Cody White (5-10, 185, Sr.), RB Johnny Duncan (5-10, 210, Sr.), *C Ronnie Watkins (6-1, 235, Sr.), *OG Chris Lofstrom (6-1, 225, So.), *OG Dustin Tortorich (6-0, 195, Sr.), OT Logan Ford (6-1, 235, Jr.), *OT Cole Kinchen (6-4, 285, Sr.), *TE Landon Bryson (6-3, 225, Jr.), *SE Brandt Glover (5-10, 155, So.), *SE Cole Averette (6-1, 160, Fr.)

Projected starters on defense (4-3):

*DE Landon Bryson (6-3, 225, Jr.), *DE Chris Lofstrom (6-1, 225, So.), DT Logan Ford (6-1, 235, Jr.), *LB Austin Slater (5-9, 165, So.), LB Elijah Ramos (5-11, 175, So.), LB Johnny Duncan (5-10, 210, Sr.), LB Cody White (5-10, 185, Sr.), *DB Cole Averette (6-1, 160, Fr.), DB Trevor Wallace (5-10, 155, So.), DB Baylen Watkins (6-0, 160, So.), DT Boone Melancon (6-1, 265, Fr.)

Schedule

Aug. 22 Riverfield

Aug. 29 at CHEF

Sept. 5 Trinity

Sept. 12 at Adams Chr.

Sept. 19 at Glenbrook

Sept. 26 Wilkinson Chr.

Oct. 3 Silliman #

Oct. 10 Centreville #

Oct. 17 at Ben’s Ford

Oct. 24 at Bowling Green

Silliman Wildcats

Coach: T.J. Davis (25-18 at Silliman, 25-18 overall)

2013: 7-3 (3-1 District 6-2A)

Last playoff appearance: 2013 (lost at Tri-County in first round)

That was then: The Wildcats enjoyed a solid regular season and made another playoff appearance with a group of up-and-coming players.

This is now: This could evolve into the best Silliman team in recent years.

Ask The Advocate: A deep playoff run could loom on the horizon for the Wildcats, especially if they can remain healthy.

Projected starters on offense (multi-spread):

*QB Zach Kelly (6-2, 190, Jr.), *SE Caleb Jackson (5-6, 135, Sr.), *TE Darian Tunstall (6-2, 220, Sr.), RB Tyren Shelton (5-9, 175, Jr.), TE Jordan Talley (6-3, 245, Sr.), *SE Keifer Bourgeois (5-8, 155, Sr.), *OG Brian Guidry (5-11, 250, Sr.), *OT Jacob Hodges (6-2, 235, Jr.), *C Jozie Milton (6-3, 295, Sr.), OG Brody Kelly (5-10, 215, So.), OT Will Douglas (6-2, 215, Jr.)

Projected starters on defense (multiple odd front):

*DT Jozie Milton (6-3, 295, Sr.), *DE Michael Beauchamp (6-3, 250, Jr.), LB Brody Kelly (5-10, 215, So.), DE Colton Strain (6-1, 215, So.), *LB Darian Tunstall (6-2, 220, Sr.), *LB Will Douglas (6-2, 215, Jr.), *LB Jordan Talley (6-3, 245, Sr.), *DB Keifer Bourgeois (5-8, 155, Sr.), DB Brian Seibert (5-8, 165), *DB Caleb Jackson (5-6, 135, Sr.), *Zach Kelly (6-2, 190, Jr.)

Schedule

Aug. 22 Oak Forest

Aug. 29 at Simpson Academy

Sept. 5 Parklane

Sept. 12 at Copiah

Sept. 19 at Bowling Green #

Sept. 26 Centreville #

Oct. 3 at Central Private #

Oct. 10 at Brookhaven

Oct. 17 Wayne

Oct. 24 Ben’s Ford #

* Denotes returning starters

# Denotes district games