Mater Dei Crusaders Season Preview

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Head Coach : John Joyner

2019 Record : 7-5

Top Players : Darren Barkins , Josh Meredith , Trevor Appleman , Nico Estrada , Raymond Romero , Tre Edwards , Mike Harrington , Jacob Cannon , Chris Snyder , Joey Hiner , Jeremiah Cook

Overview : The Crusaders return a very talented team with several Division 1 Players , They will look to compete this season and establish themselves as one of the best in the county , they open up the season with the # 1 Ranked team in San Diego the Helix Highlanders .

Offense : New Mexico State Commit QB Trevor Appleman will look to sling it around to a very talented receiving core of Josh Meredith (Washington State Commit) , Darren Barkins (Oregon Commit) , Raymond Romero (Concordia St. Paul Commit) and Jacob Cannon (Concordia St. Paul commit) . Idaho Commit Nico Estrada will pound the rock he will run behind an Offensive line lead by Joey Hiner . This Mater Dei offense is talented and well coached with Verlain Betofe taking over as Offensive Coordinator it will definitely be one of the more explosive offenses in San Diego .

New Mexico State Commit Trevor Appleman Photo Courtesy of SDFNL / Ruben Pena

Defense : Sophomore LB Tre Edwards is ranked as the number one Linebacker in the Nation in the 2023 Class, Cruz Estrada is another Sophomore LB with talent along with Vincent Friend and Senior Jeremiah Cook round out the LB Core , 2023 DB Chris Snyder recently picked up an offer from Oregon along with Mike Harrington and Brian Dukes will lead the secondary . The defense is young and likes to play physical the sky is the limit for them .

National Recruited Sophomore Tre Edwards

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