Today's edition of the San Mateo Daily Journal says that South San Francisco High's football squad is the team to beat this season.
"South City’s 2011 team boasted one of the league’s best and fastest defenses," the story reads.
A few key players graduated last year, but several more team leaders are still around and rearing to go. According to the Journal:
Talking South City football is exciting because of the players at the skill positions. First, Anthony Shkuratov, one of the toughest runners in the PAL last season, takes over for Brad Los at the quarterback position.
“He’s looking good,” Moro said of Shkuratov. “He has a little different skill set in that [Los] was more of a drop back passer. But Anthony is dangerous out of the pocket, I mean, he can fly. And he’s throwing the ball good and gets the ball downfield.
The South City offense will feature two of the PAL’s most dynamic wide receivers in Robert Johnson and Jerick Anicete, who’s returning from a season-ending leg injury.
“I’ve never seen two more explosive wideouts since I’ve been here,” Moro said. “There’s a couple of times when we’ve seen good wideouts, but I think this one ranks right up there. Robert has big play capabilities and Jerick is just a solid, possession receiver — if you get the ball anywhere near him, he’s going to catch it. We’re blessed to have those two guys.”
And then there’s the South City run game that will feature returner Keven Cuhna, fullback Maligi Maluia and newcomer MJ Lauigan (who’s returning from an ACL injury).
Tonight is Fall Sports Night for all student athletes and parents, at South City High at 6:30 p.m. in the Big Gym.
The school's freshmen/sophmore team will play Santa Clara this Friday, in Santa Clara at 4:30 p.m. The varsity will play Santa Clara, also away, next Friday at 7 p.m. Click here for the school's complete schedule.
South City football practices are being held from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. daily. Any interested freshmen or sophomores are encouraged to contact coach Nava at the practice field after school.
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