Bulldogs announce varsity football roster

By Bill Tamburrino

The Bulldog varsity football team is opening its season this week with a home game against Grossmont High School and the roster is set, for now.

Forty-three names will be on the opening day roster but changes may occur, depending on injuries, and how well and quickly some of the younger players develop.

There are 18 seniors listed on the roster. Javier Dominguez (RB/C) and Daniel Kemp (OL/DL) will start on both sides of the ball. Hunter McHargue (QB), Brandon Fitzpatrick (WR), Chad Miller-Laduke (RB), and Josh Allen (C) will start on the offense. Patrick Hastings (DL), Zach Berg (DL), and Brawson Walter (LB) will start on defense.

Since coaches Damon Baldwin and Stefon Pace use multiple personnel packages, players not listed as starters see plenty of action as backups and on special teams.

Austin Bell (RB/DB), John Barnum (DL), Ryan Spees (LB), Brandon Kelderman (WR/DB/QB), Victor Rodriguez (DL), Mark Masters (OL), Kevin Hagan (WR/DB), Rickey Romero (WR), Zach Wiechert (DL), and Tanner Triplett (LB) are all listed on the depth chart and will compete for playing time.

Seventeen juniors are listed on the varsity roster. Tanner Williams (DB/WR), Christian Drews (LB/TE), Nathan Cherek (DB/WR), and Patrick Hastings (OL/DL) will start on both sides of the ball. Travis Kerchner (DB), Matt Lawler (TE), T-Bone Williams (LB), Daniel VanTol (DL), William Rieve (OL), and Anthony Moreno (OL) are all listed as starters.

Garrett Dart (DB/WR), Ben Barnat (LB), Teddy Schench (LB/LS), Colton Harris (WR), Howard Peel (OL/DL), Trae Rodriguez (OL/DL), and Clayton Cooke (OL/DL) are also available for backup duty and special teams.

Seven sophomores are currently on the varsity squad. Tyler Vargas will handle the kicking duties and Brandon Gansch will see a lot of action at running back. Keyshaun Crichlow (LB/OL), Garrett Binkley (WR/RB), Christian Dominguez (DB/WR), Dallas Domnitz (OL/DL), and Cameron Coplen (DL) are all listed on the two deep depth chart.

The Bulldogs are young but have talent and experience at key positions. They are playing in a league that is one of the toughest in the CIF, and face one of the toughest schedules. Seven teams on their schedule have been CIF champions and five are perennial contenders for a CIF crown. Every team on their schedule except Orange Glen advanced to the CIF playoffs last season.

Let the games begin.

   
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