Cuthbertson: The Cavs (6-6 & 3-2) will have junior Davis Walker under center for Coach Johnson. Walker started in week 4 last year and threw for 126 yards and a score before getting injured and missing the rest of the season. Senior Christian Heinzelman is the Cavaliers leading rusher returning. Heinzelman ran for 264 yards and nine scores. The receiving corps of the cavs will be hurt with the loss of JT Cauthen (858 yds/9TDs) and Casey Stamper (582 yds/5 TDs). Christian Mcintosh was the leading receiver set to return but has transfered to Sun Valley after posting 19 catches and 171 yards last season. Kris Weber returns after 11 receptions for 106 yards and 2 TDs in 2016.
Defensively the Coach Johnson will look senior LB/DE Carter Kendall and junior SS Josh Sepe (143 tackles) to lead the Cavaliers. Kendall is a 2017 UCHSF-DPOY candidate after posting 97 tackles & 10 sacks in 2016. Jayden Jennings returns as well after posting 67 tackles as a sophomore and led the Cavs with 5 interceptions. Sophomore Jackson Cheek in five games last season had three interceptions. The Cavs will open up on the road at Porter Ridge on August 18th.