Prep Football: Eight Players to Watch
Derek Babiash (DB/WR/KR), Poway
The Arizona-bound, shutdown corner is one of the top athletes in the county. A 6-1, 171 pound senior speedster, Babiash is always a threat to reach the end zone. He broke the school record last year with 10 interceptions, including three in the section title game.
Alec Moreno (LB/TE), Poway
The 6-2, 226 pound Moreno can deliver the punishment on defense and is a huge target on offense. The ferocious senior recently committed to Nevada and was named to the ESPN Cal-Hi Sports All-State Defense Third-Team.
Patrick Zeller (RB/WR), Del Norte
The 6-foot, 190 pound junior is a workhorse. Zeller had over 1,000 yards rushing and over 250 yards receiving last year. He should be the biggest threat for the Nighthawks again this season, as the team looks to have a breakout year.
George Liang (LB/FB), Del Norte
The 6-foot, 215 pound senior has garnered interest from several Ivy League schools. A two-time All-Valley League player, Liang is a key piece to the highly-experienced Del Norte defense.
Ivy Adair (RB), Rancho Bernardo
Adair did an outstanding job keeping the Broncos’ running game alive when starter Glenn Paggett went down with an injury last year. Adair proved he can be the feature back, averaging over four yards per carry in the final five regular season games.
Charles Ensley (WR), Rancho Bernardo
The 6-foot, senior returns as the team’s go-to receiver. Ensley made the switch from QB to WR last year and excelled, catching 45 balls for 592 yards and seven TDs. He has the speed to get behind defenders and make the big play.
Jake Kirby (QB/S), Maranatha Christian
The do-it-all QB ran for 15 TDs and threw for another 17 while leading the Eagles to the 8-man mythical section title last year. The 6-2, highly-efficient passer should help make the transition to 11-man football an easy one for the Eagles.
Josiah Rubia (LB), Maranatha Christian
The junior with an extremely high motor and nose for the ball will lead the Eagles’ defense this season. Rubia averaged more than 11 tackles per game last year and recorded a whopping 18 in a game against Ocean View Christian.
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