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Eight Seniors Return to lead Panthers in 2017

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By David Willaurer-Contributing Writer

Vista CA— David Bottom will be entering his second year as head coach with a lot of talent coming back for 2017. The Panthers finished with a 4-8 record including a win over Ramona at the Bulldogs Field but lost to San Marcos twice, once in the regular season and again in the CIF Section game.
“We’re going to be an aggressive team with a lot of returning talent. We return 8 seniors from last year and we have 45 athletes who are always driven. We will see what they can do for us in 2017.”
“We will be strong at running back in two- way players, Vavega Siloa and Nick Stormo. The two seniors have been offered football scholarships. They run hard and lead the team with their senior leadership. They are going to be good for us.” said Coach Bottom.
“At QB Josh Davies returns for his senior year after starting 12 games for us last season and has looked impressive in training camp this year. “Tony Pao Pao has helped Josh develop into a better passer with good arm strength, accuracy and leadership. Our offensive line will average 260 pounds per player.”
“Desmond Taua is a returning starter at safety and we have a lot of young players that will step for us from last year.”
“Defensively, we have 2 seniors and 5 juniors along with a couple of sophomores on our squad. Two-way player Vavega Siloa, a senior, will be starting at linebacker His help and leadership will motivate and bring the defensive group together. Nick Stormo might play defense along with a couple of players that will we will rotate.”
“Four of my ballplayers are looking into colleges.” said Coach Bottom.
On opening vs. San Marcos: “They are coached well, they are athletic and they play hard. There will be a a lot of intensity between these two schools. I know our kids are ready to play.” said Coach Bottom

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Eight Seniors Return to lead Panthers in 2017