Around the county in 30 days
A daily spring preview of every football program in the county.
Coach: Dominick Ciao (second season at Berkeley Prep, 19th overall, 137-65)
Last season: 5-5 (0-3 in district)
District: Class 2B-6 (Cardinal Mooney, Clearwater Central Catholic, Frostproof)
Key losses: QB Archie Barnes, OL/DL Alex Matzkin, WR Nick Myers, OL/DL Shea Hughes, RB/SS Nathan Greaves
Who's back: MLB Keith Bexley, WR/CB Jordan Crockett, RB/CB Julian Crockett, OL/DL Turner Richardson, WR Nick Orobello, OL/DL Greg Michaelos
What's new: All five seniors from last year's team were impact players, including playmaking quarterback Archie Barnes. This season's quarterback competition is up in the air between two or three players — Ciao is mum on the names — but that will be something to watch during the spring game. After deciding on Barnes' successor, Ciao can head into preseason outlining an offense that fits best.
Audibles: "Every spring it's been important as a football team to block and tackle, so this spring we're going to be concentrating on doing those things right. We're going to expect some great leadership from our seniors."
Did you know? Ciao has surrounded himself with assistants who were players for him at Jesuit, including former Tigers kicker Garrett Rivas, the all-time scoring leader at Michigan and one of just two Wolverines players to have three 90-point seasons.
May 16 vs. Lake Highland Prep
Aug. 29 vs. Northside Christian
Sept. 5 vs. Bradenton Prep
Sept. 12 vs. Keswick Christian
Sept. 19 at Wiregrass Ranch
Oct. 3 at Lake Highland Prep
Oct. 10 vs. Clearwater Central Cath.
Oct. 16 vs.
Oct. 24 at
Oct. 31 at Evangelical Christian
Nov. 7 vs. Frostproof
Eduardo A. Encina,
Times staff writer