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Players to Watch, Offense
JAMES ALLEMANN, TE, Sr.
It’s hard to miss James Allemann when the Dolphins line up, as his 6-foot-5 frame draws attention. While Allemann was a productive receiver, he is moving to tight end this season, where he will still be a weapon. Allemann said the change has upped his aggressiveness as he works on blocking.
OMARJAYE BLACK, WR, Sr.
In his first season at Dana Hills, Omarjaye Black brought a deep threat to the Dolphins offense. Black led the team in receiving touchdowns with seven and caught 27 passes for 384 yards. Black also made catches of at least 40 yards in each of the first three spring games.
OWEN CHAMBERS, WR, Sr.
Owen Chambers is a transfer from JSerra, and while Chambers didn’t get much varsity reps at the Trinity League school, he will have a spot in this dynamic Dolphins offense. Chambers is quick and explosive, always looking to make a play and looking to play his role for the team.
BO KELLY, QB, Sr.
In his second season at the helm of the Dolphins offense in the spring, Bo Kelly shined and showcased his arm and legs. Kelly completed 65% of his passes for 1,333 yards and 15 touchdowns. Kelly worked on the mental, game-planning and leadership aspects of his game in the offseason.
ABRAHAM MUNOZ, OL, Sr.
Ask any of his offensive teammates, and they’ll tell you Abraham Munoz may have the most important role on this year’s Dana Hills team. Munoz is the lone senior returner on the Dolphins’ offensive line, and as a technically sound and smart player, he is helping the offensive line get into cohesive form.
Players to Watch, Defense
BROGHAN DALEY, S, Sr.
A leader in the secondary, Broghan Daley brings a strong energy to the defensive unit. Communication has been an area of improvement for the defense, with Daley being a part of that. Daley is also fast and physical and made 14 total tackles, includifive solo tackles, in the spring.
MILES DARST, S, Sr.
With experience in the secondary, Miles Darst returns for the Dolphins at safety. Darst will play both sides of the ball for Dana Hills and get reps at wide receiver. Darst is fast and quick and hits hard. As a junior, Darst recorded 12 tackles, including 10 solo tackles.
HAYDEN DENDIU, CB, Sr.
Hayden Dendiu is another player going both ways in the secondary and in the wide receiver corps. Dendiu is quick, explosive and physical and made an impact in the spring. He was third in tackles with 19 total tackles, including nine solo tackles, and also pulled in an interception.
ETHAN GESKE, LB, Sr.
In a large group of two-way players, Ethan Geske is one who made big contributions in the spring season. Along with playing linebacker, Geske was the Dolphins’ leading rusher as a running back, with 155 yards on 38 carries. Geske also racked up 12 total tackles, including seven solo tackles.
CHRISTIAN GUARASCIO, LB, Jr.
Christian Guarascio is among the best of the young players who will be asked to make impacts as Dana Hills reaches higher. Guarascio will also go both ways at linebacker and running back. He described his playing style as fast-paced, dominant and taking every yard he can get.
Zach Cavanagh is the sports editor for Picket Fence Media. Zach is a multiple California Journalism Award winner and has covered sports in Orange County since 2013. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @ZachCav and follow our sports coverage on Twitter @SouthOCSports. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.