The future looks decent for Pacific football, as they have 22 players in the sophomore and junior classes that they feel are capable of playing at the varsity level. Problem is that there aren’t a ton of seniors ahead of them, as only 13 will be part of Oscar Torres’ third season at Pacific.
“Our numbers are up in the younger grades and we have some guys that are really going to be good,” Torres said. “I wish we had a few more seniors coming back to lead to way, but we’ll have to depend on our younger guys to step in and play older than they are.”
The Pirates aren’t completely without veteran leadership, as quarterback Leo Davis (6-0, 180) returns for another year, as do offensive lineman/defensive lineman Luis Barcenas (5-10, 185) and multipurpose player Kevin Hardy (5-11, 185). Hardy will play receiver, safety, linebacker and running back for Pacific.