Consider yourself warned.
After Los Altos made a huge run to the Central Division championship game last season, it was easy to look at the roster and conclude the Conquerors will fall off this season (and maybe beyond) because of all the talent lost to graduation.
That’s probably not going to happen. Los Altos’ junior class went 10-0 as freshman and allowed 18 points all season. That group includes running back Tyler Nevens, who freaked as a sophomore last season by rushing for 1,683 yards and 15 touchdowns.
But the depth of talent for the junior class, which looks like it will dominate this year’s starting roster, goes beyond Nevens. Here are the numbers …
— Eight players who can squat over 400 lbs.
— One player who can squat over 500 lbs.
— Of the two players who can squat over 400 lbs., one of them is Nevens and the other is receiver Art Vargas. Five are O-line starters.
— QB Michael Campbell (a rare senior on the roster) is thought to be the best QB since head coach Dale Ziola has been there.
— Current junior is technically (weight room) stronger than last year’s senior class as seniors, which was technically the strongest class in school history. Yes, stronger in the weight room (numbers-wise) than the Cody and Harwell teams.