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Last season: 13-1 Overall with SJS Division 1 Championship Loss to Folsom
Division 1 Prospects: 4
Team Strength: Size, Strength, Seniors
Team Weakness: Lost top two RB’s (3500 yards rushing) to graduation
Best Game: @ Inderkum in Week 1

2016 Season Schedule 
@ Inderkum
Lincoln
@ Everett Alvarez
@ Davis
Grant
@ Jesuit
@ Pleasant Grove
Monterey Trail
Franklin
@ Sheldon

The Elk Grove Thundering Herd may be one of the more physically imposing teams in NorCal.  This team is lead by a group of outstanding seniors who almost pulled off a Division I SJS Championship win last season.  The Elk Grove defense, which only allowed 11 PPG last season. returns the stud linebacker duo of Jake Bellecci and Dylan Eldred.  The Elk Grove secondary is led by one of the fastest rising DB recruits  in the west with the 6’2, 185 Damario Mclean.  Quarterback Jayden Machado returns after a highly efficient junior season (22 TD / 3 Int) where he will look to get the ball downfield to division 1 WR recruit Gavin Reinwald.  The tough offensive line is anchored by big Jon Pochop who will take his team to Inderkum in week 1 for a highly anticipated match-up.

 

Top Returning Players - EG

May 26, 2016 - hudl.com - 118
6'2, 178 Damario Mclean (Elk Grove) SJS

OFFERS: Wyoming, Hawaii, Sacramento State
2015 Season Stats: 36 Tackles, 6 Int

  • Excellent combination of size and speed
  • Good willing tackler
  • Wins the jump ball all the time with leaping ability
  • Does not get beat often
May 26, 2016 - hudl.com - 91
6'3, 195 Gavin Reinwald (Elk Grove) SJS

OFFERS: Navy, UNLV, Wyoming, Columbia
2015 Season Stats: 45 Rec, 853 Yards, 13 TD's

  • Good size and speed to go with it, strong mature skill player
  • Wins the jump ball using timing and good concentration
  • Versatile player who could possibly convert to TE, good blocker
May 26, 2016 - hudl.com - 109
6'3, 275 Jon Pochop (Elk Grove) SJS

*Note: Film: #67 *

  • Great on pulls
  • Good athlete
  • Plays with tenacity
  • Chases ball downfield looking for more blocks
May 26, 2016 - hudl.com - 97
6'1, 215 Jake Bellecci (Elk Grove) SJS

2015 Season Stats: 89 Tackles, 1 Sack

  • Takes on blockers well, always involved
  • Big and strong, sure tackler
  • Also plays TE on offense
  • Great against the run, can also play coverage
May 26, 2016 - hudl.com - 123
6'1, 200 Dylan Eldred (Elk Grove) SJS

2015 Season Stats: 90 Tackles, 5.5 Sacks, 2 Int

  • Great athlete with perfect size and speed combination
    • Versatile LB who can play inside or outside
    • Uses hands well to defeat blocks
May 26, 2016 - hudl.com - 90
6'0, 175 Jayden Machado (Elk Grove) SJS

2015 Season Stats: 64%, 1743 Pass Yards, 22 TD/ 3 Int

  • Excellent accuracy and ball placement
  • Can work throws in multiple parts of the field, seams and sideline
  • Nice touch on over the top throws, gives bigger receivers a chance to go up