It's been an incredible run for the Sacred Heart Prep football program the last four years. The Gators have won four consecutive Central Coast Section championships, made two state championship game appearances and completed the transition from small-school power to being included among the biggest and the best.
They lost a number of key performers off last year's team that won a CCS Open Division III title and played in the state Division III-A championship game. Players like quarterback Mason Randall, tight end Andrew Daschbach, running back Lapitu Mahoni and a number of linemen.
"This will be rebuilding year, let's face it,'' SHP coach Pete Lavorato said., "But we'll be fine. There might be some losing at the beginning, but if we can just hang in there for a while ...''