Thursday, May 16, 2013

2013 San Diego Prep Football Season Preview: Army-Navy Academy

Army and Navy Academy Warriors

Location: Carlsbad, CA
Founded: 1910
First Year of Football: 1911
School Colors: Vegas Gold & Black
Division: V
League: Pacific

Championships: League (9) Section (2)
Head Coach: Patrick Fanene (First Season)

2012 Recap: 10-1 (5-0 Pacific, 1st)

Under previous head coach Frank Henry, the Army-Navy Academy posted the winningest football season in school history. The Pacific League champions were one of only two teams in the San Diego section to finish the regular season unbeaten. Unfortunately their historic run ended with a 41-21 loss to Calipatria in the first round of the Division V playoffs.

Early Outlook

Not only will Army-Navy be getting a new head coach this season, they will also have a brand new $10 million dollar sports complex to call home. Former Kearny assistant Tim Mitchell brings 20 years of coaching experience to the table and will inherit a solid foundation of talent. The Warriors should be favored to repeat as Pacific League champions, but the real challenge will be winning their first playoff game since 2008.

Update: According to U-T San Diego, Tim Mitchell resigned as the head coach and will be replaced by Patrick Fanene.

Impact Losses

WR/FS Sam Harib
Three-time All-Pacific League Selection

RB/LB Joey Naotola

2012 Pacific League Defensive Player of the Year

Impact Returners

Junior QB Chris Salisbury
Team Captain and MVP in 2012

Senior WR/LB Kava Aviu
2012 First-Team All-Pacific League

Senior LB/RB Timothy Mack
2012 First-Team All-Pacific League

2013 Schedule

Friday, Aug. 30th at Flintridge Prep (La CaƱada, CA)
Friday, Sept. 13th vs. La Jolla Country Day
Friday, Sept. 27th at Mountain Empire
Friday, Oct. 4th vs. Bishop's
Friday, Oct. 11th at San Diego Jewish Academy
Friday, Oct. 18th vs. Calvin Christian
Friday, Oct. 25th at Maranatha Christian
Friday, Nov. 1st vs. The Rock Academy
Friday, Nov. 8th vs. Tri-City Christian

Army-Navy Top 5: Winning Seasons

2012 (10-1)
2008 (9-3)
1990 (8-1)
1998 (8-2-1)
1972 (7-1)

Did you know?

- The Army and Navy Academy is the only private boarding school in San Diego County.
- Pacific Beach was the original home of Army-Navy before relocating to Carlsbad in 1936.


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