Jefferson Silver Foxes
2018 record: 1-9 overall, 0-6 in district
2019 projected win threshold: 2-5 wins
Head coach: Tony Martinez, entering 3rd season as head coach, 4-16 overall record
What we know: Jefferson will be much improved with 17 returning starters
The biggest question: Can they pull off an upset or two and sneak into playoffs?
Key 2018 stat: Jeff returns their top three receivers
Most important game of the regular season: November 8th vs. Bowie. The Battle of the Southside is always a fun game to watch. Throw away the records in this one, always a hard-fought game.
Who to watch:
- Ian White-Torres, SR, ATH
- Jonathan Plascencia, SR, RB
- Zolio Soto, SR, OL/DL
- Christian Rodriguez, SR, LB
- Carlos Macias, JR, TE
- Nathan Acala, SO, QB
Jefferson will have a nice mix of experienced and young players on their 2019 roster as they look to improve from a one-win season with 17 returning starters coming back for head coach Tony Martinez who took the Foxes to the playoffs in his first season in 2017. Jefferson welcomes new offensive coordinator John Harris to lead the offense. Nathan Acala will take over at quarterback under Harris’ watch. The 6’1 sophomore appeared in three-games as a freshman at the varsity level in 2018. Ian White-Torres is Jefferson’s best overall athlete and will be an all-district level player in 2019. Torres can play several positions on both sides of the ball and could see some college attention come his way with a strong senior year. Running back Jonathan Plascencia also returns after running for 334 yards and two touchdowns last year as a junior. Miguel Armendariz was an all-district selection who can play both offensive and defensive line along with 2017 district newcomer of the year Zolio Soto who will be a major force along a strong defensive line. Carlos Macias will provide extra experience at the linebacker spot as the junior was second the team in tackles last year. Coach Tony Martinez describes his squad as a “tough, blue collar and hard-working kids who have a chip on their shoulder to make their community and alumni proud.”