Sept. 3: at Riverbank, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 10: at Bret Harte, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 17: vs. Summerville, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 24: vs. Delhi, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 1: at Le Grand, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 8: vs. Ripon Christian, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 15: at Mariposa County, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 22: vs. Gustine, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 29: at Turlock Christian at Orestimba High, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 5: vs. Waterford, 7:30 p.m.
Denair High School Varsity Football Roster
Jersey # Name Position Year
No. 2 James Behrens RB/DB Jr.
No. 3 Trevor Werner WR/DB Sr.
No. 6 Bryce Melrose RB/CB Jr.
No. 7 Jacob Wagner RB/LB Sr.
No. 8 Paul Oei Kicker Sr.
No. 10 Jim Atkinson QB/DB Jr.
No. 22 Jose Galvan RB/DB Sr.
No. 28 Dylan Souza RB/LB Sr.
No. 30 Samuel Bermundez WR/DB Sr.
No. 32 Mitchell Day RB/DB Sr.
No. 34 Robert Mize DL/OL Sr.
No. 44 Colin Sosa TE/DB Sr.
No. 50 Zak Bailey OL/DL Jr.
No. 52 Martin Sanchez OL/LB Sr.
No. 55 Jacob Perry OL/DL Jr.
No. 59 Eric Thornton OL/DL Sr.
No. 70 Eduardo Zapien OL/DL Jr.
No. 72 Carson Allen OL/DL Jr.
No. 74 Kyle Doerksen OL/DL Sr.
No. 75 Dillan Citi OL/DL Jr.
No. 81 Michael Avalos WR/DB Sr.
No. 88 Brad Tobin RB/DB Jr.
2009 record: 3-2 Southern League, 5-6 overall
Head coach: Therion Gregory (8th year)
Assistants: Joel Sanders, Scott Gregory, Erik Vangaalen, Robert Moore, Andrew Kessler, Bob Moore, Don Helnore, Joe Prock, Scott Taylor
Top returners: Dylan Souza, Jacob Wagner, Martin Sanchez, Trevor Werner, Colin Sosa, Eric Thorton, Paul Oei
Top Newcomers: Jim Atkinson, Zack Bailey, Brad Tobin, Bryce Melrose
Outlook: The biggest blow the Coyotes suffered happened only a few days before school started, when they learned that two-time varsity starting quarterback Codee Watts and his family moved to Southern California. It was unexpected, but the Denair coaching staff and players had to adjust quickly. Enter junior Jim Atkinson, who instantly became the QB of a program that looks to make the playoffs again. The Coyotes have a good chance, with running back Dylan Souza returning. He rushed for nearly 1,300 yards in 2009. Coach Therion Gregory said this year’s group of 22 players is a good mix of veterans and upcoming talent. And he expects them to be just fine despite the fact that they lost their QB just days before school began. “I think the guys responded well to it,” Gregory said. “They hate to see Codee go, but there’s nothing we can do about it.”