Brentwood fields mostly successful football teams annually and Coach Patrick Brown is optimistic about next season.
The Eagles were 8-3 this season and finished second in the tough Delphic League. Their hopes for advancement in the Division 13 playoffs were ended in the first round by Calvary Chapel of Murietta, 14-6.
The loss was disappointing because it was believed the three or four best teams in the division all came from the Delphic League. Yet a team from elsewhere eliminated Brentwood.
Senior Kevin Yamazaki, one of the most productive running backs in school history, has ended a brilliant career. Brown will have to find a replacement and names several candidates – Chase Bennett, Ian Shaw and Emanuel Burton.
This season, Burton was Yamazaki’s backup and had his moments. Shaw was an outstanding linebacker as a sophpmore.
There were two quarterbacks this season. One of them, Mason Moss, could be a full-time starter next season.
Brown, who will enter his 28th year at Brentwood, has the program in solid shape and relies heavily on underclassmen. Many key members of the offensive and defensive lines will be back.
Brown said Andrew Boggs, who played tackle this season, likely will be shifted to tight end.“Our prospects for next season look bright,” said Brown.