Tiger football of 2023-24 has officially started


Evan Rebosa, Reporter

Tiger football has started their spring season and are looking good.

The Tigers have started their new season after gaining new faces and losing some keys on both sides of the ball. But the team has also gained their defense back from last year that lead the Tigers to the first round of CIF playoffs and a 8-3 record, 7-0 in league crowning the Tigers league champions.  An Offensive weapon Los Banos has also gain is David Herrera, the starting quarterback and titled league MVP last season as a junior. With Herrera, he brings his lineman, Jackson Silva titled 1st team Offensive linemen last season and center Bobby Roque.

Coach Rodriguez or “C-rod” defensive coordinator has also gained back linebackers Lorenzo Chavez, Cole Ramos, Joel Alveranga, Adan Salas, and Mario Arellano. In the secondary, Los Banos has Adam Aguilar, The Zuniga twins, Byron and Yahir, Ramon Mondragon, and Evan Rebosa. The guys the team has received back came off a really good season last year and was well coached, gaining football IQ, making their defense called “Death row.” This defense was feared in the WAC league, which they only allowed 137 total points in the league out of 7 games. But the team would not be complete without Tiger’s defensive front with 1st team defensive lineman Jett Lindeman, Eddie Swett, and Edge rusher, Daylen Mankel.

On the other side of the ball, Coach Tyrell the offensive coordinator and QB David Herrera leads the offense with wide receivers Adam Aguilar, Yahir and Byron Zuniga, and Daylen Mankel. In the back field they have multiple guys for the run game whether it is a “thumper” or a “speedback.”  Last year Los Banos’ offense put up 240 points in 7 games during league leading the league in scoring. The Tigers also won both of its rivalry games with the first game of the season being “The Battle of the Westside” versus the Dos Palos Broncos, with the Tigers coming out on top with a 21-14 win. Los Banos also saw Pacheco in week 10 of the season for the 2022 “Crosstown Clash” beating the Panthers with a 49-16.

This upcoming 2023-24 season is a heavily anticipated season because it is the last season in the WAC league before the transition to a new and more challenging league called the Central California Conference (CCC), as Coach Caropreso leads the Tigers into the new season.