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The Tribune 2017 prep football preview

Nipomo High School prepares for the 2017 season.
Nipomo High School prepares for the 2017 season. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Ready or not, the 2017 high school football season is here. And as in any new year, story lines and intrigue abound here on the Central Coast. Here in the The Tribune’s season preview, you can find team-by-team guides, a look at some of the more interesting developments, whether that be surrounding players, coaches, strategy, etc., and a glance at Week 0 games involving San Luis Obispo County teams Friday night.

Team guides

Arroyo Grande

Can the Eagles overcome the loss of a host of key players and their longtime head coach? Read more...

Is James Gilmet the star Arroyo Grande needs? Read more...

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Atascadero High senior Alex Cooper (center) has asserted himself as a leader of the team and the offensive line. David Middlecamp 8-15-2017 David Middlecamp dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

Atascadero

The Greyhounds plan a return to their roots of running the ball — early and often. Read more...

This natural-born leader finds the role he was born for. Read more...

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Mission Prep football preview David Middlecamp 8-10-2017 David Middlecamp dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

Mission Prep

The Royals dropped down to 8-man football this season. Can they find enough success to make a return to 11-man in 2018? Read more...

Brayden Farr considered transferring, but his new coach changed his mind. Read more...

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Morro Bay High School junior Aidan Moriarty drops back to pass during a recent practice. Photo by Joe Johnston 08-10-17 Joe Johnston jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Morro Bay

The Pirates are hoping to bounce back from a 2016 season marked by tragedy. Read more...

Quarterback Aiden Moriarty can sling it, but will he have enough weapons around him? Read more...

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Nipomo High School prepares for the 2017 season. Joe Johnston jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Nipomo

The Titans field a young — but talented — team in 2017. Read more...

Jedu Matautia-Reyes, “The Wolf” is hungry as ever. Read more...

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Paso Robles High head coach Larry Grant leads his team during preseason practice. David Middlecamp 8-14-2017 David Middlecamp dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

Paso Robles

A new coach and outlook have the Bearcats optimistic to take the title as SLO County’s top team. Read more...

New coach Larry Grant brings talented family members to team. Read more...

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San Luis Obispo High School football preview. David Middlecamp 8-9-2017 David Middlecamp dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

San Luis Obispo

The Tigers are out to prove they won’t be a pushover this season after failing to win a game last year. Read more...

Running back Pierson Mosichuk hopes successful senior season translates to offer to play for Navy. Read more...

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Templeton High School football practice. Photo by Joe Johnston 08-17-17 Joe Johnston jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Templeton

The Eagles are hoping to ride some late-season momentum into 2017. Read more...

Quarterback Morgan Scovell can run, but is that all? Read more...

More

▪  2017 preseason power rankings

▪  Top 5 SLO County players to watch

▪  Week 0 game previews

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