Garfield, last year’s runner-up, is No. 3. Coach Lorenzo Hernandez is hoping his team can remain in stealth mode and sneak up on teams but the Bulldogs return quarterback Jonathan Bautista, running back PJ Garcia and sack man Anthony Ruvalcaba.
Garcia was one of the top players on a Garfield team that advanced to section and state championships in 2018. He finished third in the LA City Section in rushing yards with 1,778. He also scored 22 touchdowns. Garcia was named an All-City Open Division first team member following his big junior season.