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California's Top 50 high school football teams: No. 20 San Clemente riding momentum of undefeated spring season

"Now we get a 10-game season with fans in the stands, the band, cheerleaders - it’s great not only for San Clemente High School but for kids all throughout California.”
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SBLive is previewing the Top 50 high school football teams in California ahead of the fall 2021 season. Here’s an inside look at the San Clemente Tritonsof the CIF Southern Section, the No. 20 team in our countdown.

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SAN CLEMENTE HEAD COACH

Jaime Ortiz, 10th season (64-41)

2021 SPRING AT A GLANCE

  • 5-0 overall record
  • 3-0 in South Coast League (1st)

IMPACT DEPARTURES

  • James Bohls (RB) (6-2, 210) (Arizona)
  • Bentley Redden (ATH) (6-5, 205) (BYU)
  • Cole Batson (DB) (6-3, 180) (Boston College)
  • Caiden Robertson (LB) (6-2, 220) (Graduated)

2021 FALL SCHEDULE

  • Aug. 20 vs. Oceanside - 7PM
  • Aug. 27 @ Torrey Pines - 7PM
  • Sep. 3 @ La Costa Canyon - 7PM
  • Sep. 10 vs. Corona Del Mar - 7PM
  • Sep. 17 @ Edison - 7PM
  • Sep. 24 vs. Murrieta Valley - 7PM
  • Oct. 1 vs. Loyola - 7PM
  • Oct. 15 vs. San Juan Hills - 7PM
  • Oct. 22 vs. Tesoro - 7PM
  • Oct. 29 @ Mission Viejo - 7PM

RETURNING STARTERS

  • 5 on offense
  • 7 on defense

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Lachlan Van Rosmalen(Senior-QB) (6-1, 195)

Coach Ortiz: "At San Clemente High School playing quarterback is a big-time deal, he’s done a great job, went 5-0 last year and led us to a league title.”

2021 spring stats: 752 passing yards, six passing touchdowns

Tanner Mehrens (Senior-OL/DL) (6-5, 215)

Tanner Mehrens, No. 77

Tanner Mehrens, No. 77

Coach Ortiz: “Two-sport athlete who plays basketball as well. He’s got a 4.7 GPA and we expect him to be one of our better players on both sides of the ball.”

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