Jim Markle 6:30 p.m., June 30
Sound Off: Most significant division change
Which team that switched divisions will have the biggest impact this season?
The Division II title has been Oceanside’s for the past six seasons, and it is still theirs to lose in 2010. But La Costa Canyon, who returned to Division II (from Division I) this season, will present a serious threat to the Pirates’ chances this year. That is why their division move is the most significant in the section.
The Mavericks won the Division I title in 2008 and lost in the semifinals last year, and have established themselves as an annual title contender. Division II is not new territory for La Costa Canyon, either – in 2007 the Mavericks lost 14-10 to Oceanside in the D-II semifinals. With new coach Sean Sovacool, La Costa Canyon has started the season strong, winning at Chula Vista and Poway by a combined 57 points. The Mavericks will be in the hunt in Division II come December.
2010 Division Changes (New division in parentheses)
Grossmont (I), Rancho Bernardo (II), La Costa Canyon (II), Steele Canyon (II), Hoover (II), Lincoln (III), El Centro Southwest (III), West Hills (III), Central Union (III), Brawley (IV)
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