2016 Record: 9-2 (6-1)
Returning Starters: 4 Offense, 7 Defense
Top Players: Sr. RB David Rodriguez (6’0, 180 lbs.), Sr. DT Troy Torres (80 total tackles in 2016), Sr. LB Ricardo Valles (81 total tackles in 2016)
Notes: The Bears shocked everyone by winning the District 1-5A title a season ago. Head coach Robert Padilla will have to retool the offense, but the defense will be the strength of this year’s team. Torres is a big body to move up front, and you can expect to see him in opponents’ backfields all season long. Valles, Bowie’s leading tackler in 2016, also returns on defense for the Bears.