Football Game Preview: Maranatha’s Experiencing Growing Pains, But Has a Proven Leader in Bogan

Published : Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 8:37 PM

Maranatha (0-1-1) at Arcadia (2-0) at 7

The Minutemen will likely be without star Terrance Lang, who suffered a high-ankle sprain two weeks ago in a loss to San Dimas.

But obstacles are nothing new for Maranatha, who is dealing with a very young and inexperienced, as well as injured squad this season.

Maranatha has a proven champion in head coach Steve Bogan.

Bogan won four CIF championships at South Hills and will get as much out of a hobbled Minutemen squad as anyone can.

Their offense, though, has been almost non existent.

The Minutemen average 10 points per game, 136 yards in the air, and just 63 yards per game on the ground.

Kwon Peterson is 24 of 49 for 272 yards and has thrown for two TD’s.

Daniel Torres has the one breakout play of the season thus far, as the senior running back scored on an 86-yard TD on the last play of the game versus San Dimas.

Arcadia’s Jahlique Stephens is the key to victory for Maranatha.

The sophomore tailback has a 216-yard average in rushing for 431 yards in the Apaches two wins, including five TD’s.

“They have an explosive offense and we’re going to have to play disciplined,” Bogan said. “We are injured and inexperienced and the only thing that will get us more experienced is playing more games. We’re focused on getting better and getting out team ready for league play.”