Hector Ceballos catches passes. Not just a few passes. A lot of. In a game last season, he made 27 receptions, setting a city section record at Franklin High.
He’s back for his senior season after catching 111 passes for 1,504 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2021.
Now coach Narciso Diaz has to pick a quarterback to bring him the ball.
Three quarterbacks are competing for the starting spot this summer. Sophomore Eduardo Cuevas is a basketball player who is playing soccer for the first time. He helped Franklin reach the semifinals of the Arroyo Tournament. Junior Johnathan Velasquez was the junior varsity quarterback last season. Senior Christian Adame is so tall he could play tight end or linebacker.
With 14 returning starters, Franklin is part of a very competitive Northern League that also includes very competitive teams at Eagle Rock and Lincoln.
Franklin returns with All-City defenseman Benjamin Villareal, who started all 11 games as a sophomore. With Sebastian Pascuzzo and John Paul Hernandez, two experienced offensive linemen are also returning.
It will be interesting to see if teams can handle Ceballos better for another season.
https://www.latimes.com/sports/highschool/story/2022-07-18/franklin-plans-to-get-the-ball-to-hector-ceballos-this-fall Franklin plans to get the ball to receiver Hector Ceballos