Valencia High school has one of the most dynamic offensives in the Foothill League and a large part of why the Vikings are expected to challenge Hart for the league crown. The Vikings are looking for their fifth league title in as many seasons.
Valencia is led by a trio of wide receivers who arguably might be the best in the Foothill league. Wide receivers Jay Jay Wilson, Malik Townsend and Nick Jones were named to the All-Foothill League team last year and look even more impressive this year.
The Vikings are integrating a first year starting quarterback in Jake Wallace and their offense hasn’t missed a beat.
Senior Nick Jones has helped Wallace ease into the starting role by taking pressure off of the senior and becoming his safety blanket.
Jones is one of the Vikings most experienced wide receivers and one of Wallace’s best friends on the team. The two have great chemistry on and off the field.
Nick Jones had a breakout junior year with over 1100 yards in just over 50 catches and 11 touchdowns. Standing at 6’3” and weighing in at 180 pounds, Jones’ stature as well as his playmaking abilities and route running skills make him difficult to cover.
Jones has received offers from Division 1 schools including Brigham Young University, the University of Colorado and Fresno State. With his size, speed, and another stellar season under his belt those offers should increase.
With a solid start in non conference play, Valencia will need the duo to remain productive. The Vikings are 3-1 and have more non conference game this Friday night against Loyola before Foothill league play begins.