MISSION HILLS TROY WARNER                      SDFNL MAGAZINE  Jan 2016 

Therecruingprocessmayinmidatesomeplayers,butnotthetoprecruitinthecountywhohashandled
himselfexceponallywellbothonandotheeld.Warnerhassomegreatadviceforkidswhowantto
playhighschoolfootballsomeday.“Stayfocused,getonyourschoolwork,makesureyouhavegood
grades,justconnuetotrain,andgetyourselfnoced.”Warneralsohassomehelpfuladviceforstudent
athleteswhoarenewtotherecruinggame.“Makesurethatyoumakeahighlightlmandsenditto
collegecoaches,anddowhateveryoucantogetyourselfrecognized.PerformingontheeldonFriday
nightsisthemostimportantthing,soyouneedtomakesureyou’remakingplaysanddoingalltheright
thingsdownthere,”saysWarner.“Alsohaveaplanbecausewithoutaplanyoukindofjustwaiver
somemes,andyouwanttomakesureyoustayontrack.”Warner,whowasatopvenalistfortheKUSI
SilverPigskinawardthisseason,sayshewillalwayscherishhissophomoreseasonthemost.“Denitely
winningaCIFChampionshipin2013wasthemostmemorablemomentofmyhighschoolcareer.Wewere
therstone’stodoitatMissionHills,andweweretherstone’stodoitintheOpenDivision,sothatwas
special.”

JustweeksbeforeTroyWarnerheadedotoBYU,Iwasgratefultohavehadtheopportunitytointerview
himbecauselikeChristopherSmithfromMBASportsquotedonhisTwierpagelastmonth,“TroyWarner
istheBESTintheBUSINESS.”Alongwithbeinginvitedtothe5

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AnnualSemperFidelisAllAmericanBowl

playedthispastJanuary3,Warnerwasalsoselectedtothe2015AllSanDiegoSeconFirstTeamDefense
andtothe2015USATodayAllUSACaliforniaSecondTeamDefense.Thefourstarrecruitmadeonenal
ocialtriptoUSCinlateDecember,butWarnerrearmedhiscommitmenttoBYUwithanotherTwier
announcementonChristmasEve.Warner,whostartedclassesatBYUonJanuary4,wantedtomakesure
togivesomeshoutoutsbeforehele.“IdenitelywanttogiveashoutouttomyMomrstandalsoto
mybrother.Iwanttogiveashoutouttoallofmyteammates…fromthisyear,andfromyear’spast.I
couldn’thavedoneitwithoutallofthem.TerrellBurgessandIgowayback.WeplayedonPopWarner
together,soIknowhimfrombackthen…AnddenitelyashoutouttoJPTheBarber.He’sbeenatrooper…
he’sanawesomedude.”WheredoesWarnerseehimselfinthenearfuture?“WhatIenvisionisme
playingfootballatBYUwithmybrotherandgoingontodogreatthings,hopefullymakingittotheNFL.I’m
goingtodoeverythingIcanaerfootballtodosomethinggreataswell.”

TheMissionHillsGrizzlies

Althoughthe2015MissionHillsfootballseasondidnotbringhomeachampionshiptothecityofSan
Marcos,itwassllaverysuccessfulseasonfortheprogram.Aseasonthatsawtheemergenceofastar
runningbackbythenameofNehemiahMcFarlinwhotorchedSanDiegoCountydefensesforaschool
record1,986yardsrushingand32touchdownsincludingaMissionHillssinglegamerushingrecordof351
yards.SelectedasaKUSISilverPigskinFinalist,McFarlinwilltellyouitwashisoensivelinethatopened
theholesforhimtorunwildthisseason.“It’sasadthingthateverybodyseesmegengthetouchdowns,
butdon’trecognizetheboysupfront,”McFarlintoldRickWillisfromKUSISportsinapostgameinterview.
“BecauseIcan’tdoitwithoutmyOLine.Ithanktheseguyseverydayatpracce,andeverygameaerI
scorebecausetheseboysgetitdone,andIlove‘em.Ican’tthinkofabeergroup.”Oneofthebest
oensivelinesinthecounty,MissionHillsboastedveseniorsthatincluded:LTJakeStetz(6’3”245),LG
AusnBailey(5’10”220),CChrisMann(6’3”310),RGTylerSawyer(6’1”260),andRTMichaelLiuchan
(6’1”250)alongwithseniorTEJustusTe'I(6’3”230).AllhelpedpavethewayforMcFarlin’srecordbreak
ingseason,andtheyworkedhardtopowertheMissionHillsoensiveaackthatalsoincludedWRTony
HuebnerandRBTheodoreGraham.