Members of the Downey High football team play a modified game of corn hole after the final day of training before the Sac-Joaquin Section-mandated dead period. (Joe Cortez/Front Row Preps)

Gouker entrenched as starting QB as Downey chases first title since 2016

Joe Cortez

The Downey Knights won or shared the Modesto Metro League title for five consecutive seasons from 2011 to 2015, but they were aced out of the final MMC crown by undefeated Gregori and the first-ever CCAL championship by Turlock. The Knights, behind quarterback Bryce Gouker, are gunning for their first league title in three years.